National Association of Vision Care Plans Finalizes Speaker Lineup for Specialty Health Summit Vision Track

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The third annual Specialty Health Summit held jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has finalized its vision track lineup of speakers who will present on Wednesday, May 7, at the three-day event to be held May 5 to 7 here at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

Optometry Giving Sight Establishes ‘Circle Of Sight’

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:27 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight welcomed members to its newly established “Circle of Sight” at a special function sponsored by Hoya Vision Care at the Vision Source Exchange meeting in Boston on April 11, 2014.

Visionworks ‘Give Kids Sight Day’ Provides Free Eyecare to 1,100 Children

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:24 AM PHILADELPHIA— Visionworks provided free eyecare to 1,100 uninsured and underinsured children during “Give Kids Sight Day” on April 12.

BrightFocus Foundation to Fund Research for Brain and Eye Disease with $8.7 Million in Grants

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:21 AM CLARKSBURG, Md.— BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, announced yesterday that it will be distributing more than $8.7 million in grants to 59 research projects in six countries, 19 states and the District of Columbia to aid in the efforts to cure Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Employee Theft Is Topic of April 23 ‘Power Hour'

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Issues surrounding employee theft are the topic to be addressed by forensic accountant Joel Charkatz on the April 23 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Music in the Desert on VisionMonday.com

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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Palms Springs, Calif. not only brings all the hottest music acts to the desert but also brought out all the hot young things in this week’s Bold Face: Desert Beauties in sunglasses from Marchon, Baumvision, Safilo and Marcolin.

March 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Increase Overall, Decrease From Previous Years

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs rose in March 2014 to a rating of 3.72 from a February rating of 3.65.

American Optometric Association Search Committee Seeks New Executive Director

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has begun its search for a new executive director following the departure of Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, as reported by VMail Dec. 11, 2013.

Green Eyes Eyewear to Donate $2 of Every Purchase to Prevent Blindness

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Beginning April 16, Green Eyes Eyewear began donating $2 for every purchase through its online store to Prevent Blindness through the company’s new "Sharing our Vision" program. Green Eyes Eyewear creates UV-protecting eyewear using eco-friendly materials.

VSP Vision Care’s Call Centers Achieve 2013 Call Center World Class Certification

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Vision Care’s call centers achieved 2013 Call Center World Class Certification by Service Quality Management Group, Inc. (SQM) for the 12th consecutive year.

‘Film Noir’ on VisionMonday.com

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Friday, April 18, 2014 12:15 AM NEW YORK—To celebrate the launch of its Film Noir Edition capsule collection, Luxottica held an event in Milan on Feb. 20 at the city’s iconic Biblioteca Ambrosiana. The collection celebrates the brand’s style heritage and brings an elegant ‘50s version of the Persol Arrow design back into the spotlight and we’ve got a slideshow of the event in the latest installment of Scene & Heard now live on VisionMonday.com.

Luxottica Signs New Eyewear License With Michael Kors

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:27 AM HONG KONG/MILAN— Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX) (NYSE: LUX) and Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS) have announced that they have signed a new and exclusive 10-year eyewear license agreement for the Michael Kors Collection and Michael Michael Kors eyewear, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Optrafair London 2014 Debuts in West Kensington

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:24 AM WEST KENSINGTON, London— Optrafair London 2014, held here at Olympia Central from April 11 to 13, made a successful debut attracting some 4,616 attendees who came to see over 150 exhibitors boasting 500 brands, according to show organizers.

Early Bird Registration Opens for AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting Which Will Feature Martin Short

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—Early bird registration has opened for Optometry’s Meeting, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, Wednesday, June 25, through Sunday, June 29.

Alcon Opens Manufacturing Plant in Singapore to Produce Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Products

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:18 AM SINGAPORE—On April 14, Alcon officially opened its new $200 million, 330,000-square-foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Tuas Biomedical Park.
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