More Than 500 Optometry Advocates Participated in the AOA’s 2015 Congressional Advocacy Conference

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 500 optometrist members of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and students participated in last Tuesday’s 2015 Congressional Advocacy Conference on Capitol Hill.

Optical Women’s Association New Webinar to Focus on Consumer Sales and Marketing

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced a new webinar for its members titled, “Meeting the Needs of an Ever Evolving Consumer: Becoming Customer Centric in Philosophy, Strategy and Delivery.”

Medicare’s $145B Reform Bill Passes, 21 Percent Cut Eliminated

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate approved a $145 billion health care reform bill (H.R.2) on April 14, 2015, that includes a permanent repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

NAVCP/NASHO Specialty Health Summit Announces Speakers, Agenda

By Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—The 2015 Specialty Health Summit, held jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations, has announced its agenda and speaker roster for the event to be held May 4 to 6 at The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.

The American Academy of Optometry Announces its 2015 Student Travel Fellowship Winners

By Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry announced the recipients of their 2015 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

The Optometric Society Releases ‘Eye Before See’ Brochure to Promote Comprehensive Eye Exams

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:21 AM LA JOLLA, Calif.—The Optometric Society has released the “Eye Before See” brochure to help promote the organization’s public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of having a comprehensive eye exam instead of just a refraction.

Think About Your Eyes Partners With Multiple State Optometric Associations

By Staff
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) has partnered with seven new state associations, bringing the total number of associations to eight, according to an announcement from the organization.

The American Optometric Association Names its Optometric Registry ‘MORE’

By Staff
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association has announced the name that it has selected for its optometric registry—MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare).

SECO 2015 Hosts 7,000 ECPs, Presents Awards and Installs Officers at 92nd Annual Meeting

By Staff
Monday, March 09, 2015 12:27 AM ATLANTA—More than 7,000 optometry professionals attended SECO 2015 last week at the Georgia World Congress Center, March 4 to 8, 2015, for networking, education and much more.

Vision Council’s Optical Industry Forum to Focus on Sustainability

By Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The topic of sustainability will top the agenda at The Optical Industry Forum (OIF) upcoming meeting here on March 19.

SECO Expects 7,000 ECPs in Attendance at 92nd Annual Conference and Trade Show

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Nearly 7,000 eyecare professionals are expected to attend SECO 2015, SECO International’s 92nd annual meeting to be held March 4 to 8, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

NAVCP/NASHO Specialty Health Summit Registration Opens and Award Nominees Sought

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS— Registration is now open for the 2015 Specialty Health Summit to be held at The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, May 4 to May 6, 2015, and the sponsoring organizations are seeking nominees for the sixth annual Most Influential in Specialty Health Award to be presented at the event.

The AAO Acquires Rare, 16th-19th Century Texts on Ophthalmology

By Tiffany Wong
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Museum of Vision recently received an extensive donation of more than 130 rare books and catalogs on ophthalmology

American Optometric Association Releases Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for Peer and Public Review

By Staff
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has released the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, “Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination,” for a 30-day online peer and public review.

Visionworks Joins Industrywide Think About Your Eyes Initiative

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Visionworks, a leading provider of eyecare services with more than 650 optical retail stores, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a national public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of vision health.
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