Recipients Announced for American Academy of Optometry 2014 Awards

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:30 AM DENVER—The American Academy of Optometry has announced the recipients of the various awards for distinguished individuals in optometry for 2014.

AOAExcel Launches Enhanced Partnership With AXA Equitable

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK and ST. LOUIS— AOAExcel has expanded its relationship with AXA Equitable, one of the largest insurance and retirement planning companies in the U.S., to offer an enhanced suite of retirement planning solutions to members of the American Optometric Association.

Optometry Giving Sight Appoints Chief Development Officer for North America

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Monday, July 28, 2014 12:24 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight has appointed Eric Anderson as chief development officer for North America to help increase fundraising capacity in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Optical Lab Division Announces Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Friday, July 25, 2014 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council has revealed the names of 10 industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 15th Annual Optical Pioneers Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Re-Elects Jennifer Coyle, OD, President

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Friday, July 11, 2014 12:27 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has elected Pacific University College of Optometry dean, Jennifer Coyle, OD, MS, (formerly Smythe) as president for a second term.

AOA Close to Naming Director, Swears in Cockrell as President, Among Host of Optometry’s Meeting Activities

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Monday, June 30, 2014 12:30 AM PHILADELPHIA—At the conclusion of this year’s Optometry’s Meeting, during the last day of delegates meetings for the 117th Annual American Optometric Association Congress, outgoing president Mitchell T. Munson, OD, said that the organization would announce a new executive director “soon.”

For the First Time in Philadelphia, Optometry’s Meeting Features a Packed Schedule of Events This Week

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Friday, June 27, 2014 12:27 AM PHILADELPHIA—The American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting got underway on Wednesday June 25, 2014 with the Essilor-sponsored opening general session, where awards were presented to leading optometrists and to the inventor of the progressive addition lens.

Vision Source Names Seven ODs to New Advisory Board

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Friday, June 27, 2014 12:21 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Optometric alliance Vision Source has named seven leading optometrists to sit on a newly formed Vision Source Administrator Advisory Board, according to a statement from the organization.

Congress Recognizes National Sunglasses Day, Applauds VC and Sunglass Manufacturers

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Friday, June 27, 2014 12:10 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—After initial reports in VMail of National Sunglasses Day recognized by The Vision Council and optical industry as taking place today, June 27, 2014, on Wednesday, June 25, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX 26th District) issued a statement to the House of Representatives officially entering National Sunglasses Day into the Congressional Record.

American Optometric Association Names Optometrist of the Year and Other 2014 Annual Award Winners

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:33 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association  has announced its annual award winners for 2014 who will be recognized at the June 25 opening general session of Optometry’s Meeting, to be held here June 25 to 29.

The Energeyes Association for Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Adds Four New Board Members

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:24 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association has added four new members to its board of directors, bringing its total now to 13 members.

The Optometric Society Elects Board

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Friday, June 13, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Members of the Optometric Society (TOS) recently held their first election and elected board members to a three-year term.

Prevent Blindness Announces Wong Recipient of 2014 Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Friday, June 13, 2014 12:18 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has announced Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, FRCSC the recipient of its 11th Annual Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

For Professionals Requiring ‘High Performance Vision,’ Don Teig, OD, FAAO, Forms the ‘A’ Team

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Monday, June 09, 2014 12:24 AM HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—Donald S. Teig, OD, FAAO, has formed The “A” Team – High Performance Vision Associates to offer specialized services for athletes, law enforcement professionals, aviation personnel and people with hobbies and careers that require visual skills that go above and beyond the norm.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Board Begins New Term

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Monday, June 09, 2014 12:21 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The new board members of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) began their new term after last month’s annual meeting, held May 4-8 in Orlando. William F. Mieler, MD, FARVO, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has succeeded Justine Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO, of Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia.
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