World Council of Optometry Moves to American Optometric Association Headquarters

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Friday, May 22, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announced Wed., May 20, 2015, that the organization will move its offices from London to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) headquarters here.

New Vision Council Report Says Sunglasses are a Must for UV Protection

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—More than one in four American adults are risking serious eye damage through exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, according to a new report from The Vision Council, “Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity.”

Shamir Insight Inc. Joins the Think About Your Eyes Campaign

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Monday, May 18, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Shamir Insight Inc. is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign that educates consumers on the benefits of vision health.

California Relists BpA as a Potentially ‘Hazardous’ Substance

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— In a move that could have implications for eyeglass lens manufacturers, the State of California has relisted Bisphenol A (BpA) on its Proposition 65 list of potentially hazardous substances.

Prevent Blindness Names May UV Awareness Month

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Monday, May 11, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has named May UV Awareness Month in order to help educate the public on the dangers of UV radiation as well as to provide the necessary steps to maintain and protect healthy vision.

National Association of Vision Care Plans Names VSP Vision Care's Jim McGrann, Chairman of the Board

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Jim McGrann, president of VSP Vision Care, was inducted as the chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) yesterday during the 2015 Specialty Health Summit held in conjunction with the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO).

Jeff Endres to Leave Vision Council for Head Operations at Shamir Insight

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—After eight years with The Vision Council, Jeff Endres, senior director of technical services and lens processing technology division liaison, will be leaving the organization in June to become vice president of operations for Shamir Insight.

National Eye Institute Coordinates Activities for May’s Healthy Vision Month

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:24 AM BETHESDA, Md.—The National Eye Institute (NEI) is coordinating activities for Healthy Vision Month. The month long health observance that kicks off every year in May is meant to educate Americans about the steps they can take to protect their vision and keep their eyes healthy.

The Vision Council Awarded Gold Quill For Digital Eye Strain Media Efforts

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, VA— The Vision Council has been awarded the 2015 Gold Quill Award for its media relations efforts to educate on the issue of Digital Eye Strain. The Award recognizes business communication excellence globally and is presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Liberty Sport and Prevent Blindness Announce ‘Sports Eye Injury Prevention Center of the Year’ Award Winners

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:15 AM FAIRFIELD, N.J.—Liberty Sport and Prevent Blindness  honor 12 leading eyecare practices in the U.S. as “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Center of the Year” award winners.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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