The Vision Council Presents ‘Sunglasses for UV Protection’ on Capitol Hill

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Monday, August 18, 2014 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week about the impact of UV exposure on vision health. The presentation on “Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision” covered both long-term and short-term concerns related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

ARBO Establishes Intra-Professional COPE Advisory Committee

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Friday, August 08, 2014 12:21 AM CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Association of Boards of Optometry (ARBO) has established an intra-professional Advisory Committee to act in an advisory, consultative and technical capacity to its Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE).

OWA to Present ‘Connection Series’ Lunch and Learn Program at Expo West

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association’s Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas (formerly the P.O.W.W. event) will present “Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together,” at Vision Expo West on Thursday Sept. 18 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Energeyes Association’s New Student Program Offers Free Membership and Launches Contest

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:15 AM NASHVILLE—To support and encourage new optometry students, Energeyes, The Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists, has created the Energeyes Optometric Student Program to provide the next generation of optometrists with “the information they need to understand the full scope of their career options upon graduation,” according to a statement from the organization.

Optical Organizations Offer Resources to Support August as National Children’s Vision and Learning Month

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Monday, August 04, 2014 12:30 AM AURORA, Ohio, St. LOUIS and CHICAGO—Several states and optical organizations throughout the country are recognizing August as Children’s Vision and Learning Month, a designation intended to focus the public’s attention on the connection between children’s eye health and their learning abilities as well as persuade parents to schedule comprehensive eye exams for their children during the back-to-school season.

Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc. Latest Industry Partner To Join Think About Your Eyes

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc., an international manufacturer and distributor of high-quality low vision aids and electronic magnification devices, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a public eye health initiative sponsored by a nonprofit organization under The Vision Council.

Envision Conference 2014 to Take Place in Minneapolis in September

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:18 AM MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— Envision is inviting optical industry professionals to take part in the organization’s ninth annual Envision Conference, a multidisciplinary low vision rehabilitation and research conference dedicated to improving the quality of low vision care through professional collaboration, advocacy, research and education.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Awards

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:15 AM ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announced the recipients of the 2014 Special Recognition Awards including the Inaugural Rising Star Awardee.

Hymes Named Executive Director, Brauns Named Associate Exec Director of American Optometric Association

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:30 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. Louis, Mo.—The board of trustees of the American Optometric Association (AOA) has named Jon Hymes as executive director, according to David A. Cockrell, OD, AOA president and member of the special committee that led a nationwide executive search.

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.”
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