AOA’s Outgoing and Incoming Presidents Discuss Accomplishments and Initiatives

By John Sailer
Friday, July 31, 2015 1:57 PM

SEATTLE—Vision Monday sat down with the American Optometric Association’s outgoing president, David Cockrell, OD, and incoming president, Steven Loomis, OD, during Optometry’s Meeting held here recently to discuss what’s been accomplished over the past year and what new initiatives the organization has planned.

Energeyes Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Adds Vincent Facchiano, OD

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association of corporate-affiliated optometrists added one seat to its board of directors and appointed Vincent Facchiano, OD, FAAO, as it fourteenth board member.

Energeyes Association Announces New Board Leadership for 2015/2016

By Staff
Friday, July 17, 2015 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association board of directors has announced the election of their new 2015/2016 executive team. This is the first change in leadership for this young and growing association, according to the organization.

Optometry’s Stars Shine in Vision Monday’s Slideshow of Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:15 AM SEATTLE—Vision Monday caught up with many of the leaders of the American Optometric Association (AOA), honored guests and optometric dignitaries who participated in this year’s Optometry’s Meeting.

Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation Names Rebecca Hildebrand Director

By Staff
Friday, July 10, 2015 12:30 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American Optometric Association (AOA), has named Rebecca Hildebrand as its director.

Vision Expo West Education Tracks to Focus on Changing Role of ECPs

By Staff
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Vision Expo West 2015 will deliver over 320 hours of Education focused on eyecare professionals' ever-changing landscape and scope when Expo is held this September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Education: Sept. 16-19, 2015; Exhibition: Sept. 17-19, 2015.)

TAYE Will Be Featured on July 8 ‘ Power Hour’

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:13 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Incoming AOA president, Dr. Steve Loomis, Dr. Carla Mack, from Alcon, Jon Torrey and Dave Plogmann, both from Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), will be the guests on the July 8 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

American Optometric Association Swears in 2015-2016 Leadership Team

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:27 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) swore in its 2015-2016 leadership team on Sat. June 27, 2015, during the 118th AOA Congress held here.

Optometry’s Meeting Converges on the Emerald City with Some Opening Day Changes

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Some opening day changes, including a new presentation format and opening general session sponsor, were in store for the optometrists and other allied professionals who attended Optometry’s Meeting, held June 24 to 28, 2015, in the Washington State Convention Center, and hosted by the American Optometric Association  and the American Optometric Student Association.

Three More EHR Systems Commit to Participate in AOA Registry

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Just ahead of its official launch at Optometry’s Meeting, AOA MORE received commitments for participation from three additional EHR systems.

Registration Now Open for American Board of Optometry Board Certification Exam

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—Registration is open for the next American Board of Optometry Board Certification exam period for the month of July 2015, one of two months during the year when the exam is offered.

Prevent Blindness Declares June Cataract Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, June 08, 2015 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month to educate the public on the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options of cataract.

Energeyes Association Partners with Online Job-Matching Startup

By Staff
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 12:15 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association of corporate-affiliated optometrists has partnered with, an online job-matching startup for eyecare professionals.

Energeyes Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Holds Second Annual Meeting

By Staff
Friday, May 29, 2015 12:15 AM CHICAGO—At its second annual national meeting here at the Indian Lakes Resort, the Energeyes Association announced its first membership-based elections for three board seats, presented its President’s Council Award, and refined its unique “vendor speed meeting” format.

World Council of Optometry Moves to American Optometric Association Headquarters

By Staff
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.