Transitions Hosts Roundtable to Improve the Eye Health of Culturally Diverse Populations

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To improve eye health awareness and encourage regular eyecare among ethnic populations at greater risk for health problems that can lead to serious vision impairment, Transitions Optical hosted a roundtable discussion exploring a greater need for eyecare professionals to collaborate with other key influencers—such as general health professionals and health-based, community and cultural organizations—to provide enhanced consumer education.

Allergan Sales Rose Nearly 16 Percent in Second Quarter

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:26 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Allergan (NYSE: AGN) reported $1,827.3 million total product net sales for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, a 15.9 percent compared to total product net sales in the second quarter of 2013.

Hoya Vision Care’s U.S. Pilot Program With i-Optics to Target Optometrists

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:30 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care, which signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics last week, will be piloting a program in the U.S. with a select group of optometric practices, which will offer eyecare professionals EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without the need for pupil dilation.

VSP Global Opens Innovation and R&D Lab

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The recent collaboration between VSP Global, Google and designer Diane von Furstenberg that produced a fashionable take on Google Glass resulted from a new VSP Global initiative announced last week.

Newton Transfers, Andre Assumes Command of Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA)

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:27 AM YORKTOWN, Va. - Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA), the Department of Defense’s largest and leading optical fabrication laboratory, hosted a change of command ceremony here July 11, where Capt. Paul A. Andre relieved Capt. Matthew E. Newton as commanding officer.

Kids-Only Practice Puts the Focus on Children's Eyecare in Tampa

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM When Nate Bonilla-Warford, OD, owner of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care on the west side of Tampa, Fla. set his eyes on a second practice on Tampa’s east side, he had an instinct it would have to convey “no grownups allowed”—or in his words, be a “non-threatening, fun and comfortable” environment for young kids to receive specialized eyecare.

VisionWeb Announces Annual Royalty Payment to the Opticians Association of America

By Staff
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Tex.— VisionWeb announced that the Opticians Association of America (OAA) and affiliated State Associations will receive a royalty payment of $7,075.34 earned for eyecare product orders placed by their members on VisionWeb over the last 12 months.

VSP EyeFiles – Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage With Sunglasses

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:30 PM Enter stressed, suburban Mom. Today she will take her daughter on her first driving lesson. Yikes!

Hoya Partners With i-Optics to Distribute Retinal Scanning Technology

By Staff
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:25 AM UITHOORN, The Netherlands—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care has signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics to offer opticians EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without the need of pupil dilation. 

Alcon to License Google Technology for Smart Contact Lenses and IOLs

By Staff
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:35 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Alcon, the eyecare division of Novartis, has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc.  to license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.

Optometry Giving Sight Sets $1 Million Goal for World Sight Day Challenge

By Staff
Monday, July 14, 2014 12:27 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Now in its seventh year, the World Sight Day Challenge has set a goal of $1 million for its 2014 campaign.

Gene Johnson Named Vice President and General Manager of Envision Industries

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:30 AM WICHITA, Kan.— Envision, a company that promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision, has named Gene Johnson vice president and general manager of Envision Industries, its product manufacturing and assembly division.

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

By Staff
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.

Chemistrie Eyewear Joins Growing List of Companies to Partner with Think About Your Eyes

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Chemistrie Eyewear, a provider of frames and accessory products, is the latest industry partner to join the Think About Your Eyes national public outreach campaign.

'Everyone Should Be Able to See'

By John Sailer
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 AM NEW YORK—“I think everyone should be able to see,” says the schoolgirl narrating this video about OneSight’s latest initiative to provide eyecare and eyewear to underserved children in New York City.
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