Friday, July 03, 2015 12:30 AM
TORONTO, Canada and DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco
, the Dublin-based international optical software company, has acquired the optical business of Acumenex
, provider of e-commerce solutions to leading chains, insurers and independent eyecare practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:18 AM
EL PASO, Texas—William “Bill” Mattingly, a respected low vision specialist and noted optician, passed away on June, 18, 2015 from a rare degenerative brain disease at age 66.
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:15 AM
Miami, Fla.–There are many dangers to consumer fireworks, such as severe eye injury and blindness, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
at the University of Miami Health System is urging families to celebrate this Fourth of July holiday with caution.
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
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:30 AM
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Clarkson Eyecare
, one of the largest eyecare groups in the Midwest, has acquired EyeCare Associates
(ECA), a 19-office optometry practice in Alabama and Pinnacle Optical LLC, a full-service wholesale lab in Alabama. Details of the transaction, which was backed by FFL Partners
, a San Francisco-based U.S. private equity firm, were not disclosed.
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:27 AM
SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products
(NASDAQ:EYES) has appointed Will McGuire, a 20-year veteran of the life sciences industry, as president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 18, 2015.
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:21 AM
KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source
has entered into a relationship with Arkansas Health Group
, to provide eye health and vision services to their patient base.
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:15 AM
SEATTLE—The Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry
(ARBO) is taking next steps with important improvements to its Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) continuing education (CE) accreditation program, based on discussions at the ARBO annual meeting held in Seattle earlier this week.
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:14 AM
ALEXANDRIA Va.—In raising awareness for the harmful effects of UV exposure, dozens of companies, optical retailers and ECPs around the country are making an effort to promote the June 27 observance of National Sunglasses Day through various contests and interactive approaches.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:24 AM
AUSTIN, Texas—On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 684
into law allowing private optometric practitioners to provide patients with materials from sources of their own choosing rather than being required to use those of managed vision care companies.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:23 AM
NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs
, the developer of a smartphone-based autorefractor, the SVOne, has closed a $6.1 million Series A funding round led by Techstars Ventures
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.
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.
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:13 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Jim McGrann, currently president of VSP Vision Care and soon-to-be CEO (Oct. 1) of VSP Global
, will be the featured guest on the June 24 edition of the “Power Hour.”