In Progress: A Major Initiative to Tell 'The Story of Vision'

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Across continents, in science laboratories, human eyecare missions, medical offices and technology companies, the field of “sight” touches billions of people.

Paraoptometric Associates Help Boost AOA's Membership, Organization Says

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Membership in the American Optometric Association (AOA) has reached a total of 39,000 as of the third quarter of 2014, the organization announced.

Mercy Ships, Alcon and Volunteers Restore Sight

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 AM CONGO—After 18 years of blindness since the age of 15, Pulcherie’s sight was restored with free cataract surgery onboard the Africa Mercy.

'Back-to-School Device Advice' [Infographic]

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Now that school is back in session, the American Optometric Association has produced this infographic to encourage optometrists to dispense "back-to-school device advice" to prevent computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain among children.

‘Back-to-School Device Advice’ From the American Optometric Association

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Ever wonder how much time kids are spending on digital devices?

Vision Expo West 2014 Provides Platform for Events, Networking

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—As show organizers put the finishing touches on preparations for International Vision Expo & Conference, the event is shaping up to be a popular gathering destination and idea-sharing headquarters for eyecare professionals with more than 50 individual events scheduled from Sept. 17 – 20.

Digital Eye Strain, E-SPF and...Al Roker

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:35 PM Protecting eyes from the damage of UV rays, the pain of computer eye strain and back-to-school vision care are topics highlighted in the media across the country this week, in several TV segments featuring Essilor’s SVP of customer development, Howard Purcell, OD.

EyeMed President, Lukas Ruecker, Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Association of Vision Care Plans

By Staff
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:27 AM MASON, Ohio—Lukas Ruecker, president of managed vision care company, EyeMed Vision Care, has been appointed to the board of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP).

Acuity Optical Files Federal Antitrust Petition Against Davis Vision

By Staff
Monday, September 08, 2014 12:24 AM SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Acuity Optical Laboratories has filed a Federal Antitrust Petition against managed vision care provider Davis Vision.

Benefit Concert at Vision Expo Will Celebrate Darryl Meister’s Life

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—A benefit concert to celebrate the life of the late Darryl Meister, an optical authority who made vast contributions to the industry, will be held during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas to benefit his children’s educations. The event, “Music for the Meister,” will be held Friday, September 19 from 9:00 pm to midnight in the Lido Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Vision Expo West to Provide Platform for Special Events, Networking Opportunities

By Staff
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:15 AM NORWALK, Conn.—This year’s International Vision Expo & Conference is once again shaping up to be a popular gathering destination and idea-sharing headquarters for ECPs as show organizers finalize preparations for hosting more than 50 individual events from Sept. 17–20.

September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”

National Eye Institute to Host Webinar to Help Professionals Educate Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) will be hosting a national webinar on Sept. 10, "Educating Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes."

Unilateral Pricing (UPP) Is Topic of September 3 ‘Power Hour’ Featuring ABB Optical Group's Angel Alvarez

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Unilateral Pricing (UPP) and what it means for ECPs will be the topic of the Sept. 3 “Power Hour,” featuring ABB Optical Group CEO, Angel Alvarez. “The Power Hour” is the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Women In Optometry Holds Inaugural Live Event

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM PHILADELPHIA—Ilaria Urbanati, fashion stylist for several of today’s hottest celebrities, captured the attention of women ODs who attended the first live event presented by Women In Optometry (WO) magazine at the historic Union League in Philadelphia on June 27.
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