Green Eyes Eyewear to Donate $2 of Every Purchase to Prevent Blindness

By Staff
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Beginning April 16, Green Eyes Eyewear began donating $2 for every purchase through its online store to Prevent Blindness through the company’s new "Sharing our Vision" program. Green Eyes Eyewear creates UV-protecting eyewear using eco-friendly materials.

VSP Vision Care’s Call Centers Achieve 2013 Call Center World Class Certification

By Staff
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Vision Care’s call centers achieved 2013 Call Center World Class Certification by Service Quality Management Group, Inc. (SQM) for the 12th consecutive year.

Optrafair London 2014 Debuts in West Kensington

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:24 AM WEST KENSINGTON, London— Optrafair London 2014, held here at Olympia Central from April 11 to 13, made a successful debut attracting some 4,616 attendees who came to see over 150 exhibitors boasting 500 brands, according to show organizers.

Opternative Founders Join April 16th 'Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The founders of  Opternative, which is described as the first “refraction only online eye exam,” will be the featured guests on the Wednesday, April 16 edition of the “Power Hour,” the online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of  The Power Practice

American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches IRIS Registry to Aggregate Patient Data

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) announced the official March 25 launch of the IRIS Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight), the first comprehensive eye disease and condition registry in the U.S.

Vision Source Announces Strategic Partnerships at Its Annual Meeting, The Exchange

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—During The Exchange,  Vision Source’s annual meeting held in Boston this week, the Texas-based optometric alliance made a number of announcements, particularly related to strategic partnerships with multiple health care organizations. 

IDOC Announces Comprehensive Online Education Program

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—  IDOC has announced a new comprehensive, online education program for optometrists and their staff available at special pricing exclusively for IDOC members.

VSP Global’s ‘We See’ Child Health Project Launches Tomorrow to Provide Eyecare to South Africa

By Staff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In response to the need for billions of people around the world who lack access to routine eyecare and eyewear, VSP Global set its sights on South Africa, where there are less than 300 optometrists available in the public sector for a population of 41 million.

Vision Expo Sets Record-Breaking Attendance

By Staff
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:30 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Unaudited attendance figures for the recent International Vision Expo & Conference East indicate that the show attracted 23,697 people, the largest number of attendees in history, according to show organizers.

American Board of Optometry Announces New Diplomates

By Staff
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Board of Optometry (ABO) released the results of its January 2014 Board Certification Examination. A total of 1,112 doctors qualified to take the examination, and 1,035 doctors (93.2 percent) passed, successfully becoming Diplomates of the American Board of Optometry.

Fatheadz Eyewear Joins Think About Your Eyes Initiative

By Staff
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, VA.— Fatheadz Eyewear, a leading supplier of eyewear specifically designed for people with a larger than average head size, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a public eye health initiative designed to bring national awareness to the importance of vision health and comprehensive annual eye exams.

Vision Source's Jim Greenwood Is Guest on April 9 'Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Jim Greenwood, CEO of Vision Source, will be the guest on this Wednesday’s April 9 “Power Hour,” to be broadcast live at a special time, 8:30 p.m. ET, from the Vision Source Exchange meeting in Boston, Mass.

ASCO: Put Your Future in Focus

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, April 04, 2014 3:30 PM A recent video produced by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) takes the question of “why” becoming a doctor of optometry is worthwhile and answers it threefold: the career holder’s ability to change lives, the field’s many outlets for occupational growth and the continual advancement of technologies and clinical innovations that come to life in the profession.

Congress Delays ICD-10 Implementation One Year

By Staff
Friday, April 04, 2014 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The implementation of ICD-10 was delayed for at least one year, and a Medicare payment reduction was replaced with an increase, when President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act on April 1, 2014.

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Announces Management Promotions

By Staff
Friday, April 04, 2014 12:24 AM SARATOGA, Calif.— VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices, including implantable miniature telescopes, for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, announced two promotions within its management team. Chet Kumar has been appointed vice president, sales and market development.
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