The Latest in Meaningful Use Is the Topic on Jan. 28 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The latest issues impacting Meaningful Use and some of the newest regulations for vision care practices will be the topic of the Jan. 28 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Envision Conference 2015 Announces Dates in Denver, Begins Accepting Education Submissions

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:21 AM DENVER—Low Vision organization, Envision, has announced that its 10th annual Envision Conference will be held Sept. 9 to 12, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt here.

Essilor Presents Award and Establishes Program to Posthumously Honor Mary Lou Maguire

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:21 AM BANFF, Canada—Mary Lou Maguire, a well-liked Essilor brand consultant who passed away in June, 2014, is receiving posthumous recognition with an award named in her honor and a new program that will provide eyecare and eyewear to needy children in her hometown of Philadelphia.

International Vision Expo East 2015 Enhances Medical Education Offerings

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:30 AM NORWALK, Conn.— In order to keep current with today’s ever-changing health care environment, International Vision Expo & Conference East is enhancing the scope of its educational offerings to meet new health care demands.

Prevent Blindness to Host Free Webinar on Children’s Eye Health Strategies

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be hosting a free webinar to provide an overview of the recent papers published by the National Expert Panel (NEP) of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness. The webinar will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 (ET).

Generic Drugs Are the Topic on Jan. 21 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The pros and cons of generic drugs are the topic of the Jan. 21 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Building Blocks to Succession: Passing on the Leadership Reins of Your Practice

By Michael Gorman
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM Dictators have no succession plans—they know that someday their people will rise up and replace them with another dictator.

Education in Sight Helps Rural Students in China and the U.S.

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM CHICAGO—Education in Sight is taking steps to help the over 30 million rural students in China and 3.5 million students in the U.S. suffering from uncorrected poor vision by bringing optometrists to perform eye exams in schools, providing free eyeglasses, and educating communities in proper eye-care to promote long-term change.

One Million Dollar Gift Helps Optician’s Mission Go Mobile

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—With a $1 million gift from Elaine Wynn, wife of the owner of the Wynn Hotel, optician Joseph G. Carbone put his philanthropic eyecare model, EyeCare4Kids, on wheels to help the children of Las Vegas.

Study Shows Effectiveness of i-Lid Cleanser

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—The Eye Institute, based here, recently announced that an informal nationwide survey of eye doctors and patients shows success with the use of a recently launched product, i-Lid Cleanser from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, to treat evaporaive dry eye syndrome associated with blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.

VSP Global and the AOF Announce Scholarship Recipients

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global and the American Optometric Foundation (AOF), an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), recently announced the 44 recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarships.

Think About Your Eyes Partners With All About Vision to Provide Eye Health Info

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National eye health initiative Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) has formed a partnership with All About Vision, bolstering the campaign’s efforts to provide consumers with accurate, up-to-date information about vision health and its impact on overall well-being, according to an announcement from TAYE.

AOAExcel Announces New Endorsed Business Partner, Compliancy Group, LLC

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS— AOAExcel has announced a new endorsed business partner, Compliancy Group, LLC, which offers an industry-recognized compliance tracking solution, “The Guard.” Compliancy Group, LLC will be offering its cost-effective tracking solution to help members of the American Optometric Association (AOA) achieve, illustrate and maintain compliance.

Robert J. Morrison, OD Pioneer in CLs, Dies at 90

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:18 AM LONGBOAT KEY, Fla.—Robert J. Morrison, OD, a pioneer in the development of contact lenses and an inventor, innovator and teacher throughout a long career in optometry, passed away at his home here on Jan. 7, 2015. He was 90.

Health Canada Approves Second Sight Medical Products’ Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:15 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Health Canada has approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to treat individuals with severe to profound outer retinal degeneration, according to a statement released Jan. 12, 2015, from its developer, Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to restore some functional vision to blind patients.
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