March 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Increase From February 2015

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Friday, April 17, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Research shows that the overall optical business rating for March 2015 increased slightly to 3.84 from a February 2015 rating of 3.81.

The American Academy of Optometry Announces its 2015 Student Travel Fellowship Winners

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry announced the recipients of their 2015 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

The American Optometric Association Announces 2015 AOA Award Winners

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Monday, April 13, 2015 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) announced its 2015 AOA Award winners who will be recognized for their accomplishments in the eyecare profession and community service.

WestGroupe Increases Support of TAYE Campaign By Joining the Initiative

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Friday, April 10, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, V.A.—WestGroupe is the newest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign that educates consumers on the benefits of vision health.

Congress Approves Bill Eliminating 21 Percent Medicare Cut While Senate Delays Decision

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Monday, April 06, 2015 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—A 21 percent cut in Medicare physician payments went into effect last week on April 1, 2015. While Congress passed legislation intended to eliminate the automatic cut that resulted from the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, the Senate failed to take action before its current two-week spring recess.

Dentistry Model Is Topic on April 8 'Power Hour'

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Monday, April 06, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—What can optometry learn from dentistry? That’s the topic of the April 8th edition of the “Power Hour,” featuring insights from Art Epstein, OD. The weekly radio show is broadcast at 9:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

In its Fifth Year, 2015 International Vision Conference to Host Education, Exhibits and Awards

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—The 2015 International Vision Conference, sponsored by OD Excellence and PFO Global, has been scheduled for Aug. 27-29, 2015, to be held in the Manchester Grand Hyatt here.

Sjogrens Syndrome Is Topic on April 1 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, March 30, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The topic of Sjogrens Syndrome will be the focus of April 1 edition of the “Power Hour.”

February 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From January 2015

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Friday, March 27, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for February 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from a January 2015 rating of 3.88.

State of the Optical Industry Address Urges Eyecare Industry to Adapt for the Future

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—In the State of the Optical Industry Address yesterday at Vision Expo, three industry executives spoke of the changes needed within the eyewear and eyecare market to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape and help strengthen optical’s position for the future.

Transitions Optical Adds Three New Members to its Diversity Advisory Board

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Friday, March 20, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK— Transitions Optical announced the addition of three new members to its Diversity Advisory Board bringing the total membership to 11. The addition is meant to guide and strengthen the board’s ongoing efforts through the Transitions Connections initiative which seeks to provide insight into how to effectively reach at-risk minority populations who might not be receiving the care that they need, according to an announcement from Transitions.

Power Hour to Broadcast Live From Vision Expo East

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Friday, March 20, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The next “Power Hour” will broadcast from the Vision Expo East conference here this week. It will be live with two episodes streaming from the exhibit hall floor inside the Essilor Booth LP7235 on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Execution in Business, Inc. Expands Affiliated Partner Network Services

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:18 AM MACHIASPORT, Maine—Execution in Business, Inc., a health care business consulting and marketing company, has expanded its affiliated partner network and launched a new website to help private practices run more efficient, effective and financially disciplined businesses.

EyeRock Goes Beyond Traditional Volunteering

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Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—When you think about volunteering for an organization that provides free prescription eyeglasses to the needy, you don’t think of scheduling practice sessions, making up set lists of classic rock ’n’ roll songs and renting drums and guitar amps.

NYC Provides the Right Backdrop for Fashion and Business at Expo

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Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM It’s hard to explain the excitement and anticipation of coming to New York City, the mecca for fashion, design and business each spring for Vision Expo East.
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