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.

10 Things Parents Want Opticians to Know About Kids in Glasses

By Nate Bonilla-Warford and Ann Zawistoski
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:11 AM As experts in the optical field, ECPs often think they know it all when it comes to patient care.

Conference Program Introduces Exclusive Wearable Technology CE Track

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—As wearable technology continues to invigorate the world of eyecare through both form and function, International Vision Expo & Conference will introduce a targeted new CE track dedicated to educating attendees on what this technology means for the industry’s future, and how to maximize its business potential.

Vision Expo West Arms Attendees With Unmatched Clinical Expertise

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM The global health care landscape is changing, requiring eyecare professionals to expand their scope of practice to accommodate rapid rises in disease prevalence, government health care mandates and more.

Oakley’s Warren Modlin to Discuss Branding on Aug. 27 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 25, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Warren Modlin, OD, Oakley, Inc. will talk about the power of branding and how ODs can adapt some of those principles in their own practices as the topic of the Aug. 27 edition of  “The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

The Power Practice National Meeting Educates and Entertains

By Staff
Monday, August 25, 2014 12:10 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Power Practice, the practice management consulting group run by Gary Gerber, OD, held its national client meeting here earlier this year.

Jobson Optical Group and iMatrix Announce New Online Marketing Solutions for ECPs

By Staff
Monday, August 11, 2014 12:21 AM SORRENTO VALLEY, Calif.— iMatrix, an internet marketing solutions provider, and Jobson’s ECP Business Services Group have formed a partnership which will offer optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and their staffs a wide range of new internet marketing products and resources designed specifically for their practices.

Energeyes Association’s New Student Program Offers Free Membership and Launches Contest

By Staff
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:15 AM NASHVILLE—To support and encourage new optometry students, Energeyes, The Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists, has created the Energeyes Optometric Student Program to provide the next generation of optometrists with “the information they need to understand the full scope of their career options upon graduation,” according to a statement from the organization.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holding Antitrust Hearing Today on Pricing and Competition in CL Industry

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:15 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is holding a hearing this afternoon here on pricing and competition in the contact lens industry. The title of the hearing session, posted on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s website, is “Pricing Policies and Competition in the Contact Lens Industry: Is What You See What You Get?”

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:15 AM ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announced the recipients of the 2014 Special Recognition Awards including the Inaugural Rising Star Awardee.

Hymes Named Executive Director, Brauns Named Associate Exec Director of American Optometric Association

By Staff
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:30 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. Louis, Mo.—The board of trustees of the American Optometric Association (AOA) has named Jon Hymes as executive director, according to David A. Cockrell, OD, AOA president and member of the special committee that led a nationwide executive search.

Hoya Vision Care’s U.S. Pilot Program With i-Optics to Target Optometrists

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:30 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care, which signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics last week, will be piloting a program in the U.S. with a select group of optometric practices, which will offer eyecare professionals EasyScan.

Newton Transfers, Andre Assumes Command of Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA)

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:27 AM YORKTOWN, Va. - Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA), the Department of Defense’s largest and leading optical fabrication laboratory, hosted a change of command ceremony here July 11, where Capt. Paul A. Andre relieved Capt. Matthew E. Newton as commanding officer.

Kids-Only Practice Puts the Focus on Children's Eyecare in Tampa

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM When Nate Bonilla-Warford, OD, owner of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care on the west side of Tampa, Fla. set his eyes on a second practice on Tampa’s east side, he had an instinct it would have to convey “no grownups allowed”—or in his words, be a “non-threatening, fun and comfortable” environment for young kids to receive specialized eyecare.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Re-Elects Jennifer Coyle, OD, President

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:27 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has elected Pacific University College of Optometry dean, Jennifer Coyle, OD, MS, (formerly Smythe) as president for a second term.