Eyenavision Names Joseph Farina As New Executive Director

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:21 AM PITTSBURGH, Pa.— Eyenavision, Inc., maker of the patented Chemistrie magnetic lens layering technology, has announced that Joseph Farina has joined the company as executive director.

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.

Recipients Announced for American Academy of Optometry 2014 Awards

By Staff
Monday, July 28, 2014 12:30 AM DENVER—The American Academy of Optometry has announced the recipients of the various awards for distinguished individuals in optometry for 2014.

Optometry Giving Sight Appoints Chief Development Officer for North America

By Staff
Monday, July 28, 2014 12:24 AM DENVER— Optometry Giving Sight has appointed Eric Anderson as chief development officer for North America to help increase fundraising capacity in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Optical Lab Division Announces Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

By Staff
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council has revealed the names of 10 industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 15th Annual Optical Pioneers Hall of Fame banquet on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Spy Promotes Charlie Ninegar to Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:21 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.— Spy Inc. (OTCBB: XSPY) has announced that Charlie Ninegar was promoted to vice president of North American sales at Spy, effective July 14, 2014.

The CFDA Includes l.a. Eyeworks Founders Among New Members for 2014

By Staff
Friday, July 25, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) board of directors has ratified the membership of 30 new designers for 2014; among the new inductees are optical industry members Barbara McReynolds and Gai Gherardi of l.a. Eyeworks.

Services to Be Held for Darryl Meister, ABOM, 42, Zeiss Technical Marketing Manager

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:24 AM JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—Darryl Meister, ABOM, technical marketing manager for Carl Zeiss Vision, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Local Eye Site Develops New Version of Opticians Association of America Job Board

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:18 AM RALEIGH, N.C.— Local Eye Site has announced a new version of the OAA Job Board on OAA.org.

Services Planned for the Late Dr. Francis Jean, Founder of IRIS – The Visual Group

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:15 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Memorial services have now been planned, including two “celebration of life” events in two Canadian cities, to honor Dr. Francis Jean, the founder and president of IRIS – The Visual Group, who passed away suddenly last week, as previously reported by VMail.

Services To Be Held Soon for Dr. Francis Jean, Founder and President of IRIS The Visual Group

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec—Dr. Francis Jean, 56, founder and president of Canada’s IRIS The Visual Group, passed away suddenly last week.

'Union of Eyecare Providers' is Topic of July 23rd 'Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Craig Steinberg, OD, JD and David Balto, Esq., representing the American Association of Doctors of Optometry (AADO) and the “Union of American Eyecare Providers,” will be the guests on the July 23rd edition of ‘The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

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.
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