IDOC Announces Keynote Lineup With ‘Prominent Thought Leaders’ for The Connection 2022 Event in February

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has announced the addition of two outstanding keynote speakers to the agenda of its upcoming national conference, The Connection 2022, which is scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Orlando, Fla, the organization said.

Join Us! January 24–25: It’s All Connected Virtual Events

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:10 AM On Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25, The Vision Council will host two virtual events—the organization’s Annual Business Meeting and an economic trends forecast by Brian Beaulieu—that had been originally scheduled for the 2022 Executive Summit.

EyeCare4Kids Notes 2021 Achievements as Organization 'Solidifies' Itself as a Top Eyecare Services Non-Profit Group

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Monday, January 3, 2022 12:18 AM MIDVALE, Utah—EyeCare4Kids, an organization that specializes in helping underprivileged children and families receive professional eyecare services and eyeglasses, said it saw substantial growth in the number of those served and an expansion of overall services and exam space in 2021.

2021 Leadership Scholarship Winners Announced by the Optical Women’s Association

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the 2021 Leadership Scholarship awardees.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2022, Which Will Feature a New ‘Neighborhood’ for Brands and Special Events

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration is now open for Vision Expo East 2022, taking place at the Javits Center in New York City from March 31-April 3, 2022.

AOA Sets Partnership with NBA’s Tacko Fall in Continuation of ‘Eye Deserve More’ Campaign

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has announced a partnership with pro basketball player Tacko Fall of the Cleveland Cavaliers to promote “Eye Deserve More,” a national campaign to bring awareness to the critical role doctors of optometry play in the eyecare and overall health of Americans. Earlier this year, the Eye Deserve More campaign teamed up with USA Surfing and pro-surfer Caroline Marks to educate the public on the essentialness of regular, comprehensive eye health and vision care, as VMAIL reported in the spring.

Samuel D. Pierce, OD, Named AOAExcel Chairman, Succeeding Founding Chairman Joe Ellis, OD

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Monday, November 29, 2021 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The AOAExcel board of directors has unanimously elected Samuel D. Pierce, OD, to chairman of the board for AOAExcel.

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Convenes New Children’s Vision Equity Alliance

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:18 AM CHICAGO—For more than 10 years, The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has worked to ensure that children across the country have equitable access to quality vision and eyecare services.

American Association of Corporate Optometrists Names Melonie Clemmons, OD, as its New President

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Friday, November 5, 2021 12:21 AM MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The American Association of Corporate Optometrists’ (AACO) board of directors announced that Melonie Clemmons, OD of Ellijay, Georgia, has been appointed president of the organization.

After Long Advocacy Effort, New York Optometrists Gain Oral Medication Prescribing Authority

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Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:27 AM ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State this week approved oral medication prescribing authority for optometrists with the signing of a new law.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 AAOF Student Matching Travel Grant Recipients

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Monday, October 18, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced the recipients of the 2021 AAOF Student Giving Matching Travel Grants.

The Vision Council Reports Industry’s Q2 2021 Sales Hit $10.7 Billion, Up 3.3 Percent Over 2019

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Sales revenue for the vision correction industry is returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to The Vision Council’s newly released VisionWatch market research reports for Q2 of 2021.

California Approves Expanded Scope of Practice Legislation That California Optometric Association Had Supported

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:24 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Two bills signed into law recently by Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will expand the scope of practice for optometrists in the state, according to a recent announcement by the California Optometric Association (COA).

IDOC Launches Turnkey Practice Management Services for the OD Community

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:30 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC on Monday said it is launching a full suite of turnkey practice management services designed to help independent ODs reduce the time spent on business tasks and focus their efforts on patient care and other pursuits. For the first time ever, IDOC said in its announcement, it will make services available to the entire independent OD private practice community in what is “a continuation of its mission to empower practice owners to live the practice of their dreams.”

AOA Announces New Partnership with MyEyeDr. to Benefit Technicians and ECPs

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) and MyEyeDr. have announced a partnership that will provide about 500 of the company's paraoptometrics access to the association’s exclusive educational and professional development hub, EyeLearn.