More than 240 Exhibitors Commit to Vision Expo East 2022, Taking Place In-Person from March 31-April 3 at NYC's Javits Center

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that more than 240 exhibitors have committed to Vision Expo East to-date.  Vision Expo East 2022 will take place from March 31-April 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. “We are looking forward to hosting a dynamic Show. With more than 240 exhibitors already committed and more than 75 additional exhibitors expected to join, representing a diverse range of companies across the vision care landscape, the momentum is strong and reflects industry-wide excitement to be back in-person in New York City for the first time since 2019,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council.

Registration Opens for Eyes On Dry Eye 2022, a Virtual Education Event to be Held March 4-6, 2022

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Eyecare has announced that registration is officially open for Eyes On Dry Eye 2022. The three-day virtual educational summit is scheduled for March 4-6, 2022. Eyes On Dry Eye 2022 will provide eyecare professionals with the latest research and education, live sessions and interactive Q&As with renowned specialists, leading innovations in a virtual exhibit hall, industry-wide networking and an opportunity to earn up to 9 hours of free CE on topics directly related to patient care.

Specsavers Announces Plan to Invest $100 Million in Independent Optometrists and Opticians in Canada

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:21 AM VANCOUVER—Specsavers, a leading international optometrist-owned and led business that recently entered Canada, said this week that it plans to continue this expansion effort by investing in independent optometrists and opticians by covering 100 percent of their start-up costs as new Specsavers locations across the country.

VSP Ventures Moves Into Texas With Acquisition of Six-Location Eye Trends of North Houston

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Ventures announced late last week that Eye Trends, a six-location practice spread across North Houston, Texas, has chosen VSP Ventures as its acquisition partner. Co-owners Dr. Douglas Inns and Dr. Michael Toups lead the practice and have provided health-focused vision care to generations of Texas families for more than 30 years, the announcement noted. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new partnership marks a significant milestone as it signals the entry of VSP Ventures into “a new state via a practice respected within its community and throughout the optometric industry, alike,” the announcement noted.

AOA's Eye Deserve More Campaign Reinforces Essential Care of Optometrists and Will Expand in 2022

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association’s (AOA) nationwide public awareness campaign is making waves and reinforcing the essential care doctors of optometry deliver.

The World Council of Optometry and CooperVision Team Up to Release ‘A Practical Guide to Managing Children With Myopia’

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Friday, January 14, 2022 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and CooperVision have partnered to release “A Practical Guide to Managing Children with Myopia.” The professional article is authored by four experienced ocular health and science professionals from around the world. It complements the WCO Standard of Care for Myopia Management by Optometrists Resolution, which embraces evidence-based approaches focused on the three pillars of mitigation, measurement, and management. The work is available at myopia.worldcouncilofoptometry.info/professional-article-english/ The authors collaborated to share their insights on what the WCO Standard of Care entails and how eyecare professionals can incorporate it in their fight against the worldwide myopia epidemic.

Eye Health America Enters Georgia With Addition of 11-Location Practice, Southeast Retina Center

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:30 AM GREENVILLE, S.C.—Eye Health America, an eyecare practice management company which is headquartered here in Greenville, S.C., said this week that Southeast Retina Center (SERC), led by Dennis Marcus, MD, has joined its organization. The new affiliation was effective Dec. 31, 2021, according to an Eye Health America announcement. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This partnership includes an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and the 11 locations that span southeastern Georgia, according to the announcement.

Huron Ophthalmology in Michigan Joins EyeCare Partners Network

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners (ECP), a leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, said Wednesday that it has successfully completed an agreement to partner with Ypsilanti, Mich.-based Huron Ophthalmology, a leading clinically integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers.

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.

Treehouse Eyes to Share Highlights of Large-Scale CAMP Study of Myopia in Children at Upcoming Global Specialty Lens Symposium

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:21 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Treehouse Eyes will share highlights of a large-scale retrospective study of pediatric myopia management patients at the upcoming Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) which will be held in Las Vegas, Jan. 19-22.

Veteran Fundraising Executive Joins Optometry Giving Sight

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:24 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) announces Sharyn Gallatin as the new director of development, North America, and the retirement of Eric Anderson, director of donor engagement, North America.

California Optometric Association Says it Is ‘Encouraged’ by Proposed State Budget and Expansion of Medi-Cal Program

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:18 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Optometric Association said Monday that its pleased with the 2022-2023 state budget proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The Beekman Group Enters Eyecare Sector as it Partners With Campus Eye to Accelerate Growth

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Beekman Group, a private equity firm based in here in New York City, said last week that an affiliate of Beekman Investment Partners IV (Beekman) has formed a strategic partnership with Campus Eye Group of Hamilton, N.J., and Total Eye Care (TECC) of Levittown, Pa. The two eyecare practices will now collectively be supported by the newly formed Campus Eye Group Management Holdings LLC, the announcement noted. Campus Eye Holdings is supporting the company’s 10 ophthalmology practice locations and one ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.

Cognivue and American Institute of Balance Partner to Expand Cognitive Screening

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:15 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Neuroscience company Cognivue Inc. has partnered with American Institute of Balance (AIB) to make its cognitive screening products and services available to the AIB provider network of certified physicians, audiologists, and physical therapists.