Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:27 AM
CHICAGO—In August, as many children are headed back to school, one of the best ways to help students succeed in the classroom is to make sure they are seeing clearly. Prevent Blindness
, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month to provide the public with helpful information to put kids on the path to a lifetime of healthy vision. According to the recent study, “Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Snapshot of Current National Issues 2nd Edition,”
vision has a critical role in children’s physical, cognitive, and social development, and visual functioning is a strong predictor of academic performance in school-age children.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:24 AM
MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—Total Vision this week announced the addition of Camarillo Vision Center
in Southern California to its network.
Monday, July 26, 2021 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an effort to help ECPs identify and prepare for new opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contact Lens Institute
(CLI) presented findings from its new research looking at how patients’ views of health care and vision care have changed over the past 18 months, and how ECPs can act upon this new patient mindset.
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration is now open for Vision Expo West 2021
, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With Las Vegas fully reopened, the Show organizers, The Vision Council and RX, are planning a robust Show experience featuring several new neighborhoods, in addition to the return of The Suites, as well as extensive education opportunities and the return of the OptiCon @ Vision Expo program and hub.
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In continuing a commitment to increasing awareness about the optometric profession to minority communities, the National Optometric Association
(NOA), the Dr. Marvin R. Poston Foundation and VSP Global
, announced the recipients of Visioning the Future mentorship program.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:24 AM
LOS ANGELES—Eyenuk Inc.
, a global artificial intelligence (AI) medical technology and services company and a leader in real-world applications for AI Eye Screening, announced Tuesday that it has completed a financing round of $6.2 million led by AXA IM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:27 AM
held the 10th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit
as a virtual event on July 14 and 15, 2021. This year’s Summit included a variety of presentations and discussions related to the theme, "Our Changing Vision” with more than 1,000 registered attendees. In addition to a wide variety of presentations and moderated discussions, the Summit provided attendees with the opportunity to visit virtual booths of event sponsors, as well as chat and network with fellow attendees and presenters.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:15 AM
ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation
(AAOF) has announced the 12 recipients of the 2021 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding president of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was established to provide recognition and support to talented post-doctoral students in pursuit of an advanced degree in optometric research and education. More than 440 William C. Ezell Fellowships have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1949.
Monday, July 19, 2021 12:21 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Atlanta’s Marietta Eye Clinic
(MEC) has agreed to a new partnership deal with Covenant Physician Partners
(Covenant), a Nashville-based portfolio company of KKR
. MEC is a vertically integrated, multi-specialty eyecare platform providing comprehensive vision care services to patients in the Atlanta metro market, according to a recent announcement. The company has an expansive provider base, consisting of 32 ophthalmologists and optometrists, practicing out of 10 clinical locations and a surgery center. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Monday, July 19, 2021 12:15 AM
SYDNEY—The International Myopia Institute (IMI)
has announced the release of the second volume of the 2021 IMI White Papers Clinical Summaries in English and up to 12 other languages including Chinese, Vietnamese, Turkish, Spanish, French, Russian, German and Dutch. In addition, the IMI has released a yearly digest in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
(IOVS) journal. These IMI clinical summaries make the IMI’s evidence-based information in myopia management accessible to ECPs around the world in easy-to-understand language, and are one page in length each. More than 134 world-leading experts in the field of myopia contributed to these white papers.
Friday, July 16, 2021 12:30 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif.—Sight Sciences Inc.
, a growth-stage medical device company working to develop and commercialize devices that target the underlying causes of some prevalent eye diseases, priced its initial public offering of 10 million shares of common stock at a price of $24 per share.
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:21 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc. brought together more than 1,500 optometrists in its Doctor of Optometry network during the company’s Annual Continuing Education Symposium events held last month.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:24 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
has named Dr. Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, to the newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia, effective July 26.