FYidoctors Names Verret as VP of Digital and Brand as it Moves to Provide a ‘Superior Digital Experience to Consumers’

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:24 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, a leading optometrist-controlled eyecare company, said it has named Elara Verret to its leadership team in the role of vice president, digital and brand. Verret is an award-winning marketing and e-commerce leader with more than 15 years of progressively responsible experience in notable Canadian and international multi-brand platforms, according to a recent announcement.

Frames Data and OptiStore ONE Launch New Canadian Integration

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Monday, November 30, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Deen & Associates Software Architects, based in Toronto, Ontario, has announced a new integration with Frames Data Immediate, Frames Data's Canadian database of eyewear.

FYidoctors Expands Further in Alberta With Addition of Vision Care Plus

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Monday, November 30, 2020 12:21 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, a leading optometrist-controlled eyecare company, said it has completed a merger deal with Vision Care Plus, based in Alberta.

Eyes On 2021 Concludes as One of the Largest Virtual Optometry Events of 2020

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO—CovalentCareers wrapped up its Eyes On 2021 on Sunday, Nov. 22. The three-day virtual event was one of the largest virtual optometry events of 2020 with over 6,000 eyecare registrants, 4,500+ attendees and more than one million minutes of content watched across three days, the organization said.

Premier Academy360 Offers Specialized Badges on VSP’s Find a Doctor Directory

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Monday, November 23, 2020 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In time for Diabetes Awareness Month this month, VSP Global is deploying a new program for doctors as part of an ongoing commitment to support and reinvest in private practice optometrists. Doctors and staff who complete Premier Academy360 education courses, such as those offered in the Diabetes Education Track, can now attain and display the badges they earn on the VSP Find a Doctor Directory, which receives over three-million-member visits per month. The badging program is intended to highlight the unique strengths and abilities of practices to enhance the patient experience, the company said.

CooperVision Announces 2021 Best Practices Scholarship Program

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Monday, November 23, 2020 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—In support of the education of future eyecare professionals, CooperVision, Inc. announced its 2021 Best Practices Student Scholarship Program.

CooperVision Extends Deadline for 2021 Best Practices Initiative

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Friday, November 20, 2020 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has announced the extension of the application deadline for its 2021 Best Practices initiative. The deadline is now Monday, November 30, 2020.

FYidoctors Announces Latest Clinic Acquisition, Beach Eye Care

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:27 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, the world's largest optometrist-controlled eyecare company, announced today the acquisition of Ontario-based vision clinic, Beach Eye Care.

Registration Still Open for Eyes On 2021, Virtual Event Set for Nov. 20-22

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Monday, November 16, 2020 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—CovalentEvents has announced that with over 4,600 eyecare registrants as of Nov. 12, the virtual conference and trade show Eyes On 2021 is set to be one of the largest virtual optometry events of 2020. Scheduled for Nov. 20-22, this free, three-day virtual event will feature 11 free hours of COPE-approved CE programming on cutting-edge topics; live, interactive educational sessions and panels on everything from ocular pharmaceuticals to practice marketing; more than $5,000 in prizes; and 19 sponsors and vendors showcasing their latest innovations and offerings in a virtual Exhibit Hall and a Career Center. 

Bausch + Lomb Reports Nearly 27 Million Units of Contact Lens Materials Recycled Through ‘ONE By ONE Recycling’ Program

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Monday, November 16, 2020 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, the eye health business unit of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), said its exclusive ONE by ONE Recycling program has recycled nearly 27 million used contact lenses, top foils and blister packs since launching in November 2016.

Optometric Center of NY's Annual Eyes on New York Award Celebration Raises $125K and Counting for Education and Vision Care

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Monday, November 16, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The Optometric Center of New York (OCNY), the affiliated foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry, hosted its 17th annual Eyes on New York Award Celebration on Nov. 5.

SCO Establishes Dr. C. Clayton Powell Memorial Scholarship

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Monday, November 16, 2020 12:15 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Southern College of Optometry’s board of trustees has approved the establishment of a $25,000 endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Clayton Powell, a pioneer for Black doctors in the field of optometry. Dr. Powell died last month at age 93 in Atlanta. “Dr. Powell was a legendary figure in optometry circles,” said SCO president Dr. Lewis Reich. “He opened doors and was an inspiration to hundreds of minority optometry professionals across the country, including students and faculty here at SCO. It is our honor to recognize his legacy and life’s work through this scholarship.”

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Names Stephanie Puljak as Director

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Friday, November 13, 2020 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) announced that Stephanie Puljak has been named as director of ACOE, effective Sept. 8, 2020.

Alliance for Patient Safety Says It's ‘Encouraged’ by Senate’s Scheduled Markup of Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) said this week that it is pleased by a U.S. Senate committee’s move to schedule a markup of the Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act.  T