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.

Vision Council and RX Offer Vision Expo+, a Free, Virtual Extension of the Vision Expo West Experience

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Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, the organizers of Vision Expo, announced that Vision Expo+, a free digital extension of the Vision Expo experience that debuted at Vision Expo East 2021, will be offered next week following Vision Expo West from September 27 to October 3. The special event will feature online showrooms from Vision Expo West’s exhibitors and recorded Vision Expo West content. Vision Expo+ will be delivered through ShopVISION, a new global sourcing platform.

Optical Women's Association Announces New Officers and Board Members

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:33 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced its new president and three additional board members.

AOA Notes New Pandemic-Relief Funding Opportunities for Providers and a New ‘Grace Period’ for Reporting Use of Relief Funds to HHS

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Monday, September 20, 2021 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has informed its members that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established a “grace period” related to reporting use of HHS provider relief funds.

See Tomorrow Campaign Reaching Millions, Says Contact Lens Institute

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Monday, September 13, 2021 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—One month into the consumer phase of its “See Tomorrow” initiative, the Contact Lens Institute said last week that the campaign has already reached millions of U.S. residents.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces 2021 Rhonda S. Robinson Contact Lens Residency Award Recipient

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced that Elizabeth Cho, OD, has been named this year’s recipient of the inaugural Rhonda S. Robinson Contact Lens Residency award. Dr. Cho is a cornea and contact lens resident at Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO). Dawn Y. Lam, MSc, OD, FAAO, the cornea and contact lens coordinator at SCCO, said in the announcement, “Dr. Cho always takes the time to explain difficult concepts while also rendering excellent care and attention to her patients. She is intelligent, bright, and an excellent clinician.”

Vision Expo West to Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through a Series of Interactive Panels

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Friday, September 3, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today shared details on the panels and discussions dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion planned for Vision Expo West 2021, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Award Recipients

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced the four recipients of the 2021 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards.

Prevent Blindness Declares September as Sports Eye Safety Month to Provide Information on Best Ways to Protect Against Eye Injuries from Sports

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Monday, August 30, 2021 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared September as Sports Eye Safety Month to help keep eyes and vision protected while playing sports. According to annual data from Prevent Blindness, more eye injuries occur from pool and water sports than any other category. These injuries may include eye infections and irritations, and scratches or trauma. However, ball sports still account for the highest total injury rate. Injuries may include corneal abrasions, traumatic cataract, detached retina, a fracture of the eye socket and many more sight-threatening occurrences.

The Optical Women's Association Announces OWA Connection Series Luncheon at Vision Expo West

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Monday, August 30, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women's Association (OWA) has announced this year's Connection Series event featuring The White House Doctor, with author Dr. Connie Mariano, to be held at Vision Expo West on Sept. 23, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (PST).

Organizers of Silmo Paris 2021 Are Optimistic for Next Month's In-Person Show, Sept. 24-27

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Monday, August 30, 2021 12:18 AM PARIS—Organizers of Silmo Paris 2021 report that preparations are intensifying and the 2021 edition of the international rendezvous for optics and eyewear, to be held Sept. 24-27 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, is looking optimistic.