Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund Expands to Seven Additional Institutions Within the National Federation of Opticianry Schools

By Staff
Monday, July 25, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA Va.—The Vision Council today announces that the Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund is expanding to seven additional institutions within the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), including: Daytona State College (Fla.), Erie Community College (N.Y.), Miami Dade College (Fla.), Middlesex Community College (Conn.), Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.), Reynolds Community College (Va.), and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Ga.). The additional schools mark an expansion from the scholarship’s launch schools—Georgia Piedmont Technical College, New York City Technical College, and Middlesex Community College—and the two  partners that were added in May 2022, Durham Technical Community College (Durham, N.C.) and Hillsborough Community College (Fla.).

Specsavers Intends to Hire 400 Opticians in Canada by 2024, Names Claudia Rojas as Head of Opticianry to Lead the Effort

By Staff
Friday, July 22, 2022 12:18 AM VANCOUVER—Specsavers said this week that it has set out to build the largest network of opticians in Canada, which the U.K.-founded company said is part of its plan “to ensure clinical excellence,” according to the company’s announcement.

New Jobson Optical Research Study Explores ‘Digital Solutions for ECPs’

By Staff
Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research is releasing “Digital Solutions for ECPs,” a new study that reveals how eyecare professionals are using digital solutions within their practice and dispensary in 2022.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2022, Set for September 14-17 in Las Vegas

By Staff
Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration opens today for Vision Expo West, taking place Sept. 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center.

Presbyopia: The Art and Science of Matching Patients With Solutions

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:30 AM Along with receding hairlines, crow’s feet and sagging skin, presbyopia is one of the least welcome physical changes we experience as we age. The gradual loss of our eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects, a result of the stiffening of the crystalline lens, is an inevitable condition for most of us who are middle aged and older. In fact, you could even add presbyopia to the familiar litany of death and taxes. And it only gets worse with time.

The Power of Presbyopia Drops

By Joseph P. Shovlin, OD
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:29 AM The first drop for presbyopia, Vuity (pilocarpine hydrochloride, Allergan), has recently gained FDA approval and has received much attention. It provides a pharmaceutical option beyond spectacles, contact lenses and surgery. The new drug is now readily available and easy to administer with fast onset and sufficient duration for most (about six hours). Even though this product has only been used for just a few months, reports have been positive.

Vision Expo West 2022 Opens Hotel Reservations

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that reservations are now being accepted at Vision Expo West’s partner hotels for Vision Expo West, taking place Sept. 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center. Exhibitors and attendees can take advantage of special rates at Vision Expo’s partner hotels.  A list of participating hotels and instructions on how to book can be found here. Room block requests for 10 or more rooms can also be made here. All the partner hotels are conveniently located near the convention center.

IOT Announces Contest for ‘Optical’s Next Top Speaker’

By Staff
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:18 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—IOT, the digital ophthalmic lens design company, is sponsoring a contest to discover and support “Optical’s Next Top Speaker.”

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on Monday, June 6

By Staff
Friday, June 3, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Friday, May 27, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6, less than 2 weeks away. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.