ASCO Launches ‘Eye on Diversity’ Webinar Series

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:10 AM

Gov. Gavin Newsom Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed California ODs to Perform Some Surgeries

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Friday, September 30, 2022 12:27 AM SACRAMENTO—On Wednesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have allowed California’s nearly 7,000 ODs to perform certain types of surgery, including laser procedures, lesion removal, several types of injections and corneal crosslinking.

Newly Revised Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for Optometry Is Available for Peer and Public Review

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Friday, September 30, 2022 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association announced the second edition of the AOA’s evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination, is now available online for a 30-day public review period.

ASCO Launches ‘Eye on Diversity’ Webinar Series

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Friday, September 30, 2022 12:11 AM

BostonSight Hosts 4th Annual Retreat for Cornea and Contact Lens Residents

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:15 AM NEEDHAM, Mass.—BostonSight, a nonprofit eye health care organization that advances the treatment of diseased and damaged corneas and dry eyes, hosted their fourth annual FitAcademy Retreat for Residents at New England College of Optometry in Boston, Sept. 16-17, 2022.

LASIK Is More Cost Effective Than Some Other Forms of Vision Correction, a New Study Shows

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Friday, September 23, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—U.S. consumers who require vision correction pay about $500 annually for eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye exams and insurance, compared with about $100 for those who have had LASIK surgery, according to a new study. The study, conducted by a consortium of ophthalmologists and optometrists known as MyVision.org, pointed out although glasses and contacts are game changers for people with “bad vision,” the annual costs of an eye exam, new eyeglass lenses, a year’s supply of contacts, and prescription sunglasses can add up to a considerable amount of money over the course of a person’s lifetime.

Prevent Blindness Declares Second Annual Inflammatory Eye Disease Awareness Week as Sept. 26 – Oct. 2

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has declared Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2022, as the second annual Inflammatory Eye Disease (IED) Awareness Week.

Women In Optometry Announces 2022 Theia Awards of Excellence Winners

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:36 AM NEW YORK—Women in Optometry has announced the winners of its 2022 Theia Awards of Excellence. The Awards will be presented  toward the end of the Women In Optometry Women’s Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry in San Diego, California. Each year, WO asks readers and friends to submit the names of women who have been extraordinarily influential in the industry, with the WO advisory board voting on the year’s winners. This year, more than 250 nominations were submitted.

Independent Italian Eyewear Brands to Star in Special Chicago and Dallas Showcases for U.S. ECPs and Retailers

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Italian Trade Commission, in collaboration with ANFAO, Italy’s eyewear manufacturers association, is organizing a series of four evening workshops to bring independent Italian eyewear brands to ECPs here in the U.S. Following their first two events in New York and Boston this past June, the program has moved west to Chicago and Dallas. “An Evening at the Galleria” will feature 14 Italian brands, several new to the U.S. Market. The Chicago event will be on Tuesday October 11 at Morgan's on Fulton and the Dallas event is on Thursday, October 13 at The Vouv in North Dallas.

American Association of Corporate Optometrists Announces 2023 Executive Board

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:18 AM WOODSTOCK, Ga.—The American Association of Corporate Optometrists announced the appointment of two new directors to its board: Frank LaRussa, OD and Laureen Waldron, OD. In addition, Robert Houghteling, OD will take on the role of vice president and interim secretary, while Carla Gavilanes Gasparini, OD will serve as treasurer. With these changes, AACO’s board will now comprise of a total of eight directors. “Each of the following board members brings with them a unique perspective and an unyielding drive to create a brighter future for the corporate optometry profession,” the organization said.

NORA Honors Four Doctors for Their Work in Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:15 AM MONROE, N.J.—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International, (NORA) recognized the following individuals last week at the NORA’s Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio for their important contributions to NORA and the field of neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Derrick Tong, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, FNORA was recipient of the Advancement of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Award in recognition of his contribution to advancing the field of Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation. Dr. Tong has been practicing optometry since 1998 and received Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. For the last six years, he has served as chair of the NORA Fellowship Committee.

Eye Health America Acquires Stake in West Georgia Eye Care Center

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Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:21 AM COLUMBUS, Ga.—Eye Health America (EHA) has acquired a stake in West Georgia Eye Care Center, the largest multi-specialty ophthalmic practice in Columbus, Georgia. This is EHA’s second partnership in Georgia, and 22nd overall. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Professors Craig, Jones and Wolffsohn to Lead WCO and Alcon Dry Eye Disease Education Initiative

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Friday, September 16, 2022 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and Alcon have named three global experts as lead faculty for their new dry eye disease education initiative. The worldwide evidence-based program is designed to raise optometrists’ understanding of dry eye etiology and prevalence, diagnosis and practical management. Professors Jennifer Craig, Lyndon Jones and James Wolffsohn will distill the growing amount of research and clinical evidence into accessible educational content. This will begin with a series of online events and content.

VSP Vision Premier Program's SHiFT Conference Returns to In-Person Format With Programming Focused on Empowerment

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In the spirit of bringing doctors across the nation together, VSP Vision announced its Premier Program annual meeting, SHiFT, which will return to an in-person event this year. The exclusive event for eligible doctors participating in the VSP Vision Premier Program will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the first time live since 2019. SHiFT was delivered virtually in 2021 after being postponed in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.