Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:24 AM
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.
Monday, November 23, 2020 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In time for Diabetes Awareness Month this month, VSP Globa
l 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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:27 AM
, the world's largest optometrist-controlled eyecare company, announced today the acquisition of Ontario-based vision clinic, Beach Eye Care.
Monday, November 16, 2020 12:27 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The Corporate OD Alliance
(CODA) has reached 800 members, according to Maria Sampalis, OD, who started the group to help corporate ODs better manage the business challenges of their practices.
Monday, November 9, 2020 12:15 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa.— Doctors of optometry in Pennsylvania, who have been working to win legislative approval for expanding their scope of practice for almost two decades, finally claimed victory late last month as the state approved new scope of practice regulations, according to the Pennsylvania Optometric Association
Friday, November 6, 2020 12:24 AM
announced this week that it was making “the difficult decision to adjust the timing" of the SECO 2021 meeting
. Originally scheduled for Feb. 24-28, SECO 2021 will now take place April 28 – May 2.