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    Vision Loans Program Receives Additional $10 Million in Funding from Essilor and VSP Vision Care

     Essilor of America, Inc., and VSP Vision Care announced that they each have committed an additional $5 million in funding to the...

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    2012 ECP Compensation Study Now Available

     Jobson Optical Research and Local Eye Site have released the 2012 ECP Compensation Study. The report provides eyecare professionals with average and...

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    HOYA North America Launches HOYAVision.com

     HOYA Vision Care North America today announced the launch of its new consumer web site, developed after a yearlong market research study...

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    Wide Discrepancies Between Vision Care Attitudes and Practices, Says VISTAKON Study

     While Americans rank sight as the most important of the five senses, a new survey shows that nearly half did not get...

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    Globally, We Are Losing Our Eye Health, a New Bausch + Lomb Study Reveals

     Almost 70 percent of people from around the world would rather give up 10 years of their life, or even sacrifice one...

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    Prevent Blindness America and Transitions Optical Release “Focus on Eye Health and Culturally Diverse Populations” Resource

     Recognizing that growing ethnic minority populations are at higher risk for many eye diseases, yet often have less access to and lower...

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    AOA and OAA Offer Free CE for Your Staff

     The American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Opticians Association of America (OAA), with support from Luxottica and The Vision Council, have formed...

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    VisionWeb’s Ordering Service Now Compatible with the Safari Browser

     VisionWeb’s online ordering service is now compatible with Apple’s Safari browser, on Apple desktops and laptops giving Mac users the ability to...

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    AOA Launches Suite of Practice-Building Resources

     The American Optometric Association has launched Excel, a package of practice improvement tools. The suite includes AOA Xcareer featuring Optometry's Career Center...

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    First Practice Academy Lectures Given at Optometry’s Meeting

     Four lectures of the First Practice Academy  (FPA) were presented at Optometry’s Meeting, the AOA annual meeting in Chicago in June. The...

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    Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2012 Transitions Awards

     Transitions Optical, Inc. is now accepting nominations for its annual Transitions Awards program. The awards recognize independent laboratories, eyecare practices and retailers...

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    ABB CONCISE and CareCredit Partner to Increase Annual Contact Lens Sales

     ABB CONCISE has partnered with CareCredit to offer eyecare professionals another tool to compete against online retailers and increase sales of annual...

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    Essilor Announces 2012 Student Grant Award Recipients

     Essilor of America announced the winners of the 2012 Varilux Student Grant Awards, a competition among optometry students. This year, 19 students...

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    MBA Seminar in Myrtle Beach Focuses on Optometric Practice Growth

     Eighty optometrists and office managers gathered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on June 7 to hear practice-building pearls from the faculty of...

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    Research Says that “Happy and Enthusiastic” Patients Refer Friends and Family

     A total of 605 optometrists participated in an online survey, conducted on behalf of the VISTAKON Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision...

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    HOYA Launches Campaign to Increase Second-Pair Sales

     HOYA  hopes to help independent ODs increase multiple-pair sales with its with its Summer SUNsational Program Kit. The Summer SUNsational national campaign...

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    PEN Preserving Independent Optometry Returns for Ninth Year

     Primary Eyecare Network (PEN) will present the ninth event in its series of programs focused on Preserving Independent Optometry (PIO). This year’s...

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    New Transitions Optical POS Materials Promote Life Well Lit

     Transitions Optical officially kicked off its nationwide Sightseeing City Tour in Miami at the Great Taste of the Grove Food and Wine...

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    E-Reminder Improves Contact Lens Compliance, Study Shows

     Studies show that many contact lens wearers do not comply with recommended replacement frequencies and fail to discard their lenses after the...

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    Primary Eyecare Network to Address Technology at Annual PIO Meeting

     Primary Eyecare Network (PEN) will present “Maximizing Technology to Enhance Efficiency and Effectiveness” at its annual Preserving Independent Optometry (PIO) meeting on...

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    Optovue Announces FDA Clearance of Next Generation OCT

     Optovue, a provider of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), announces that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance of the XR version of...

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    ABB CONCISE Offers Practice Partnership Series Webinars

     ABB CONCISE has announced that the Practice Partnership Webinar series presented by Patrick Caroline, FAAO, of Pacific University and supported by Paragon...

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    Educational Podcast on Ocular Allergies Available for Your Patients

     On the new edition of the podcast Healthy Vision with Dr. Val Jones, Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, an authority on eye allergies,...

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    Transitions Optical Launches Sightseeing Tour to Educate Public

     Transitions Optical officially kicked off its nationwide Sightseeing City Tour in Miami at the Great Taste of the Grove Food and Wine...

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    May is Healthy Vision Month: Have You Told Your Patients?

     The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University joins the National Eye Institute to increase awareness about the...

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    Local Eye Site Launches OD-Grad Connect

     Local Eye Site has introduced OD-Grad Connect, a specially designed page within Local Eye Site that combines online recruiting technology with exposure...

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    CareCredit Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Cardholder Sweepstakes

     CareCredit is commemorating its 25th anniversary with the 25 Years of Caring Sweepstakes, which celebrates millions of patients who have chosen to...

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