During allergy season, many women find themselves reaching for tissues and wondering why they even bothered putting on eye makeup in the morning. Read the rest of this entry ?
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In it are fact sheets and videos about allergies, tips on how to look your best this allergy season, and even a live feed to the Allergy Index from The Weather Channel so that patients can know when pollen counts are high. Read the rest of this entry ?
The Orion Vision Group and Alden Optical announced a strategic partnership supporting Orion Vision’s formal entry into the soft opaque tint segment with the launch of BioColors custom opaque tinted contact lenses. Read the rest of this entry ?
This innovative sunglasses collection combines the ultimate goal in polarization technology with a brand new style which features the most up and coming trends in eyewear. Read the rest of this entry ?
Optos announced the results from a study comparing retinal imaging techniques in 339 eyes conducted at the New England College of Optometry were published in the journal Eye and Brain. Read the rest of this entry ?
It’s official: The Vision Council and the California Optical Laboratories Association (COLA) signed a definitive merger agreement this past week during COLA’s Spring Meeting in San Diego under which COLA will join The Vision Council. The agreement, as announced in January 2013, was signed April 26 by Raanan Naftalovich, chair of The Vision Council’s Board of Directors; Virginia “Susie” Lesher, chair of The Vision Council’s Optical Lab Division; and Lori Treadwell, president of COLA, in front of nearly 100 optical lab professionals in attendance at the meeting.
Under the terms of the agreement, the current COLA leadership will remain in place to ensure a seamless transition. COLA members will join The Vision Council as The California Lab Subcommittee under the Optical Lab Division umbrella, one of six operating divisions within The Vision Council that provide guidance, education programs, marketing materials, research, and advocacy outreach to address common interests among members. In addition, each individual COLA member is eligible to serve on the various committees, subcommittees and taskforces under The Vision Council structure. Read the rest of this entry ?
The prospect of “health care drones” hovering over optometrists in the near future was raised as a metaphor for changes in health care at the March 14 meeting of the Ophthalmic Council™. In “Future Trends in Optometry,” David A. Heath, O.D., president of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, assessed trends affecting both practice and education. Read the rest of this entry ?
Advanced Vision Research (AVR) maker of TheraTears, a leading dry eye treatment system, announced it has named Diane M. Houtman, O.D., as vice president of professional relations. Dr. Houtman will serve as the medical and clinical lead for all AVR projects and will act as corporate liaison to the medical community. Read the rest of this entry ?
Optos announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Microperimetry as part of the OptosOCT SLO. Microperimetry assesses retinal sensitivity providing a precise correlation between structural pathology and corresponding visual functional defects. This data provides more clinical information to support the evaluation of patients’ vision. Read the rest of this entry ?