April 2015

Support Continues for CL Resource

Support Continues for CL Resource

The Centre for Contact Lens Research at the University of Waterloo announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies has committed funding to continue the evolution of its four-year-old site, ContactLensUpdate.com. The site is meant to be an unbiased resource providing eyecare professionals worldwide with evidence-based clinical insights relating to key research findings. In addition, […]

Vision Impact Institute Expands Mission and Strategy

Vision Impact Institute Expands Mission and Strategy

Now under new leadership with Maureen Cavanagh as President, the Vision Impact Institute, supported by Essilor, is renewing its commitment to advocate for new data on the socio-economic impact of poor vision while expanding the scope of its mission to include the importance of healthy vision and the quality of life benefits of visual correction. […]

New Lens Case is More User-Friendly

New Lens Case is More User-Friendly

Packages of Alcon’s Clear Care Solution now contain a new contact lens case. The case has been redesigned with lens baskets differing in color (blue and white) to help patients more easily differentiate between left and right lenses before and after cleaning. In addition, the lens baskets now have tabs to enable easier opening. According […]

Acquisition of Allergan Complete

Acquisition of Allergan Complete

Actavis reported the completion of its acquisition of Allergan Inc. in a cash and equity transaction valued at approximately $70.5 billion. According to Actavis, the combination creates one of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies by sales revenue, with combined annual pro forma revenues of more than $23 billion anticipated in 2015. “The combination of […]

Applications Being Accepted Now for Education Research Grants

Applications Being Accepted Now for Education Research Grants

ASCO is once again offering Educational Starter Grants in support of education research. Funding for the 2015 grant program is provided by Luxottica and The Vision Care Institute, LLC, an affiliate of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. The Educational Starter Grants are based on the concept of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL); […]

Management Team Expansion

Management Team Expansion

Irwin Kronenberg has joined the Marco team in the newly created position of Director of Institutional Sales and Professional Services. Irwin has a distinguished 35 years in the ophthalmic/optometric marketplace. He had worked for the past 14 years with Haag-Streit/Reliance Medical Products as VP of Sales and Marketing. Institutional Sales and Professional Services is a […]

Online Diagnostic Instrument Training

Online Diagnostic Instrument Training

Eyecare professionals who need to familiarize themselves with Topcon Medical Systems diagnostic equipment can rely on the Topcon Online University training system. The site debut featured the CV-5000S Automated Vision Tester, KR-1W Wavefront Analyzer and CL-300 Computerized Lensmeter, and instruments are added as training materials become available. The Topcon Online University Training Program is designed […]

ASCO Supported Recognition  of Optometry in Mexico

ASCO Supported Recognition of Optometry in Mexico

More than a year after ASCO voiced its support of the proposal, the government in Mexico finalized in March a presidential decree that modifies Article 79 of that country’s Health Act to include optometry among the health professions requiring a university-level degree to be practiced. In December 2013, ASCO President Dr. Jennifer Coyle sent a […]

School Benefits Available at Vision Expo West

School Benefits Available at Vision Expo West

International Vision Expo reminds the schools and colleges of optometry that it wants to help staff and alumni. For Vision Expo West in September, each school will receive a dedicated link that enables staff and alumni to obtain free registration and a 10% discount on continuing education. According to Kristen Reynolds, Professional Relations Manager for […]

Leadership Team Takes Shape

Leadership Team Takes Shape

As of Jan. 15, the following administrators officially stepped into their new roles with the MCPHS University School of Optometry: • Dr. Joseph Zinkovich, Dean • Dr. Amy Falk, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs • Dr. Darren Koenig, Associate Dean for Academic Programs. As Dean, Dr. Zinkovich is also serving as a member of the […]