New Lens Improves View, Saves Time

New Lens Improves View, Saves Time

Volk Optical has developed the G-6 Six- Mirror Glass Gonio Lens as an upgrade to the classic four-mirror design. The G-6 Gonio’s six closely aligned mirrors provide a true 360-degree view during examination, with no lens adjustment required. Its six mirrors are equally angled, eliminating gaps for visualization of the entire anterior segment at 1.0X […]

A Daily Disposable in Silicone Hydrogel

A Daily Disposable in Silicone Hydrogel

Vistakon Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. announced the initial availability in the Unites States of 1-Day Acuvue TruEye Brand Contact Lenses. The silicone hydrogel lenses, made with narafilcon A material, are already being used by more than 1.3 million patients worldwide. They incorporate a unique balance of properties designed to provide comfort […]

New Site Educates About Photochromics

New Site Educates About Photochromics

Transitions Optical launched a new “Tech Talk” tab on the company’s Facebook page for professionals. Tech Talk aims to help eyecare professionals increase their understanding of the photochromic lenses they prescribe. The tab features Transitions researchers responding to FAQs about adaptive lens technology, technical papers, and a section that allows visitors to ask a question […]

OneSight Awards 20 Scholarships

OneSight Awards 20 Scholarships

The OneSight Research Foundation announced the winners of its 2013 Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarships. As a part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to support optometrists of the future, 20 optometry students recently received $2,000 to help fund their education beginning this fall. A four-member selection committee reviewed nearly 100 applications to identify students who illustrated leadership, scholastic performance […]

International Vision Expo Extends its Global Reach to Students

International Vision Expo Extends its Global Reach to Students

International Vision Expo East and West, the worldwide conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events that draw more than 30,000 eyecare professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, International Vision Expo is dedicated to giving back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from the conferences are used by […]

OSU’s Dr. Earley Wins AOA Educator of the Year Award

OSU’s Dr. Earley Wins AOA Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Michael Earley, Professor of Clinical Optometry and Assistant Dean for Clinical Services at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, received this year’s American Optometric Association Educator of the Year award. Dr. Earley is known as a favorite instructor among optometry students, who devote Facebook pages to his witty quips and quotes. He has […]

Drs. Alexander, Amos Honored by ASCO

Drs. Alexander, Amos Honored by ASCO

During its annual meeting in June, ASCO presented Dr. Kevin Alexander with a resolution recognizing the outstanding leadership he has provided to help shape optometric education and the profession throughout a career spanning four decades. Dr. Alexander has stepped away from his position on the Association’s Board of Directors as he begins his tenure as Founding President of Marshall B. Ketchum University. Dr. Alexander has […]

Faculty Development Events a Success Again

Faculty Development Events a Success Again

ASCO held its fifth Summer Institute for Faculty Development (SIFD) in July with a record number of 48 participants. Dr. David A. Damari, Dean of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, and Dr. Shilpa J. Register, Dean of the MCPHS University School of Optometry, served as co-chairs for this year’s program. Commenting on the value of the biennial event, Dr. Register […]

Speaker Addresses Interprofessional Care

Speaker Addresses Interprofessional Care

As the healthcare system in the United States continues to evolve, it is clear that care will increasingly be delivered via a patient-centered, collaborative, teambased approach. The healthcare team delivery model will encompass many professions, including optometry. How optometry fits into the team and how students will be prepared for interprofessional practice was the topic of Dr. John Tegzes’ presentation as he addressed the attendees of […]

UIW Dedicates New Facility

UIW Dedicates New Facility

At a grand opening ceremony in June, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) officially dedicated the Bowden Eye Care and Health Center. The center is named for community leader and pioneering educator Artemisia Bowden. The $8 million, 30,000-square-foot modern public healthcare facility will address the vision care needs of residents on the Eastside of […]