Eye-Care News At A Glance: Week- Oct. 12, 2009


Bringing you Eyecare and Vision News Clips from the Internet for the Week of Oct.12, 2009.

Vendor Stock Reports and News

  • Meade Instruments Reports Q2 Fiscal 2010 Results Reuters ABOUT MEADE INSTRUMENTS Meade Instruments is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of optical products including telescopes and accessories for … See all stories on this topic
  • Earnings Preview: Abbott Laboratories The Associated Press Abbott has already snatched up a slew of small-to-midsize companies this year, including contact lens maker Advanced Medical Optics, and Evalve, … See all stories on this topic
  • Giraffe restaurants to expand with Tootsies deal GrowthBusiness.co.uk Octopus Ventures has invested £1.355 million into GetOptics, forming what it claims is the UK’s largest web based contact lens
  • B&L’s CEO focuses on costs, growth Rochester Democrat and Chronicle There’s growth of a younger population attracted to contact lenses. It’s a rising tide we’re playing in. Part of what we do is say we’re going to come up … See all stories on this topic
  • California Accessories Leases 54600 SF in Hayward CoStar Group By Aaron Turkeltaub California Accessories, also known as California Optical Corp., leased 54600 square feet of industrial space at 30577 Huntwood Ave. in … See all stories on this topic
  • Win a Pair of Nike Sunglasses in the VSP SeeMuchMore Twitter … By Liz B.  In appreciation and to help bring attention to the importance of vision health and of protecting your eyes all year round (see UV Protection – Protect Your Eyes), we’re giving a way a pair of Nike sunglasses on Twitter to one winner. … VSP Blog – http://vspblog.com
  • TLCVision Responds to FDA Announcement of Warning Letters Issued to LASIK Earthtimes (press release) TLCVision’s ongoing commitment to clinical services, quality assurance and patient outcomes remain unparalleled as the industry leader. See all stories on this topic
  • FDA Sends Warnings To 17 Lasik Centers For Subpar ReportingWall Street Journal The work typically isn’t covered by health insurance. Shares of TLC were recently trading flat at 28 cents while rival LCA-Vision was down 2 cents at $5.72. … See all stories on this topicOptical Trends and Health Care Reform Updates
  • Prepare now for next decade’s megatrends OSN SuperSite – Thorofare,NJ,USA The best-compensated eye surgeons in America work closely with optometry. …. The day-to-day pursuit of marginal revenue, cost control and profit gains can
  • U.S. Trade Gap Shrinks as Exports Rise Wall Street Journal “We saw an actual market rebound since August,” says Ye Jianqing, general manager of Wenzhou Zhenqing Optical Co., a sunglass maker in southeast China that … See all stories on this topic
  • Baucus Health Bill Could Prevent Medical Expense Deductions: Wheelchairs … CNSNews.com “The cost of items such as false teeth, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery, hearing aids, crtches, wheelchairs, and guide dogs

Good Works

  • Ilford Optician Gives The Gift Of Sight In Russia Beattie Group (press release) During his trip, Mr Shah and the team of opticians carried out more than 1500 eye examinations and treated infections, cataracts and patients who have lost … See all stories on this topic
  • Optician is focusing on Halloween fundraising Portsmouth News By Fran Duckett-Pike Halloween is usually a time for frights and scares – but one business is set to bring some smiles to the day
  • Optician, artist donates sculptures to nonprofits Dayton Daily News Leaving the grinding of lenses for eyeglasses he sells in his Downtown Dayton Optical shop to others, he gets his pleasure from the artful glass work he … See all stories on this topic
  • Children in Afghanistan to get close-up view of ‘Goodness of Americans’ Longview Daily News The Longview/Kelso Early Bird Lions Club mailed off 760 donated eyeglasses Tuesday to Afghanistan, where an Air Force optometrist will distribute them to … See all stories on this topic
  • North People News Pittsburgh Post Gazette Although Halie’s Gold Award project, Contact Lens Awareness, began in March 2009 and was completed August 2009, she has been indirectly developing the …See all stories on this topic
  • Bridgwater optician’s trip to Romania Bridgwater Mercury By Rory mckeown » AN optician from Bridgwater has been helping to improve the sight of poor people in Romania. Sarah Farrant from East Quay Vision spent
  • Paddy Gunn’s mission is a welcome sight in Ghana The Bolton News Paddy Gunn, an optometrist who works at the hospital and at Manchester University, is just back from a four-week trip to Ghana. Mr Gunn, aged 26, …See all stories on this topic
  • Govt boosts eye surgery for Aborigines Ninemsn As part of the project, Mr Snowdon said there would be an eye health clinic built within the Alice Springs Hospital. “It is an absolute tragedy that … See all stories on this topic



  • Optometrist buys in Bayside Blockshopper Dr. Alianakian practices optometry at Multi-Specialty Physician Group, Vision Care in New York City. She is also affiliated with the Harlem Hospital Center,See all stories on this topic
  • Wink Optometry Brings Top-of-the-Line Eye Care and Exclusive Designer Eyewear … Reuters Celebrate the Grand Opening of Wink Optometry October 22 with Free Consultations from Top Eyewear Specialists and Enjoy Refreshments from Neighboring …See all stories on this topic
  • National recognition for local industry Creston News Advertiser Eye care professionals are able to send orders online to the POG lab. In addition to the lab ranking, Vision Monday also ranked POG in the top 10 of optical … See all stories on this topic
  • Optometrists honor Curtis, White [The Daily Star-Journal, Warrensburg, Mo.] TMCnet Curtis, of InSight Eyecare, received the Optometrist of the Year Award in recognition of his “exceptional leadership and dedicate
  • Jubilant Bridgwater firm: “We are golden” Bridgwater Mercury The award for Turners Optometrist caps a fantastic 40th year for the firm – Turners is also a finalist in the National Training Awards, the winners of which … See all stories on this topic
  • Paul grabs coveted licence Stoke & Staffordshire The 42-year-old Crewe optician travelled up and down the country, often sleeping in his van, to attend the races he needed to achieve the 200 points to move … See all stories on this topic
  • Canadian takes over Presidency of International Council of Regulators Canada NewsWire (press release) Caroline is a registered optician and also the Registrar of the College of Opticians of Ontario (COO), a position she has held since 2003. … See all stories on this topic
  • Beverley optician reaches new heights Beverley Guardian A BEVERLEY optician has climbed the world’s sixth highest mountain making him the first optometrist to complete the high altitude challenge. … See all stories on this topic
  • Sharon Fields, VP with Halpern Eye Care named one of industry’s … The News Journal – Wilmington,DE,USA This special feature was developed to recognize the diverse contributions of professional women throughout the industry and eye care field,” stated Marge ..
  • Girl wins award for contact lens project Contactlenses.co.uk By Alexa Kaczka Teenagers have been reminded of the need to take care of contact lenses after a girl won an award for her work on the topic. … See all stories on this topic


In Memory

  • Golf cart collision is fatal for 20 year old Cedartown man Examiner.com Harrison Popham is the son of optometrist Dr. Ray Popham and Gay Popham, a teacher at Cedartown Middle School. The 911 call came in for a twenty year old … See all stories on this topic
  • Alma optometrist Dean dies at 93 The Morning Sun By LINDA GITTLEMAN Dr. Harold Dean, Alma long time optometrist and school board member, who died Friday at the age of 93, lived a life that encompassed the … See all stories on this topi

Eye Health


  • The three signs that show you could go blind Daily Mail walk-in eye clinic where you live, you will need a referral to an ophthalmologist (medical doctor who is also an eye surgeon) from your GP or optician. … See all stories on this topic
  • Michigan Optometrists Warn: Halloween Eye Accessories May Permanently Damage Eyes PRLog.Org (press release) The Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) warns consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses without a prescription from an optometrist. … See all stories on this topic
  • Health Tip: Use Cosmetics Safely Atlanta Journal Constitution  the National Women’s Health Information Center says. Scratching the eye when applying mascara also is a common problem. Don’t apply makeup in a car, … See all stories on this topic
  • Why Glasses are the One Thing You Shouldn’t Compromise On By jeandit  Bifocal lenses, with two distinct optical elements in the lens and Varifocal lenses where the power of the lens to graduates smoothly across its surface, are far better suited to most people’s lifestyle and activities and are only … Health Resources – http://www.jeandit.com/
  • Fury over eye test fears for diabetics Romford Recorder Opticians in the borough, who carry out tests for NHS Havering using digital cameras, have been instructed to place a temporary lock down on all retinal … See all stories on this topic

Optometrists, Opticians In The News

Community Resources for Children appoints board members Napa Valley Register Mahaphon, a developmental optometrist, is a private business owner of Eye Spy Vision Care Optometry. Before becoming a business owner she was faculty and … See all stories on this topic

  • Comedy club reopens in Fairview Heights Belleville News Democrat And finally, optometrist Dirk Massie said his practice, Performance Eyecare at 4111 N. Illinois St. in Swansea, had an overwhelming response to its $75-off …See all stories on this topic
  • Celebrate community: Colleagues rally around stricken doctor Billings Gazette Kevin mcbride, left, and Doug mcbride greet fellow optometrist Michael Wardell in his Vision Optical practice. Wardell suffered a stroke while hunting Sept. … See all stories on this topic
  • Economy Forces El Paso Doctor Out Of Retirement KFOXtv.com EL PASO, Texas — Dr. Richard Nevins was an optometrist for 25 years in El Paso and was retired for the last seven. “Had to come back to work because of the … See all stories on this topic
  • Visitors pay house calls for peek into Alton’s past Alton Telegraph The couple is only the second to live in the house built by the late Dr. Arthur Linblad, a prominent Alton optometrist. “I just love this house,” Chris … See all stories on this topic
  • Eye care for Medicaid patients moves to new location Elmira Star-Gazette By Jeff Murray • jdmurray@gannett.com • Staff Writer • October 12, 2009, 9:15 pm For the past year, licensed optician Michelle Courtright has provided … See all stories on this topic
  • Optical engineer turns his fascination into a career RocNow I am an optical engineer in the Optical Design and Metrology Department at Bausch and Lomb. I support the design of contact lenses and intraocular lenses … See all stories on this topic
  • Eye-care practice looks to build at 700W, US 52 Greenfield Daily Reporter By Derek R. Smith GREENFIELD — A New Palestine optometrist envisions building a new eye clinic in Sugar Creek Township. Tim Huffman has had a New Palestine … See all stories on this topic
  • Fellow Texans LubbockOnline.com.. saying it was too costly. we already know why he’s voting against us – lobbying works,” said Robert Polk, a Lubbock optometrist. …See all stories on this topic
  • Adolph Optical eyes service, selection as keys to success Akron Leader Publications By Kathleen Folkerth HIGHLAND SQUARE — Shoppers looking for eyeglasses and contact lenses have many places from which to choose. But Adolph Optical’s … See all stories on this topic
  • EyeScience(TM) Announces Scientific Advisory Board Reuters Dr. Dollenmayer specializes in comprehensive eye examinations, specialty contact lenses, refractive surgery consultation and eye disease treatment. … See all stories on this topic
  • Wink Optometry Brings Top-of-the-Line Eye Care and Exclusive Designer Eyewear … Business Wire (press release)(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exceptional eye care from award-winning optometrists is now available at The Commons at Calabasas with the October 1 opening of Wink … See all stories on this topic
  • Linden Optometry Doctors Attend International Vision Expo EIN News (press release) Linden Optometry, PC is a full service vision-care center specializing in family eye exams, designer eyewear, contact lenses, and treatment of eye … See all stories on this topic
  • Kelly Eye Center Supports Community Eye Health Carolina Newswire (press release) RALEIGH, NC – Kelly Eye Center, a leading eye care provider continues to support eye health in the Triangle. Last month alone, the Kelly Eye Center team … See all stories on this topic
  • Blackbird gallery lands in Carcoar Blayney Chronicle The first exhibition will be from local artist Sean Hansen, who by day works as an optometrist at Hansen Optometrists in Orange. … See all stories on this topi
  • Amelia Stein photographer and optician Irish Times It seems you’re mad about eyeballs: when not taking photographs you run the family optician’s practice. I couldn’t afford not to. … See all stories on this topic


From The Optometric Blogs

  • Bedford Eye Care Centre News: Research indicates most babies born By Dr. Toby Mandelman, Optometrist  Bedford Eye Care Centre has been providing state-of-the art eye care services in Bedford since 1984. Optometrists Dr. Toby Mandelman, Dr. Angela Dobson, Dr. Avila Cox and Dr.Raman Parkash. www.bedfordeyecarecentre.ca … Bedford Eye Care Centre News – http://bedfordeyecarecentre.blogspot.com/

Wall of Shame

  • Gabriele Eye Institute pleads guilty to fraud WSBT-TV After nearly two years of investigation, a federal grand jury indicted Gabriele and his wife along with Gabriele Eye Institute (GEI) on 15 health care fraud … See all stories on this topic
  • Cops: Easton optometrist, ex-officer brawl Connecticut Post By Daniel Tepfer EASTON — A local optometrist and a former police officer have been arrested after police said they got into a tussle in the doctor’s … See all stories on this topic

Eco Friendly Health and EyeCare

  • Nation’s first ecofriendly mobile health van launched by New By Health Informer  Zufall Health Center, a federally qualified health center operating in northwestern New Jersey, launched the nation’s first ecofriendly mobile medical. Resembling a standard doctor’s office, the Highlands Health Van will house two examination rooms and an intake/waiting area. Staffed by a nurse practitioner, a medical assistant, and a patient representative, it will operate six days a week, making regularly scheduled stops in each county. … Health Informer – http://www.healthinformer.net/
  • Kaiser Permanente Celebrates Grand Opening of EcoFriendlyChiropractic Economics – Ponte Vedra Beach,FL,USA Welcome to Kaiser Permanente™s new Pasadena Medical Office Building. The ecofriendly design and construction demonstrate our commitment to wellness,




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