Eye News at A Glance-7/06/09

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Opticians and Optometrists

Optician’s Office Burglarized In Hartford Hartford Courant – United States HARTFORD – Police said they are investigating an overnight break-in at an optician’s office during which burglars stole eyeglasses and sunglasses.

 

 

“Buying Local” is a One-Stop Shop at North Hills Metro Magazine – Raleigh,NC,USA Owned by community and business leaders Doyle Parrish (Summit Hospitality) and Dr. Steve Bolick (Eye Care Associates). Owner Rachel Vaughn Roberts takes on …

Tributes paid to York optician Tim Robson who has died of skin cancer The Press in York – York,North Yorkshire,UK He moved to York in 1987, when he started managing an opticians in New Street that was owned by Dollond & Aitchison. Jayne met Tim in 1989,

Oberle Opticians Named “South Florida’s Best” by Aventura/Sunny PR-USA.net (press release) – Varna,Bulgaria Oberle Opticians, a South Florida leader in fine eyewear and eyecare, announced today it has been named one of “South Florida’s Best” by the Aventura/Sunny

Hide your eyes — from harmful rays MiamiHerald.com – Miami,FL,USA Dr. Judi Schaffer, a Fort Lauderdale optometrist, often recommends polarized sunglasses to her patients because they are the best for blocking out harmful … Protect your peepers

 

Pensioner crashes into opticians Independent – London,England,UK An 89-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle while driving down a busy street yesterday and ploughed through the front of an optician’s shop, .

Abstract art raises money for charity Your Local Guardian – England,UK Mital Patel, who by day is an optometrist, will be the first to showcase his work at Kal

 

Store openings: Mesh & Lace Shoe Salon, Shoe Bliss Los Angeles Times – CA,USA Owner and board-certified optician Garen Ogani also designs a signature eyewear collection, embellished with gold details and precious stones, …

 

Reader’s Choice #1 Optometrist « Primary Eyecare Blog By primaryeyecare2 Primary Eyecare thanks the Charlottesville community for voting us the #1 Optometric Practice in the 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards. 2009 marks the 22nd Anniversary of Primary Eyecare in Charlottesville and we are flattered to have  Primary Eyecare Blog – http://primaryeyecare2.wordpress.com/

 

Optician Ironman Team: Optician Team picks up more support By Chris Bennett  Last year six optician took part in the UK Ironman 70.3and this year the goal is the UK full Ironman in Bolton. The team will race and raise funds for Vision Aid Follow their progress here and pledge your support at www.justgiving.com/

Optical Vendors

OptumHealth Donates More Than $2 Million in Eyeglass Frames to WELT ONLINE – Berlin,Germany OptumHealth Inc. today announced that it is partnering with Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest voluntee

Revision Eyewear gets distributor for Iraq | Defense Procurement News EXTON, Pa., July 8 (UPI) — Defense Solutions Inc. announced it has signed a deal with Revision Eyewear to distribute the company’s protective eyewear technologies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Procurement News – http://www.defenseprocurementnews.com/

Crap Eyewear Launches Sunglass Line | Transworld Business By ADMIN  Crap Eyewear, which has been hooking friends and family up with shades for years announced th

B&L pours millions into lens rebranding efforts RocNow – Rochester,NY,USA The marketing push is one of several sizable investments that private equity firm Warburg Pincus has made in the Rochester eye-care company since buying it

 

Ophthalmic Imaging Systems to buy major shareholder Central Valley Business Times – Stockton,CA,USA Ophthalmic Imaging Systems (OTCBB: OISI) of Sacramento, a digital imaging company marking equipment to the eye care industry, says it is buying MediVision …

 

Eye Health

US FDA orders two unapproved drugs off the market Chiropractic Economics – Ponte Vedra Beach,FL,USA WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US health officials warned companies on Tuesday to stop selling unapproved versions of an eye-surgery solution and a prescription .

 

Soft contact lens wear does not affect corneal biomechanical OSN SuperSite – Thorofare,NJ,USA A study found no alteration in corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor from long-term contact lens wear. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., USA — Use of soft .

 

Study shows repeatability, independence of contact lens osmolality OSN SuperSite – Thorofare,NJ,USA A new technique for measuring contact lens osmolality proved repeatable and independent of lens material and power, a study showed. …

 

Eczema Patients Most At Risk For Dangerous Viral Infections Science Daily (press release) – USA It is also the first to report that these patients are more susceptible to staphylococcus and other infections of the skin and eye. ..

 

 

Ortho-K used to halt myopia study – Optician Online | Contact Lens Ortho-K used to halt myopia study. Optician Online For the research a treatment group of 172 patients are wearing Euclid Systems’ Emerald Overnight Contact Lens, marketed

 

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study …Emediawire (press release) – Ferndale,WA,USA Researchers have reported positive first-year results from a clinical trial that is testing whether specialized contact lenses can slow or halt the …

 

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