Eye News At a Glance- July 20, 2009


Optical Vendors

  • Corning Inc. mum on subject of electronic text readers Elmira Star-Gazette – Elmira,NY,USA Three weeks earlier, on May 4, the Fortune 500 company announced an agreement to supply green lasers to Microvision for use in accessories that can turn … See all stories on this topic
  • Carl Zeiss Lenses Used On Moon | PhotographyBLOG By Zoltan Arva-Toth
  • At Carl Zeiss, scientists were examining the change in the optical properties of lenses resulting from their use in vacuum conditions. The company wanted to discover whether the refractive index was modified in the space between the
  • Clear vision for success Manufacturer.com – UK Contact lens manufacturer Daysoft has announced it is to buy the Scottish factory which it currently operates, increase capacity and take on more staff.
  • Layoff Tracker: Bausch & Lomb confirms 120 layoffs at Waterford … By Bonchi Buji
  • A spokesman for B&L explained that the contact lens giant has decided to move the manufacturing of two of it PureVision lenses and all of its SofLens line from Waterford to Rochester, New York. He said: “In addition, Rochester will … Layoff Tracker http://layofftracker.blogspot.com/
  • SynergEyes, Inc. Launches New Hybrid Lens Design for Keratoconus … eReleases (press release) – Perry Hall,MD,USA ClearKone(TM) is a revolutionary contact lens that takes advantage of the best features of the hybrid platform, providing superior visual acuity, … See all stories on this topic
  • Rochester Optical grows as Lyell Avenue improves Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Rochester,NY,USA Ho plans to move the manufacturing end of his business, which since the 1930s has provided lenses and special eyewear for the US military, …
  • North Country Gazette » Economic Development Grants Awarded, New … By North Country Gazette  US Optical was awarded a grant of $100000 to be used for the purchase and installation of new machinery and equipment. The company manufactures prescription eyeglass lenses of every kind and is one of the first laboratories in the
  • PAPERMAG: WORD UP!: Gentleman of Leisure: Sol Moscot wearing the Nebb -– ideal for a nebbish, and part of the Moscot Originals line, a collection of frames based on styles from the Moscot archives. Though they may have paved paradise and put up an eyeglass store, there’s still Moscot. …
  • PAPERMAG: WORD UP! – http://www.papermag.com/blogs/
  • Alcon and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Eye Drug Development Earthtimes (press release) – London,UK Alcon, Inc. is the world’s leading eye care company, with sales of … Alcon, which has been dedicated to the ophthalmic industry for 65 years, researches, …


Chinese American Philanthropist: Samuel K. So AsianWeek – San Francisco,CA,USA In these dark economic times, non-profit donations have dropped dramatically along … establishing the “Fong Optometry and Medical Library” at UC Berkeley, .


  • Fighting Dengue with “Family Planning” for Mosquitoes CRIENGLISH.com – Beijing,China
  • Cheah Hooi Giam, an optometrist who lives in Malaysia, started an online … is being taken advantage of by groups in the West looking to make a profit. …
  • Health tip of the day – Lebanon
  • Sunflower seeds contain selenium, a nutrient that may prevent cataracts and promote overall eye health. Garlic contains seleniu
  • Health Information Using wrong optical lenses could damage your … Using wrong optical lenses could damage your vision and if so in what way. example astigmatism lenses instead of reading lenses for let’s say a month …
  • Coconut water for health and healing Manila Bulletin – Philippines
  • If it can heal the damage caused by cataract, it may have other beneficial effects on eye health as well. Using it regularly may be an excellent way to …
  • GLA for Dry Eyes | GLA helps contact lens related dry eyes | Dr … GLA has been found to help dry eyes in contact lens users. Dr. Grossman’s Blog – http://blog.visionworksusa.com/
  • The Optimist Optometrist: Why the twitching? By OptoGator The Optimist Optometrist. Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Why the twitching? Ever have one of your eyes start twitching for seemingly no reason? Twitching can be annoying, and most of the time twitching is associated with a high stress level. …
  • Better Vision, With a Telescope Inside the Eye New York Times – New York,NY,USA Dr. Bruce P. Rosenthal is chief of low-vision programs at Lighthouse International in New York City, where telescopes mounted on eyeglass frames, ..Research and Markets: Medical Clothing: Safeguarding Health and … Business Wire (press release) – San Francisco,CA,USA One technology which should help to stem the increase


  • Optometrist renovating Yancey building The Coloradoan – Fort Collins,CO,USA
  • Brent Phinney, an optometrist from Spokane, Wash., has big plans for the historic building, 513-515 Main St. Phinney is remodeling it to house his new …
  • Local optometrist to retire after 52 years of service Cedartown Standard – Rockmart,GA,USA
  • by Krystin Fain Dr. Richard E. Jewell, center, is pictured with Margie Reid, left, optometric assistant, and Marsha Fincher, office administrator Dr. Jewell .
  • Matt Stolz Marco Eagle – Marco Island,FL,USA
  • His proudest moment was his acceptance into NOVA’€™s Optometry program. “€œTo me, it is the culmination of years of hard work in and out of the classroom, …
  • Dedicated optometrist broke through boundaries News & Observer – Raleigh,NC,USA
  • His campaigning in Raleigh and Washington on behalf of optometry helped change its public image from that of a technical trade to a primary health care …
  • Medical volunteers join life-saving expeditions to far-flung places Calgary Herald – AB, Canada
  • The Ottawa optometrist sticks his chart on a wall, then begins examinations. “The whole village stands around and watches,” he said. …
  • Salem Optometrist Moves to a New Location WOWK – Huntington,WV,USA
  • SALEM — A long time Salem eye doctor has expanded his business, moving in to a new building. Doctor Joseph Audia’s office moved to the west end of Salem, …
  • Optometrist of the South practices in Russellville WAFF – Huntsville,AL,USA
  • RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) – A hardworking optometrist from Franklin County has been named the 2009 Optometrist of the South, SECO’s highest honor. 
  • ODC mystery man Odessa American – Odessa,TX,USA District 5 Councilman Benjamin Velasquez proposed optometrist Dr. Russell Subia as his second choice to fill a position on the ODC board, which has awarded 
  • Flowering through the recession Chicago Journal – Oak Park,IL,USA Like her older brother who became an optometrist, Jimenez planned to go into the family business and enrolled in optometry school in Michigan. …

    On The Net

  • Inept Optometrists… « Boneyz inspired perceptions !! By bhony That was my mistake…to choose an optometrist on the first case..I shd have chosen an Opthomologist.. {my sincere apologies here, for causing resentful displeasure for those real gud ones(Optometrist)}. Since i dint preserve my previous … Boneyz inspired perceptions !! – http://boneyzinspiredperceptions.wordpress.com/
  • 10 Things Eye Doctors Won’t Tell You Smartmoney.com – USA According to optical trade organization Vision Council of America, the average price for eye
  • Vision-ary Forbes – NY,USA The lack of trained optometrists is one of most pressing, yet ignored, needs in poor countries. The UK has one optometrist for every 10000 people. ...

Somebody Always Has to Ruin It For Everybody Else

  • VA says glaucoma patients at Palo Alto facility suffered severe … By madison The US Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed its Palo Alto facility put the chief of optometry on administrative leave and reassigned another. emedist.com – http://emedist.com/
  • Optometrists association defends Palo Alto VA optometry chief San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA By Jessica Bernstein-Wax A state optometrists association Wednesday publicly declared its support for an optometry chief placed on administrative leave as …
  • Optician on new sex offence charge Yorkshire Evening Post – Leeds,England,UK By Bruce Smith AN optician who faces court charged with pleasuring himself while giving an eye test to a schoolgirl now faces a second charge. …Scottsdale optometrist among 5 indicted for fraud KSWT-TV – Yuma,AZ,USA AP – July 22, 2009 10:14 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) – A Scottsdale optometrist and four Phoenix residents people have been indicted in connection with a credit card Chicago man wanted in eyeglass store robbery, high speed chase Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Milwaukee,WI,USAAguilar said he told the man both frames looked good on him and cleaned and adjusted the Versace glasses he was wearing. The man then stood up,


  • County man’s small plane crash-lands at NJ airport Lancaster Newspapers – Lancaster,PA,USA
  • By LARRY ALEXANDER, Staff Writer A retired Lancaster optician and civic leader escaped injury Friday when his small private plane crash-landed in New Jersey
  • Lichfield optician’s warning to summer drivers The Lichfield Blog – Lichfield,Staffordshire,UK
  • Colin Lee Opticians has warned drivers to get their eyesight tested before making trips this summer as research shows millions are potentially at risk. …
  • Whatever happened to naked summers? San Francisco Chronicle Upon picking up her son, Hayden, from his friend’s house in Burlingame, Calif., last year, Rachael Dominguez, an optician, said she was stunned when the …
  • Customer service: Are your optometric employees savvy about it … Running an optical shop requires business skills, which are not taught in optometry school. Training staff on customer service best practices can help …


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