Eye News At A Glance- Week Nov. 23


Eye News At a Glance: Bringing Eye and Vision News Clips from around the world

Live From San Diego

  • Pets Fight Back in Sun DiegoNBC San Diego By ERIC S. PAGE “We just started carrying the doggy shades, so this provides the UVA and UVB protection for our dogs,” optician Wendy Perea said on Tuesday. See all stories on this topic
  • Finding an Affordable San Diego OptometristWritten By Phoenix Delray – This article is a basic guideline when searching for an optometrist in San Diego. Articles Free UK – http://www.articlesfree.co.uk/

Good Works

  • Cuba’s assistance in training medical practitioners, agriculture and SKNVibes.com He said that the Miracle Eye Care Mission, a joint initiative by both the Cuban and Venezuelan Governments is a hallmark of former Cuban President Fidel … See all stories on this topic
  • NGO partners with Nigeria to fight blindness, tropical diseases African Press Agency (subscription) APA Abuja (Nigeria) Having spent more than $1.45 million this year to provide vitamin A supplementation and other eye health programme, an international NGO … See all stories on this topic
  • Blacksburg optometrist offers shoppers discount and raises money By admin Today, Dr. Steve Jacobs hosted his 2nd annual trunk show and local charity fundraiser. Continued here: Blacksburg optometrist offers shoppers discount and raises money for charity (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke) … Charity Central Guide http://papertear.com/charityblogit/
  • FREE EYE TEST Mirror.co.uk Here’s a delight for your eyes – a FREE Eye Sight Test at a Kodak Lens Vision Centre. Maintaining good eye health with regular sight tests is extremely … See all stories on this topic
  • Runcorn optician Kate Thomson helps out with Africa project Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News A RUNCORN optician has helped to transform the lives of a group of Africans by testing their eyes and providing them with second-hand glasses. … See all stories on this topic
  • Floral thanks to Dr AlexisExpress & Echo INSPIRED by her own eyehealth problems, Dr Alexis Taylor has helped set up a new eye clinic in Ethiopia which this month alone has been visited by 3800 … See all stories on this topic
  • Pacific eye doctor never tires of restoring the gift of sight The Dominion Post Dr Szetu was one of the first indigenous doctors to work in the national eye health programme in the late 1980s. Nine years ago, during the civil war, … See all stories on this topic
  • Specs put help in sight for tsunami victims Stuff.co.nz An optometrist visited only once a month and could not meet the need. Auckland man and president of the Papakura Lions, Barry Thrupp, 79, decided action was … See all stories on this topic
  • Cockermouth flood victims take in the clear-up ahead BBC News Optician Nikki Heal, 40, whose practice has been run by her family since 1935, smiles ruefully as she contemplates the task ahead. … See all stories on this topic
  • American Eye Health gives four sight Jamaica Observer BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter MONTEGO BAY, St James – The American Eye Health Institute, a non-profit organisation, this week completed corneal … See all stories on this topic

In The News

  • Healthcare professionals with passion for peoplenebusiness.co.ukKEITH Little is the founder of The Big Optician, the largest independently-owned opticians business in Newcastle. Keith started his career with Peter See all stories on this topic
  • Rotary foundation awards community grants Terre Haute Tribune Star Now the clinic, through the aid of fundraisers, has purchased optometry equipment. “We have an optometrist, Darla Heck-Sacopulos, who is donating her time See all stories on this topic
  • Edmond optometrist sets her sights on helping the communityNewsOK.com BY JOHN A. WILLIAMS EDMOND — Optometrist Julie Moore wants to go beyond treating patients. She wants to make an impact on a community. See all stories on this topic
  • Eye-tech INJURY Winnipeg Free Press Optometrist Dr. Scott Mundle says computer vision syndrome changes a person’s quality of vision and quality of working and should be taken seriously. … See all stories on this topic
  • New Brunswick Invests $300K To Improve Eye Health Gov Monitor Schryer was joined by officials from Horizon Health Network, CNIB, and the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation as she announced the investment and the addition See all stories on this topic
  • Open & Shut: Dunkin Donuts, auto repair, and novelty and pet shops among new Burlington Times News The practice’s new primary eye care practitioner is Dr. Chad Cayton, OD, and he is joined by optician Mike Tatum, LDO, ABO, formerly of Burlington’s Optical … See all stories on this topic
  • Well known Optometrist back in business Rye and Battle Today By Lynda Turner A LOCAL well respected Optometrist, who had almost taken early retirement, has been head-hunted by Barraclough and Stiles opticians. … See all stories on this topic
  • DL’s Wal-Mart Vision Center adds Bratvold DL-Online Dr. Craig Bratvold has joined the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Detroit Lakes as an optometrist. Dr. Craig Bratvold has joined the Wal-Mart Vision Center in … See all stories on this topic


  • Lawrence couple excel in triathlonsLawrence Journal World Lawrence optometrist Kent Dobbins won the 65-69 division at the Ironman World Championship 70.3 on Nov. 14 in Clearwater, Fla. His wife, Liz, finished fifth See all stories on this topic
  • Looking Back Morris Sun Tribune Dr. Jay J. Kisch, optometrist, has joined the professional eye care staff at Midwest Vision Center in Morris. Dr. Kisch will be providing comprehensive … See all stories on this topic
  • Troy Morgan, OD Joins the Ranks of Leading Professionals PR-CANADA.net (press release) Dr. Troy Morgan, Optometrist at Morgan Vision Care, has been recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in … See all stories on this topic
  • Eye Care Associates Honored with Triangle Business Journal ‘Fast Newswire Today (press release) – London,UK it improved revenue and profitability without sacrificing quality patient care or readers named Eye Care Associates as the “Best Optometrist i
  • revolutioneyes Celebrates Two Year Anniversary dBusinessNews Indianapolis (press release) revolutioneyes is also excited to celebrate the addition of Dr. Schuetz as their Pediatric Optometrist who sees’s children as young as 6 months old. See all stories on this topic
  • Signs give parents clues about vision issues Indianapolis Star Dr. Mary VanHoy is a developmental optometrist with Eyes for Wellness, a private practice in Carmel specializing in vision rehabilitation. … See all stories on this topic
  • A shamed nation turns a blind eyeSydney Morning Herald The ophthalmologist Hugh Taylor, the Harold Mitchell Chair in Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne and a former colleague of Fred Hollows, See all stories on this topic
  • State lifts restrictions on optometrist Walla Walla Union-Bulletin By SHEILA HAGAR Although his professional license remains on probation indefinitely, a former Walla Walla optometrist no longer has limitations placed on See all stories on this topic
  • Eyehospital: Things you need to know about diabetes By Optometrist Sanal Optometrist Sanal: “Eye hospital”is a weekly online blog,linking eye care,i hope that it will provide the stimulus of new idea and enthusiasm.it is a way of encouraging eye students of all nations as they work towards creating a … Eyehospital – http://eyehospital.blogspot.com/
  • Inspired by her courage Waterloo Record She wanted to become an optometrist so badly.” Already a small woman, Rachel lost weight during an ordeal that included three surgeries, two rounds of … See all stories on this topic
  • Convenience drives the contact lens marketContactlenses.co.ukLast month, optometrist Jill Dillon told the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune that daily disposable lenses remove a lot of people`s concerns about hygiene. See all stories on this topic
  • Eastern Laser Vision Launches New Website The Open Press (press release) Non-laser treatments include implantable contact lens and refractive lens exchange (similar to cataract surgery but utilising clear lens exchange to correct See all stories on this topic
  • Bahrain Optician opens new branch on Al Shafi Peninsula On-line Doha: Bahrain Optician, a leader in the optometric field with 35 years of experience, has opened a new store on Al Shafi Street, its second in Qatar after … See all stories on this topic
  • Bidal Aguero fought for equality for Hispanics in his words, deedsLubbockOnline.com Longtime local optometrist J. Davis Armistead was honored for a lifetime of service to the profession and the community by the South PlainsOptometric

Optical Professionals With A Life!

  • Autograph collection spans century of American legends-WTHR Entertainment News from AP New Castle – A retired Indiana optometrist has spent a large portion of his life collecting fame and bringing a piece of the … See all stories on this topic

Eye Health

  • Have a vision problem? Act quickly to prevent major damage Fort Worth Star Telegram It was a move that probably saved the Burleson optometrist’s eyesight. The scan revealed a horseshoe tear on the retina of his left eye. See all stories on this topic
  • Trust takes to the airwaves Optician Online National Eye Week (November 9-15) was launched on Monday with a radio broadcast featuring optometrist Rosie Gavzey and celebrity ambassador David Dickinson, … See all stories on this topic
  • New study links eye floaters and light flashes to retinal tear By insciences The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is partially funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. To perform their study, the team analyzed nearly 200 articles published in the peer-reviewed Articles – http://insciences.org/articles.php
  • What Your Hands Say About Your Health: Look at your palms to see Ever wished your inner health secrets were in the palm of your hand? According to palm readers, they are. You just need to know what to look for. A large ‘island’ or looped section on the Heart Line. May show eye problems or deterioration of eyesight in the corresponding eye. Have an eye test. Suite101: Health & Wellness Articles – http://www.suite101.com/healthandwellness/
  • Fat intake influences eye healthDoctorNDTV How much fat you eat and of what kind, may affect your risk of age-related vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is caused by abnormal blood ... See all stories on this topic
  • Gallas in fresh injury blow for Gunners CITY A.M. But Gallas’ eye is still so swollen he can not even put his contact lenses in and boss Arsene Wenger admits the key defender remains a “big question mark” … See all stories on this topic

Optical Vendors

  • JCR keeps Hoya’s debts at AA Trading Markets (press release) However, stable earnings from its eye-care business including eyeglass lenses and contact lenses have continued to bolster its
  • Ophthalmic Imaging Systems Announces Third Quarter 2009 Results CNNMoney.com (press release) The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging systems and informatics solutions for the eye care market. With twenty five years in … See all stories on this topic
  • TLCVision Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results CNNMoney.com (press release) Our refractive centers procedure volume was down 17% for the quarter, in-line with industry metrics and we continued to reduce costs during the quarter. See all stories on this topic
  • Optical lab’s vision pays offBuffalo News A million-dollar investment, Reukauf said, made Optics Plus the only vision lab this side of Rochester to use a particular system that coats lenses with a See all stories on this topic
  • Menicon to Acquire David Thomas Contact Lenses Ltd., Major U.K. By Menicon Co. Ltd.  one of the leading developers and producers of high-quality optical lenses and eyeglasses, will be moved to Bangkok on October 1st. Also the global Quality function and part of the R&D function will be moved from Japan to Thailand. … PR Hub – http://blog.taragana.com/pr/
  • Contact lens headquarters earns green award Contactlenses.co.uk By Adrian Galbreth Bausch & Lomb`s world headquarters in Rochester, New York, has been awarded the Energy Star rating for energy efficiency from the US See all stories on this topic

Optical and Eyecare Trends

  • Low vision guide for optoms launched Optometry Today A “ground-breaking” new book for optometrists with an interest in low vision has been launched by the College of Optometrists and The Guide Dogs for the … See all stories on this topic
  • Oracle Announces Research Results on Impact of the Digital Age on Future Media CNNMoney.com (press release) Digitally augmented reality — Video visors and ultimately contact lenses will digitally enhance everyday life into a three-dimensional, wrap-around … See all stories on this topic
  • Bausch & Lomb Academy expands to Europe Optometry Today Bausch & Lomb’s Academy of Vision Care will expand throughout Europe, the contact lens giant has revealed. The web-based learning resource … See all stories on this topic
  • Union Labor Life & VSP Vision Care Align to Offer Vision Insurance ProductsPR Newswire (press release) Eye care is often overlooked when it comes to health care and the VSP products address this potential void.” ULLICO member groups will join more than 34000 ... See all stories on this topic
  • Custom Eyes Makes the Eyeglasses You’ve Always Dreamed Of By Jonathon Ramsey We bet you didn’t even know you dreamed of eyeglasses, but this will help you catch up. Lorgnettes were all the rage in the 19th century, Roosevelt made pince-nez Presidential, and that guy in Los Feliz with the monocle is a sight to … Luxist – http://www.luxist.com/
  • Silver Lining Opticians By Erik Just sent a pair of the coveted Notorious B.I.G. vintage Versace sunglasses to the set of the upcoming Coogi ad campaign featuring Jadakiss. A tribute to B.I.G. the campaign is to be featured all over the city. … Silver Lining Opticians Blog – http://silverliningopticians.com/blog/

In Memory

  • Longtime Dickson optometrist passes awayThe Tennessean Longtime Dickson optometrist Dr. Charles H. Smart Jr. passed away earlier today at Alive Hopice at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a lengthy illness. See all stories on this topic
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