Press ReleasesStereo Optical Launches Newly Designed Website Published 2 years agoon February 7, 2018By INVISION Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS, TX – Essilor Instruments announced the launch of a newly designed website for its Stereo Optical business unit, which offers offers vision screening tools and equipment.This website summarizes all major product offerings, including the OPTEC PLUS digital vision screener and Functional Vision Analyzer for use in ophthalmology, optometry, clinical trials, pediatrics, schools, manufacturing, public health, drivers licensing and the military. This website also suggests Stereo Optical products for clinical uses in children’s vision, color deficiency, sports vision and adults 40-plus vision.“We are excited to introduce this new Stereo Optical website. This website will aid us greatly in communicating with our customers and partners, and be a comprehensive resource to help us raise awareness to the necessity of vision screening for visual impairment detection,” said Samy Lauriette, senior vice president, Essilor Instruments Americas. Stereo Optical has a new website at stereooptical.com. Advertisement Related Topics:EssilorStereo Optical click to Comment(Comment)Up NextNeuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Names Executive DirectorDon't MissLighthouse Guild Offers Tips for Low Vision Awareness Month Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOSPONSORED BY REICHERTWhen You’re Passionate About Eye Care, the Right Technology MattersLisa Genovese, O.D., strives to give her patients the very best. At Insight Eye Care’s multiple locations, Dr. Genovese provides optimal care for her patients using the Reichert® Phoroptor® VRx Digital Refraction System. 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LOUIS, MO — Doctors of optometry may now be nominated for the 2020 National Optometry Hall of Fame, a tremendous honor for doctors who have made a major and enduring impact on the profession. Inductees will be honored at Optometry’s Meeting in June 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland/Washington, D.C.The National Optometry Hall of Fame is administered by the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) charitable foundation, Optometry Cares, which works year-round to expand eye health and vision care access to all American citizens and communities. INVISION PodcastPodcast: What Exactly Does it Take to Become America’s Finest Optical Retailer? INVISION PodcastPodcast: Why Optical (and Especially Optical Retail) Is Lagging Behind Other Industries INVISION PodcastPodcast: What the Heck is Marketing? And What Should ECPs Focus on to Attract New Clients? There are two categories for the award – one for optometrists who work in the academic field of the profession, and the other for optometrists who work in private practice or federal service. There will be a minimum of one person inducted from each category.Each nomination is valid for National Optometry Hall of Fame consideration for four consecutive years.To be eligible for the National Optometry Hall of Fame, an optometrist must have records of dedicated service, lifetime achievements and enduring lifetime contributions, as well as involvement in the profession of optometry for more than 30 years. Specific criteria for nominations can be viewed here.In addition to the information required on the nomination forms, the following materials must be provided:Nominee’s curriculum vitaeLetters of support (minimum of two)Photo of nominee (current head and shoulder shot preferred) if availableThe deadline for online submissions is Jan. 31, 2020. To access the nomination forms and criteria, visit http://www.aoafoundation.org/halloffame/nomination-form/ Continue ReadingPress ReleasesSUNY Optometry Announces Scholarships It awarded nearly $125,000 to 40 students at annual scholarship presentation. Published 3 days agoon November 18, 2019By INVISION Staff (PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – As part of its commitment to helping students achieve their professional goals and meet the cost of financing their education, SUNY College of Optometry recognized more than 40 students at the annual Scholarship Presentation. Scholarships, which were provided by the Optometric Center of New York – the college’s related foundation – and its donors, ranged from $1,000 to $5,500 totaling nearly $125,000 for the evening.The event, coordinated by the Office of Institutional Advancement, brings students, their families, and donors together for an evening of celebration and recognition of students’ accomplishments. For more than 10 years, SUNY Optometry has held this event, benefitting hundreds of students. In that time, the number of scholarships presented has grown significantly from 11 to 40.“Investing in our students extends beyond educating and training future optometrists; we also feel a commitment to ensure educational opportunities are provided to bright students who may otherwise not be able to pursue their dream. Thanks to our benefactors, these scholarships ease the burden of financing a doctor of optometry degree, allowing these students to focus more on becoming future leaders in the field,” said Vice President of Institutional Advancement Dawn Rigney.According to Dr. Guiherme Albieri, vice president of student affairs at SUNY College of Optometry, “These scholarships also offer a competitive edge to attract more students from across the nation to SUNY Optometry, knowing that they will be able to fully engage in the innovative education and clinical experience that we offer.”Below is a listing of the scholarships and recipients for the 2019-20 academic year:Mary and Samuel Gurkin Memorial Scholarship Constadina Manettas Class of 2020Philip & Sylvia Soden Memorial Scholarship Rebecca Heaps Class of 2020Dr. Mark S. Feder Scholarship for Clinical Excellence in Primary Care Halima Khan Class of 2020New York State Optometric Association Dr. Alden Haffner Scholarship Carey Murzynski Class of 2021 Angela Wen Class of 2021New Jersey Academy of Optometry Scholarship Veena Bokka Class of 2023Dr. Sanford and Claire Levy Scholarship Elaine Doxtaer Class of 2023 Ivanna Grynyk Class of 2021 Prissilla Issa Class of 2020 Alicia Jones Class of 2020 Nichole Pollard Class of 2020Dr. Harold Solan Memorial Scholarship Raymond Farmer Class of 2021Jeff White Memorial Scholarship Melissa Levine Class of 2021Harold M. Spielman Scholarship Eden Nourmand Class of 2023Scott Tasker Folsom Scholarship Anthony Boyd Class of 2021 Shuyi Chen Class of 2021 Holly Knoechel Class of 2021Dennis and Lesley Gehr Scholarship Preya Balroop Class of 2023Alumni Association Scholarships Natalie Duider Class of 2023 Nazia Tahia Class of 2023 Nina Shimunov Class of 2023P. Gregory Hess Scholarship Sam Lee Class of 2020Dr. Jerome Weiss Scholarship Peiwei Lo Class of 2022Dr. Nathan and Laura Millman Scholarship Jared Rahn Class of 2022 Stephanie Schwartz Class of 2022 Aviela Segev Class of 2022 Stephanie Yu Class of 2022 Julie Song Class of 2022Barbara Saltzman Scholarship Gabrielah Baruch Class of 2023Fred Friedfeld Memorial Scholarship Calvin Chan Class of 2022Milton Scholarship Stefanie Clendaniel Class of 2020 Amanda Crane Class of 2020 Brooke Goonetilleke Class of 2022 Holly Knoechel Class of 2021 Melody Kordnaij Class of 2022 Rhea Magee Class of 2021 Max Paschall-Zimbel Class of 2020Joseph A. Morra, MD Memorial Award Mackenzie Chapman Class of 2023 Caroline Donato Class of 2023 Jacob Rosenberg Class of 2023To learn more about the Scholarship Awards or to establish a scholarship, contact Dawn Rigney, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com. Continue ReadingPress ReleasesAmerican Diabetes Association and VSP Vision Care Collaborate to Save Sight for People with Diabetes The campaign will raise awareness of the role eye exams can play in early detection and prevention of diabetes-related eye disease. Published 4 days agoon November 17, 2019By INVISION Staff (PRESS RELEASE) ARLINGTON, VA – The American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced a new collaboration with VSP Vision Care, a VSP Global company which serves nearly 90 million members as the largest and only national not-for-profit vision benefits provider, to focus on an often overlooked but costly and devastating complication of diabetes: eye disease. This initiative will focus on the crucial role annual comprehensive eye exams play in the early detection, intervention and prevention of eye disease and vision loss caused by diabetes.“Diabetic eye disease is one of the complications of diabetes, affecting a third or more of people with diabetes over age 40,” said Tracey D. Brown, CEO of the American Diabetes Association. “Fortunately, we can effectively manage and even prevent diabetic eye disease with early detection and treatment. With VSP, we are positioned to make this happen. Preventing these complications is key!” INVISION PodcastPodcast: What Exactly Does it Take to Become America’s Finest Optical Retailer? INVISION PodcastPodcast: Why Optical (and Especially Optical Retail) Is Lagging Behind Other Industries INVISION PodcastPodcast: What the Heck is Marketing? And What Should ECPs Focus on to Attract New Clients? There are 30 million American adults living with diabetes. Another 84 million are living with prediabetes, yet 90% of them don’t know they have it. People living with diabetes or prediabetes face increased risk for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. The cost of diabetes to individuals and society continues to skyrocket, with an economic burden on the healthcare system in the United States estimated at $139 billion for vision related disorders alone. For those living with diabetes, an annual eye exam is a must – offering a simple way to prevent or delay disease and vision loss caused by diabetes.The new eye health initiative will be multi-pronged in order to meet all those affected by or at risk for diabetes related eye disease. The initiative will include concerted efforts to:Raise awareness and provide actions for those who may be at risk for a diabetes related eye disease;Provide patient support and education to those affected by it; andEducate healthcare professionals about diabetes related eye disease and how to prevent it“The diabetes epidemic affects the daily lives of millions of Americans and adds to an already strained healthcare system looking for solutions,” said Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global. “With the delay in diagnosis being one of the most pressing problems still to be solved with diabetes, together with the American Diabetes Association, we’re committed to raising awareness of the crucial role an optometrist plays as an accessible part of a person’s healthcare team, providing a pathway to early detection and ongoing management of disease.”The new eye health initiative will be launching in 2020 as part of the ADA’s Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia campaign to accelerate care, treatment and early intervention to improve the lives of people living with and those caring for people with diabetes. Additional campaign resources and updates will be released in the coming months. 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