Eye Overheard and LensChic

We have mentioned so many of our optical blogsphere friends and the trade press but one of our favorites who we have neglected is Eye Overheard.  A great site for fun and creative stuff- and we have to go on their site as least 1x a day, to keep up! Witty, irreverent, with some interesting insightful articles. So check them out- we think you will … [Read more...]

Free Trip To New York by ClearVision and BCBG

WE LOVE FREE STUFF! Win a Trip to New York sponsored by ClearVision and BCBG What's Included? 4 tickets to attend the BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway Fashion Show in NYC Round trip transportation to the event Hotel accommodations in NYC Meal stipend and more Plus... Five (5) Second place winners will receive a BCBGMAXAZRIA … [Read more...]

Eye News at A Glance-July 13, 2009

Optical Vendor Updates FDA Approves Alcon's AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +3.0 D Intraocular Lens ... Gerson Lehrman Group - New York,USA More than ever before, patients with cataracts want to able to see well without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Standard IOLs give very good vision, ... Ophthalmic Imaging Systems Announces that OIS EMR … [Read more...]

Eye News at A Glance-7/06/09

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 - … [Read more...]

Eye News At A Glance- Week July 3, 2009

Opticians-Optometrists in the News  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 Kalula Cafe in the Wellington pub, Walton. The venue is committed to . Optician Ironman Team: Optician Team picks up more support By Chris Bennett -Last … [Read more...]

Board Certification Passed by AOA

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—After months of heated debate amongst the optometric community, the American Optometric Association’s House of Delegates voted for board certification during its annual meeting here today, capping off one of the most controversial and significant decisions for the profession in decades. The final verbiage is subject to the … [Read more...]

New Center For Patient Insights-Bausch and Lomb

Unique Initiative Delivers Industry Trends, News and Insights to Eye Care Practitioners Nationwide ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb announces the launch of the Center for Patient Insights - a first-of-its-kind initiative that strives to increase access to unbiased industry information, trends, market research, and … [Read more...]

Eye News at A Glance

We receive so much information- here at The Optical Vision Site- and in our striving to become your number one resource for all things optical, we have started this new weekly post, with all the eye, vision, optical people  in the news updates at a glance. (Well not all- it's alot of information) 3 O's In The News Kevin Niksarli, MD of … [Read more...]

California Ruling Protects Eye Doctors

May 2009 A federal appeals court ruled in favor of California's eye doctors Thursday in their turf battle with opticians who sell eyeglasses, reviving state laws that ban eye exams from being performed in the same office space as optical companies such as LensCrafters The main law bars glasses-sales outfits from leasing space to eye doctors, … [Read more...]

In Memory of Michael DeSanto and Phil Whitaker

Today is a very tough day- I just found out that another friend of mine, Phil Whitaker, also just passed away. Thinking back 30 years ago with Phil Whitaker, Charlie Pendrell, (retired, formerly Sierra Optical)  Ed Dietz, (Dietz Labs) Fred (Augen)  Tim Kirchberg, (Classique)  Dave Birch, (Maui Jim) and quite a few others what fun we used to have. … [Read more...]