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Gretchyn M. Bailey, NCLC, FAAO, Editor in Chief, Content Channel Director
New research and product launches kick off AAO meeting
The American Academy of Optometry highlighted scientific research and new products at the kickoff of its annual meeting.
Survival guide to contact lens practice
At the Global Contact Lens Forum at Vision Expo West, a panel of five offered suggestions on succeeding in a contact lens practice.
New York Giants Victor Cruz talks vision with student athletes
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz spoke to student athletes about the importance of vision during a sports vision session at sports training facility IMG Academy.
Remembering Brien Holden
Remembering Brien Holden
Two weeks ago the optometric profession heard the shocking news that Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, OAM, had passed away suddenly. Brien was larger than life, and I’m sure I wasn’t alone in thinking that such an event wouldn’t be happening any time soon. Sadly, we were wrong.
What you need to know 4 stories from BCLA
Liverpool, UK—We have a roundup of what you need to know about information shared at the British Contact Lens Association meeting. Today’s topics range from reducing contact lens dropouts to understanding online shoppers to improving your communication.
Brien Holden on contact lens myopia management
Brien Holden on contact lens myopia management
Liverpool, UK— The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) opened the first day of its 2015 conference with a day-long focus on myopia management. Professor Brien Holden, BAppSc, PhD, DSc, chief executive officer of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, offers several points to remember when managing myopia with contact lenses.
Myopia and public health
Liverpool, UK—The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) opened the first day of its 2015 conference with a day-long focus on myopia management. Ian Flitcroft, MA DPHIL FRCOPHTH, calls myopia a public health time bomb.
Virtual conference growth in optometry
Online optometry forum ODWire recently announced that it will be hosting a virtual conference next month. Dubbed CEWire, the event provides attendees with 30 hours of COPE-approved credit for $99 as well as a virtual exhibit hall offering interaction with vendors.
Online optometry school to launch
An online optometry school is aiming to join the ranks of educational institutions offering the Doctor of Optometry degree. One of the largest national online universities is planning an announcement in the coming weeks about adding optometry to its roster of degrees offered.
Letters to the editor: Presbyopia patients, online appointing
I recently read Dr. Ernie Bowling’s editorial in the February issue (“Embracing new contact lens technology”).

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