According to a press release from the National Eye Institute, “The White House has honored two members of the National Eye Institute (NEI) research community with one of its most prestigious awards. Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the National Eye Institute (NEI) Intramural Research Program and chief of the NEI Unit on Pediatric, Developmental, and Genetic Ophthalmology, and Doris Y. Tsao, Ph.D., an NEI grantee and assistant professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), were among a distinguished group of 85 researchers selected to receive the 2009 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).”
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The report comes after other news sources have published stories about the company's investment rating being dropped by Morgan Stanley and its acquisition of Just Spectacles, also in Australia.
The Australian's report continues: “Luxottica regional chief executive Chris Beer said that while the discretionary retail market was under pressure, the deal would provide a needed boost to the company's position in the West Australian and South Australian markets.”
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
According to a posting on MedicalNewsToday, “elderly adults can improve their vision with perceptual training, according to a study from the University of California, Riverside and Boston University that has implications for the health and mobility of senior citizens. The study, "Perceptual learning, aging, and improved visual performance in early stages of visual processing," appears in the Journal of Vision. It was funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging.”
The British supermarket ASDA “will be recruiting nationwide for both optometrists and dispensing opticians in the next year as it expands its optical business. Around 40 new jobs will be created with the opening of six new in-supermarket practices, with each new branch employing six registered eye care professionals,” according to a post on OptometryToday.
The Canadians take licensure of opticians seriously, according to theToronto Star:“ An unlicensed optician who undercut the competition and illegally prescribed eyeglasses to unsuspecting people has been sentenced to jail for civil contempt. Bruce Bergez, founder of the Great Glasses chain of stores, was sentenced to one year in jail with no chance of parole by a Superior Court judge in Hamilton in early October.”
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Bonnie Eslinger of MercuryNewsreported from the West Coast that a “third veteran who suffered significant vision loss due to allegedly improper treatment at the Palo Alto veterans hospital has reached a settlement with the federal government, for $400,000.”
MedicalNewsToday reports that “corneal arcus, a condition in which a ring of lipids builds up around the cornea, appears common among middle-age and older adults and may be associated with elevated eye pressure, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.”
For a few days at the end of September, HOYA Vision Care listened as lens experts and VIP customers at its Global PAL Summit in La Toja, Spain, discuss the future generation progressive lenses. Hoya optical lens designers, doctors and professors in the field of Optometry and Ophthalmology, specialists in binocular vision and non adaptation all inspired the highly skilled audience by sharing their expertise, vision, future expectations and developments in PAL. Participating opticians were asked to prepare a poster presentation and share their experiences and expectations for the future generation progressives and related other topics. The panel concluded that the optical industry increasingly will offer more personalized progressive lens design and that the growing population of 40 years and older will demand more individualized solutions, making the 'consultation experience' more important.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This announcement came about a month after Younger received three Awards of Excellence at the recent OLA Annual Meeting. Since winning the first ever OLA Award of Excellence in 1987, Younger Optics has received a total of 22 OLA Awards.