Article Date: 12/1/2012

O.D. NOTEBOOK
O.D. NOTEBOOK

Bio-Tissue, Inc. appointed Tom Daniells to senior vice president, sales and marketing. He will manage Bio-Tissue’s North American sales force and the company’s marketing, which is based in Doral, Fla.

■ The 2012 Survey of Optometric Practice, conducted by the American Optometric Association (AOA) Research and Information Center, is now available for purchase through www.aoa.org/onlinestore at 10% to 50% pre-publication discounts. The Survey is comprised of “Income from Optometry,” “Employment of Paraoptometrics” and “Practicing Optometrists and their Patients.”

Unilens Vision, and Bausch + Lomb announced that Unilens has been named an authorized Boston GP Manufacturer. The partnership will provide Unilens’ GP independent practitioner accounts with the convenience to choose from a wider variety of GP lens materials.

■ The Glaucoma Research Foundation named Rick Halprin, CPA, global marketing manager, glaucoma, for Alcon Laboratories, Inc., to its board of directors. Mr. Halprin is a Temple University and Harvard Program for Management Development graduate and has served on the board of Prevent Blindness, Hill School of Fort Worth, Texas.

Vistakon announced the launch of ACUVUE OASYS Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR Plus Technology 24-pack, citing data that show wearers with more contact lenses on hand had a significantly better wearing experience.

■ The Southern College of Optometry (SCO) announced it has received a $250,000 grant from the Assisi Foundation that will be applied to ongoing construction of the school’s $9.4 million academic building expansion.

Eyeconic, an online eyewear store for VSP Vision Care members and providers, announced the new ability for VSP members to buy single-vision prescription glasses and the start of a test that may soon allow the use of VSP benefits on eyeconic.com.



Optometric Management, Volume: 47 , Issue: December 2012, page(s): 12