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September
  • Sports Eye Safety Month
    September 01, 2021 - September 30, 2021

    More than 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year.

    The good news is that almost all of these injuries can be prevented. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes!

    Take the following steps to avoid sports eye injuries:

    • Wear proper safety goggles (lensed polycarbonate protectors) for racquet sports or basketball. In order to be assured that your eyes are protected, it is important that any eye guard or sports protective eyewear are labeled as ASTM F803 approved. This eyewear is performance tested to give you the highest levels of protection.
    • Use batting helmets with polycarbonate face shields for youth baseball.
    • Use helmets and face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association when playing hockey.
    • Know that regular glasses don’t provide enough protection

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  • Vision Expo West 2021
    Las Vegas, NV
    September 15, 2021 - September 25, 2021

    EDUCATION DATES + HOURS

    Wednesday September 22 | 7:00AM – 6:45PM
    Thursday September 23 | 7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Friday September 24 | 7:30AM – 6:00PM
    Saturday September 25 | 7:00AM – 1:30PM

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October
  • Contact Safety Month
    October 01, 2021 - October 31, 2021

    Healthy Vision and Contact Lenses

    Safe contact lenses use provides an effective form of vision correction. Contact lenses prescribed by a licensed doctor of optometry are worn safely and comfortably by millions of people worldwide and have a long history of providing wearers with a safe and effective form of vision correction.

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November
  • American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting
    Boston, MA
    November 01, 2021 - November 08, 2021

    The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting

    offers a wide array of clinically relevant CE courses and cutting-edge research in the clinical and vision sciences. Attendees can choose from more than 300+ hours of lectures and workshops, Section and Special Interest Group (SIG) symposia, hundreds of scientific papers and posters, a world class exhibit hall, and several memorable social events.

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December
  • Give the Gift of Sight Month
    December 01, 2021 - December 31, 2021

    Gift Of Sight month has been designed to help and raise awareness regarding the importance of eye health. A lot of people realize that routine yearly physicals are imperative in terms of detecting or preventing a lot of conditions. However, very few people appreciate just how important a yearly eye exam is when it comes to preventing disorders and diagnosing diseases at the earliest stage.

    Good vision is something that we all recognize the importance of. However, it is something that a lot of us take for granted. After all, you know what they say; you don’t realize what you have got until it is gone.

Past Events

January
  • Review of Optometric Business article published
    Review of Optometric Business
    January 27, 2021

    Read the article

February
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month
    February 01, 2021 - February 28, 2021

    Low vision impacts the lives of more than 16 million Americans over age 45.

  • COVID Combat Conference
    Virtual
    February 27, 2021

    An interactive, one-day, multi-course CE meeting focused on infection control, prescribing and screening modifications, patient and staff safety, and effectively restarting and growing your practice in a peri- and post-COVID world.

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  • Optowest - California Optometric Association
    Virtual
    February 28, 2021

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March
  • Healthy Vision Month, Save Your Vision Month, Workplace Eye Wellness Month
    March 01, 2021 - March 31, 2021

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  • World Glaucoma Week
    March 12, 2021 - March 18, 2021

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April
  • Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month, Prevent Blindness
    April 01, 2021 - April 30, 2021

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  • Atlanta SECO 2021
    Hybrid virtual/ in person (Atlanta, GA)
    April 28, 2021 - May 02, 2021

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May
  • UV Awareness Month
    May 01, 2021 - May 31, 2021

    Because extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes, Prevent Blindness has declared May as Ultraviolet Awareness Month to educate the public on the increased risk of everything from "corneal sunburns" (photokeratitis) to diseases such as cataract and eye cancers. Prevent Blindness offers a variety of free resources on UV protection to keep vision healthy, including fact sheets and a dedicated webpage.

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June
  • Cataract Awareness Month
    June 01, 2021 - June 30, 2021

    Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are close to 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older with cataracts. More than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80. Prevent Blindness will offer tips about prevention and information about surgery.

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  • Optometry's Meeting
    Denver, CO
    June 24, 2021 - June 26, 2021

    Experience Full Scope, Optometry Education with Vision

July
  • Fireworks Safety Awareness Week (June 28-July 4)
    June 28, 2021 - July 05, 2021

    If you experience a fireworks-related eye injury:

    • Seek medical attention immediately.
    • Avoid rubbing or rinsing the eyes or applying pressure.
    • Do not remove any object from the eye, apply ointments or take any pain medication before consulting a trained medical professional.
    • Safety during fireworks displays can help prevent serious eye injuries, such as burns of the eye and open globe injuries, which may lead to loss of vision. Protecting your eyes this Fourth of July can ensure you see the remarkable fireworks from public displays for years to come.


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August
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
    August 01, 2021 - August 31, 2021

    With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, it’s time to make comprehensive eye exam appointments for the kids. Conveniently, August is designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

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