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2014-05-22 23:06:34

Dr. Steven Schoenbart spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr Schoenbart is taking extra steps to urge every New Yorker get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action to ensure prolonged good vision. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 While most only reluctantly book an eye exam after repeated reminders from their clinic, Dr. Steven Schoenbart is...

2014-05-22 23:03:55

Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, F.A.A.O., a California optometrist who is Clinical Director of Low Vision Optometry in Southern California and Founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr. Shuldiner is taking extra steps to urge every Californian to get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action...

2014-05-22 08:30:52

Eye physicians volunteer to provide exams and care at no out-of-pocket cost for seniors through EyeCare America SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - is issuing seven tips to help older adults take care of their eyes as they age to ensure longer independence and wellbeing. The Academy is offering the advice as part of its efforts to support the National Eye Institute's...

2014-05-20 12:33:22

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Linda C. Bain as Chief Financial Officer. With more than 20 years of finance, strategic business partner and audit experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, Ms. Bain brings a distinguished track record of success, as a...

2014-05-20 08:33:40

Campaign aims to promote nutrition and eye health awareness with prize giveaways and patient education guides ST. LOUIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- May is the National Eye Institute's (NEI) Healthy Vision Month, designed to create awareness about eye health. EyePromise eye vitamins is honoring the observance by kicking off a program of its own. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89018 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140519/89019 To celebrate...

2014-05-14 23:11:45

Anything Optical (http://www.cgoptical2020.com) announced today their new name Anything Optical, formerly known as Everything Optical, their new offering of medical services, as well as a fully renovated store located in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. Huntingdon Valley, PA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Now known as Anything Optical, this local full-service optical practice is celebrating its twentieth year in business serving the community. Carrying on with the tradition of Everything...

2014-05-08 09:24:07

Researchers have found that, contrary to previous clinical trial findings, monthly injections to counteract age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not be necessary. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Orlando, Fla. The investigators used a strategy called "treat and extend" to conduct the study, in which the frequency of office visits and injections were tailored to each patient's...

2014-05-06 12:31:10

LONDON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Carotenoids Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/plastics/polymers/carotenoids.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Carotenoids in both US$ Million and Tons by the following Product Segments: Beta-Carotene, Lutein, Astaxanthin, Canthaxanthin, Annatto, Capsanthin, and Other Carotenoids. The major End-Use Segments also analyzed in the report include Animal...

National Eye Institute Celebrates Healthy Vision Month In May
2014-04-30 11:15:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each May since 2003 the National Eye Institute (NEI) has been celebrating Healthy Vision Month. As with past years, the Institute makes the case for eye care, stating that an eye examination is just as important as seeing a doctor or nurse for a physical examination. During Healthy Vision Month, NEI – an arm of the National Institutes of Health – empowers Americans to make eye health a top priority and educates them on steps...

2014-04-29 08:38:13

Transitions Optical to Supply Complimentary Eye Health Education Resources to NAHN Nurses Across the Country WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitions Optical, Inc. and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) have announced a national partnership to reach Hispanic communities with eye health information. Transitions Optical has joined NAHN as a Corporate Member and will provide education to NAHN members on the higher risk for eye health issues among Hispanic...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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