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    5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in Atlanta


    In addition, Alcon renews its commitment to Think About Your Eyes and pledges $73 million.

    Alcon directly supported eye health in 2016 by providing nearly 650 medical missions that served more than 480,000 patients around the world and facilitated more than 47,000 surgeries. The market value of the donated products and services during this time totaled nearly $73 million, according to the company.

    Alcon looks to continue its support of Think About Your Eyes public awareness campaign. In an effort to encourage healthy contact lens wearing schedules, Alcon will donate $5 to the program for each annual supply of Alcon daily or monthly disposable contact lenses purchased by patients—up to a total of $2 million.

    Also, Alcon has launched Air Optix Choice, a new program which aims to provide patients access to the latest technology in monthly contact lenses and a replacement schedule.

    The program offers savings on most Air Optix contact lenses, including Alcon’s new Air Optix plus HydraGlyde. At the same time, Alcon will extend its existing Dailies Choice Program, which allows ECPs to offer patients access to a convenient and compliant contact lens option by reducing the price of Dailies lenses to that of two-week replacement lenses, according to the company.

    The Air Optix Choice and Dailies Choice programs are both available online.

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    SECO International elects Lynn Hammonds, OD, as president

    SECO International announced the election of Lynn Hammonds, OD, as its new president along with the appointment of numerous other officers during its annual House of Delegates meeting at SECO 2017.

    Dr. Hammonds was first elected to the SECO International Executive Committee in 2013.

    Other newly installed officers include:

    • Emilio Balius, OD, president-elect

    • J. Max Ernst, OD, vice president

    • Max Raynor, OD, treasurer

    • Richard Durocher, OD, secretary

    • Ted McElroy, OD, immediate past president

    For more information about SECO International: www.secointernational.com.

    Read more from SECO 2017 in Atlanta, GA here

    Giovanni Castelli
    Giovanni Castelli is the content specialist for Optometry Times. He is a 2014 graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in ...


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