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Former AOA President, OGS advocate, Vic Connors passes

June 7, 2016

Former American Optometric Association president and board of trustees’ member Victor J. Connors, OD, passed away on Monday. He was a native of Wonewoc, WI.

Connors was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Optometry Giving Sight in the US, serving as both Chair and CEO for many years, according to Clive Miller, CEO, Optometry Giving Sight. He also served on the OGS Global Board for 7 years.

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Former AOA President, OGS advocate, Vic Connors passes

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Former American Optometric Association president and board of trustees’ member Victor J. Connors, OD, passed away on Monday. He was a native of…

In the Journals

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May 23, 2016
Patients with low vision who used a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology mounted on their eyeglasses experienced dramatic…

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May 19, 2016
NuEyes and Osterhout Design Group announced the release of portable smart glasses for patients with low vision. Osterhout Design Group (ODG) combined…

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I have a tendency to be influenced by the people that I meet and talk with. I often find the stories of the events and happenings of other…

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