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In Focus
The M&S Technologies blog

Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

The Father of Modern Optometry: Dr. Irvin Borish

Today the spotlight is on Dr. Irvin Borish, a.k.a. “The Father of Modern Optometry”.

Known by many simply as Borish, his work influenced almost every aspect of optometry throughout his long life.

He began his career on the faculty of the Northern Illinois College of Optometry, from which he graduated, in 1934, as the first NICO grad with a straight-A average. In 1944 he opened a practice in…

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Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

Vision is More Than 20/20

As we come upon the COVD Annual Meeting next week (College of Optometrists in Vision Development), it’s a good time to talk about the link between vision and learning.

Firstly, the COVD is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for eye doctors and vision therapists who are prepared to…

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Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

Back to School…Again

Last week we highlighted the schooling required for Ophthalmologists, both in the U.S. and Europe. This week: Optometrists.

Doctors of Optometry in the United States are currently regulated by state boards that determine their scope of practice, which may vary from state to state. Within the healthcare system, optometrists function as primary eye care providers who are especially experienced in fitting contact lenses and glasses prescriptions.



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Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

Out of the Ashes

Robert R. McCormick, a prominent member of the McCormick family, and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, championed a purpose-built lakeside convention center for Chicago as far back as 1927. In 1958, ground was broken for a $35 million facility that opened in November 1960, and was named after McCormick, who died in 1955.

On a bitterly cold January night in 1967, McCormick Place was ablaze, engulfed in raging flames. The building that was supposed…

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