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The Buzz | Sept/Oct '21

The Buzz

To Attend | YoungMD Connect & Ophthalmology’s Future Leaders Events at AAO

Heading to New Orleans for #AAO2021 and looking for educational and networking opportunities? Consider checking out the YoungMD Connect meeting and Ophthalmology’s Future Leaders program, taking place Friday, November 12, from 4:00PM to 8:30PM CT, at the Ace Hotel. Registration for both events is now open!

To Apply | Rabb-Venable Excellent in Ophthalmology Program

Each year, the National Medical Association sponsors the Rabb-Venable Excellence in Ophthalmology Program, which is designed to increase diversity in eye care. The program encourages and fosters interest in ophthalmology among underrepresented minority medical students as well as in those who desire to work in underserved communities. Its offerings include an annual awards scholarship and mentoring, career development, and volunteer opportunities. There are two categories for online abstract submission: medical students and resident/fellows. Applicants must submit an original research abstract on the latest developments in ophthalmology, and they must be the first author on the project. Online abstract submissions are due March 31.

To Follow | Ray-Ban Stories

Just when it seemed like smart glasses had officially landed in the wastebasket of inventions, Luxottica and Facebook have partnered to launch Ray-Ban Stories. These smart eyeglasses and sunglasses (starting at $299) come equipped with Facebook technology that allows users to take photos and videos with voice commands or by pressing a button located on the arm of the frames. They also feature small speakers that turn the smart glasses into headphones, linked via Bluetooth to the smartphone they’re paired with. Time will tell!

To Read | Behind the Scenes of BMC

Curious to learn more about the team behind MillennialEYE, Eyetube, YoungMD Connect, and more? In its 20th anniversary issue, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today—BMC’s flagship publication—provides an overview of the history of the company and its brands in eye care and beyond.