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Hilco Vision Intros OptiPlus Anti-Fog Spray Kit

By Staff
Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:11 AM

Organizers of Vision Expo Announce Vision Expo+, a Free, Three-Day Virtual Extension of the Vision Expo East Experience Delivered Through ShopVISION

By Staff
Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:57 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, the organizers of Vision Expo, today announced Vision Expo+, a free digital extension of the Vision Expo East experience that will be offered from June 3-5 in conjunction with Vision Expo East 2021 through ShopVISION, a new global sourcing platform. Vision Expo+ reflects an effort by the Show organizers to accommodate members of the vision care community from around the globe by providing more ways for the community to experience Vision Expo East, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando. Read More

Review of Myopia Management: What Does Science Say About Screen Time and Childhood Myopia?

By Staff
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:15 PM The prevalence of childhood myopia has surged in recent decades, with urban centers in East Asia such as Singapore having rates as high as 11 percent among preschoolers, increasing to 50 percent by primary school, and 75 percent by the end of secondary school. The prevalence of myopia is increasing elsewhere too—including in the U.S.—and the shifting epidemiological picture, which is characterized by a progressively younger age of onset and accelerated myopic progression, portends a worrying future increase in the global burden of high myopia and blindness. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is likely to continue to require lockdowns and less face-to-face engagement for some time, more screen time is inevitable, and there is a significant need for strategies to mitigate a resultant exacerbation of the myopia crisis. Read More

Review of Optometry: Vaccines and Vulnerable Eyes—What to Look For

By Staff
Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:20 PM As we watch the ramp-up of COVID-19 vaccination, we can marvel at the ingenuity that brought these vital agents to market in under a year. But it also starkly underlines the importance of vaccines as a whole to society. Unfortunately, a decline in routine vaccination was among the unwelcome consequences of the pandemic lockdowns that began in March 2020, which significantly altered health care as we know it. Patient visits for routine and emergency care began to decrease. This has resulted in a reduced rate of vaccinations for vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) across the nation. Read More

PECAA Launches New Marketing Advisory Service for Its Membership

By Staff
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a leading nationwide doctor alliance group, has launched a marketing advisory service for its membership.

These Stores That Opened Amid the Pandemic Can Hint at Where Retail Is Going

By Staff
Monday, May 3, 2021 12:01 AM The landlords and tenants are on a more even playing field now. You're working with them as opposed to working against each other, which, in the past, sometimes those relationships [were] a little challenging.

VM's 6th Micro Chats on Macro Trends Video Looks at the Growing Retail-Healthcare Convergence

By Staff
Friday, April 30, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As evidenced by recent news and Vision Monday's own coverage of pharmacy chains, retailer groups and new competitive business models expanding their commitments in the primary and specialty healthcare space, there is a new interchange between the worlds of "retail" and "healthcare" growing within the current business climate. It's the topic of this week's latest short video, Micro Chats on Macro Trends, a series of conversations between VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp. The video can be viewed by clicking here.

American Diabetes Association, VSP Vision Care and Regeneron Team Up for Roundtable About COVID-19 Impact on Those With Diabetes

By Staff
Friday, April 30, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK - VSP Vision Care is teaming up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Regeneron to discuss COVID-19’s impact on people living with diabetes, especially as it pertains to their vision. The roundtable, set for May 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET, will feature medical professionals and two patient ‘Champions’ who will share their insights and experiences from the past 14 months. The effort is part of the ongoing Focus on Diabetes initiative with the ADA, which was previously announced.

20/20 and VM Digital Exclusive PPE Resource Guide Is Now Available

By Staff
Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:00 AM NEW YORK—With the continued advance of COVID-19, the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in high demand among eyecare professionals and their staff. A new and exclusive special digital resource from 20/20 and Vision Monday showcases a variety of product offerings to help ECPs, their associates and patients to stay safe. 

Review of Optometric Business: 5 Ways to Achieve a Fully Vaccinated Staff

By Staff
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:20 PM Vaccine hesitancy is common. A recent NPR/Marist poll found that one in four Americans said they would refuse a coronavirus vaccine outright if offered. Another 5 percent are “undecided” about whether they would get the shot. Some of those people may work for your practice. Here are a few tips on how to encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID. Have you already gotten vaccinated against COVID-19? You have an opportunity to lead by example. There is tremendous misinformation circulating about the COVID-19 vaccination. Take time to educate employees about the truth, including sharing information about the safety and approval measures that are in place when a new vaccine comes on the market, and the trials that took place before the COVID vaccines in use in the U.S. were given the green light. Read More

IDOC Launches IDOC HR Now, a Comprehensive New HR Management Service

By Staff
Monday, April 19, 2021 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has announced the addition of IDOC HR Now, a comprehensive HR management service, to their list of inclusive member benefits.

Vision Benefits of America and Shamir Fund Pandemic Relief for Independent Optometric Practices in Pennsylvania

By Staff
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Shamir has formed a partnership with Vision Benefits of America, Inc. (VBA), a commercial group benefits organization, to create the VBA/Shamir Pandemic Assistance Program. The program is designed to assist in-network eyecare professionals who have “endured more complicated operations over the past year.”