Friday, March 5, 2021 12:27 AM
DEERFIELD, Ill.—In an effort to offer easier access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic, Walgreens
said it will expand its digital health platform, Walgreens Find Care, to include 11 new and four expanded collaborations with service providers, including its current vision care partner For Eyes
Friday, March 5, 2021 12:21 AM
SOUTHLAKE, Texas—Retina Consultants of America
(RCA), a comprehensive physician management services organization, has announced a new partnership with Retina Associates, P.A.
of Kansas City, which operates practice locations in both Kansas and Missouri.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:27 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc.
(NASDAQ: EYE) reported Wednesday that net sales in the fourth quarter increased 23.6 percent to $496.7 million, driven by comparable-store sales growth of 14.3 percent (the adjusted comparable-store sales growth was 10.6 percent). It marked the second consecutive quarter of double-digit comparable-store sales increases after the coronavirus slowed much of the U.S. retail business in the early part of 2020.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:24 AM
LOS ANGELES—Beverly Capital
, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has acquired The Eye Health Group
, a New Jersey-based medical optometric service provider.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:15 AM
is open for SECO 2021, SECO's annual conference and marketplace, providing the optometric profession outstanding educational opportunities. This live, in-person event will take place April 28 to May 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, with a Meet Safe
plan to ensure safety measures for all attendees. In addition to live and in-person, there is an option to participate virtually. “SECO 2021 is looking forward to welcoming our attendees and exhibitors back to Atlanta,” said Max Raynor, president of SECO International.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:21 AM
SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Eyecare
has announced that registration is now open for Eyes On Dry Eye
. The two-day virtual event is scheduled for April 23-24.
Monday, March 1, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine rollout has begun across the U.S., and optometrists in a handful of states have been granted the right to administer shots, while professional groups on the state and federal level continue to push for more to follow suit.
Friday, February 26, 2021 12:24 AM
Total Vision forms new partnership, Bausch Health adds directors to board, Alcon reports Q4 sales gain, Jobson Research issues COVID-19 special report and Solstice Sunglasses files for bankruptcy protection all topped this week’s VMAIL
news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety
(APS), an organization founded in 2018 to advocate for both patient safety and a strong doctor-patient relationship, has named Alison Teitelbaum, MS, MPH, CAE, as its new executive director.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:18 AM
SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Eyecare
, a digital site and publication offering clinical and career content, events, and career services for eyecare professionals, has released its 2021 Optometry Student Report
. The report is based on data collected from 1,476 optometry students in the U.S. and Canada.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:15 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—In a move to address the state’s shortage of health care providers available to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the California Department of Consumer Affairs approved a public health emergency waiver that will allow doctors of optometry to administer COVID-19 vaccines to persons 16 years of age or older, according to the California Optometric Association
(COA). Optometrists can immediately help with surge capacity at mass vaccination sites once more vaccine is available, COA noted earlier this month.
Monday, February 22, 2021 12:15 AM
SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
said it has begun a month-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the TECNIS platform, the proprietary combination of materials and design on which Johnson & Johnson Vision IOLs (intraocular lenses) are built.
Friday, February 19, 2021 12:18 AM
Connection 2021, the alliance’s annual national conference, took place for the first time this year via a virtual platform that featured general sessions, exhibitor booths, nightly entertainment, and networking opportunities for the more than 1,100 attendees.
Friday, February 19, 2021 12:15 AM
COSTA MESA, Calif.—Neurolens
, an eyeglass lens company dedicated to providing pain-relieving comfort for hardworking eyes, has announced that it experienced “meaningful growth” in 2020 with the onboarding of more than 130 new practices.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released the results of the January 2021 Eyecare Provider Insights Survey. The Vision Council fielded the survey to the organization’s panel of more than 1,700 eyecare providers during the last week of January.