NOW Pavilion Is Set to Return to Vision Expo East 2023

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2023 2:34 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The NOW Pavilion is returning to Vision Expo East 2023. The pavilion will feature a curated selection of frames and lenses that embody the latest trends and innovations in eyewear, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX Global. Participating exhibitors are invited to submit products as complimentary, value-added opportunities to gain additional exposure at the show. Final product selection will be chosen by an advisory review committee of esteemed media and retailers immediately following the February 1 product submission deadline. Read More

Review of Myopia Management: Tackling the Barriers to Specializing in Myopia Management

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2023 2:23 PM Every person reading this publication is interested to some degree in myopia management. There’s a range from the passionate to the reluctant, but ethically, every optometrist and ophthalmologist working with the pediatric population should be practicing myopia management. The challenge for many of us is how to start and make myopia management a seamless boon for our practices rather than a time-consuming interruption. There are three pillars to making myopia management successful in any practice: doctor education, proper tools, and staff support. If these three pillars are strong, your practice will flourish. Read More

A Paris Fashion Week Recap

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2023 2:08 PM This season's Paris Fashion Week has come to an end. Head over to organizer Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode's website for a recap of all the shows from this always special week in fashion. 

Growing at the Speed of Automation—How One Lab Reinvented Itself

By Julie Bos / Contributing Editor
Friday, January 27, 2023 8:30 AM Every company’s growth journey is unique, but for Superior Optical Lab in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, it’s an impressive story marked by Service-Disabled Veterans support, 400 percent revenue growth in the past five years, and a recent expansion effort that has quadrupled capacity through state-of-the-art automation. Fortunately, two local financial partners saw great potential for the lab’s future—and had the right mindset and qualifications to make it happen. Today, Superior Optical Lab is on the forefront of the industry—fueled by focused leadership, a strong presence within the Veterans Administration (VA) and ECP communities, and the powerful, behind-the-scenes Schneider Modulo One technology.

Insta-Pick for 1-28-23

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Eye Contact Optometrist's Tweet for 1-28-23

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Optique Optometrists' Tweet for 1-28-23

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WeShareIt 1-28-23

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Friday, January 27, 2023 8:10 AM This pillow cover is the perfect Valentine’s Day addition to the office, your couch or anywhere that needs a little love. You can purchase it on RedBubble here. #WeShareIt

NOW Pavilion Is Set to Return to Vision Expo East 2023

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2023 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The NOW Pavilion is returning to Vision Expo East 2023. The pavilion will feature a curated selection of frames and lenses that embody the latest trends and innovations in eyewear, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX Global. Participating exhibitors are invited to submit products as complimentary, value-added opportunities to gain additional exposure at the show. Final product selection will be chosen by an advisory review committee of esteemed media and retailers immediately following the February 1 product submission deadline.

Vision Expo East 2023 to Host Largest U.S. Optical Industry Gathering In Recent Years, March 16-19 in New York City

By Staff
Thursday, January 26, 2023 3:00 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle, Vision Expo East 2023 is on track to be the largest optical gathering the industry has experienced in years, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX. Vision Expo East 2023 will take place March 16–19 at the Javits Center in New York City, with the show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, opening Thursday, March 16 and the Exhibit Hall opening Friday, March 17, 2023. This year’s event is expected to be the largest vision-focused trade show since 2019, with over 450 companies from around the world and an anticipated 12,000+ attendees. Registration is now open. Read More

Review of Optometry: Study Highlights Importance of Community-Based Vision Screening

By Staff
Thursday, January 26, 2023 2:49 PM To investigate the extent of undetected ocular disease, particularly among the public housing community, and ways in which screening can aid in early detection, researchers conducted a five-year prospective, cluster-randomized controlled trial called the Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study. Included participants were at least 40 years old and resided in public housing developments in New York City. The 15-month baseline results, recently published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, suggest the screening initiative shows promise to improve access to eyecare and earlier ocular disease detection in high-risk populations. All individuals completed eye health screenings consisting of visual acuity with correction, IOP measurements and fundus photography. Read More

Bessie Coleman on the Quarter

By Staff
Thursday, January 26, 2023 1:23 PM The U.S. Mint has shared the first release in its 2023 American Women Quarters Program, featuring groundbreaking American pilot Bessie Coleman. Head over to Mental Floss to learn more about Coleman's story and see the new quarter. 

Vision Expo East 2023 to Host Largest U.S. Optical Industry Gathering In Recent Years, March 16-19 in New York City

By Staff
Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle, Vision Expo East 2023 is on track to be the largest optical gathering the industry has experienced in years, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX. Vision Expo East 2023 will take place March 16–19 at the Javits Center in New York City, with the show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, opening Thursday, March 16 and the Exhibit Hall opening Friday, March 17, 2023.

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Jan. 16–22, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

By Staff
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 2:19 PM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, Jan. 16–22, when compared with the previous week at a rate of -2 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 15 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 4) when compared with last year (2022), 4 points above the same period in 2021, 7 points above 2020, and 15 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. All optical sales categories were down or flat last week when compared with the previous week, at rates of -2 index points for gross revenue, 0 index points for exams/refractions, -22 index points for frame units, -1 index point for lens pairs and -8 index points for contact lenses. Read More

Review of Optometric Business: Do These 2 Things to Significantly Improve Your Cataract Patients’ Experience

By Staff
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 2:07 PM Cataracts are an inevitability for most people if they live long enough. As something that most of your patients will eventually be diagnosed with, it is your responsibility as a doctor to provide a high level of care and education to these patients. Providing great service to cataract patients also is a tremendous practice-building opportunity. Here is what I have found to be the two most important actions you can take to ensure cataract patients have a positive experience with the procedure and with your practice. Read More