Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:15 AM
NEW YORK—If the pandemic has not impacted your practice yet, it’s just a matter of time until it does. One of your goals in a time of decreased revenue collected is to downsize expenses to avoid going negative on your practice cash flow. This specially designed spreadsheet is designed to help you achieve that goal. This article will show you how to use the spreadsheet to guide your practice not only in these difficult times but also as we climb back out of this problem.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:10 AM
NEW YORK—Even in some areas where ECPs are still seeing patients or providing emergency or urgent care, eye clinics are experiencing unwanted and nerve-wracking downtime in the current coronavirus crisis, the team at EyeCarePro.net
points out. To help ODs learn ways they can use the downtime to help them effectively plan for the future, EyeCarePro's team hosted a Facebook LIVE event last week.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:05 AM
has launched a series of webinars to provide customers with easy access to information about high-impact topics and ideas. The webinars are scheduled three times a week at multiple times per day to accommodate customers’ schedules in various time zones. “These webinars are designed to educate our customers while they have additional time,” explained Matt Woelbern, head of U.S. ECP marketing for Zeiss Vision Care’s business group.
Monday, March 16, 2020 12:21 AM
WATERLOO, Ontario—As containers of soap and hand sanitizer become limited in availability since the global spread of coronavirus, people are paying more attention to handwashing practices. While there is no suggestion of an association between COVID-19 and safe contact lens wear, for the millions of lens wearers worldwide, the increased focus on hand washing is a welcome message, experts have noted. A recent literature review from professor emeritus Desmond Fonn and the Centre for Ocular Research & Education
(CORE) reports that proper hand hygiene is especially important for people who use contact lenses.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:21 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—Twenty eyecare professionals (ECPs) from across the U.S. are the first certified ODs to prescribe under CooperVision’s
new Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program, which features the MiSight 1 day
contact lens as its cornerstone, according to an announcement. Following an in-person educational workshop covering clinical, technological, and child-parent interaction content, each of the 20 ODs then successfully completed an online exam. The CooperVision MiSight 1 day lens is the first and only product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for slowing the progression of myopia in children, who at initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age, as VMAIL reported
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:15 AM
TORRANCE, Calif.—Indizen Optical Technologies
(IOT) is expanding the production capacity in its manufacturing and technology center here. The company released a statement saying it is boosting the output at the 20,000 square foot facility in Torrance because sales of its IOT Neochromes light-activated lenses
, which launched in Q4 2019, have exceeded initial forecasts. “We have had great success with the launch of new IOT Neochromes light activated lenses,” said IOT founder and CEO, Daniel Crespo. “Customers tell us they appreciate the exceptional performance of IOT Neochromes lenses, and that they are offered by an independent supplier.”
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:15 AM
NEW YORK—The American Optometric Association
(AOA), representing more than 30,000 doctors of optometry, announced that it is working with Lyft, the transportation network, to offer free rides to people in select cities in an effort to make it easier to get their #2020EyeExam with a doctor of optometry. For a limited time only, the AOA is offering a free roundtrip ride (up to $25) with rideshare partner Lyft to anyone traveling to the optometrist beginning March 2, while supplies last.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:10 AM
a company that provides interoperability as a service to health care providers, and Eyefinity, a VSP Global company and industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software, announced they have developed a “seamless integration experience between vision care practices and electronic health record platforms in the larger medical ecosystem.”
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:05 AM
In addition to ushering in Spring, March is also Workplace Eye Wellness month. Regardless of one’s occupation, whether it’s in construction or an office job that requires extended use of computers, taking care of the eyes should always be a priority.
Monday, March 2, 2020 12:24 AM
GENEVA—With its first year of operating as a standalone independent company just about wrapped up, Alcon
(SIX/NYSE:ALC) is pleased with its progress but expects to build upon this initial success as it unlocks the company’s full potential in the eyecare sector. This was the message from chief executive officer David Endicott, who has been leading Alcon since last April.
Monday, March 2, 2020 12:21 AM
announced the six finalists of its 2020 RightEye Impact Awards. This program was created to “recognize, honor and celebrate the many unsung accomplishments of health care providers worldwide who are transforming peoples’ lives.”
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:15 AM
WATERLOO, Ontario—Scientists from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education
(CORE) will have their largest-ever presence at the 8th Dutch Contact Lens Congress
(Nederlands Contactlens Congress/NCC), which runs March 15-16 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. CORE researchers are scheduled to present multiple papers, posters and education sessions on some of the most critical issues in contact lens prescribing and development, including industry growth, contact lens safety, wearer satisfaction and pediatric use. “The theme of the conference is ‘Beyond 2020’ and we consider this an apt description of what we have in store for NCC this year,” CORE head of clinical research Jill Woods, MSc, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, said in an announcement.
Friday, February 21, 2020 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and BOISE, Idaho—Kno2
, a company that provides interoperability as a service to health care providers, and Eyefinity
, a VSP Global
company and industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software, announced they have developed a “seamless integration experience between vision care practices and electronic health record platforms in the larger medical ecosystem.” The integration will help bridge the gap between eyecare and primary care for thousands of practices across the country.
Friday, February 21, 2020 12:18 AM
CHICAGO—The Society of Vacuum Coaters
(SVC) is offering a unique live tutorial focused on the art, science, and practical know-how of producing modern ophthalmic coatings. “M-205: The Craftsmanship of Ophthalmic Coatings” is intended for technicians, floor shop managers and senior operators working in the ophthalmic industry dealing with the day to day traps of operating coating equipment, running processes, and the infrastructure that supports both. The full-day course will be offered in conjunction with the SVC’s annual 2020 conference and exhibition in Chicago on Wednesday, April 22, 2020