CooperVision Announces ‘Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program' in Advance of U.S. Launch of MiSight 1 Day Contact Lenses

By Staff
Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision, which is preparing for the March 2020 U.S. launch of MiSight 1 day contact lenses, has kicked off the new year by announcing this week the details of its comprehensive myopia management approach. An initial group of eyecare professionals (ECPs) gathered in Miami on Jan. 7-8 to learn about the “Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program” and to prepare to prescribe the MiSight 1 day lens to patients. CooperVision’s MiSight 1 day lens is the first and only product approved by the Food and Drug Administration for slowing the progression of myopia when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years old, as VMAIL reported.

Pew Research: Here Are Some of the Top Tech-Related Trends That Shaped the Decade

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:06 AM NEW YORK—The tech landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade, both in the U.S. and around the world. There have been notable increases in the use of social media and online platforms (including YouTube and Facebook) and technologies (like the internet, cellphones and smartphones), in some cases leading to near-saturation levels of use among major segments of the population. But digital tech also faced significant backlash in the 2010s. 

Compulink Partners With FIGmd to Connect to Multiple Specialty Registries

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:03 AM NEWBURY PARK, Calif.—Compulink Healthcare Solutions the creator of Advantage SMART Practice, an all-in-one, specialty-specific EHR, and practice management solution, has formed a partnership with FIGmd, the leading developer of clinical data registries.

RightEye's New Reading & Learning Guide Helps ODs Bring Visual Learning Assessments Into Their Practices

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:00 AM BETHESDA, Md.—A new Reading & Learning Guide from RightEye offers tips on different ways that optometrists can expand their service offering with minimal investment—and help their patients discover the love of learning through improved reading comprehension. 

IrisVision and Samsung Announce Partnership to Bring Vision Technologies to 200 Million Low Vision Patients Globally

By Staff
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:15 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—Samsung Electronics Co. and IrisVision, a leader in digital vision technologies and maker of the world's first smart, wearable vision-assistive device, announced a strategic partnership to roll out IrisVision's groundbreaking technology worldwide. IrisVision's vision correction software platform utilizes the power of Samsung's industry leading Galaxy smartphones and XR devices and mobile AI platform to enable people with impaired vision to see clearly and live more independent lives, according to the announcement on Tuesday.

Thousands of ECPs Step Up Eye Health Education During Diabetes-Related Eye Disease Month

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:06 AM NEW YORK—Thousands of eyecare professionals across the country stepped up to help patients and caregivers learn more about how diabetes can affect the eyes. To bring attention to the ways in which diabetes can affect the eyes, Prevent Blindness has put together a series of resources for ECPs and patients, including a "Diabetes and the Eye" toolkit that can help manage the conversations. The no-cost educational toolkit, “Diabetes and the Eyes,” includes fact sheets, shareable infographics for social media, and financial assistance resources to increase access to eyecare. 

Hoya Vision Care Helps Out Busy ECPs With a Holiday Social Media Kit

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:03 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care has issued a helpful Holiday Social Media Kit for ECPs and their teams to use to connect with current and prospective patients during the busy holiday season. The company explained to ECPs, "We know how busy the holiday season is, so we didn’t want you to have to focus on a social marketing strategy when you need every team member focused on the patient." 

Eyefinity Teams With FIS to Advance Payments for U.S. Eyecare Practices

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—FIS (NYSE: FIS) and Eyefinity, a VSP Global company, have announced an agreement to offer leading-edge new payment solutions to eyecare practices across the U.S. Eyefinity said it will integrate the Worldpay from FIS payment processing platform into its network of Eyefinity Practice Management, OfficeMate, and AcuityLogic optometric practices, which provide eyecare services across the nation. 

Social Media Content and SEO Can Help ODs Leverage Their Specialty Expertise

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:06 AM NEW YORK—EyeCarePro, which works with optometric practices on their web and digital presence, started ODSpecialty because the digital media company was working with clients who more and more weren’t being served by the company's general marketing format. They were less interested in general care patient growth and had specific medical services they wanted to make a larger part of their practices. 

ESE International Debuts New B2B Website

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:03 AM NEW YORK—ESE International launched its new B2B website, designed by Jobson Interactive. The new ESE International site features an improved and streamlined approach to its customer login area, as well as upgrades including the ability to check the stock of an item, a rapid order feature, the ability to save favorites, and the easy identification of new releases, the company said. 

AOA Releases Second Edition of Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Citing the significant public and economic burden posed by diabetes in the United States, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has issued its revised, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the disease for doctors of optometry and other health professionals who deliver care to patients with diabetes. 

Dashboard and Other Data Options Help ECPs Understand Patients' Path to Purchase

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:06 AM NEW YORK—From health care to retail, data has become an invaluable resource for businesses and practitioners. It’s what many see as the key ingredient to meeting, and exceeding, patients’ expectations, and it provides a critical yardstick for measuring business success. In eyecare and optical retailing, the growing interest in data also has led to an increase in the number of options partner companies are developing that collect, track and analyze the data for ECPs to draw upon to manage their practice.

Topcon Healthcare to Support Transition of IBM Merge Eye Station and Merge Eye Care PACS Customers

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 AM NEW YORK—Topcon Healthcare Solutions announced late last month that it is partnering with IBM Watson Health Imaging in an effort to support a transition plan for their Merge Eye Station digital fundus imaging platform and the Merge Eye Care PACS web-based image management system, two products from their global eyecare division that are being end-of-lifed ("EOL") as announced previously.

EyeCarePro.net Offers New On-Demand Webinars

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:00 AM NEW YORK—EyeCarePro, the digital marketing company that helps optometric practices manage their online presence, has posted a new resource center on its updated website, displaying its many instructional webinars on a range of topics. As Daniel Rostenne, CEO of EyeCarePro points out in the group's blog this month, "We've posted lots of webinars over this past year with several leading optometry experts and partners. 

Think About Your Eyes Encourages Individuals to Contribute Stories and #SeeBeyond2020

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:06 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—On Oct. 23, Think About Your Eyes launched a new initiative, #SeeBeyond2020, to collect stories from individuals about a comprehensive eye exam that changed their lives. The goal is to emphasize that vision health means more than just 20/20, that an annual comprehensive eye exam can not only help people see more clearly, but can also detect health problems.