Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:06 AM
MONTREAL—This year, social media's role in escalating participation among patients and ECPs in World Sight Day (Oct. 10) is growing stronger. One of the many companies taking part is Montreal-based WestGroupe
, the eyewear company which also has a large presence in the U.S. and internationally, that is an Optometry Giving Sight
supporter, helping to bring the global optometry community together to help end preventable vision impairment. More than 1.2 billion visually impaired people in the world have limited access to an eye exam and a pair of eyeglasses. This figure includes millions of children who depend on their sight to succeed in school.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:00 AM
a veteran digital marketing company of 15 years focused exclusively on eyecare, has launched a rebranding, which includes a new website and significantly enhanced messaging, new services and technologies. Said Daniel Rostenne, CEO, “We have rebranded with a new website and we’re very excited about our new public persona. The updated look and feel best captures our ongoing mission to provide exceptional value, as well as our status as industry leaders in optometry marketing.”
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—As of the second full week of August, millions of American schoolkids are heading back to school or have already started. And depending on where you live, that statement might produce a reaction of either “That sounds about right” or “That seems way too early!” Pew Research Center recently issued a report
on the topic. The prize for the earliest start date among the 500-plus districts in Pew’s sample goes to Arizona’s Chandler Unified School District, which serves part of suburban Phoenix. The 44,000 or so students in Chandler Unified went back to school on July 23 (though they get the first of three two-week “intersession” breaks starting Sept. 30). At the other extreme are the Trenton, New Jersey public schools, whose nearly 14,000 students won’t go back to school until Sept. 9—the latest opening date in the sample.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM
NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio—Because information gathered through vision is thought to dominate over information from other sensory systems, it is recognized as essential to successful performance in almost every sport. A growing body of evidence confirms that visual abilities can be strengthened by means of appropriate visual training, making an athlete’s eyesight one of the most important pieces of equipment they have. To help athletes of all levels, sport vision specialist DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD, and The International Sports Vision Association
(ISVA) have launched a new section of the ISVA’s website, "Dynamic Visual Skills for Sports."
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:17 AM
NEW YORK—GetSetPro is a family of web-based apps integrated into a simple and powerful interface designed to help ECPs and EyeCarePro’s
website clients instantly update their website features. There are several elements of the new app family which offer different functions ranging from general practice info for patients, to appointment scheduling and managing patient reviews.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:30 AM
LAKEWOOD, Colo.— This week is the first Myopia Awareness Week running from May 13 to 19 and it is designed to build awareness about myopia among eyecare professionals and to inspire action in caregivers to protect their children's vision. The World Council of Optometry
(WCO) and the Brien Holden Vision Institute
are collaborating on the initiative and encouraging others to join in. “We know that almost half the world’s population will be myopic by the year 2050, with nearly one billion people in the high myopia category. Myopia Awareness Week is about getting people talking about myopia in homes and optometry practices around the world,” stated WCO president, Dr. Scott Mundle.
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:51 AM
BOISE, Idaho and KINGWOOD, Texas—Kno2
, in collaboration with Vision Source
, has been selected as a recipient of the Empower Your Care Teams and Employees category of Microsoft's 2019 Health Innovation Awards. The awards were announced at the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. They were created to recognize health organizations and their technology solution partners for using Microsoft’s intelligent health technologies in innovative ways, which help empower care teams, improve clinical and operational outcomes, and advance precision health care.
Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:45 AM
DALLAS—Essilor Vision Foundation
is combining technology and philanthropy to help people in need get the vision care and eyeglasses they need. The non-profit recently launched Changing Life through Lenses, a first-of-its-kind charitable solution equipping eyecare providers across the U.S. with the tools they need to eliminate poor vision among the underserved in their communities.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:20 PM
, a concierge contact lens membership service offering a yearly eye exam, contact lens fitting, and the annual supply of contact lenses for monthly payments throughout the year, has launched a new website with shareable resources specifically for optometrists and eyecare professionals as part of its efforts to keep doctors at the center of patient care.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:40 AM
SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Shamir Insight, Inc., an innovative leader of premium Freeform progressive and single vision lenses, announced the launch of its microsite, www.ShamirAutographIntelligence.com
, an online resource for its newest progressive lens design, Autograph Intelligence. Shamir launched the microsite with the goal of providing comprehensive product information and resources about its newest progressive lens design.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:10 AM
LAS VEGAS and BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc.
, a leading manufacturer of vision-enhancing products that empower visually impaired clients, has announced a new corporate partnership with the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
, an internationally accredited nonprofit guide dog organization and recognized expert.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:35 AM
NEW YORK—Nextech Systems
a provider of health care technology solutions for ophthalmology and other specialty physician practices, has formed a partnership with Solutionreach
. The partnership will integrate Nextech’s practice management software and Solutionreach’s patient communication software.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:50 PM
ATLANTA, Ga.—The Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) has developed the nation’s first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System
(VEHSS). Launched in collaboration with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the VEHSS is designed to help health-care professionals, researchers, policymakers and state health departments better understand the scope of vision loss, eye disorders and eyecare services in the U.S.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:50 AM
has developed and released the first Artificial Intelligence mobile app for eyecare providers. The app—Fluid Intelligence by Retina-AI—detects macula edema and sub-retinal fluid on O.C.T retinal scans with greater than 90 percent accuracy, according to its developers.
Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:25 AM
ANALAPAN, N.J.—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International (NORA) has launched its redesigned website and new domain name, www.noravisionrehab.org
, dedicated to educating patients, caregivers and health care professionals about neurological recovery and vision rehabilitation.