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.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:20 AM
NEW YORK—When close to 30 percent of patients and consumers are researching eyecare conditions, providers and eyewear questions online even before they decide what to do or where to go (estimates from a recent VisionWatch report from The Vision Council), it's clear that learning how to maximize the position and visibility of your practice's website on the major search engines is extremely important today.
Friday, April 19, 2019 1:40 PM
PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—National Eyewear Day was submitted by Zyloware Eyewear
. and approved by the Registrar at National Day Calendar and now the 96-years-in-business eyewear company is reminding ECPs to celebrate the importance of proper eyecare in their own communities on June 6.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:00 AM
CHICAGO—Women have higher rates of eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration than men. In addition, women tend to have a higher rate prevalence of dry eye, and may often deal with vision changes related to both pregnancy and menopause. Women deal with greater instances of eye disorders, according to the National Eye Institute
, in part, due to the fact that they tend to live longer than men, are more likely to undergo cancer treatments which affect vision, and experience age-related hormonal changes that can affect the eyes.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:09 AM
NEW YORK—Are you haunted by old reviews, especially bad ones? EyeCarePro
reports that many clients ask if and how they can be deleted and what else can be done to reduce the negative impact these reviews have on their reputation. Here's what you can and can't do when it comes to deleting Google Reviews.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:24 PM
NEW YORK—Influencer marketing is an essential method of capturing audience interest and gaining the trust of new consumers. Individuals are more likely to purchase a product or try out a new business if other people say they’ve had a good experience with the product or company, not just marketing agencies. A social media influencer acts as a trustworthy source of information to communicate your product or service to your target audience. By working with a social media influencer, you are able to speak to your consumer from their point-of-view.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:25 PM
NEW YORK—Most practices know that reviews are important. But do you know which reviews have the greatest persuasive power to bring new patients through your front door? EyeCarePro
put together information to help ECPs understand more about which reviews to prioritize for their practice and offered strategies to help generate more of them.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:15 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas—Beauty bloggers Laura Sanchez
, and Raye Boyce
are taking part in Alcon’s newly launched sweepstakes, which invites people to play with their eye color for a chance to go backstage at New York’s Fashion Week in February 2019.
Friday, September 28, 2018 2:20 PM
LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West is presenting a new experience for all attendees titled “GlamourEYES Pop Up Studio” featuring the global prestige omni-retailer, Sephora
, and social media influencer and optometrist, Dr. Arian Fartash of @GlamOptometrist. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free, five-minute makeovers and beauty tips from a Sephora beauty advisor.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:40 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo has released a new video and launched a social media contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vision Expo West 2018 in Las Vegas (Education: September 26 – 29; Exhibit Hall: September 27 – 29). To watch the video, and to enter and share the contest, click here
. The video highlights both exhibitors and attendees that look forward to Vision Expo West to network and grow their business. "How could you not come to Vision Expo West? This is where everyone comes to learn, play, [and] engage in relationships," said Karen Friedus, optician and owner of Center State Optique. "You have to make the time to come out. This is how you will better your business and better yourself."
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the fifth consecutive year, The Vision Council
is promoting the importance of UV-protective eyewear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day, today, June 27. The annual event serves as a reminder to consumers that wearing sunglasses is not only fashionable, but also an important way to protect the eyes from long- and short-term damage from the sun’s UV rays. National Sunglasses Day has garnered support and promotions from organizations across the eyewear and eyecare industry. National Sunglasses Day only continues to make waves through its campaign. In 2016 and 2017, the campaign went viral garnering more than 586 million and 900 million print and online, social media and broadcast impressions.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 PM
VIENNA, Va.—Doctors, associates, managers and patients of MyEyeDr.
are taking part in a new media campaign drawing attention to a “condition” known as Resting Squint Face, or #RSF. The sideways glance or squint, created when a person isn’t seeing too clearly, is demonstrated in a series of ads, short and long-form videos, posts and shares in a #RSF campaign which was launched May 23.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:24 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson has introduced “Andy,” a virtual assistant chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Andy is designed to help guide U.S. consumers throughout their Acuvue brand contact lens journey, from those considering contact lenses for the first time to long-term wearers with questions. The chatbot also provides intuitive coaching to help new wearers develop healthy contact lens habits, the company said.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:24 AM
NORTH CENTERVILLE, Utah—Streampage
, a SaaS marketing automation company, has debuted a “push-buttom marketing platform” which will enable eyecare professionals to better connect with their customers. Streampage’s user friendly technology allows ECPs to send pre-packaged marketing messages within minutes. No training is required, the company said.