The Practice & Exam Lane

An ECP Panel Discusses the Unique Opportunites and Advantages of Teleoptometry

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 8:15 AM NEW YORK —ECPs utilizing teleoptometry to perform comprehensive eye exams remotely, with the direct involvement of an optometrist, predicted a bright future for the process as its use across practice settings continues to grow and gain favor with patients. The comments came during a first-of-its-kind panel discussion on the telehealth topic that was part of the June 23 VirtualEYZE! Session, the first event of this year's VM Leadership Summit. The VirtualEYZE session was set up to examine the opportunities for telehealth to expand eyecare's boundaries and it featured the perspective of several experts in ocular telehealth and the related issues.

ABB Verify Enhances Its Vision Care Benefits Optimization Platform

By Click Staff
Friday, February 26, 2021 8:10 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Verify is launching an enhancement to its vision care benefits optimization platform from ABB Optical Group. ABB Verify’s new feature allows ECPs who utilize ABB Verify to retrieve medical plan information in addition to the current vision insurance search offering. This will provide ECPs with a centralized location to review both vision and medical eligibility and benefits information.

New Hoya Hub Customer Portal Connects Accounts to Real-Time Data and Customized Service

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:05 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Ophthalmic lens technology leader Hoya Vision Care announced this week the launch of the Hoya Hub in the U.S. market. The Hoya Hub is a customer portal which further amplifies Hoya’s strongly embedded partnerships with eyecare professionals to drive digital solutions to meet their evolving needs and promote business success, the company said.

VisionWeb Updates Patient Portal to Boost Better Patient Experiences, Also Enables Help With Final FTC Contact Lens Rule Requirements

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:30 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Many ECPs are revisiting the components and services that a patient portal can provide to their practice—before patients come in for visits and as a way of accessing secure information about their eyecare afterward.

VisionWeb Launches Telehealth Essentials Version of Uprise

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:15 AM NEW YORK—To help practices that have been forced to close or only see emergency patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VisionWeb has launched a Telehealth Essentials version of Uprise, which will allow practices to maintain their current EHR system and use Uprise Telehealth Essentials in the short-term while working remotely.

To Address COVID-19: A Helpful Tool to Use in the Pandemic and Beyond

By Mark Wright, OD and Bob Schulz, CEO, VisionOne Credit Union
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.

Practice Performance and Dashboard Software Is Updated Via ABB Analyze, Powered by Glimpse

By CLICK Staff
Monday, January 27, 2020 8:03 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group has updated its practice performance and dashboard analytics software with new features and has been rebranded as ABB Analyze, powered by Glimpse

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.

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.

[Partner Post] How Outsourced Billing Widened the Scope of This Family Practice

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:03 AM Dr. Laura Lang is an OD and co-owner of Lang Family Eye Care located in New Berlin, Wis. Alongside her husband, Dr. Ryan Lang, their family eyecare practice specializes in customized contacts using corneal mapping with an additional focus on Orthokeratology. Lang Family Eye Care outsourced their billing from day one of opening their practice cold six years ago. At ICO, they had only one day dedicated to learning about the business side of optometry. They realized they didn't know where to start when it came to filing medical claims.

RightEye Releases its EyeQ Trainer Oculomotor Exercise Program

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:03 AM BETHESDA, Md.—RightEye has released its fully commercialized version of EyeQ Trainer, a game-changing oculomotor exercise program. Paired with its suite of EyeQ Tests, RightEye now offers optometrists a complete solution for uncovering and treating functional vision impairments. RightEye's EyeQ Trainer features a completely revamped user experience that is more fun and easier to use through gamified features.

New Features and Integrations Added to Uprise

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM AUSTIN, Texas—VisionWeb has added several new features and integrations to their EHR and practice management software, Uprise. A cloud-based software, Uprise enables optometrists to manage their patient data, optical products, e-prescriptions, insurance claims and revenue under one cloud-based solution.

PECAA and Medical Eyeglass Center Partner Around Dispensary Development

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a nationwide doctor alliance group serving more than 3,700 independent eyecare practitioners, has entered into a strategic partnership with Medical Eyeglass Center (MEC), a leading optical dispensary development company, according to a recent announcement.

Compulink Debuts a New User Interface for its Ophthalmology Smart EHR

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:54 AM Newbury Park, Calif.—Compulink Healthcare Solutions,  the creator of Advantage Smart Practice, an all-in-one EHR and practice management solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI), previewed the new user interface for its Ophthalmology Advantage at the American Society of Retina Specialist’s (ASRS) annual meeting last month. Designed by a team of usability experts, the new UI includes an updated look and feel with new fonts, button styles and colors.