Friday, July 22, 2016 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—A proposed rule for Medicare's 2017 Physician Fee Schedule contains several policies that will impact doctors of optometry participating in postoperative care, diabetes care and Medicare Advantage plans.
Friday, July 22, 2016 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 13, Prevent Blindness held its 5th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit at the National Press Club here and featured presentations from a variety of leading experts in vision and public health. The full webcast and copies of the all the presentations can be found here
Friday, July 22, 2016 12:18 AM
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice
and attorneys general from multiple states and the District of Columbia sued yesterday to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition
of Cigna and Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana, alleging that the transactions would increase concentration and harm competition across the country, reducing from five to three the number of large, national health insurers in the nation.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:20 PM
DALLAS—Essilor of America
has been notified by the federal government that it has an interest in “certain promotional activity occurring in the lens industry” and has requested information concerning several of Essilor of America’s promotions.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:24 AM
NEW YORK and PARIS—Readying its plans for the 2016 edition of Silmo, to be held Sept. 23 to 26 at the Paris Nord Villepinte center, organizers report that over 100 new companies will be attending the exhibition along with new add on services, special concept areas like themed pop-up stores, interactive terminals, trend spotlights and new education for exhibitors attending from around the world.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research
, which gauges the business outlook among independent ECPs is now reported quarterly.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—There’s nothing special about the number 43. It just happens to be the total number of honorees in this year’s group of Influential Women, but it’s the women themselves who are special.
Each of the 43 honorees comprising the 2016 Most Influential Women in Optical come from the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.
We’ve been impressed by their success stories as well as their accomplishments and their impact on colleagues, customers and, in some instances, the entire optical industry.
Join us in celebrating these #WomenWhoWow
highlighted in our July cover story.
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes
campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch.
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:21 AM
NORWALK, Conn.— IDOC
, the largest privately held alliance of independent optometrists in the U.S., has hired Maddie Langston as Prima
practice marketing consultant.
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—How to integrate nutrition into your practice featuring Dr. Edward Paul, OD, is the topic of the July 20 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:24 AM
DALLAS—After serving the Optical Women’s Association
(OWA) board for four years, Heather Smith has accepted a role outside the optical industry and, as a result, has resigned her position as OWA president.
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—ED Ellen DeGenere
s, the new American lifestyle brand developed by the well-known television host, actress, writer and producer, announced that the company is launching ED eyewear with Modo Eyewear
as its partner.