Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:30 PM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Bala Ambati, MD, PhD, hosts a
"Nutrition for Vision"
cooking class. The professor of ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, discusses how diet and nutrition can affect certain conditions of the eye, such as dry eye, macular degeneration, and diabetes.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:00 PM
Education in Sight
is taking steps to help the over 30 million rural students in China and 3.5 million students in the U.S. suffering from uncorrected poor vision by bringing optometrists to perform eye exams in schools, providing free eyeglasses, and educating communities in proper eyecare to promote long-term change.
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM
For brick-and-mortar retailers who think e-tailing, showrooming and other forms of multichannel retailing are creating an unfair competitive environment, consider the possibility of eyewear vending machines. While
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM
NEW BERLIN, Wis.—With its business built serving organized labor, Wisconsin Vision already had its eyes on acquiring a practice that catered to the United Auto Workers (UAW) when that practice unexpectedly came up for auction earlier this year.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:10 AM
NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis.—When Cheryl Roers, OD, bought her first practice, it was easy enough to use an in-house server to support her electronic health record software, but as she gradually added locations over the years, it became clear that she needed a more efficient solution. She found her answer in cloud-based computing.
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM
“With 8,000 Boomers turning 60 every day, will low vision and nutraceuticals stop skirting the periphery and finally become an integral part of optometry?”
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:00 PM
While most people agree that their health is very important and that eye exams are an effective way to preserve eye health, there is still a disconnect when it comes to seeing their eyecare professional.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:30 PM
Opticians Association of America
has selected the winners in the Great American Optician Video Contest. View them here—First Place “An Optician’s Main Focus” by Adam Chizmar, Second Place “What is an Optician?” by Matthew Denton, and Third Place “Clearly an Optician” by Michael Beaudoin.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:00 PM
VIENNA, Va.—After surpassing its goal of 60 locations and $100 million in revenue by the end of 2013, MyEyeDr’s expansion drive continues unabated.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:00 PM
TOMS RIVER, N.J.—Where does a six-location ophthalmological group turn after spending 25 years being unsatisfied with the three different management companies that have handled its optical dispensaries over the years? In the case of
Ocean Eye Institute
, the answer was
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:30 AM
CONGO—After 18 years of blindness since the age of 15, Pulcherie’s sight was restored with free cataract surgery onboard the Africa Mercy.
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM
“It’s clear from some prominent recent acquisitions that major retailers are investing heavily in the future of optical e-commerce.”
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:00 AM
One way many mid-size regional and local optical retailing groups help achieve success is by providing incentives to encourage staff performance. Some present trophies or plaques or recognize top performers with notices in company publications, while others distribute gift cards or monetary awards to staff members who excel.