Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Release Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule

By Staff
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.

Prevent Blindness Holds 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

By Staff
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.

Justice Department and State Attorneys General Sue to Block Health Insurers’ Mega-Mergers

By Staff
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.

World Sight Day Challenge Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

By Staff
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:18 AM DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight has launched its 10th Annual World Sight Day Challenge campaign to help raise funds for people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired.

Orbis Unveils Redesigned Flying Eye Hospital

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:00 AM NEWARK, N.J.—Orbis, the international charity that fights blindness around the world, unveiled its new Flying Eye Hospital last month on a cross country tour that began in Los Angeles and made stops in Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C., Memphis, Tenn., Dallas, Texas and Sacramento, Calif.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Reaches New Milestone

By Staff
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.

IDOC Expands Prima Practice Management Team

By Staff
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.

A Nutrition Update Is the Topic of the July 20 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
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.

Hundreds Receive Free Glasses After EyeXam Mission Trip

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.—EyeXam—a smartphone and tablet eyecare app—chronicled the success of a mission trip by Valley Christian High School (VCHS) students to Freedom Park, a squatter camp in South Africa with an estimated population of 50,000 people.

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2016 Award Recipients

By Staff
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Each year, the American Academy of Optometry honors individuals who have made contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

2020 On-site Optometry Raises $3 Million, Plans for Rapid Growth

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—2020 On-site Optometry raised $3 million in an extension to its Series A-1, bringing total fundraising to $7.9 million.

Vision Source Named Among Winners of 29th Annual CIO 100 Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:18 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source was recently honored among the winners for the 29th annual CIO 100 Awards. With over 500 nominations in 2016, the CIO 100 is a highly sought after prize which honors companies that showcase flexibility, commitment, and advancement.

NineSigma Partners With Essilor on See Change Challenge

By Staff
Monday, July 11, 2016 12:24 AM CLEVELAND—NineSigma, is working with Essilor on Essilor’s See Change Challenge, a competition to facilitate low cost vision care access for underserved regions throughout the world.

Optical Academy Names Kris Knopf Chief Revenue Officer

By Staff
Monday, July 11, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Optical Academy announced that Kris Knopf will be joining the company’s executive leadership team as their chief revenue officer, reporting to the CEO of Optical Academy, Abby Ayoub.

Advertising Is the Topic of July 13 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, July 11, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—How to improve marketing and advertising featuring Tarik Sedky from Agency Pure will be the topic of the July 13 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.
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