Jobson and Essilor to Present ‘Defining the Future of Optometry’ Symposium at Expo West

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West attendees can join with key industry colleagues for the premier of a comprehensive report, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, on the future of optometry.

Highmark Health Reports ‘Strong’ Financial Results

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:23 AM PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Highmark Health, an integrated health care company with holdings in vision care, reported Thursday that its financial performance in the first half of 2017 was its “strongest financial performance for [a] six-month period” since the formation of Highmark in 1996.

MacuLogix Announces Optometric Advisory Board

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:21 AM MIDDLETOWN, Pa.—MacuLogix, Inc., a company that equips eyecare professionals with the instruments, tools and education to diagnose and treat patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced its new Optometric Advisory Board.

University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry Names Karpecki to Faculty

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:15 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) announced this week that Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO, has joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked First in Ophthalmology for 16th Time

By Staff
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:18 AM MIAMI—Bascom Palmer Eye Institute  of the University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has again been ranked as the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Hospitals edition.

New England College of Optometry Launches Presidential Search

By Staff
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry  (NECO) has secured a search firm to assist in recruiting a new president for the school in 2018.

FDA Grants Clearance to Bausch + Lomb’s Boston Xo and Boston XO2 Materials

By Staff
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb reported that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the therapeutic use of its Boston XO and Boston XO2 materials in treating several ocular surface diseases.

Gary Gerber, OD, Discusses the Future of Optometry in Aug. 16 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J—On the Aug. 16 episode of the “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice, Gerber will discuss the future of optometry.

Canadian Practice ‘Goes to the Dogs’ for Another Good Cause

By Sydney Scott
Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:00 PM WATERLOO, Ontario—Last month, our neighbors from the north released some photos that made our hearts melt. Insight Eye Care collaborated with Save Our Scruff (SOS), a charity organization that finds homes for dogs, to create a perfect photoshoot that married Insight Eye Care’s stylish frames with Save Our Scruff’s adorable dogs.

Sizing Up the Superior-Davis Combination in Managed Vision Care

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:30 AM BALTIMORE and SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The two managed vision care companies – Davis Vision and Superior Vision – at the center of this week’s Highmark Health-Centerbridge Partners deal are “more complementary than overlapping” in their business, according to Superior Vision chief executive officer Kirk Rothrock.

American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Optometry Give Tips For Eclipse Photos

By Staff
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are teaming up to offer tips on how to safely photograph an eclipse.

Highmark-Centerbridge Deal Will Create 33-Million Member Managed Vision Care Entity

By Staff
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:25 PM SAN ANTONIO, Texas—A Highmark Health deal with Centerbridge Partners—announced earlier today and reported by VMail—will create a new managed vision care company that combines Davis Vision and Centerbridge’s Superior Vision to create a new entity with 33 million covered members, according to executives of the two companies.

Eyecare Experts and Organizations Warn Against Faulty Eclipse Glasses

By Staff
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Great American Solar Eclipse is only two weeks away and with Aug. 21 fast approaching, many vendors and ECPs are beginning to sell solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Half of U.S. Parents Skip Back-To-School Eye Exams for Their Children, Survey Finds

By Staff
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—A new survey by VSP Vision Care and You.gov finds that just over one-half (50.1 percent) of parents in the U.S. overlook a back-to-school eye exam for their school-age children.

Argus Creates Excedis Division to Assist Health Plans, Hauser Named to Lead New Unit

By Staff
Monday, August 7, 2017 12:30 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Argus Dental & Vision Inc., an administrator of dental and vision benefits, has created a wholly owned subsidiary, Excedis Inc., to provide assistance to its Medicare and Medicaid health care partners.
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