Opternative Launches World’s First Online Refractive Eye Exam Service in 27 States

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO—After anticipating the launch of the new online refraction service from Opternative for well over a year now, those in the field of optometry must wait no longer to see how the service actually functions.

Cigna to Discontinue VSP Vision Care’s Integrated Primary EyeCare Program in Kentucky

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKFORT, Ky.—In response to a new Kentucky state law (HB 465), Cigna will discontinue VSP Vision Care’s Integrated Primary EyeCare Program (IPEC), effective Sept. 15, 2015.

Influential EyeCare and Vision Research Pioneer, Professor Brien Holden, Passes Away

By Staff
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:05 AM SYDNEY, Australia – A global leader in eyecare and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia, passed away suddenly here on July 27 of a heart attack, at 73.

Impact Anthem’s Cigna Acquisition to Have on Millions of Vision Plan Members Remains to Be Seen

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:27 AM INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. And BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—While the full impact of Anthem, Inc.’s (NYSE: ANTM) planned acquisition of Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) (reported Friday, July 24, 2015) won’t be clear until after its closing, which is expected during the second half of 2016, it will surely have a major impact on managed vision care.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Top 13 U.S. Ophthalmology Hospitals

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:18 AM New York—In its listings of the best U.S. hospitals for 2015-2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the top 13 ophthalmology hospitals.

Anthem to Acquire Cigna Corp., Creating New Health Care Giant

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 9:30 AM INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. and BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Anthem to acquire Cigna.

U2’s Bono Partners with Revo to Prevent Vision Impairment; Brien Holden Vision Institute to Implement

By Staff
Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:00 PM NEW YORK – Revo Eyewear and U2 lead singer Bono announced a partnership today to help prevent vision impairment and blindness in more than five million people by 2020.

State and National Optometric Associations Take Aim at Blink, a Mobile Refraction Service

By Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:27 AM ALBANY, N.Y.—Blink, the on-demand, mobile refraction service that launched in New York City this spring, is encountering pushback from state and national optometric associations.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announce Special Recognition Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 12:15 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry have announced the recipients of the 2015 Special Recognition Awards.

IDOC Partners With Accountable Care Organization ProHealth Physicians

By Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC (Independent Doctors of Optometric Care) has formed a relationship with Connecticut’s ProHealth Physicians —the state’s largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Visionworks and Davis Vision Launch a Children’s Eye Health Campaign, ‘Let’s Go See’

By Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:18 AM SAN ANTONIO—Visionworks and Davis Vision are launching a marketing initiative focused on raising awareness about the importance of children receiving annual eye exams called ‘Let’s Go See.’

The Resurgence of GP Lenses Is the Topic of the July 22 Edition of the ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The resurgence of gas permeable lenses is the topic of the July 22 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD and founder of The Power Practice.

From Eye² to Eyecare

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:11 AM NEW YORK—From smart glasses with heads-up displays, internet connectivity and high definition video cameras to goggles that deliver a fully immersive, 3D experience for playing games or watching movies, wearable technology in the form of eyewear offers powerful new ways of “seeing” both the real and virtual worlds.

#HerStory

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:10 AM NEW YORK—Coming up with a theme for this Special Report year after year is no easy task. Some of us on the editorial team have been profiling optical’s Influential Women since VM’s Special Report began way back in 2003. The challenge is always the same: finding a theme that is fresh and dynamic, like the Influential Women themselves.

Executive Suite

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:09 AM
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