California Legislators Approve Bill to Allow Sale of Stand-Alone Adult Vision Coverage Via Link from State Insurance Exchange

By Staff
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:28 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Assembly Bill No. 1877 (AB 1877) requiring the Covered California state health insurance exchange to link buyers to a separate website selling adult vision coverage passed the California Assembly unanimously (73-0) earlier this week on Monday Aug. 25, 2014, following its unanimous approval in the California State Senate (36-0) last week on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014.

Kathleen McMinn Named Vice President of Marketing for Company Formed by Merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and LINTHICUM, Md.—Kathleen McMinn has been named vice president of marketing for the company formed by the merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision in December 2013.

Oakley’s Warren Modlin to Discuss Branding on Aug. 27 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 25, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Warren Modlin, OD, Oakley, Inc. will talk about the power of branding and how ODs can adapt some of those principles in their own practices as the topic of the Aug. 27 edition of  “The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

The Power Practice National Meeting Educates and Entertains

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Monday, August 25, 2014 12:10 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Power Practice, the practice management consulting group run by Gary Gerber, OD, held its national client meeting here earlier this year.

CEA Foundation Extends Grant to Lighthouse Guild’s Technology Center

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Friday, August 22, 2014 12:18 AM ARLINGTON, Va.— The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), announced it will continue to support Lighthouse Guild with a second annual grant for The Henry A. Grunwald Technology Center.

Warning Signs of Eye Trouble

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:30 PM What do eye problems look like? The "three O's" know, but your patients are likely not as savvy when it comes to detecting the subtle but tell-tale signs of certain eye conditions that may be affecting their sight or that of their loved ones.

WellPoint to Change Its Corporate Name to Anthem

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:21 AM INDIANAPOLIS—Health insurance company, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) announced plans last week to change its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. WellPoint serves more than 37 million people in its affiliated health plans, and nearly 67 million people through its subsidiaries, some of which already carry the Anthem brand, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross.

Darius Rucker Invites Viewers to Solve Global Vision Care Crisis

By John Sailer
Monday, August 18, 2014 1:25 PM MASON, Ohio—“Imagine not being able to read a book or the lyrics to a song,” says Transitions Optical brand ambassador Darius Rucker, solo musical artist and lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, in this OneSight public service announcement.

The Vision Council Presents ‘Sunglasses for UV Protection’ on Capitol Hill

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Monday, August 18, 2014 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week about the impact of UV exposure on vision health. The presentation on “Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision” covered both long-term and short-term concerns related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

VSP’s ‘Vision to Share’ Partnership with America’s VetDogs Funds Service Dogs for Veterans

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Monday, August 18, 2014 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—With 1.5 million U.S. veterans affected by vision problems, VSP Vision Care launched the Vision to Share campaign in partnership with America’s VetDogs to provide up to $50,000 to raise, train and place a guide dog with a veteran who is blind or has low vision.

VSP Vision Care Expands EasyOptions Plan

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Monday, August 11, 2014 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Citing its response to consumer demand for more personalized benefit options, VSP Vision Care is expanding its portfolio of plan offerings with VSP EasyOptions, a new vision plan feature for employer groups.

Jobson Optical Group and iMatrix Announce New Online Marketing Solutions for ECPs

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Monday, August 11, 2014 12:21 AM SORRENTO VALLEY, Calif.— iMatrix, an internet marketing solutions provider, and Jobson’s ECP Business Services Group have formed a partnership which will offer optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and their staffs a wide range of new internet marketing products and resources designed specifically for their practices.

Santinelli International’s Gerard Santinelli Is Guest on Aug. 13 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, August 11, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The opportunities in in-office finishing, featuring guest Gerard Santinelli, president and CEO of Santinelli International, is the topic of the Aug. 13 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

The World Council of Optometry Establishes New Membership Categories

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Friday, August 08, 2014 12:15 AM LONDON—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced the launch of two new membership categories following their Governing Board meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, last month. The two categories are “Individual” and “Corporate” membership.

Energeyes Association’s New Student Program Offers Free Membership and Launches Contest

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:15 AM NASHVILLE—To support and encourage new optometry students, Energeyes, The Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists, has created the Energeyes Optometric Student Program to provide the next generation of optometrists with “the information they need to understand the full scope of their career options upon graduation,” according to a statement from the organization.