Newly Formed Mitsui Subsidiary to Revive PixelOptics Electronic Eyewear

By Staff
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.—When the PixelOptics company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in November, 2013, the future of the company’s pioneering electronic, autofocusing eyewear technology was uncertain. Now, a year later, a newly formed Mitsui subsidiary called Whole You, Inc., led by CEO Yasunori Nishiyama  is preparing to reintroduce and reposition an improved version of PixelOptics eyewear.

UnitedHealthcare’s Vision Plan Ranks Highest in J.D. Power 2014 Vision Plan Member Satisfaction Reports

By Staff
Friday, November 21, 2014 12:18 AM WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.— UnitedHealthcare ranked highest in customer satisfaction with managed vision care plan providers, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Vision Plan Satisfaction Report released yesterday.

A Digital Media-Fueled Collective of Ideas For and By Opticians

By Marge Axelrad
Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 AM HASTINGS, Minn.—Conceived “to create a new voice for practicing opticians,”, a new digital media-driven website and innovative blog concept, is growing to engage opticians.

October 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Increase From September, Increase From Previous Years

By Staff
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for October 2014 increased to 3.77 from a September 2014 rating of 3.71 and showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of October over time.

Tips on Integrating Nutraceuticals Into the Business

By Marian Zboraj
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:03 AM Those ECPs who are successful in integrating nutraceuticals into their practice have done so because they did their due diligence in partnering with a nutritional provider.

Vision Health Cooking Class

By John Sailer
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.

Education in Sight Helps China and the U.S.

By John Sailer
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:00 PM CHICAGO— 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.

Valeant Acquires Nicox's U.S. Ophthalmic Subsidiary

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 11:10 AM SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France— Nicox S.A., the ophthalmic company, announced that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has acquired Nicox's U.S. diagnostics subsidiary Nicox Inc..

Registration Opens for SECO 2015

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:30 AM ATLANTA—Registration is now open for SECO International, which will be held here from March 4 to 8, 2015.

North Texas Vision Source to Partner With USMD’s Integrated Health System

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:27 AM KINGWOOD, Texas— Vision Source announced that its North Texas area members are joining forces with USMD, a physician-led integrated health system, to provide an enhanced level of collaborative care for USMD patients.

Modernizing Medicine Closes on $15M Funding for Cloud-Based EMR, Including Ophthalmology-Specific System

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:24 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.— Modernizing Medicine, Inc., creator of the cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) system known as the Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA), has closed on approximately $15M of an expected $20M funding round.

Learning About the Practice Potential of Kids Is Topic of Nov. 19 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Learning more about the potential of “little patients”—children’s vision needs, the latest technologies, vision therapy and dispensing issues—will be the topic of the Nov. 19 “Power Hour” featuring guest, Leonard Press, OD.

Dynamically Digital Refraction

By Cheryl G. Murphy, OD
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:04 AM The refractor or phoropter has been a long-standing symbol of eye exams and optometry. But in recent years noteworthy advances have been made in the realm of refraction and to the phoropter itself. These innovations are changing the face of the exam room and the way in which subjective refractions are performed.

Dynamically Digital Dispensing

By Barry Santini
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:03 AM Some tools seem to last. Take a PD ruler. In any single dispensing day, most of us use the PD ruler as if our professional careers depended on it. We look at our PD rulers as old friends: They’re comfortable, familiar and dependable. But old friends are...well...old, and can rarely offer all of the latest benefits contained in the most up to date technologies.

Dynamically Digital Finishing

By Barry Santini
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:01 AM Where’s the pattern for this frame?” Even opticians with just a few years experience in a finishing lab will remember this question all too well. Those were the days when lens finishing was a simple affair, with glass lenses still comprising a fair percentage of the lab’s weekly orders.