Prevent Blindness Partners With CDC to Raise Awareness of Smoking’s Effects

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is partnering with the CDC to educate the public on the negative effects of smoking on vision.

The Optometric Society Releases ‘Eye Before See’ Brochure to Promote Comprehensive Eye Exams

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:21 AM LA JOLLA, Calif.—The Optometric Society has released the “Eye Before See” brochure to help promote the organization’s public awareness campaign emphasizing the importance of having a comprehensive eye exam instead of just a refraction.

Sjogrens Syndrome Is Topic on April 1 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The topic of Sjogrens Syndrome will be the focus of April 1 edition of the “Power Hour.”

February 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From January 2015

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for February 2015 decreased slightly to 3.81 from a January 2015 rating of 3.88.

The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners Create Spanish E-Certification Exams

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:18 AM SPRINGFIELD, Va.—The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) announced that they have successfully developed a full Spanish-language electronic version of the NOCE and CLRE Basic Certification Examinations.

What You Don't Know About Patient Data... Could Hurt You or Your Patients

By John Sailer
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:10 AM If you’re not storing your patient data in electronic health records, your reimbursements are going to be reduced in the coming era of “outcomes-based” health care . . . and it could even impact how you treat your patients.

Mexico's Parliament Modifies Article 79 to Include Optometry

By Staff
Sunday, March 22, 2015 12:18 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Mexico’s parliament made major strides in health care reform with the modification of Article 79 of its health act to include optometry in the list of health professions that requires a university degree in order to practice.

State of the Optical Industry Address Urges Eyecare Industry to Adapt for the Future

By Staff
Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—In the State of the Optical Industry Address yesterday at Vision Expo, three industry executives spoke of the changes needed within the eyewear and eyecare market to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape and help strengthen optical’s position for the future.

The Vision Impact Institute Renews Research Commitment With the Support of Essilor

By Staff
Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:18 AM DALLAS—The Vision Impact Institute with the support of Essilor, renewed its commitment to advocate for more research on the socio-economic impact of poor vision.

EyeRockers and Lisa Loeb Are Primed for Tonight’s Performance

By Staff
Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The EyeRock Band and famed singer-songwriter, Lisa Loeb, are ready to hit the stage at tonight’s EyeRock benefit concert at The Hard Rock Café in Times Square.

Transitions Optical Adds Three New Members to its Diversity Advisory Board

By Staff
Friday, March 20, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK— Transitions Optical announced the addition of three new members to its Diversity Advisory Board bringing the total membership to 11. The addition is meant to guide and strengthen the board’s ongoing efforts through the Transitions Connections initiative which seeks to provide insight into how to effectively reach at-risk minority populations who might not be receiving the care that they need, according to an announcement from Transitions.

Power Hour to Broadcast Live From Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, March 20, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The next “Power Hour” will broadcast from the Vision Expo East conference here this week. It will be live with two episodes streaming from the exhibit hall floor inside the Essilor Booth LP7235 on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Execution in Business, Inc. Expands Affiliated Partner Network Services

By Staff
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:18 AM MACHIASPORT, Maine—Execution in Business, Inc., a health care business consulting and marketing company, has expanded its affiliated partner network and launched a new website to help private practices run more efficient, effective and financially disciplined businesses.

Jobson ECP Business Services Partners With Learn EyeCare for New Staff Education Solution

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Jobson ECP Business Services has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Learn EyeCare (LEC) to market and promote a new staff education service to optical practices throughout the industry.
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