Monday, February 20, 2017 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Association of Vision Care Plans
(NAVCP) will hold its annual Vision Health Summit April 23 to 25, 2017 at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Calif.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:24 AM
has recognized 10 eyecare practices across the U.S as 2017’s Best Practices
, the company announced. This new class of honorees was chosen after a nationwide search for eyecare practices that advance the profession through innovation, industry leadership and patient experience.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Valentine’s Day was not so sweet for the four leading U.S. health plans. The sweeping consolidation of U.S. health plans will not come to fruition, at least in the combos of Aetna/Humana and Cigna/Anthem.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:21 AM
marked a special occasion here last week, celebrating that the partnership between the two groups had provided one million pairs of affordable eyeglasses to low-income customers, achieving major milestones both in scaling a social entrepreneurship model, and in expanding access to vision services in Bangladesh.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:27 AM
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb
became the latest contact lens company to move away from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) with the announcement late Friday that a “competitive imbalance” had forced the company to discontinue the program.
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:24 AM
INDIANAPOLIS—A bill introduced in the Indiana legislature late last month would amend a section of the state’s code with new language permitting online eye tests, according to the proposed legislation.
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Think About Your Eyes
, the vision industry’s national public awareness campaign, will launch its 2017 national advertising campaign on Monday, Feb. 13, with an increase in advertising budget and updated advertising placements.
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians are picking their songs, warming up their voices and tuning up their instruments for the fourth annual fundraising concert Rockin’ for New Eyes at the Hard Rock Café on April 1.
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:21 AM
MASON, Ohio—Amid the uncertainties of the last year, Americans’ perceptions of trust have been affected. Pearle Vision
one of North America’s largest optical retail brands and a division of Luxottica (NYSE: LUX), explored those attitudes via a newly-released national poll, which examines the role of trust and the importance of personal connections with patients.
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:15 AM
ALAMEDA, Calif.—Primary Eyecare Network
(PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group
, will host “The Great Game of Business” solutions summit for PEN members from March 4 to 5 at the Marriott Marquis (780 Mission Street) in San Francisco.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:27 AM
(NYSE: AGN) this week announced the launch of its “See America” campaign, a new U.S.-focused initiative to fight preventable blindness and to advocate for making vision health “a priority for all Americans.”
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:18 AM
ATLANTA—The “Bad Habits - Eye Docs of Rock” band, a group featuring four optometrists covering rock’s classic hits, will play a special benefit concert March 3 for Optometry Giving Sight
(OGS) in conjunction with the SECO International
conference, which runs March 1 to 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center here.
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:18 AM
ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) commemorated the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation to its headquarters here on Feb. 1. AOA president Andrea P. Thau, OD, and the AOA Board of Trustees were joined by AOA members and local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the remodeling project.
Monday, February 6, 2017 12:15 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—On the Feb. 8 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice
, he’ll discuss tips and approaches for patient recall.