InSite Vision and QLT Amend Merger Agreement

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:27 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—InSite Vision Inc. (OTCBB: INSV) announced on Aug. 28 that InSite and QLT Inc. (NASDAQ: QLTI) (TSX: QLT) entered into a revised merger agreement under which QLT will acquire InSite Vision.

Embarking on the Adventure With Staff: Getting Started With EHR

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM AUSTIN, Texas—Certified electronic health records (EHR) helps improve patient care, by significantly reducing the risk of medical efforts and increasing the accuracy of the diagnosis with the help of clinical decision support in the system.

Local Eye Site Partners With the JCAHPO Foundation

By Staff
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:21 AM ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) Education and Research Foundation announced that Local Eye Site will fund a new scholarship for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians seeking certification.

The Vision Council Launches VisionWatch Canada Market Research Report

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council  announced its latest market research report, VisionWatch Canada. This report will include in-depth overviews on a variety of areas and is modeled after The Vision Council’s VisionWatch Europe member benefit report.

Steve Dorfman on Aug. 19 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Steve Dorfman from Driven to Excel will be the guest on the Aug. 19 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD and founder of the Power Practice.

High-Tech Tutors

By Brian P. Dunleavy
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:11 AM

The Eye-Q Factor

By Brian P. Dunleavy
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:10 AM Using automated communication tools, doctors can now direct relevant education to their patients, wherever and whenever, on their preferred electronic device. In the information age, while the good news is that patients have access to a wealth of information, the bad news is that the information can often be random and disorganized.

TAYE Campaign Stresses Children’s Eye Exams

By Staff
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—As back-to-school season approaches, Think About Your Eyes is gearing up its Q3 advertising campaign and educating the public on the importance of comprehensive eye exams for  school-aged children.

Allergan Adds to Dry Eye Position With Acquisition of OcuLeve

By Staff
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:21 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) announced on Aug. 10 that it had completed the acquisition of Oculeve, a development-stage medical device company focused on developing novel treatments for dry eye disease.

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.

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.


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

Rising Stars

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:08 AM


By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:07 AM