Novartis Reports Sales Growth for FY 2014, Despite Sales Decline for Q4 2014

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:23 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Novartis (NVS:NYSE) managed to deliver a growth in sales for fiscal year 2014, despite a sales decline in the fourth quarter of the year.

NVision Eye Centers Acquires Weston Eye Center

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:15 AM ALISO VIEJO, Calif.— NVision Eye Centers, a provider of lasik and cataract surgery in the U.S., has added Weston Eye Center of Roseburg, Ore. to its family of eye centers.

The Latest in Meaningful Use Is the Topic on Jan. 28 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The latest issues impacting Meaningful Use and some of the newest regulations for vision care practices will be the topic of the Jan. 28 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Prevent Blindness to Host Free Webinar on Children’s Eye Health Strategies

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be hosting a free webinar to provide an overview of the recent papers published by the National Expert Panel (NEP) of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness. The webinar will be held on Friday, Jan. 23, at 10:30 (ET).

Generic Drugs Are the Topic on Jan. 21 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The pros and cons of generic drugs are the topic of the Jan. 21 edition of the “Power Hour.”

Study Shows Effectiveness of i-Lid Cleanser

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—The Eye Institute, based here, recently announced that an informal nationwide survey of eye doctors and patients shows success with the use of a recently launched product, i-Lid Cleanser from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, to treat evaporaive dry eye syndrome associated with blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.

Think About Your Eyes Partners With All About Vision to Provide Eye Health Info

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—National eye health initiative Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) has formed a partnership with All About Vision, bolstering the campaign’s efforts to provide consumers with accurate, up-to-date information about vision health and its impact on overall well-being, according to an announcement from TAYE.

AOAExcel Announces New Endorsed Business Partner, Compliancy Group, LLC

By Staff
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS— AOAExcel has announced a new endorsed business partner, Compliancy Group, LLC, which offers an industry-recognized compliance tracking solution, “The Guard.” Compliancy Group, LLC will be offering its cost-effective tracking solution to help members of the American Optometric Association (AOA) achieve, illustrate and maintain compliance.

Most American Adults Suffer From Digital Eye Strain, Vision Council Report Says

By Staff
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Most Americans are at risk of digital eye strain, yet are unaware of how using smartphones, tablets or other digital devices affects their eyes and vision health, according to a report by The Vision Council that is being released today at International CES.

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, January 05, 2015 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Leading eye and health care organizations are joining this month to support National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an initiative geared toward educating the public on the major eye disease that affects more than 2.8 million Americans, according to Prevent Blindness America.

National Expert Panel Provides Recommendations for Vision Health Systems for Pre-School Age Children

By Staff
Monday, December 29, 2014 12:30 AM CHICAGO—To address the need of an effective approach in helping to ensure the vision health of children in the U.S., the National Expert Panel (NEP) of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness have developed specific guidelines and strategies for children’s healthy sight.

#WONDERWOMEN

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:10 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Executive Suite

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:09 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Rising Stars

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:08 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Mentors

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:07 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.
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