Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:24 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn.—A new UnitedHealthcare
study shows that 57 percent of patients with chronic conditions who receive a comprehensive eye exam became re-engaged with a primary care physician or specialist in managing their ongoing illness. In addition, the study also showed that employers that adopt integrated eye health and medical benefits, along with health and wellness programs, may improve employee well-being and reduce medical costs.
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:18 AM
HEALDSBURG, Calif.—OD Excellence
(ODX) and PFO Global
will debut the Pinnacle Program, a series of optometric workshops at the 5th annual International Vision Conference scheduled for Aug 27 to 29, 2015.
Monday, April 27, 2015 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Vision Source’s CEO, Jim Greenwood, and other execs from the group, will be the guests on the April 29 edition of the “Power Hour.”
Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:04 AM
Private health insurance exchanges are expected to grow substantially and dramatically change the way employers provide health care, including vision, to employees.
Friday, April 24, 2015 12:15 AM
FAIRFIELD, N.J.—Liberty Sport
and Prevent Blindness
honor 12 leading eyecare practices in the U.S. as “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Center of the Year” award winners.
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:29 AM
The Internet of Things (IoT) has often been referred to as the third wave of connectivity and with today’s technology constantly morphing into smaller, cheaper and more insidious devices, it begs the question, where is this web of smart, connected products and services taking us?
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:27 AM
There are almost twice as many people in the world who have smartphones than there are people who have corrected vision,” said Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, chief clinical editor of Jobson’s Review of Optometry, to put things in perspective at the start of the VM Global Leadership Summit session on “How Smart Technologies are Reshaping the Patient Experience.”
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:20 AM
Vision Monday’s lenses and technology editor, Andrew Karp, introduced a dynamic Eye2 session that explored how wearable and implantable technologies are creating new ways of “seeing.” Drawing an analogy with media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim, Karp said, “The deeper we get involved with wearable and implantable technology, the more the medium becomes the message, and the more we really become part of the Internet of Things.”
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:04 AM
In three to five years, more than one-quarter of employers are considering moving to a private exchange, according to recent surveys by Aon Hewitt and Mercer, both of which manage private exchanges that include vision benefit options.
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:03 AM
Broadly defined, private exchanges are websites that enable consumers to compare and purchase health insurance, typically with a defined contribution provided by their employer. Most are operated either by insurance companies themselves, benefit consultants, or technology platforms. (Private exchanges should not be confused with the public health insurance exchanges established as a result of the Affordable Care Act, see “Public vs. Private: What’s the Difference?”)
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:02 AM
Initially launched in 2012 as a direct-to-consumer marketplace, Spendwell has morphed into an e-commerce platform in which consumers can spend defined contributions provided by their employer. Not a private exchange in the sense that consumers can select health insurance plans from the website, Spendwell is instead an online marketplace where people can shop and buy health care services directly from providers.
Monday, April 13, 2015 12:16 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Professor Brien Holden, OD joins the April 15 edition of the “Power Hour,” to discuss a worldwide epidemic of myopia and what it means for economies and for eye health.
Friday, April 10, 2015 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, V.A.—In raising awareness for National Sunglasses Day on June 27, 2015 The Vision Council’s
recently launched online portal will provide access to marketing materials for retailers and ECPs.
Friday, April 10, 2015 12:24 AM
is the newest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes
, a national public awareness campaign that educates consumers on the benefits of vision health.