'Back-to-School Device Advice' [Infographic]

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Now that school is back in session, the American Optometric Association has produced this infographic to encourage optometrists to dispense "back-to-school device advice" to prevent computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain among children.

‘Back-to-School Device Advice’ From the American Optometric Association

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Ever wonder how much time kids are spending on digital devices?

Digital Eye Strain, E-SPF and...Al Roker

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:35 PM Protecting eyes from the damage of UV rays, the pain of computer eye strain and back-to-school vision care are topics highlighted in the media across the country this week, in several TV segments featuring Essilor’s SVP of customer development, Howard Purcell, OD.

September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”

National Eye Institute to Host Webinar to Help Professionals Educate Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) will be hosting a national webinar on Sept. 10, "Educating Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes."

10 Things Parents Want Opticians to Know About Kids in Glasses

By Nate Bonilla-Warford and Ann Zawistoski
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:11 AM As experts in the optical field, ECPs often think they know it all when it comes to patient care.

Warning Signs of Eye Trouble

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:30 PM What do eye problems look like? The "three O's" know, but your patients are likely not as savvy when it comes to detecting the subtle but tell-tale signs of certain eye conditions that may be affecting their sight or that of their loved ones.

The Vision Council Presents ‘Sunglasses for UV Protection’ on Capitol Hill

By Staff
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week about the impact of UV exposure on vision health. The presentation on “Sunglasses, UV Protection and What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision” covered both long-term and short-term concerns related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Optical Organizations Offer Resources to Support August as National Children’s Vision and Learning Month

By Staff
Monday, August 04, 2014 12:30 AM AURORA, Ohio, St. LOUIS and CHICAGO—Several states and optical organizations throughout the country are recognizing August as Children’s Vision and Learning Month, a designation intended to focus the public’s attention on the connection between children’s eye health and their learning abilities as well as persuade parents to schedule comprehensive eye exams for their children during the back-to-school season.

Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc. Latest Industry Partner To Join Think About Your Eyes

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc., an international manufacturer and distributor of high-quality low vision aids and electronic magnification devices, is the latest industry partner to support Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a public eye health initiative sponsored by a nonprofit organization under The Vision Council.

Transitions Hosts Roundtable to Improve the Eye Health of Culturally Diverse Populations

By Staff
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To improve eye health awareness and encourage regular eyecare among ethnic populations at greater risk for health problems that can lead to serious vision impairment, Transitions Optical hosted a roundtable discussion exploring a greater need for eyecare professionals to collaborate with other key influencers.

Hoya Vision Care’s U.S. Pilot Program With i-Optics to Target Optometrists

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:30 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care, which signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics last week, will be piloting a program in the U.S. with a select group of optometric practices, which will offer eyecare professionals EasyScan.

VSP EyeFiles – Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage With Sunglasses

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:30 PM Enter stressed, suburban Mom. Today she will take her daughter on her first driving lesson. Yikes!

Hoya Partners With i-Optics to Distribute Retinal Scanning Technology

By Staff
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:25 AM UITHOORN, The Netherlands—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care has signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics to offer opticians EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without the need of pupil dilation. 

Alcon to License Google Technology for Smart Contact Lenses and IOLs

By Staff
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:35 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Alcon, the eyecare division of Novartis, has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc.  to license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.