Retailers and ECPs Participate in National Sunglasses Day

By Staff
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:14 AM ALEXANDRIA Va.—In raising awareness for the harmful effects of UV exposure, dozens of companies, optical retailers and ECPs around the country are making an effort to promote the June 27 observance of National Sunglasses Day through various contests and interactive approaches.

Smart Vision Labs Raises $6.1M in Series A Funding Round Led by Techstars Ventures

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:23 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs, the developer of a smartphone-based autorefractor, the SVOne, has closed a $6.1 million Series A funding round led by Techstars Ventures.

Jim McGrann, VSP Global’s Incoming CEO, to Be Guest on June 24 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:13 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Jim McGrann, currently president of VSP Vision Care and soon-to-be CEO (Oct. 1) of VSP Global, will be the featured guest on the June 24 edition of the “Power Hour.”

NovaBay Gets FDA Clearance for High-Tech Contact Lens Case

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:24 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY) last week received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its intelli-Case with hydrogen peroxide solutions.

Labs to Discuss Blue Light on June 17 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—What patients and ECPs need to know about the effects of blue light is the topic of the June 17 edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Prevent Blindness Declares June Cataract Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, June 08, 2015 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month to educate the public on the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options of cataract.

ECPs Can Play Key Role in Re-Engaging Patients with Chronic Conditions Into Care, UHC Study Says

By Staff
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.

Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation Aims to Break a Guinness World Record at Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:19 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation, The Vision Council, The American Optometric Student Association and Essilor of America are aiming to make history at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting by breaking a Guinness World Record  for “the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.”

OD Excellence to Offer Program of Optometric Workshops

By Staff
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.

Vision Source's Jim Greenwood on April 29 'Power Hour' Live at The Exchange

By Staff
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.”

Private Exchanges to Radically Transform Health Insurance

By John Sailer
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.

Liberty Sport and Prevent Blindness Announce ‘Sports Eye Injury Prevention Center of the Year’ Award Winners

By Staff
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.

The Internet of Things (IoT): Where Are All These Connections Taking Us?

By Mary Kane
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?

‘Smart Technologies Reshape the Patient Experience’

By John Sailer
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.”

Wide Ranging Eye² Session Explores New Ways of ‘Seeing’

By Andrew Karp
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.”