Monday, April 21, 2014 12:08 AM
Navigating an uncharted sea of changes— health care reform, managed vision care, online retailing, corporate competition—all impacting the existing challenges of running an independent optical business, ECPs are looking to align themselves in groups that can provide them with a competitive edge.
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:02 AM
What does the blurring of “brick” and “click” mean for eyecare? In the process of answering that question, the “Omnichannel” session introduced a technology so disruptive that, in contrast, it demonstrated how firmly established online optical retailing has become.
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:01 AM
Essilor’s Howard Purcell, OD brought energy and enthusiasm to the stage
at VM’s Global Leadership Summit as he addressed a packed house of the
industry’s leading executives about navigating through change and
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM
NEW YORK—“Focus On: The Ultimate Patient Experience” was the topic of a
lunch-and-learn session that was attended by more than 80 eyecare
professionals on Friday, March 28, at International Vision Expo East.
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Ever since the dawn of online eyeglass sales, technology trend watchers
have speculated about the possibility of online refractions.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:24 AM
WEST KENSINGTON, London—
Optrafair London 2014
held here at Olympia Central from April 11 to 13, made a successful
debut attracting some 4,616 attendees who came to see over 150
exhibitors boasting 500 brands, according to show organizers.
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:18 AM
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The founders of
, which is described as the first “refraction only online eye exam,” will be the featured guests on the Wednesday, April 16 edition of the “Power Hour,” the online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of
The Power Practice
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 AM
KINGWOOD, Texas—During The Exchange,
’s annual meeting held in Boston this week, the Texas-based optometric alliance made a number of announcements, particularly related to strategic partnerships with multiple health care organizations.
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:21 AM
has announced a new comprehensive, online education program for optometrists and their staff available at special pricing exclusively for IDOC members.
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:30 AM
NORWALK, Conn.—Unaudited attendance figures for the recent International
Vision Expo & Conference East indicate that the show attracted
23,697 people, the largest number of attendees in history, according to
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, VA.— Fatheadz Eyewear, a leading supplier of eyewear
specifically designed for people with a larger than average head size,
is the latest industry partner to support
Think About Your Eyes
(TAYE), a public eye health initiative designed to bring national
awareness to the importance of vision health and comprehensive annual
Friday, April 04, 2014 3:30 PM
A recent video produced by the Association of Schools and Colleges of
Optometry (ASCO) takes the question of “why” becoming a doctor of
optometry is worthwhile and answers it threefold: the career holder’s
ability to change lives, the field’s many outlets for occupational
growth and the continual advancement of technologies and clinical
innovations that come to life in the profession.
Friday, April 04, 2014 12:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The implementation of ICD-10 was delayed for at least
one year, and a Medicare payment reduction was replaced with an
increase, when President Obama signed the
Protecting Access to Medicare Act
on April 1, 2014.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:24 AM
ST. LOUIS—A new website for post-graduate optometrists,
offers resources to help inspire clinical and financial growth as an
OD. Content includes articles on new graduate success, licensing,
insurance, clinical skills and practice management.