Office Design Is the Topic of the June 29 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, June 27, 2016 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Tips on office design featuring architect, Joost Bende, will be the topic of the June 29 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Services to be Held for Prominent OD and SUNY Optometry Founding President Dr. Alden Norman Haffner

By Staff
Friday, June 24, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held here on Sunday for Alden Norman Haffner, OD, PhD, FAAO, who passed away on June 22.

They’re Post-Millennial, Pre-Myopic Digital Natives...

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:31 AM They are the next up and coming generation—babies, kids, tweens and teens—all under the age of 19. They are known as iGeneration. Homeland Generation. The Plurals. The Founders. Centennials. They are not only digital natives, but social natives as well as device natives, engaging with many, and often. Not tech savvy, but tech innate. This is Generation Z, and they’re growing up fast.

Providing, Not Promoting, to Generation Z

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:29 AM So how do you market to Generation Z? For many optometrists, marketing to Generation Z means providing, rather than promoting.

Report by Prevent Blindness Calls Children’s Eye Health Stakeholders to Action

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) recently released a report to the public centered on the vision health of school-aged children.

KIDZ BIZ: Brand Choices for Gen Z Wearers

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:26 AM NEW YORK—Connected. Social. Visual.Technological. Today’s kids, tweens and teens are becoming recognized as a priority among ECPs and optical retailers. Eyewear suppliers, too are re-engaging design and development initiatives with new brands for eyewear and sunwear, along with new education and training to better prepare for this opportunity of affording all kids the best in better vision.

Best in Class 2016

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:15 AM This year’s Best in Class optometry students are as big-hearted as they are intelligent. Coming from different walks of life, they have lent their time to tutoring underclassmen, voluntarily organized Easter egg hunts, and even traveled to South America, all in hopes of helping those in need.

CMS Publishes Final Rule Which Improves Medicare Payments to Accountable Care Organizations

By Staff
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:30 AM BALTIMORE—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule improving how Medicare pays Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for delivering better patient care.

American Optometric Foundation Announces 2016 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

By Staff
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:21 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) announced the 2016 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care program recipients.

Prevent Blindness Names Honoree for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. Bruce Moore, OD, Marcus Professor of Pediatric Studies, New England College of Optometry will be honored during the 5th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2016.

Alcon Partners With Actress Cheryl Ladd to Launch the Know Your Cataract EYE-Q Campaign

By Staff
Friday, June 3, 2016 12:27 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon, a division of Novartis, has partnered with actress Cheryl Ladd to launch the Know Your Cataract EYE-Q campaign, which seeks to educate consumers about the condition and challenges of cataract by testing their knowledge of the disease and learn about cataract treatment options.

Registration for Academy 2016 Anaheim Now Open

By Staff
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:21 AM ANAHEIM, Calif.—Registration and housing for the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) Academy 2016 Anaheim—which takes place from Nov. 9 to 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center—is now open.

Review of Optometric Business 2016 Navigation Guide to Megatrends in Eyecare Practice is Now Available

By Staff
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The 2016 edition of the Navigation Guide to Megatrends in Eyecare Practice by Review of Optometric Business is now available.