Group Dynamics

By John Sailer
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. 

E-tailing Shares Stage (And Screen?) With Online Refraction

By John Sailer
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.

Meeting Business Challenges by Riding the Currents of Change

By VM Staff
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 innovation.

‘Focus On: The Ultimate Patient Experience’

By VM Staff
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.

Get Ready for Online Refraction

By Andrew Karp
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.

Optrafair London 2014 Debuts in West Kensington

By Staff
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.

Opternative Founders Join April 16th 'Power Hour'

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. – The founders of  Opternative, 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

Vision Source Announces Strategic Partnerships at Its Annual Meeting, The Exchange

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—During The Exchange,  Vision Source’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. 

IDOC Announces Comprehensive Online Education Program

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—  IDOC has announced a new comprehensive, online education program for optometrists and their staff available at special pricing exclusively for IDOC members.

Vision Expo Sets Record-Breaking Attendance

By Staff
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 show organizers.

Fatheadz Eyewear Joins Think About Your Eyes Initiative

By Staff
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 eye exams.

ASCO: Put Your Future in Focus

By Catherine Wolinski
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.

Congress Delays ICD-10 Implementation One Year

By Staff
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. Launches to Provide New Graduates with the Resources to Succeed

By Staff
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.

New Video from Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Illustrates Unlimited Career Opportunities for ODs

By Staff
Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:24 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—Be a Doctor of Optometry: Put Your Future in Focus is the subject of a new video released by The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and posted to the organization’s website and new YouTube channel.