Paul Karpecki, OD, Is Back As a Guest on May 4 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Well-known optometric speaker and clinician, Paul Karpecki, OD, is back on the May 4 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Alcon Marks 30th Anniversary of Academy for Eyecare Excellence Program

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:21 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon marks its 30th anniversary of partnership delivering education and training optometry students and residents at its global campus.

Mobiquity and EyeXam to Collaborate on Eyecare App Enhancements

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON, Mass. and SAN JOSE, Calif.—Mobiquity, Inc., a mobile engagement provider and EyeXam, a smartphone and tablet eyecare app, announced that they are collaborating to offer consumers improved access to eyecare information, exams, products and eye health.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Drops Unilateral Pricing Policy for CLs

By Staff
Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:21 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced yesterday that it is discontinuing its controversial Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) for contact lenses and replacing it with new programs that “ensure broad access and support the needs of patients, doctors and customers.”

Jobson Optical Group Joins Industry-Wide Think About Your Eyes Initiative as an Official Media Partner

By Staff
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:45 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Jobson Optical Group, the leading source for information and marketing for the worldwide ophthalmic community, has been announced as the official media partner of Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of vision health.

40 Ways to Balance the Blues

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM These 40 products offer blue light management solutions for every situation, both indoors and outdoors. They run the gamut from lenses and coatings to screen protectors, neutraceuticals and lens demonstration units.

BLUE LIGHT RESEARCH COMPENDIUM

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM The following research studies were cited by technical experts from BluTech, Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor, Hoya Vision Care, Jins Eyewear, Reticare and VSP Global who were consulted for “Inside the Blue Boom,” Vision Monday, April 11, 2016:

Inside The Blue Boom

By Jeff Hopkins
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:33 AM Blue light is one of the most talked about vision care topics in recent years, both within and without the optical industry. Professional journals, trade publications and even consumer media are filled with articles about the potentially harmful effects of blue light on the eye, as well as its effect on sleep patterns, mood and overall wellness. VM spoke with nine ECPs who have made blue light management an important part of their patient care regimen.

Weighing the Facts About Blue Light

By Sara Bonizio
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:29 AM It’s a news story that has picked up steam in the past couple of years, especially as daily hours of “screen time” have reached near-double digits: all this reading, emailing, Tweeting, Facebook stalking, shopping and surfing is behind significant increases in cases of dry eye, visual fatigue, headaches and even ancillary issues such as strained necks and cramped wrists (back in the day, when keyboards on handheld devices prevailed, one might recall the widely-reported “Crackberry Thumb” syndrome).

Hoya Offers Blue Light Program for Independent Practices

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:28 AM NEW YORK—Hoya Vision Care recently launched a comprehensive program that provides independent eyecare practices with training, tools and technology to educate patients about the potential hazard of blue light. The turnkey program, “Building a Blue Light Practice,” is part of Hoya’s new “ECP Ally” campaign that is designed to provide “actionable marketing strategies” to independent ECPs, according to Hoya.

Symposium Focuses on Blue Light and Its Effect on Human Health

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:27 AM Blue light and its impact on the human body was the focus of a symposium held in New York City in June, 2015. The two-day event, organized by the International Blue Light Society and sponsored by Jins, the Japanese optical retailer and eyeglass manufacturer, featured presentations by ophthalmologists, sleep specialists and researchers from universities in Japan, France and the U.S

VSP's Blog and Videos Offer Blue Light Insights

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:26 AM VSP Vision Care is educating its members and consumers about blue light exposure via social media through a series of blog posts and videos featuring VSP provider Gary Morgan, OD. The videos explain the sources of blue light, why it causes digital eye strain, why the proximity of a digital device screen to the eyes matters (inverse square law), what you can do to reduce blue light exposure and more.

Vision Experts Assess New Study Findings on Blue Light Threat from Devices

By Sara Bonizio
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:25 AM A study published in the U.K.’s Eye journal in January, 2016 titled “Low-energy Light Bulbs, Computers, Tablets and the Blue Light Hazard,” concludes that blue light is not a health concern. The study’s lead author, John O’Hagan, head of the Laser and Optical Radiation Dosimetry Group of Public Health England in Chilton, U.K. asserted, “Even under extreme long-term viewing conditions, none of the low energy light bulbs, computers, tablets and mobile phones we assessed suggested cause for concern for public health.”

Optometry Giving Sight Reaches Million Dollar Goal

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:21 AM DENVER—Optometry Giving Sight announced that the Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign has now reached its goal. Initiated in 2014, the campaign sought to increase the amount of funds available to support all of Optometry Giving Sight’s funded projects throughout the world, with specific focus on the proposed new School of Optometry in Haiti.

Vision Expo East Programs Address Industry Growth and Eyecare’s Outlook

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Show organizers are putting the finishing touches on programs and plans for Vision Expo East to be held at the Javits Center here from April 14 to 17.
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