Ocuco Acquires Acumenex, an E-commerce Provider

By Staff
Friday, July 03, 2015 12:30 AM TORONTO, Canada and DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco, the Dublin-based international optical software company, has acquired the optical business of Acumenex, provider of e-commerce solutions to leading chains, insurers and independent eyecare practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.

Clarkson Eyecare Acquires EyeCare Associates and Pinnacle Optical

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:30 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Clarkson Eyecare, one of the largest eyecare groups in the Midwest, has acquired EyeCare Associates (ECA), a 19-office optometry practice in Alabama and Pinnacle Optical LLC, a full-service wholesale lab in Alabama. Details of the transaction, which was backed by FFL Partners, a San Francisco-based U.S. private equity firm, were not disclosed.

Three More EHR Systems Commit to Participate in AOA Registry

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Just ahead of its official launch at Optometry’s Meeting, AOA MORE received commitments for participation from three additional EHR systems.

Registration Now Open for American Board of Optometry Board Certification Exam

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2015 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—Registration is open for the next American Board of Optometry Board Certification exam period for the month of July 2015, one of two months during the year when the exam is offered.

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.”

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Names Dawn Mancuso, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2015 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has appointed Dawn Mancuso, FASAE, CAE, its new executive director.

Best In Class 2015

By Jamie Wilson
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:03 AM For many students, graduation comes with the uncertainty of what the future might hold, as well as what next steps one should take to reach a career goal. For the 2015 graduating class of optometrists and opticians, they continue to rise to the challenge, setting the standard and proving to be the up-and-comers to watch out for in the field of optical.

American Optometric Association Gets Ready for Optometry’s Meeting Next Week in Seattle

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Final details are being put into place for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 118th Annual Congress and the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) 45th Annual Conference, Optometry’s Meeting, which will get underway here next week at the Washington State Convention Center, June 24 to 27, with a series of leadership events, continuing education and workshops, special honors and exhibits.

Countdown to ICD-10: 10 Steps to Get Ready, Set, Go!

By Richard Mark Kirkner
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:10 AM Some medical professionals fear it because it will dramatically change the codes they use for reimbursement. Some mock it because the codes are so specific they can be as bizarre as “burn due to water-skis on fire” and “stabbed while crocheting.” But all realize that by Oct. 1, 2015, the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will be unavoidable.

Software Is the Key to Switching to ICD-10

By John Sailer
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:09 AM With the looming Oct. 1, 2015, deadline approaching that will require all medical professionals to start coding using ICD-10, using the right software can simplify the process.

What to Ask Your EHR Software Vendors About the Switch to ICD-10

By John Sailer
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:08 AM Your electronic health record system will be an integral part of converting to ICD-10.

Additional ICD-10 Resources

By John Sailer
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:07 AM With the deadline for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coming Oct. 1, 2015, a number of organizations are helping health care professionals prepare for the shift.

ECP Network and Summit Eyecare Network Join Forces

By Staff
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:23 AM CINCINNATI—The ECP Network, an eyecare provider alliance with member locations in 34 states, acquired an interest in Summit Eyecare Network (SEN), a network of independent optometrists based in Akron, Ohio.

Optometry Cares- The AOA Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of InfantSEE

By Staff
Friday, June 05, 2015 12:18 AM ST LOUIS—Optometry Cares- The AOA Foundation will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its InfantSEE program at Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle, Wash. on Friday, June 26.

Nova Southeastern University of Optometry Student Ties for Highest Score on ABS Exam

By Staff
Friday, June 05, 2015 12:15 AM FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.—The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) announced that Emily M. Korszen, a third-year Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Optometry student tied one other student for the highest score in the nation on the Part I Applied Basic Science (ABS) Examination in 2015.