It’s All About Strategy and Structure for ABB Optical’s New Chief Executive Officer Tom Burke

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Monday, March 18, 2019 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—For Tom Burke, who joined ABB Optical as chief executive officer last year, running an organization successfully comes down to two things: strategy and structure. This is the formula he has relied upon in running various businesses over a 40-year career (mostly under the Cardinal Health corporate umbrella) and it underpins the plan he’s worked to put in place since joining ABB last August. “If the strategy is solid and the structure is great and you execute, then you can do anything,” Burke told VMAIL in a recent interview. “That was my story with Cardinal.”

Former Lens Butler Executives Have Launched Boxsee Contact Lens Subscription Service

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Friday, March 15, 2019 12:30 AM TOLEDO, Ohio—Two former executives of The Lens Butler, Beth Samenuk and Allison Granger, have established a new company and brand, Boxsee, which they say “represents a new vision for the future of their partnered contact lens subscription service.” In addition, the executives said they believe Boxsee “reflects the evolution of the company and the partnerships they are building with others as they increase their offerings to private ECP's and the value to patients.” Boxsee will provide “continuity for eyecare professionals who are looking for a competitive subscription contact lens offering” to compete with online retailers, other subscription services or big-box retailers, according to the announcement.

Ocuco Makes Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies List Again

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Friday, March 15, 2019 12:21 AM DUBLIN—Ocuco, a leading supplier of software for optical retail and optical labs, has been named as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Irish Companies Awards program, in association with Bank of Ireland. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the second year, was recognized at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on March 1. Commenting on the award, Leo MacCanna, CEO of Ocuco remarked, “The Best Managed Companies is an excellent opportunity to continuously audit, examine and test our strategy, management systems and team within a formal framework provided by Deloitte.

Second Sight Posts Losses for Full Year and 4Q 2018

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Friday, March 15, 2019 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES), developers of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Systems, reported a net loss of $35.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2018 compared with a net loss of $28.5 million in 2017. The company, which also developed the Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System that is currently in clinical trials, generated net sales of $6.9 million on a GAAP basis in 2018 compared to $8.0 million in 2017. Second Sight said the decrease is mainly due to lower international sales as its restructures its international commercial activities.

Zeiss Receives FDA Clearance for Epithelial Thickness Mapping for Cirrus HD-OCT

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:15 AM DUBLIN, Calif.—Zeiss Medical Technology Segment has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Cirrus HD-OCT platform, expanding the capabilities of its Anterior Segment Premier Module to include Epithelial Thickness Mapping (ETM). The technology helps eye doctors better identify eligible patients for refractive surgery as well as monitor the cornea’s post-surgical healing response, according to Zeiss.

Seats Still Available for SVC’s Ophthalmic Coating Tutorial

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Monday, March 11, 2019 12:24 AM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Seats are still available for a live tutorial focused on the art, science and practical know-how of producing modern ophthalmic coatings being offered by The Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC).

MediXall.com Expands into Eyecare With Appointment of Howard J. Braverman, OD

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Monday, March 11, 2019 12:21 AM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—MediXall Group Inc., MediXall Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MDXL), division of MediXall.com, a technology and innovation-driven organization focused on transforming the patient-provider experience, ihas announced the company's expansion into the eyecare arena with the appointment of Dr. Howard J. Braverman to the MediXall Advisory Board. Dr. Braverman brings a distinguished career of more than 40 years in the eyecare industry, including practicing optometry in Florida for more than 28 years, as well as serving as the president of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Can Bad Reviews Be Deleted? Should They?

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:09 AM NEW YORK—Are you haunted by old reviews, especially bad ones? EyeCarePro reports that many clients ask if and how they can be deleted and what else can be done to reduce the negative impact these reviews have on their reputation. Here's what you can and can't do when it comes to deleting Google Reviews.

March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:06 AM CHICAGO— Prevent Blindness has declared March to be Workplace Eye Wellness Month, in an effort to help protect vision at work. Many occupations present hazards to the eyes, including extended use of computers and screens, and exposure to liquids, particles or flying debris, making protecting the eyes vital to keeping vision healthy. According to research by The Vision Council, about 80 percent of American adults use digital devices for more than two hours every day, and nearly 67 percent use two or more devices simultaneously.

Functional Vision EyeQ Enables ODs to Identify Functional Vision Issues

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Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:03 AM NEW YORK—RightEye LLC is launching Functional Vision EyeQ a first-of-its kind automated test that allows optometrists to quickly and objectively identify functional vision issues that affect a host of everyday activities. Once a problem is identified, Functional Vision EyeQ automatically recommends computer-based exercises for patients to do at home, under the supervision of their optometrist.

Rev360 Formally Appoints Scott Filion as Chief Executive Officer

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Friday, March 1, 2019 12:27 AM MADISON, Wis.—Rev360, the company that delivers RevolutionEHR and a suite of eyecare practice advancement solutions to ECPs, announced officially this week that Scott Filion has been promoted to chief executive officer.

Kno2 and Vision Source Receive 2019 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:51 AM BOISE, Idaho and KINGWOOD, Texas—Kno2, in collaboration with Vision Source, has been selected as a recipient of the Empower Your Care Teams and Employees category of Microsoft's 2019 Health Innovation Awards. The awards were announced at the 2019 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. They were created to recognize health organizations and their technology solution partners for using Microsoft’s intelligent health technologies in innovative ways, which help empower care teams, improve clinical and operational outcomes, and advance precision health care.

[Partner Post] A Guide to Making More Money on Claim Reimbursements

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:48 AM A growing practice, seasonal spikes or a large number of rejections can cause your practice's insurance claims to pile up. With online retailers cutting into your optical dispensary profits, your practice relies heavily on revenue generated from medical and vision insurance claims.

IDOC Employee Handbook and HR Service Supports Workplace Productivity

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:45 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has recently announced the launch of a new human resources tool designed specifically for independent optometry practices. The new IDOC Employee Handbook Service helps IDOC members create customized guidelines for employee interactions, performance evaluation, articulation of current employee benefits and helps both ODs and their staff members stay fully compliant with changing workplace rules and regulations.

Pearle Vision Brings ‘Olivia’ Campaign to Life with Vision Care Clinic at Billie Jean King Namesake Classroom

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Friday, February 22, 2019 12:18 AM NEW YORK—In an extension of its “Olivia” marketing campaign featuring tennis legend Billie Jean King, Pearle Vision is working in partnership with OneSight to send volunteers to help provide eye exams and glasses to students at Girls Prep Elementary in New York City's Lower East Side neighborhood.