20 State AGs Among 4,000 ‘Commenters’ to FTC Over Proposed Changes to Contact Lens Rule

By Staff
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The comment period on the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule ended Jan. 30 with more than 4,000 “commenters” submitting their views, including a comment in favor of FTC’s proposed changes that was signed by attorneys general of 20 states.

Many ECPs, Companies and Organizations Partner This Month to Boost AMD/Low Vision Awareness

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:15 PM NEW YORK—New digital and social media platforms are helping to boost awareness of low vision and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) during the month of February, with a range of resources being shared among low vision patients, their caregivers as well as eyecare professionals.

[Partner Post] 3 Ways Your Practice Will Benefit From a Billing Service

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:10 PM

NEW YORK—Managing your insurance revenue is a full-time job for at least one person in your practice, or maybe more depending on your practice’s size. Between filing claims, keeping up with rejections and denials, resubmitting, collecting payment, and analyzing practice performance it’s a lot to keep up with.

Kaenon Debuts New ‘Built for Outsiders’ Campaign and Website

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:05 PM

IRVINE, Calif.—Kaenon has launched a new website as well as a new “Built for Outsiders” campaign.

The new campaign and website align with the “spirit of adventure in the outdoors, uniting sun and sea, performance and beauty, clarity and comfort,” the company pointed out.

ABB Optical Group Publishes Year-in-Review Industry Insights

By Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:24 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Calendar year 2016 was notable for “consistent growth” and “strong sales” of contact lenses, particularly daily disposals, according to ABB Optical Group’s year-in-review report on the U.S. optical market.

EyeCare Prime Teams With Optometry Giving Sight to Launch LensFerry S Gives Sight Initiative

By Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:18 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—In support of its ongoing commitment to provide basic eyecare to underserved populations around the world, EyeCare Prime has partnered with Optometry Giving Sight to introduce its own philanthropic initiative, LensFerry S Gives Sight, according to an announcement from EyeCare Prime.

Essilor to Launch Next Gen Varilux Lens Based on Fresh Approach to Product Development

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:30 AM PARIS—Essilor is abandoning traditional methods of developing and designing products in favor of an innovative, customer-driven approach that has already yielded a new generation of Varilux progressive lenses.

Essilor’s 2016 Revenue Rises 7.6 Percent

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) posted consolidated revenue of €7,115 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent excluding the currency effect.

iMatrix Announces New Affiliation With Corporate Optometry, LLC

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:18 AM San Diego—iMatrix, a leader in online marketing solutions designed for eyecare professionals, has announced a new business affiliation with Corporate Optometry, LLC. This affiliation allows Corporate Optometry members complimentary access to iMatrix educational resources and exclusive pricing of all iMatrix online marketing solutions.

More Artificial Intelligence Experts Join VM Summit Speaker Roster

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The growing impact of Artificial Intelligence on nearly every aspect of business is prompting retailers, health care providers, suppliers and marketers to look for ways to leverage the power of human-machine learning within their organizations.

Insights and Innovation at Transitions Academy

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—With a dawn-to-dusk agenda and a top-notch selection of speakers, the recent Transitions Academy featured a robust program of events and education for the 650-plus attendees who participated.

Bausch + Lomb Ends Unilateral Pricing Policy

By Staff
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:27 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb became the latest contact lens company to move away from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) with the announcement late Friday that a “competitive imbalance” had forced the company to discontinue the program.

Proposal in Indiana Legislature Would Overturn 2016’s Prohibition of Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:24 AM INDIANAPOLIS—A bill introduced in the Indiana legislature late last month would amend a section of the state’s code with new language permitting online eye tests, according to the proposed legislation.

Optronics’ New Compact Edger Offers Industrial Features at Tabletop Price

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—To kick off its new Quality Manufacturing (QM) series of edgers, National Optronics is introducing the QM-X3, a tabletop dry edger that features the engineering and cutting-edge technology used in industrial edgers, but at a price point normally associated with tabletops.

Blanchard Contact Lenses Announces Scleral Lens Workshop Tour

By Staff
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:18 AM MANCHESTER, N.H.—Blanchard Contact Lenses—a scleral lens designer—released cities and dates for its upcoming spring Beyond the Limbus Scleral Lens Workshop tour.