CooperVision Revises Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) On Some Products

By Staff
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:33 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.— CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Cos. (NYSE:COO), is the latest contact lens company to make changes to its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP).

New Sun Lenses That Make Colors Pop

By Catherine Wolinksi, Contributing Editor
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:45 AM They say there’s nothing new under the sun, but sunwear-savvy optical businesses selling color enhancing lenses are beginning to see things a bit differently. The emerging trend of color enhancing sunwear goes beyond tints and mirrors to proprietary technologies that are specific, scientific amplifiers of visual experience, from boosting colors of everyday outdoor stimuli to improving performance for sports and various activities.

Lenses That Alleviate Color Blindness

By Staff
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:44 AM Following 10 years of research and development, which included three National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR-funded studies conducted at UC Berkeley and UC Davis, EnChroma eyewear emerged in 2010 as a specialty eyewear for the alleviation of red-green color blindness.

Solutions for ‘Health Blindness’

By Staff
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:43 AM Mark Changizi, entrepreneur and evolutionary theoretical neuroscientist, originally created O2Amps eyewear—now sold under the name Vino Optics—to cure what he refers to as “health blindness,” or the inability to detect a person’s blood oxygenation levels, which give insight into a person’s physical and emotional state.

FDA Approves Alcon’s New IOL Designed for Distance Vision and Presbyopia Correction

By Staff
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:18 AM BASEL, Switzerland—Alcon, a leader in eyecare and a division of Novartis, announced last week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric intraocular lens (IOL) with Activefocus optical design.

Essilor Merger With Luxottica Progresses

By Staff
Friday, March 24, 2017 12:24 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) has taken several steps toward finalizing its proposed merger with Luxottica announced on Jan. 16, 2017.

Shopko Hosts More Than 500 at its Health Services Managers Conference

By Staff
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:15 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko held its annual Health Services managers meeting in Minneapolis earlier this month and used the occasion to honor several Shopko team members for their outstanding performances in 2016 and for senior management to outline the retailer’s plans for 2017 and following years.

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New Marketing Vice President

By Staff
Monday, March 20, 2017 12:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision has named Andrew Hyncik as vice president of marketing for North America.

WaveShades With Visa Payment Technology in Limited Distribution to Key Influencers

By Staff
Friday, March 17, 2017 12:21 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The Visa-powered WaveShades sunglasses—which feature a chip that enables consumers to pay for a purchase simply by waving the sunglasses over a point-of-sale reader—drew rapt attention at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, this week.

Zeiss Veteran Claude Labeeuw Tapped for New Customer and Business Development Role

By Staff
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—Claude Labeeuw, a 25-year Carl Zeiss Vision veteran, has been named vice president in charge of key ECP customers and strategic initiatives.

Vision Monday’s Editors to Host Interactive Pop Up Talk Geared Toward Independents During Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—After debuting at the 2016 Vision Expo West, Pop-Up Talks will also be having their moment during this year’s Vision Expo East.

Virginia Approves New Telemedicine Regulations for ‘Ophthalmic Prescriptions’

By Staff
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:33 AM RICHMOND, Va.—The state of Virginia in February approved legislation that amends the state code and clarifies and adds to the requirements for ophthalmic prescriptions, including via a telemedicine approach.

Five Common Social Media Blunders—and How to Avoid Them

By Maria Higgins, OD
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:15 PM

Social media presents a prime opportunity to market your practice, but missteps can bring major downsides. Here are five common mistakes–and how to avoid them.

[Partner Post] 10 Productive Ways to Benefit From Late Patients

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:10 PM NEW YORK—At some point throughout your work day, it’s likely that you’re going to get stuck waiting for a late patient to arrive. While late patients aren’t good for your schedule, during a busy day it can sometimes be a sigh of relief when you get a few extra minutes to yourself. In many cases, you’ll take this time to check your phone, hop on Facebook, or catch up on daily news.

New Reflects Fashion-Forward Look
and New Features as Part of Digital Rebrand

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:05 PM

NEW YORK—Tura Inc. has launched a newly modernized website, which reflects a total digital brand and showcases the company’s brand portfolio.