Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:30 AM
a privately-held artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostics company based here, has reported that the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) approved the company’s AI-based diagnostic system for the autonomous detection of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. The IDx-DR system is the first autonomous, AI-based diagnostic system authorized for commercialization by the FDA, according to the company’s announcement. An autonomous, AI-based system, IDx-DR is unique in that it makes an assessment without the need for a clinician to also interpret the image or results, making it usable by health care providers who may not normally be involved in eyecare, the announcement noted.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:27 AM
When it’s time for your eyecare practice to hit the market for new EHR software you need to go into the buying journey with a game plan. Switching EHR systems
is a big change, and you want to make sure that you’re making the best decision for your practice. Before you really dig in and start viewing demos of different systems, assess the needs of your practice and make a list of the most important challenges you need a system to solve, and features that are must-haves.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:24 AM
NORTH CENTERVILLE, Utah—Streampage
, a SaaS marketing automation company, has debuted a “push-buttom marketing platform” which will enable eyecare professionals to better connect with their customers. Streampage’s user friendly technology allows ECPs to send pre-packaged marketing messages within minutes. No training is required, the company said.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:15 PM
SAN BRUNO, Calif.—To help better manage one of the primary contributors to global vision loss—myopia—Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA, a prominent authority on the disease, has launched an educational and informational website called ManageMyopia.org
. The clinically reviewed resource will summarize the latest data on myopia so that management of the disease is easier for busy eyecare professionals (ECPs) to find, analyze and apply.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:10 PM
NEW YORK—The claims management process for an eyecare practice can be challenging. But, the success of your claim processes has a drastic impact on your overall revenue, making it a very critical part of your business. High employee turnover, low performance visibility, and a lack of knowledge into vision and medical claim nuances are a few of the things that make it difficult to manage an effective claims cycle.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:05 PM
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.—Eye Designs, LLC
, a leader in the manufacturing of custom ophthalmic environments and optical display systems, has launched a dynamic new website. This newly redesigned destination offers quick access to information on all Eye Designs Group display collections, merchandising systems, processes, services and accessories.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:21 PM
SOLANA BEACH, Calif.—Having recently celebrated their first year of nationwide deployment, Contentlinq
has significantly expanded its presence in the optical industry and is poised for significant growth in 2018. An SaaS (software-as-a-service) business, the Contentlinq platform provides optical vendors and retailers with a cloud-based “digital asset management and distribution service” which is designed to enhance the optical retail experience.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:18 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the U.S. launch of JNJVISIONPRO.COM
, a digital platform that delivers online learning, patient education materials, practice resources and connected commerce—all aimed at streamlining and simplifying the online experience for thousands of eyecare professionals.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:15 PM
is releasing a new interactive touchscreen computer kiosk for retailers and ECPs, featuring integrated frame display and hardware for 3D scanning and design. The company’s 3DNA system enables ECPs with customization technology, based on 3D scanning and 3D interactive eyewear design, to provide bespoke-tailored, and precisely fit premium eyewear.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:15 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Eyefinity
, the electronic health records and practice management software unit of VSP Global
, has launched the Eyefinity Student Certification Program, a new training course that optometry students can access to become certified in using the Eyefinity EHR.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:10 AM
NEW YORK—Being open to change and staying ahead of the learning curve in the industry are two ways that you can keep your eyecare practice on top of your competition. Whether you’re reading the latest news in an industry publication, taking online CE credits, attending trade shows, or keeping up with industry blogs, seeking out tips and advice on ways to build upon your practice’s success will make you and your business stronger.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:05 AM
NEW YORK—The emergence of new technologies and digital devices in recent years has seen intensified consumer demand for instant information. Carl Zeiss’s response to this, My Vision Profile App
, a patient vision analysis tool used to determine their personal vision habits and needs, has been updated to let practices embed it into their own sites, adding their brand name and tag lines.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:18 AM
NEW YORK—As the folks at Pew Internet Life Research Center
describe it, the internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. For more than 15 years, Pew Research Center has documented its growth and distribution in the U.S. A new Fact Sheet from Pew illustrates the pervasiveness and patterns of internet and home broadband adoption.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:10 AM
, a provider of patient management systems, is partnering with Chart Talk
, a cloud-based practice management, billing and electronic health record system for medical providers.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:05 AM
is launching the M’eye Store
, an online store that sells small equipment, handheld instruments, accessories and consumables.