Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:45 AM
WATERLOO, Ontario—Eyecare professionals can now access a free, fully-searchable database which includes descriptions, images and videos to help identify and manage contact lens related issues. Now under the direction of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education
(CORE), with significant enhancements and new content, the Clinical Contact Lens Management Guide
is designed to serve as an indispensable resource for established and new practitioners, as well as students.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:40 AM
WYCKOFF, N.J.—Morel Eyewear
is continuing to develop business solutions to help alleviate unnecessary overhead and improve everyday practices for its business partners. To that end, Morel has just launched Frame Hero, a new digital tool developed to service frames with necessary replacement parts.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:35 AM
recently launched Sunny the UV Chatbot, the first UV chatbot for vision. Designed to educate consumers and eyecare professionals about UV risk factors and dangers and the importance of UV safety, Sunny is part of a campaign to promote Zeiss’s new UVProtect Technology
which provides an effective standard of UV400 for clear lenses across all lens materials.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 PM
VIENNA, Va.—Doctors, associates, managers and patients of MyEyeDr.
are taking part in a new media campaign drawing attention to a “condition” known as Resting Squint Face, or #RSF. The sideways glance or squint, created when a person isn’t seeing too clearly, is demonstrated in a series of ads, short and long-form videos, posts and shares in a #RSF campaign which was launched May 23.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:55 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision, which has expanded its operating companies over the last two years to serve more patients across a lifetime of eye health needs, announced earlier this month the U.S. launch of JJVISION.COM
, a new online presence that serves as the company’s ”digital front door” and connects its established online properties for consumers and eyecare professionals, the company said.
Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:50 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—In conjunction with the launch of the new “Light Under Control” campaign to consumers, Transitions Optical has partnered with Snapchat to create an interactive augmented reality try-on experience. This Snapchat lens enables users to experience the adaptability of Transitions lenses on a platform relevant to them and their lifestyle.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:30 PM
ST. LOUIS—The CLX System
, a comprehensive contact lens management and marketing solution, recently released a customizable contact lens subscription service available to the system’s premium users.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:25 PM
ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry
has launched a brand new online CE and resource platform, Academy Online
. Users can find a collection of session recordings from past annual meetings as well as distance learning credits. This initiative is aimed at assisting optometrists and vision scientists in obtaining new knowledge and staying on top of current trends while earning CE hours outside of the annual meeting. Content can be viewed at any time using any device that connects to the internet.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:20 PM
Claim management is a challenge for many eyecare practices. Whether you deal with high turnover in the billing role, a high volume of claims, or a lack of transparency into the process and results of your claim filing, these are all challenges that can be hurting your bottom line. Today we want to share with you four things your practice can be doing that will help you decrease insurance and billing errors
so you can start getting back the money you’ve earned on reimbursements.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:30 PM
BOISE, Idaho, and KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source
, a provider of Interoperability as a Service (IaaS) across health care, have announced they will collaborate to improve the eye exam referral process within the health care community. The “Kno2: Interoperability as a Service” solution enables an efficient, closed-loop referral process “that gives physicians the information they need when they need it, improving the overall quality of care,” according to the joint announcement.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:27 PM
It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day of running your eyecare practice that you forget to step back and pay attention to the efficiency of your processes, workflow and software systems. But as time goes on you can easily slip back into old habits, or not keep up-to-date with the latest technology that can improve efficiency throughout your practice.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:24 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson has introduced “Andy,” a virtual assistant chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Andy is designed to help guide U.S. consumers throughout their Acuvue brand contact lens journey, from those considering contact lenses for the first time to long-term wearers with questions. The chatbot also provides intuitive coaching to help new wearers develop healthy contact lens habits, the company said.
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.