An Online Resource That Makes Coding for Medicare Easier

By Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD and Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:20 AM NEW YORK—Coding for Medicare can be challenging. Here’s an online resource that can answer your questions as they arise, and help you increase your reimbursements. Medicare created resources to help providers and the Medicare Learning Network is one of those resources.

Alcon Is Working With Social Media Influencers to Help Customers Try Contact Lens Colors

By CLICK Staff

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:15 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Beauty bloggers Laura Sanchez, and Raye Boyce are taking part in Alcon’s newly launched sweepstakes, which invites people to play with their eye color for a chance to go backstage at New York’s Fashion Week in February 2019.

ECPs Are Bringing Digital Experience and New Choices to Patients via My Frame Gallery Installations

By CLICK Staff

Friday, September 28, 2018 2:26 PM NEW YORK—ECPs interested in using digital tools to enhance their patients’ experience and engagement in their dispensaries are showcasing the advantages of My Frame Gallery, a recent program launched from Frames Data (Frames Data is a service and division of the Jobson Optical Group).

MacuLogix Launches the AMD Academy, an Online Learning Community

By CLICK Staff

Friday, September 28, 2018 2:23 PM MIDDLETOWN, Pa.—MacuLogix, Inc., which equips eyecare professionals with the instrument, tools and education needed to effectively diagnose and treat patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has launched its AMD Academy. The AMD Academy is an online learning community for current AdaptDx users, delivering video-based product training and a user forum to facilitate discussion of best practices and answers to user questions.

Vision Expo Partners With Sephora and Influencer @GlamOptometrist

By CLICK Staff

Friday, September 28, 2018 2:20 PM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West is presenting a new experience for all attendees titled “GlamourEYES Pop Up Studio” featuring the global prestige omni-retailer, Sephora, and social media influencer and optometrist, Dr. Arian Fartash of @GlamOptometrist. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free, five-minute makeovers and beauty tips from a Sephora beauty advisor.

Eye-DNA Updates its 3DNA Eyewear System

By CLICK Staff

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:45 AM NEW YORK—Eye-DNA has updated its 3DNA eyewear system, including an interactive retail kiosk with two new frame collections, an 80-piece swatch book and eyewear design software v1.6. The 3DNA eyewear system offers optical retailers digital customization tools based on 3D scanning and design, enabling them to provide customers with user-designed, precisely-fit premium eyewear.

Researchers Say AI Matches Experts at Detecting Eye Diseases

By CLICK Staff

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:40 AM LONDON—An artificial intelligence (AI) system that can recommend the correct referral decision for over 50 eye diseases as accurately as world-leading experts has been developed by researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, DeepMind Health and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The breakthrough research, published online this month by Nature Medicine, describes how machine learning technology has been successfully trained on thousands of historic de-personalized eye scans to identify features of eye disease and recommend how patients should be referred for care.

Solutionreach and Nextech Form Partnership

By CLICK Staff

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:35 AM NEW YORK—Nextech Systems a provider of health care technology solutions for ophthalmology and other specialty physician practices, has formed a partnership with Solutionreach. The partnership will integrate Nextech’s practice management software and Solutionreach’s patient communication software.


CDC Develops Nation’s First Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:50 PM ATLANTA, Ga.—The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has developed the nation’s first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS). Launched in collaboration with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the VEHSS is designed to help health-care professionals, researchers, policymakers and state health departments better understand the scope of vision loss, eye disorders and eyecare services in the U.S.

New Launch Kit for ECPs Helps Explain Transitions’ New Signature Lens Style Colors and EXTRActive Style Mirrors

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:45 PM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—To help eyecare professionals (ECPs) build excitement and educate patients on the new brand and lens offerings, like Transitions Signature lenses style colors and Transitions EXTRActive style mirrors, there is a new custom launch kit which ECPs can order.

Vision Expo’s Social Media Contest Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Vision Expo West

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:40 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo has released a new video and launched a social media contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vision Expo West 2018 in Las Vegas (Education: September 26 – 29; Exhibit Hall: September 27 – 29). To watch the video, and to enter and share the contest, click here. The video highlights both exhibitors and attendees that look forward to Vision Expo West to network and grow their business. "How could you not come to Vision Expo West? This is where everyone comes to learn, play, [and] engage in relationships," said Karen Friedus, optician and owner of Center State Optique. "You have to make the time to come out. This is how you will better your business and better yourself."

SeniorWell Delivers On-Site Optical Care to Nursing Facilities

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:56 AM NEW YORK—SeniorWell is a mobile health care company delivering on-site optometry, podiatry, dentistry and audiology services to seniors residing in long-term nursing facilities. Through its relationships with nursing facilities across the Midwest, SeniorWell sees a significant amount of patients per year. In addition to providing on-site care, SeniorWell also manufactures and fabricates custom hearing aids, dentures and eyeglasses in its FDA approved lab for patients in need.

Topcon Releases Augmented Reality (AR) App

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:53 AM OAKLAND, N.J.—Topcon Medical Systems (TMS) a leading developer  of diagnostic equipment for the ophthalmic industry, has recently released the Topcon Augmented Reality (AR) App. The Topcon AR App makes use of augmented reality technology to provide another level of dimension to Topcon products and promotional materials. Topcon is one of the first in the industry to leverage this exciting, new technology and will be rolling it out to initially support its highly successful Image of the Month ad campaign in Retinal Physician and will then expand the AR App in the near future to include the ISSOCT Conference, Maestro, Triton and Aladdin applications.

Retina-AI Launches First Artificial Intelligence Mobile App for ECPs

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 10:50 AM NEW YORK—Retina-AI has developed and released the first Artificial Intelligence mobile app for eyecare providers. The app—Fluid Intelligence by Retina-AI—detects macula edema and sub-retinal fluid on O.C.T retinal scans with greater than 90 percent accuracy, according to its developers.