The Practice & Exam Lane

EVOlens Is a New, Data-Driven PAL Recommendation System from IOT

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:55 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—IOT has recently introduced EVOlens, a patented, data-driven decision machine learning system designed to increase patient satisfaction over time. Many industries rely on machine learning algorithms to provide continuous improvement to the consumer experience over time. EVOlens brings this same innovation to the selection of progressive lens designs, according to IOT.

[Partner Post] 4-Week Profit Boot Camp

By CLICK Staff
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:10 AM In the hustle and bustle of patient care, the needs of your dispensary can get put on the back burner. But your dispensary has a big impact on your practice profits, making it important for you and your team stay on top of the latest trends and tools. We combined our best intelligence into a 4-week plan that will take your optical dispensary to the next level and help you boost your profits in 2019.

Functional Vision EyeQ Enables ODs to Identify Functional Vision Issues

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:03 AM NEW YORK—RightEye LLC is launching Functional Vision EyeQ a first-of-its kind automated test that allows optometrists to quickly and objectively identify functional vision issues that affect a host of everyday activities. Once a problem is identified, Functional Vision EyeQ automatically recommends computer-based exercises for patients to do at home, under the supervision of their optometrist.

IDOC Employee Handbook and HR Service Supports Workplace Productivity

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:45 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has recently announced the launch of a new human resources tool designed specifically for independent optometry practices. The new IDOC Employee Handbook Service helps IDOC members create customized guidelines for employee interactions, performance evaluation, articulation of current employee benefits and helps both ODs and their staff members stay fully compliant with changing workplace rules and regulations.

Coding & Billing: Incorporating Lifestyle History Into Medical History

By Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD and Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:30 AM NEW YORK—When you care about your patient, you learn about their lifestyle and incorporate these important facts into your medical history. Often, we think of the Lifestyle History as separate from the Medical History and the Demographic History. Because documenting the Medical History is essential to coding correctly and it is often time consuming, it’s not unusual to find that the Medical History has increased in importance and the Lifestyle questioning has decreased in importance.

Warby Parker New Virtual Try-On App Features Apple AR Technology

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:25 AM NEW YORK—Warby Parker launched a new virtual try-on tool, which helps customers find their frames "even before they've technically put it on their face," the company pointed out. Now available to iPhone X users via the Warby Parker app, the new tool uses Apple’s ARKit and TrueDepth technology, along with Warby Parker’s proprietary frame placement and fit system to project frames onto the user’s face, the company said. "Unlike other VR applications, our Virtual Try-On tool uses an in-house placement algorithm that mimics unique 3D facial curvatures, resulting in a lifelike fitting room experience that reflects realistic frame color, texture, size and fit."

[Partner Post] 5 Ways to Build Your Patient Base

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:40 AM Although your patient base will naturally grow every year, there are a few techniques for boosting growth to meet your goals. Even if your practice has been around for years, adding new patients is always top of mind. Practice growth can come in many different forms whether you’re looking to bring on new patients, strengthen existing patient loyalty, or improve your workflow to make time for a heavier patient load. The following methods both make space for new patients in your practice and help you strategize your 2019 plans.

Topcon Medical Systems, M&S Technologies Partner on Computerized Vision Testing Systems

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:35 AM NEW YORK—Topcon Medical Systems and M&S Technologies have entered into a partnership where M&S Technologies will exclusively provide the M&S Smart System software to Topcon Medical Systems for incorporation into the Topcon CV-5000S Automated Vision Tester.

CheckedUp Adds New Features to Help ECPs With Decision Making

By CLICK Staff


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:45 AM NEW YORK—CheckedUp, a specialty point of care and patient education company, is adding several new product features to optimize their health care decision technology. With over 5,000 eyecare professionals in the CheckedUp network, the technology empowers patients during their health care journey by engaging and educating them about their care, preventions, conditions, and treatment options.

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.

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.

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.

Blackfin Releases New App, ‘Blackfin Airstream Clients’

By CLICK Staff

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:10 AM Blackfin has debuted a new app, Blackfin Airstream Clients reserved for opticians who are existing customers to better access Blackfin products. Available for both Android and iOS, Blackfin Airstream Clients has been designed to improve the way of working and selling Blackfin products. This accessible interactive system carries all the necessary information to guarantee a complete sales experience.