Smart System Integrates With Eyemaginations Echo

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM NILES, Ill.—M&S Technologies, based here, announced that the newest version of Smart System 20/20 software includes integration with Echo patient education from Eyemaginations.

Hoya Partners With i-Optics to Distribute Retinal Scanning Technology

By Staff
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:25 AM UITHOORN, The Netherlands—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care has signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics to offer opticians EasyScan, a fundus camera that can perform a three-minute eyecare test that provides medical-grade images of the retina without the need of pupil dilation. 

Refraction Reboot

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 AM Advanced technologies are improving the accuracy, efficiency and speed of the eye exam and refraction process. But potential game changers—such as virtual refraction, low cost, smartphone-based systems and online refractive eye exams—are starting to fundamentally redefine “refraction.” Find out why refraction is no longer just a matter of “better or worse” in this Special Feature.

Vision Testing, On the Go

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:08 AM A new class of low cost, portable refraction devices that run on specialized apps and software is adding a new dimension to the field of vision testing. Here’s a look at some of the latest products in this emerging category.

DigitalVision Systems Goes Beyond the Phoropter

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:10 AM Unlike companies that have concentrated on modernizing the phoropter, DigitalVision Systems (DVS) has developed a refraction system that does away with the device entirely.

Opternative Explores the Online Option

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:09 AM Ever since online eyeglass sales began, optical industry observers have wondered when online refraction would follow.

First Insight Develops Two-Way Integration Between Visioffice and MaximEyes

By Staff
Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:27 AM HILLSBORO, Ore.—The Essilor Visioffice system now integrates in both directions with First Insight Corp.’s MaximEyes 11.0 practice management program.

Essilor Instruments USA Merges With Stereo Optical

By Staff
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:27 AM VINCENNES, FRANCE and CHICAGO—Essilor Instruments, a wholly owned division of the Essilor Group, is combining its two U.S. divisions, Essilor Instruments USA and Stereo Optical, in its Chicago facilities.

Optical Retail Veteran Designs All-in-one Lens Display and Mirror

By Staff
Monday, November 18, 2013 2:00 AM Papillon is an all-in-one lens options display and dispensing mirror.

Late to EHR? Financial Incentives Are Still Available

By Staff
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 3:00 AM In 2009, Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act to promote the adoption and Meaningful Use of health information technology.

Luneau Technology Announces Capital Investment in Latham & Phillips Ophthalmic

By Staff
Monday, August 26, 2013 12:27 AM CUMMING, Ga.—The Luneau Technology group, based in France, which develops, manufactures and markets Briot and Weco edgers and Visionix refraction and diagnostic instruments, has announced a capital investment in Latham & Phillips Ophthalmic (L.P.O.), an ophthalmic equipment distributor based in Columbus, Ohio.

The Intelligent Office

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:35 AM Eyecare practices are now the nexus of a vast and rapidly growing information network that connects practitioners with patients, insurance companies, suppliers, doctor alliances and other medical professionals.

EHR: ‘Everywhere’ Health Records

By John Sailer
Monday, August 19, 2013 3:30 AM Electronic health records are no longer “theoretical.” Here, there and everywhere, they are a “reality,” quickly on their way to becoming ubiquitous, following the patient every step of the way through their health care experience.

Automating the Exam Lane With Software Integration

By Staff
Monday, August 19, 2013 12:04 AM
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