Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:37 AM
We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company. And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a president. … We are deeply committed to Google and Alphabet for the long term, and will remain actively involved as board members, shareholders and co-founders. In addition, we plan to continue talking with Sundar [Pichai] regularly, especially on topics we’re passionate about.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:25 AM
Essilor has been awarded the title of “Diversity Leader 2020” by The Financial Times
, recognized in the publication’s new annual ranking of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Gemini Diversified Services to launch an enhanced version of its Universal Credentialing Alliance (UCA) provider credentialing service, which went live Dec. 2. GDS is an independent credentials verification organization based in Orange County, California. NAVCP is deploying GDS’s custom GeminiI software-based solution to streamline UCA’s credentialing process and improve the customer experience for both eyecare professionals (ECPs) and managed vision care (MVC) alliance partner plans, according to the announcement.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:18 AM
BOULDER, Colo.—A new survey from The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) reveals that while parents remain focused on their children’s overall success, only 57 percent make regular appointments to stay on top of their children’s health. Parents ranked annual visits to the eye doctor as less important than visits to the dentist or pediatrician. In fact, only 27 percent of parents reported taking their children to an optometrist in the past year. This may be due to the misperceptions the survey also revealed about what comprehensive eye exams entail. The survey was conducted online by Dynata on behalf of GMAC among parents in the U.S. A total of 4,004 responses were collected between Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, 2019.
Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:15 AM
BETHESDA, Md.—RightEye LLC
, a health tech company that uses eye-tracking technology to help diagnose and monitor health and vision issues, announced this week that the RightEye Vision System has received “breakthrough” designation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA’s “breakthrough” program was designed to streamline the market clearance and approval process for medical devices or drugs that may provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of debilitating diseases or conditions. RightEye has received the first and only “breakthrough device designation” for a device that uses objective eye movement measurements to aid in the assessment of Parkinson’s disease, according to the company’s announcement.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:21 PM
It seems like we've been hearing a lot about the stock market, trade wars, and taxes. And, sometimes, it feels like every story presents a different outlook. Now that the year is winding down, what does the market actually look like? Take a look at this chart
from CNBC to learn a little more about how the market is looking at year-end, and what that means.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 3:06 PM
Over the past few years, Thanksgiving weekend has grown to become a huge shopping extravaganza for both on- and offline shoppers. Retailers try to outdo each other in offering the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals and consumers willingly jump at the chance to kick off their holiday shopping
and snap up some bargains.
Not surprisingly, this year’s Thanksgiving weekend shattered online shopping records once again. According to Adobe Digital Insights
, total e-commerce sales over the entire Thanksgiving weekend amounted to $28.4 billion, with Cyber Monday alone accounting for $9.4 billion of that total. That makes this year's Cyber Monday the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history and the first to exceed $3 billion in sales via smartphones.
“Retailers unlocked sales earlier to combat a shorter shopping season, while continuing to drive up promotion of the big branded days including Black Friday and Cyber Monday," Adobe's John Copeland said. Click here
to read the full story from Statista.com.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:01 PM
These days, a content-focused model — rich in compelling customer experiences — is a retailer’s most important competitive differentiator. Once you start supporting consumers with personalized content and give them what they need to make informed purchase decisions, you’ll earn their trust and be on your way to building lasting, loyal relationships.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 AM
Optometrists have added a lot to their toolbox in recent years, with new high-tech diagnostic instruments, integrated electronic health records (EHR) and advanced therapies. While all of this has, without a doubt, improved eyecare, it’s also put a strain on practices operating out of smaller spaces never meant to house all of these innovations. Some optometrists make do with the space they have, squeezing in the new exam lane, OCT or widefield imaging device wherever they can. Others take the plunge and upgrade their digs, aiming to revolutionize both the patient and staff experience. Here’s a look at the three optometry practices that hit it out of the park this year with top-notch tech, function and aesthetics. Read More