Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:02 AM
Tennessee now ranks first in the country for new COVID-19 cases per capita as the state continues to battle its worst virus surge yet.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:18 AM
FLORENCE, Italy—The 9th edition of DaTE
, an event focused on independent brands and eyewear of the future, closed yesterday at the Stazione Leopolda di Firenze. Held Sept. 11 to 13, almost 1,500 eyewear professionals and select buyers visited the show, organizers reported, exceeding expectations and emphasizing the importance of in-person events for the eyewear industry. With 130 Italian and international brands taking part, they noted, "The event reconfirmed itself as a key resource for the entire eyewear industry which, in Italy, brings in about €4 billion in turnover, and employs a workforce of 18,000."
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:04 AM
We're creating something called hybrid telemedicine, where patients can go into any number of eye exam offices, get their testing or imaging done and go home. The ophthalmologist will review that test, come up with a treatment plan, call the patient either on video or audio, go over those results—even show the patient the results of their testing—and then come up with a plan and a follow-up plan too.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:02 AM
Canadians are headed to the polls on September 20 to exercise their democratic right to vote, either at advanced polls, using a mail-in ballot, or on election day. But for Canadians with sight loss, voting isn’t as simple as walking into a voting booth or requesting a mail-in ballot and checking off a name.
Monday, September 13, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Organizers of LOFT SF, to be held in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center
on Sept. 18-19, are putting the final touches on their event plan and program.
Monday, September 13, 2021 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—One month into the consumer phase of its “See Tomorrow”
initiative, the Contact Lens Institute said last week that the campaign has already reached millions of U.S. residents.
Friday, September 10, 2021 9:03 AM
Now that we're halfway through the Greek alphabet for naming coronavirus
variants, it is clear that some are more worrisome than others. Only four so far have raised enough alarm to warrant a World Health Organization “variant of concern”
designation – Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta.
Friday, September 10, 2021 9:02 AM
Three primary care boards issued a joint statement
backing the Federation of State Medical Boards' recent statement
saying that if physicians spread misinformation about COVID-19, their medical license could be suspended or revoked.
Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:27 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced details on the opening night party and other special events planned for Vision Expo West 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:02 AM
Idaho public health leaders announced Tuesday that they activated "crisis standards of care" allowing health care rationing for the state's northern hospitals because there are more coronavirus patients than the institutions can handle.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, today shared the latest VisionSAFE guidelines that will be in place for Vision Expo West, taking place September 22-25 at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 8:06 AM
A large, real-world test of face masks in Bangladesh shows that masks work to reduce community spread of COVID-19. It also shows that surgical masks are more effective than cloth face coverings.
Friday, September 3, 2021 12:00 PM
Having just passed Labor Day, Memorial Day may seem like a distant memory. But the Automobile Club of America, which tracks automobile travel, has produced some statistics that bring into focus a picture of what U.S. travelers were doing at the unofficial start of the summer season. Citing AAA’s stats, eMarketer’s Sarah Lebow noted that after seeing just 23.1 million U.S. travelers in 2020, the Memorial Day weekend rebounded somewhat this year.
Friday, September 3, 2021 10:00 AM
In a small study, intravenous administration of the beta-blocker metoprolol
to critically ill COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
(ARDS) safely blunted lung inflammation associated with the disease.
Friday, September 3, 2021 9:30 AM
The United States has entered the fourth wave of the pandemic—or fifth, depending on which expert you ask. As the vaccination
campaign lags and the contagious Delta variant
spreads, cases and hospitalizations are at their highest since last winter. Covid-19 deaths, too, are on a steady incline.