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Reopen Eyecare Launches Today, New Website Curated by Vision Community Leaders, to Help Eyecare Providers Navigate Reopening Process

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:00 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Reopen Eyecare, a new digital website and platform designed to help eyecare providers navigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses, launched today.

SeePort Optometry Engages Patients Via Frames Data's Online Gallery

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:33 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals are searching for ways to stay connected to their patients as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to keep patients at home and businesses shuttered. One solution they are turning to is Frames Data's My Frame Gallery which allows brick-and-mortar retailers to create an online virtual gallery of eyewear. As retailers have been faced with the need to limit in-person interactions with patients, the My Frame Gallery offers a simple way to comply with social distancing while still helping ECPs meet their patients' eyewear needs.

EyeCarePro COVID-19 Practice Resource Page and Recovery Guide

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:30 AM NEW YORK—As thousands of practices across the country take steps to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, EyeCarePro has launched an in-depth COVID-19 Practice Resource Page and Recovery Guide. It provides ODs and practice managers with the steps to take for a strong and vibrant recovery. This includes downloadable campaigns, free telehealth, communication strategies, and ways to shore up revenue during reduced operations.

ADO Practice Solutions Debuts Marketing REBOUND to Help ECPs Implement Grand Reopening Rebound Program

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:27 AM NEW YORK—ADO Practice Solutions, a Walman division, has debuted a new marketing program, REBOUND powered by DONE4YOU Marketing. This new program was designed to extend a helping hand to independent eyecare providers as they try to counter the effects of COVID-19 and implement a successful Grand Reopening plan. 

AOA to Host Practice Reopening Guidance Webinar This Evening

By Staff
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With certain states across the U.S. discussing phased reopenings soon, the American Optometric Association (AOA) said it was prompted to provide its members the latest guidance on practice reactivation preparations. The AOA will be hosting another of its #AskAOA webinars, on Practice Reopening Guidance, this evening, at 9:00 p.m. EST.

ECPs Eager to Engage Patients Turn to Frames Data's Online Gallery

By Staff
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:33 PM NEW YORK—As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to keep patients at home and businesses shuttered, eyecare professionals are searching for ways to stay connected to their patients. One product they are turning to is Frames Data's My Frame Gallery, which allows brick-and-mortar retailers to create an online virtual gallery of eyewear. As retailers have been faced with the need to limit in-person interactions with patients, the My Frame Gallery product offers a simple way to comply with social distancing while still helping ECPs meet their patients' eyewear needs.

Prevent Blindness Provides Free Eye Health Curriculum to Help Children Learn About Eye Anatomy and the Importance of Eyecare

By Staff
Monday, April 27, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—With schools and educational facilities across the country now closed due to the pandemic many educators, public health and non-profit groups are looking for quality, no-cost educational materials to support remote learning for children.

Zeiss Creates Virtual Expo, Featuring Highly Visual and Interactive Content for Zeiss Vision Care and Zeiss Meditec Innovations

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:00 AM NEW YORK—Zeiss has created a dynamic Virtual Expo a virtual version of its trade show booth. Intended as a response to the pandemic and the subsequent closing of many practices, the cancellation of Vision Expo and the stay-at-home orders, the Zeiss Virtual Expo lets visitors visit the Zeiss booth in 3D from the comfort of their home. 

Alcon Shares Guidance About Safe Contact Lens Wear and Updates Social and Digital Media Assets for ECPs to Share with Patients

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2020 12:20 AM NEW YORK—Alcon has joined with the American Optometric Association (AOA), American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Contact Lens Institute in supporting the recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which states there is currently no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk for acquiring COVID-19 than eyeglass wearers.

NECO to Launch Live Online TV Broadcast, 'InsideVision;' First Episode to Air Tomorrow, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. EDT

By Staff
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:21 AM BOSTON—New England College of Optometry (NECO) and Sector Media Group are launching a new online YouTube series, "InsideVision," and the inaugural episode of the online broadcast will air Wednesday, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

COVID-19 Crisis Response Tactics: ADO Practice Solutions, Euclid Systems Corp.

By Staff
Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:15 AM VM brings you the latest information from optical companies and organizations responding to the coronavirus. In response to COVID-19, ADO Practice Solutions, a Walman Company, is providing financial assistance to their members.

Prevent Blindness Issues Important Message to Eyecare Patients Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Staff
Friday, April 3, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—For everyone’s health and safety, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other doctors are being urged to see only patients for urgent or emergent problems during the coronavirus pandemic. According to an announcement from Prevent Blindness, this is important for two reasons.

The Vision Council’s Ongoing COVID-19 Provider Study Finds All Areas of Practice Operations Negatively Impacted

By Staff
Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released results from the third round of its ongoing COVID-19 Eyecare Provider Study, and the most recent responses indicate several negative effects across all areas of practice operations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The ongoing research project is designed to gain a broad understanding of how the market is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

More Industry Execs Offer Advice to ECPs Coping With COVID-19 in Part 2 Power Hour Podcast

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Recognizing the extreme business and personal stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the spirit of providing guidance to ECPs from some of the industry's leading companies, a second roster of senior executives took part in Part 2 of a #Save2020Eyecare Town Hall podcast hosted last Thursday night by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice and host of The Power Hour.

As $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill to Support Businesses Is Signed by the President, The Vision Council Outlines Details of the Bill's New Programs

By Staff
Monday, March 30, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Amid the backdrop of the passing of the $2 trillion stimulus bill to shore up small businesses and provide economic relief to the unemployed, The Vision Council is offering its members details of the new programs. The new legislation will support business and individuals in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or “Phase 3”) will provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses. The text of the legislation can be found here