#WithoutMySight Challenge From WestGroupe Highlights Champions, Involves Collaborators and Encourages ECP and Patient Participation

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:06 AM MONTREAL—This year, social media's role in escalating participation among patients and ECPs in World Sight Day (Oct. 10) is growing stronger. One of the many companies taking part is Montreal-based WestGroupe, the eyewear company which also has a large presence in the U.S. and internationally, that is an Optometry Giving Sight supporter, helping to bring the global optometry community together to help end preventable vision impairment. More than 1.2 billion visually impaired people in the world have limited access to an eye exam and a pair of eyeglasses. This figure includes millions of children who depend on their sight to succeed in school.

RightEye Releases its EyeQ Trainer Oculomotor Exercise Program

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:03 AM BETHESDA, Md.—RightEye has released its fully commercialized version of EyeQ Trainer, a game-changing oculomotor exercise program. Paired with its suite of EyeQ Tests, RightEye now offers optometrists a complete solution for uncovering and treating functional vision impairments. RightEye's EyeQ Trainer features a completely revamped user experience that is more fun and easier to use through gamified features.

EyeMedsNow Provides Pharma Data for Ophthalmic Medications

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:00 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—EyeMedsNow is a new, free resource for doctors who treat ocular diseases. Designed by eye doctors for eye doctors, EyeMedsNow is the only comprehensive pharmaceutical information database specifically designed for prescribers of ophthalmic medications. Simply click on one of 100+ ophthalmic conditions and gain immediate access to vital information on all prescribing options, including OTC products.

EyeCarePro Rebrands its Site, Services and Technologies for ECPs

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:00 AM NEW YORK—EyeCarePro a veteran digital marketing company of 15 years focused exclusively on eyecare, has launched a rebranding, which includes a new website and significantly enhanced messaging, new services and technologies. Said Daniel Rostenne, CEO, “We have rebranded with a new website and we’re very excited about our new public persona. The updated look and feel best captures our ongoing mission to provide exceptional value, as well as our status as industry leaders in optometry marketing.”

New Features and Integrations Added to Uprise

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM AUSTIN, Texas—VisionWeb has added several new features and integrations to their EHR and practice management software, Uprise. A cloud-based software, Uprise enables optometrists to manage their patient data, optical products, e-prescriptions, insurance claims and revenue under one cloud-based solution.

PECAA and Medical Eyeglass Center Partner Around Dispensary Development

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a nationwide doctor alliance group serving more than 3,700 independent eyecare practitioners, has entered into a strategic partnership with Medical Eyeglass Center (MEC), a leading optical dispensary development company, according to a recent announcement.

Back to School Starts at Different Times Around the Country, But Now's the Time to Maximize Children's Eye Health Messages

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—As of the second full week of August, millions of American schoolkids are heading back to school or have already started. And depending on where you live, that statement might produce a reaction of either “That sounds about right” or “That seems way too early!” Pew Research Center recently issued a report on the topic. The prize for the earliest start date among the 500-plus districts in Pew’s sample goes to Arizona’s Chandler Unified School District, which serves part of suburban Phoenix. The 44,000 or so students in Chandler Unified went back to school on July 23 (though they get the first of three two-week “intersession” breaks starting Sept. 30). At the other extreme are the Trenton, New Jersey public schools, whose nearly 14,000 students won’t go back to school until Sept. 9—the latest opening date in the sample. 

Compulink Healthcare Solutions to Acquire MyEyeStore, Enabling E-Commerce Options for ECPs

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM NEWBURY Park, Calif.⁠—Compulink Healthcare Solutions has announced an agreement to acquire MyEyeStore, an e-commerce solution in ophthalmic health care focusing primarily on contact lens reordering with the ability for optometry and ophthalmology practices to also sell other recommended products directly to the patient. “This acquisition is the latest example of how Compulink continues to lead the industry in expanding our products and services to meet the needs of our clients,” said Link Wilson, CEO and product architect for Compulink. 

International Sports Vision Association Launches ‘Visual Skills' Web Section

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio—Because information gathered through vision is thought to dominate over information from other sensory systems, it is recognized as essential to successful performance in almost every sport. A growing body of evidence confirms that visual abilities can be strengthened by means of appropriate visual training, making an athlete’s eyesight one of the most important pieces of equipment they have. To help athletes of all levels, sport vision specialist DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD, and The International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) have launched a new section of the ISVA’s website, "Dynamic Visual Skills for Sports." 

Transitions Launches Facebook Virtual Try-On Experience

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:00 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—There's a new way for patients to experience an augmented reality, virtual try-on experience via a new partnership between Transitions Optical and Facebook, using the Facebook camera. The first-of-its-kind social media experience allows users to see themselves in all 13 Transitions lens colors, including Transitions Signature lenses style colors and Transitions XTRActive style mirrors.

Think About Your Eyes' Summer Road Trip With The Daily Bumps Illustrates Important Messages About Eye Health

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:57 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The road trip that Think About Your Eyes (TAYE) is embarking on with You Tube influencer family The Daily Bumps is about to kick off, this month. As CLICK reported last month, a national public awareness campaign presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association, will partner with travel company Airstream to send a YouTube influencer family on a road trip though the Western United States.

Compulink Debuts a New User Interface for its Ophthalmology Smart EHR

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:54 AM Newbury Park, Calif.—Compulink Healthcare Solutions,  the creator of Advantage Smart Practice, an all-in-one EHR and practice management solution powered by artificial intelligence (AI), previewed the new user interface for its Ophthalmology Advantage at the American Society of Retina Specialist’s (ASRS) annual meeting last month. Designed by a team of usability experts, the new UI includes an updated look and feel with new fonts, button styles and colors.

What's the Perfect Promotion? A Case Study in Patient Appreciation Day

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:00 AM NEW YORK—Promoting an event properly can seem like a monumental task. You need to brainstorm the right event that suits your goals. And then you’ve got to plan all the logistics, including how to promote it. As EyeCarePro.net recently shared, there are relatively simple things you can be doing which will make promoting your event much more effective. From direct mail to digital ad campaigns on social media to flyers and signage, they all contribute. Whatever you do, EyeCarePro points out, should always include a special landing page with a simple RSVP. 

[Partner Post] Declutter Your Optometry Practice This Summer

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:57 AM Taking a hard look at which belongings you actually need and discarding the rest will improve your overall efficiency and clear your mind. ODs should prioritize effectiveness and simplicity when optimizing the layout and workflows of their practice. The best way to start the task of decluttering is to take everything in your practice out of drawers, cupboards and desks. However, a big clear-out like that can be something your practice dreads. We want to make sure that’s not the case. Let us show how you can declutter your practice's paper goods, inventory, data, and more.

ABB Optical, and RevolutionEHR Partner for Efficient Product Ordering and Delivery

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:54 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group plans a product integration with RevolutionEHR's  SmartFlow for Sight ordering technology. The integration automates the entire product ordering process for eyecare practitioners from order submission to delivery to their office or directly to their patients, the companies said. Placing orders through RevolutionEHR removes the need for users to access multiple disparate ordering portals, thus eliminating double entry.