Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:30 AM
TAMPA, Fla.—Like many optometric practices around the country in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Bright Eyes Family Vision Care and Bright Eyes Kids
based here, have been open only for urgent and emergency patient eyecare needs, closed for routine eyecare since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford owns and operates Bright Eyes with his wife, Cristina Bonilla-Warford. Dr. Beth Knighton joined the team in 2014. As busy as the team is in dealing with the business issues and human side of the crisis, Bonilla-Warford said that staying in touch with patients during this time is very important.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:10 AM
NEW YORK—Even in some areas where ECPs are still seeing patients or providing emergency or urgent care, eye clinics are experiencing unwanted and nerve-wracking downtime in the current coronavirus crisis, the team at EyeCarePro.net
points out. To help ODs learn ways they can use the downtime to help them effectively plan for the future, EyeCarePro's team hosted a Facebook LIVE event last week.
Monday, February 10, 2020 8:06 AM
NEW YORK—ODCapture, a new service from EyeCarePro
is a digital marketing program for practices who want to take their brand and online presence to the next level, the company said. Stated Shelly Muhlbauer, EyeCarePro's product manager, "It's a big step above our entry-level marketing in terms of custom branding and elevated design. It packs a serious SEO punch, with a beefed up and broad content strategy, combined with an expert level of social media campaigns and presence-building. ODCapture is equipped to deliver equally advanced marketing returns while remaining a cost-savvy option."
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:03 AM
LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care
has issued a helpful Holiday Social Media Kit for ECPs and their teams to use to connect with current and prospective patients during the busy holiday season. The company explained to ECPs, "We know how busy the holiday season is, so we didn’t want you to have to focus on a social marketing strategy when you need every team member focused on the patient."
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.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:20 AM
NEW YORK—When close to 30 percent of patients and consumers are researching eyecare conditions, providers and eyewear questions online even before they decide what to do or where to go (estimates from a recent VisionWatch report from The Vision Council), it's clear that learning how to maximize the position and visibility of your practice's website on the major search engines is extremely important today.
Friday, April 19, 2019 1:40 PM
PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—National Eyewear Day was submitted by Zyloware Eyewear
. and approved by the Registrar at National Day Calendar and now the 96-years-in-business eyewear company is reminding ECPs to celebrate the importance of proper eyecare in their own communities on June 6.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:00 AM
CHICAGO—Women have higher rates of eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration than men. In addition, women tend to have a higher rate prevalence of dry eye, and may often deal with vision changes related to both pregnancy and menopause. Women deal with greater instances of eye disorders, according to the National Eye Institute
, in part, due to the fact that they tend to live longer than men, are more likely to undergo cancer treatments which affect vision, and experience age-related hormonal changes that can affect the eyes.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:09 AM
NEW YORK—Are you haunted by old reviews, especially bad ones? EyeCarePro
reports that many clients ask if and how they can be deleted and what else can be done to reduce the negative impact these reviews have on their reputation. Here's what you can and can't do when it comes to deleting Google Reviews.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:24 PM
NEW YORK—Influencer marketing is an essential method of capturing audience interest and gaining the trust of new consumers. Individuals are more likely to purchase a product or try out a new business if other people say they’ve had a good experience with the product or company, not just marketing agencies. A social media influencer acts as a trustworthy source of information to communicate your product or service to your target audience. By working with a social media influencer, you are able to speak to your consumer from their point-of-view.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:25 PM
NEW YORK—Most practices know that reviews are important. But do you know which reviews have the greatest persuasive power to bring new patients through your front door? EyeCarePro
put together information to help ECPs understand more about which reviews to prioritize for their practice and offered strategies to help generate more of them.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:15 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas—Beauty bloggers Laura Sanchez
, and Raye Boyce
are taking part in Alcon’s newly launched sweepstakes, which invites people to play with their eye color for a chance to go backstage at New York’s Fashion Week in February 2019.
Friday, September 28, 2018 2:20 PM
LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West is presenting a new experience for all attendees titled “GlamourEYES Pop Up Studio” featuring the global prestige omni-retailer, Sephora
, and social media influencer and optometrist, Dr. Arian Fartash of @GlamOptometrist. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive free, five-minute makeovers and beauty tips from a Sephora beauty advisor.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:40 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo has released a new video and launched a social media contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vision Expo West 2018 in Las Vegas (Education: September 26 – 29; Exhibit Hall: September 27 – 29). To watch the video, and to enter and share the contest, click here
. The video highlights both exhibitors and attendees that look forward to Vision Expo West to network and grow their business. "How could you not come to Vision Expo West? This is where everyone comes to learn, play, [and] engage in relationships," said Karen Friedus, optician and owner of Center State Optique. "You have to make the time to come out. This is how you will better your business and better yourself."