Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM
Much of the material we cover in Vision Monday lately—Millennials, e-commerce, electronic health records (EHRs), etc.—has one thing in common, a comfort and reliance on digital information.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:00 AM
BRONX, N.Y.—After adding its fourth location in the Bronx at the end of 2014,
has reached a level at which it can now take advantage of certain economies of scale.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:00 PM
MT. CLEMENS, Mich.—Eight years after Kenneth Stann and Rob Farrell, OD, purchased
, the company has grown from 52 locations to 62 and recently restructured its executive management team to facilitate even more growth.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:50 PM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The majority of frames (56.1 percent) sold by optical retail chains with more than 10 locations fell within the range of $100 to $149 for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2014, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch report.
Friday, February 20, 2015 11:30 AM
To help make sense of the varied and sometimes confusing scope of practice laws throughout the country,
's Quy Nguyen, OD, and founder Matt Geller, OD, have developed an infographic clearly stating what each state allows.
Friday, February 20, 2015 11:00 AM
IPSWICH, Mass.—Are you curious about how
restores more than vision? Watch this video to see how the global organization builds long-term solutions to provide eyecare in developing countries, enabling individuals to regain independence by restoring their sight through surgery, eyeglasses, or medical treatment.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:00 AM
ORLANDO, Fla.—Nearly 500 industry professionals from North America attended the 19th annual Transitions Academy, hosted by new president, Paddy McDermott, and new North American general manager, Bertrand Roy. The first Transitions Academy to be held since Essilor fully acquired the company in 2014 featured strategic business planning, educational workshops and professional development.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:10 AM
If you’re not storing your patient data in electronic health records, your reimbursements are going to be reduced in the coming era of “outcomes-based” health care . . . and it could even impact how you treat your patients.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:09 AM
It will soon be commonplace for eyecare professionals to automatically integrate with health care professional Registries to aggregate their own patient data for analysis and compare themselves to the benchmarks of their peers.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:08 AM
To be a part of the new emerging outcomes-based medical model and the changes in reimbursement that will result, optometrists must embrace the ability to electronically share and use secure, encrypted patient data.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:07 AM
Thousands of ODs Have Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:06 AM
While the deadline to receive financial incentives for implementing the Meaningful Use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) has past, ECPs still need to start using EHRs to avoid reductions in reimbursement (see page 46).
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:05 AM
OcuHub is a “national private health information exchange for eyecare that includes elements of data exchange, data analysis and care coordination,”according to its CEO, Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, “ Created as part of AOAExcel when Barresi was still executive director of the American Optometric Association, OcuHub is now owned by TearLab, which purchased the entity in 2014.
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM
“With the help of electronic health records, outcomes-based health care is coming fast; ECPs must adapt or see their reimbursements decrease.”
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM
ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical’s new president, Paddy McDermott, and new North American general manager, Bertrand Roy, hosted the 19th annual Transitions Academy, the first since Essilor fully acquired the company in April of last year.