Pager Enables Virginia Eye Institute to Capture Extra $7K Daily

By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:06 AM

RICHMOND, Va.—To increase revenue from existing patients, ophthalmology practices have been gradually yet steadily incorporating optical dispensaries over the years. Virginia Eye Institute is no exception. This three-O practice’s most recent success at improving its capture rate comes from implementing a paging system that helps optometrists hand off patients to opticians.

Multiple Location Office Managers Earn 31.5 Percent More Than Those in Single Locations

By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:03 AM Office managers that run multiple-location practices earn, on average, 31.5 percent more than those who manage a single office, according to the latest statistics available from Jobson Optical Research’s 2015 ECP Compensation Study.

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By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:00 AM

A Special Place

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:25 AM The Excelsior Hotel Gallia returns to play a leading and essential part of the magnificent Piazza Duca D’Aosta in Milan, dominated by Central Station, one of the most imposing and spectacular railway stations in the world.

Opternative Launches World’s First Online Refractive Eye Exam Service in 27 States

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO—After anticipating the launch of the new online refraction service from Opternative for well over a year now, those in the field of optometry must wait no longer to see how the service actually functions.

Luxottica Group Reaches Record Sales of €2.5B and Income of €314M for Second Quarter of 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:23 AM MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported net sales growth in the second quarter ending June 30, 2015, to €2,501 million, up 6.6 percent at constant exchange rates when compared to the €2,060 million generated during the same period of 2014, according to the company’s financial results released Monday, July 27, 2015.

Cigna to Discontinue VSP Vision Care’s Integrated Primary EyeCare Program in Kentucky

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:21 AM FRANKFORT, Ky.—In response to a new Kentucky state law (HB 465), Cigna will discontinue VSP Vision Care’s integrated Primary EyeCare Program (IPEC), effective Sept. 15, 2015.

Teva Pharmaceuticals to Buy Allergan’s Generic Drug Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:18 AM JERUSALEM—Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE:TEVA) announced earlier this week that it has signed a definitive agreement with Allergan (NYSE:AGN) to acquire Allergan Generics in a transaction valued at $40.5 billion.

Aspex Extends Greg Norman License

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:15 AM MONTREAL—Aspex Eyewear Group and Great White Shark Enterprises, a multi-national corporation headed by Greg Norman, have announced the renewal of their worldwide license agreement for Greg Norman Eyewear through 2025.

Influential EyeCare and Vision Research Pioneer, Professor Brien Holden, Passes Away

By Staff
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:05 AM SYDNEY, Australia – A global leader in eyecare and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia, passed away suddenly here on July 27 of a heart attack, at 73.

Bob Ferrigno Named Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for SynergEyes

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:30 AM CARLSBAD, Calif. –SynergEyes Inc. appointed Bob Ferrigno as senior vice president of global sales and marketing which became effective on July 20, 2015.

Impact Anthem’s Cigna Acquisition to Have on Millions of Vision Plan Members Remains to Be Seen

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:27 AM INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. And BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—While the full impact of Anthem, Inc.’s (NYSE: ANTM) planned acquisition of Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) (reported Friday, July 24, 2015) won’t be clear until after its closing, which is expected during the second half of 2016, it will surely have a major impact on managed vision care.

Trussardi License Goes to De Rigo

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:25 AM Trussardi, which has been a symbol of Made in Italy excellence and innovation for over 100 years, and De Rigo Vision have signed a license agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of the Trussardi-branded optical and sun collection, which features a strong and discreet style that gives classic luxury a contemporary and ironic twist.

OWA Connection Series at VEW Examines “Getting Four Generations to Work Together,” at Event on Sept. 17

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:24 AM DALLAS—Generational differences can cause conflict and misunderstandings in the workplace because generations do speak a different language based on when they grew up and the different cultural events and experiences happening at that time.

Accessories Council Announces 2015 ACE Award Honorees

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced its first round of honorees for the 19th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards (2015 ACE Awards).
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