2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study Analyzes 15 Specific Managed Vision Care Plans

By Staff
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—How do patients perceive their experiences when using vision coverage? This is among the many questions related to managed vision care answered in Jobson Optical Research’s new “2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study.”

To Prevent the Spread of Ebola, American Optometric Association Directs ECPs to Online Resources

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—As the largest Ebola outbreak in history worsens and more U.S. cases are possible, the American Optometric Association (AOA) advises optometrists and optometric staff to turn to online resources for recent protocols and information.

Women In Optometry Luncheon at AAO in Denver to Focus on Career Goals and Choices

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:21 AM DENVER, Colo.—Women In Optometry (WO) will host its second live event of the year, titled ”Lean, Learn and Lead,” at a luncheon on Nov. 13 during the American Academy of Optometry here next month.

Sunshine Act Is Topic on Oct. 22 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—The transparency required by the “Sunshine Act,” now in effect, has implications for all health care professionals.

Nutrition and the Eye

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:06 AM It’s estimated that more than 43 million Americans will develop age-related eye diseases by 2020, according to The American Academy of Ophthalmology. To help address this trend, the eyecare industry is setting its sights on preventive measures—one of which in particular is nutrition’s role and the use of nutraceuticals in preserving vision, which is quickly gaining in popularity.

The Link Between Nutrients and Vision

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:05 AM Further propelling interest in the burgeoning nutraceuticals category are studies that have determined that healthy eating augmented with nutritional supplements can not only help prevent age-related eye disease but in some cases may reduce its progression, according to the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS).

What Eye Health Supplements Are Available?

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:04 AM The following are some examples of the high-quality eye nutraceuticals that are available for ECPs to provide for their patients.

Tips on Integrating Nutraceuticals Into the Business

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:03 AM Those ECPs who are successful in integrating nutraceuticals into their practice have done so because they did their due diligence in partnering with a nutritional provider.

Feeding Your Eyes: ODs Write a Healthy Eyes Food Plan

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:02 AM After learning about the power of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of vision loss and chronic ocular disease, Laurie Capogna, OD, and Barbara Pelletier, OD, were motivated to write their first book, Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes, to help provide other ECPs with a clear nutrition and lifestyle plan for their patients.

Corporate Optometry Reports Meeting Packs in the Audience and Information

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—National and regional optical retailers and other industry executives attended the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting, which presented trends impacting today’s optical business in a half-day session on Sept. 17, at the Venetian.

Genetics Role in Nutrition

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM With a name that comes from the mirror image of the traditional symbol for prescription, xR https://www.xrmd.com defines itself as a “natural prescription” for “restoring what your body is missing.”

A Different Kind of Challenge

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM This past summer, millions of people, including some of us in optical, were obsessed with taking the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But on Oct. 9, the optical industry paused and took up a different kind of challenge in support of World Sight Day led by Optometry Giving Sight (OGS).

Connecting, Learning, and Buying Marks an Upbeat Show Experience

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—Whether exhibiting, shopping for products or looking for technologies to upgrade optical practices, the business atmosphere at this year’s Expo was positive, according to comments from attendees and exhibitors.

FDA and Optical Stress Safe Contact Lens Wear on Halloween

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health care, government and ophthalmic organizations and ECPs are joining  to warn the public against the dangers of costume contact lenses worn without a prescription this Halloween season.

FDA Approves VisionCare's Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration in Patients 65 Years and Older

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:30 AM SARATOGA, Calif.— VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced earlier this month that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) for use in patients living with bilateral end-stage age-related macular degeneration who are age 65 or older.