September Sports Eye Safety and Injury Prevention Month Begins

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health organizations throughout the U.S. are recognizing September as “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Sports Eye Injury Prevention Awareness Month.”

National Eye Institute to Host Webinar to Help Professionals Educate Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) will be hosting a national webinar on Sept. 10, "Educating Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes."

Unilateral Pricing (UPP) Is Topic of September 3 ‘Power Hour’ Featuring ABB Optical Group's Angel Alvarez

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Unilateral Pricing (UPP) and what it means for ECPs will be the topic of the Sept. 3 “Power Hour,” featuring ABB Optical Group CEO, Angel Alvarez. “The Power Hour” is the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Women In Optometry Holds Inaugural Live Event

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM PHILADELPHIA—Ilaria Urbanati, fashion stylist for several of today’s hottest celebrities, captured the attention of women ODs who attended the first live event presented by Women In Optometry (WO) magazine at the historic Union League in Philadelphia on June 27.

10 Things Parents Want Opticians to Know About Kids in Glasses

By Nate Bonilla-Warford and Ann Zawistoski
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:11 AM As experts in the optical field, ECPs often think they know it all when it comes to patient care.

Conference Program Introduces Exclusive Wearable Technology CE Track

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—As wearable technology continues to invigorate the world of eyecare through both form and function, International Vision Expo & Conference will introduce a targeted new CE track dedicated to educating attendees on what this technology means for the industry’s future, and how to maximize its business potential.

Vision Expo West Arms Attendees With Unmatched Clinical Expertise

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM The global health care landscape is changing, requiring eyecare professionals to expand their scope of practice to accommodate rapid rises in disease prevalence, government health care mandates and more.

Advantica Names James Scheib Vice President of Sales

By Staff
Friday, August 29, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Vision and dental benefits provider, Advantica has named James W. Scheib, Jr., vice president of sales. He will oversee the sales and account management of the company’s vision and dental commercial products.

California Legislators Approve Bill to Allow Sale of Stand-Alone Adult Vision Coverage Via Link from State Insurance Exchange

By Staff
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:28 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Assembly Bill No. 1877 (AB 1877) requiring the Covered California state health insurance exchange to link buyers to a separate website selling adult vision coverage passed the California Assembly unanimously (73-0) earlier this week on Monday Aug. 25, 2014, following its unanimous approval in the California State Senate (36-0) last week on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014.

Kathleen McMinn Named Vice President of Marketing for Company Formed by Merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision

By Staff
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and LINTHICUM, Md.—Kathleen McMinn has been named vice president of marketing for the company formed by the merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision in December 2013.

Oakley’s Warren Modlin to Discuss Branding on Aug. 27 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, August 25, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Warren Modlin, OD, Oakley, Inc. will talk about the power of branding and how ODs can adapt some of those principles in their own practices as the topic of the Aug. 27 edition of  “The Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

The Power Practice National Meeting Educates and Entertains

By Staff
Monday, August 25, 2014 12:10 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The Power Practice, the practice management consulting group run by Gary Gerber, OD, held its national client meeting here earlier this year.

CEA Foundation Extends Grant to Lighthouse Guild’s Technology Center

By Staff
Friday, August 22, 2014 12:18 AM ARLINGTON, Va.— The CEA Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), announced it will continue to support Lighthouse Guild with a second annual grant for The Henry A. Grunwald Technology Center.

Warning Signs of Eye Trouble

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:30 PM What do eye problems look like? The "three O's" know, but your patients are likely not as savvy when it comes to detecting the subtle but tell-tale signs of certain eye conditions that may be affecting their sight or that of their loved ones.

WellPoint to Change Its Corporate Name to Anthem

By Staff
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:21 AM INDIANAPOLIS—Health insurance company, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) announced plans last week to change its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. WellPoint serves more than 37 million people in its affiliated health plans, and nearly 67 million people through its subsidiaries, some of which already carry the Anthem brand, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross.