Davis Vision Partners with SpendWell Health to Provide Care to Cash-Pay Patients

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:21 AM SAN ANTONIO— Davis Vision has signed an agreement with SpendWell Health, an online marketplace for health care services, to provide cash-based care through the managed vision care provider’s network of optometrists, ophthalmologists and dispensing locations.

Novartis Reports Solid Sales Growth in 3Q 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:23 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Novartis (NVS: NYSE) delivered solid sales growth with strong margin expansion and major innovation in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014.

Local Eye Site Announces New Partnership With ABO-NCLE

By Staff
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:18 AM RALEIGH, N.C.— Local Eye Site, the leading provider of job search and online recruitment services for the eyecare industry, announced this week a new partnership with the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE).

FDA Presents Results of Comprehensive Study on Lasik Quality of Life Project

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Results reported by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on a long-awaited comprehensive prospective, multi-center study on the safety and efficacy of Lasik were well-received by refractive surgeons in attendance at the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting held in Chicago, according to eye surgeon Lance Kugler, MD, president of the Refractive Surgery Alliance.

Practice Benchmarking Is Topic of Oct. 29 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Understanding which are the most important benchmarks for optometric practices, with insights from Steve Sunder from VisionWeb, will be the topic of the Oct. 29 “Power Hour.”

Abbott’s Third Quarter 2014 Results Report Growth in Vision Care Business

By Staff
Friday, October 24, 2014 12:23 AM ABBOTT PARK, Ill.— Abbott (NYSE: ABT) released financial results this week for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2014.

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.
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