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.

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 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.

Optical Industry Joins Fundraising Forces to Celebrate World Sight Day

By Staff
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:30 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—The World Sight Day Challenge is looking like a great success, with thousands of ECPs, companies and staff  all helping to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision. 

American Optometric Association Offers Educational Tool to Help Transition to ICD-10 Coding

By Staff
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—With all health care professionals scheduled to transition from the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) from ICD-9 on Oct. 1, 2015, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has released the 2015 ICD-10 coding bundle to help optometrists smoothly transition from one code set to another.

SECO 2015 Meeting and Registration Dates Announced

By Staff
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:15 AM ATLANTA— SECO International has announced the dates for its 92nd annual meeting to be held here on March 4 to 8, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and contains the theme, “Where Sight Meets Vision.”

MyEyeDr's Sue Downes Named CEO

By Staff
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:27 AM VIENNA, Va.—The board of MyEyeDr has promoted Sue Downes to the position of CEO. Her new role became effective Sept. 30.

‘Back-to-School Device Advice’ From the American Optometric Association

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Ever wonder how much time kids are spending on digital devices?