The Power Practice National Meeting Educates and Entertains

By Staff
Monday, August 18, 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.

Jobson Optical Group and iMatrix Announce New Online Marketing Solutions for ECPs

By Staff
Monday, August 11, 2014 12:21 AM SORRENTO VALLEY, Calif.— iMatrix, an internet marketing solutions provider, and Jobson’s ECP Business Services Group have formed a partnership which will offer optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and their staffs a wide range of new internet marketing products and resources designed specifically for their practices.

Energeyes Association’s New Student Program Offers Free Membership and Launches Contest

By Staff
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:15 AM NASHVILLE—To support and encourage new optometry students, Energeyes, The Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists, has created the Energeyes Optometric Student Program to provide the next generation of optometrists with “the information they need to understand the full scope of their career options upon graduation,” according to a statement from the organization.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Holding Antitrust Hearing Today on Pricing and Competition in CL Industry

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:15 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee is holding a hearing this afternoon here on pricing and competition in the contact lens industry. The title of the hearing session, posted on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s website, is “Pricing Policies and Competition in the Contact Lens Industry: Is What You See What You Get?”

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:15 AM ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announced the recipients of the 2014 Special Recognition Awards including the Inaugural Rising Star Awardee.

Hymes Named Executive Director, Brauns Named Associate Exec Director of American Optometric Association

By Staff
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:30 PM WASHINGTON, D.C. and ST. Louis, Mo.—The board of trustees of the American Optometric Association (AOA) has named Jon Hymes as executive director, according to David A. Cockrell, OD, AOA president and member of the special committee that led a nationwide executive search.

Hoya Vision Care’s U.S. Pilot Program With i-Optics to Target Optometrists

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:30 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Spectacle lens maker Hoya Vision Care, which signed a multi-year contract with eye diagnostics company i-Optics last week, will be piloting a program in the U.S. with a select group of optometric practices, which will offer eyecare professionals EasyScan.

Newton Transfers, Andre Assumes Command of Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA)

By Staff
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:27 AM YORKTOWN, Va. - Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA), the Department of Defense’s largest and leading optical fabrication laboratory, hosted a change of command ceremony here July 11, where Capt. Paul A. Andre relieved Capt. Matthew E. Newton as commanding officer.

Kids-Only Practice Puts the Focus on Children's Eyecare in Tampa

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM When Nate Bonilla-Warford, OD, owner of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care on the west side of Tampa, Fla. set his eyes on a second practice on Tampa’s east side, he had an instinct it would have to convey “no grownups allowed”—or in his words, be a “non-threatening, fun and comfortable” environment for young kids to receive specialized eyecare.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Re-Elects Jennifer Coyle, OD, President

By Staff
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:27 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has elected Pacific University College of Optometry dean, Jennifer Coyle, OD, MS, (formerly Smythe) as president for a second term.

Evaluating Practice Consultancies Is Topic of Tonight’s ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Practice consultancies are the topic of a rebroadcast edition of the “Power Hour” tonight, July 9, the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Franklin Covey’s ‘Speed of Trust’ on Tonight’s ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Devrl Austin from the Franklin Covey group will discuss how to use Covey’s “Speed of Trust” principles in business on tonight’s edition of the “Power Hour,” the weekly radio broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Vision Source Names Seven ODs to New Advisory Board

By Staff
Friday, June 27, 2014 12:21 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Optometric alliance Vision Source has named seven leading optometrists to sit on a newly formed Vision Source Administrator Advisory Board, according to a statement from the organization.

Refraction Reboot

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:01 AM Advanced technologies are improving the accuracy, efficiency and speed of the eye exam and refraction process. But potential game changers—such as virtual refraction, low cost, smartphone-based systems and online refractive eye exams—are starting to fundamentally redefine “refraction.” Find out why refraction is no longer just a matter of “better or worse” in this Special Feature.

Vision Testing, On the Go

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:08 AM A new class of low cost, portable refraction devices that run on specialized apps and software is adding a new dimension to the field of vision testing. Here’s a look at some of the latest products in this emerging category.
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