Nikon Agrees to Buy Optos for $400 Million Cash

By Staff
Friday, February 27, 2015 9:05 AM NEW YORK— Nikon (T:7731) has agreed to buy Optos (L:OPTS), the British retinal imaging company for £259.3 million, or $400 million in cash.

Rochester Optical Secures ANSI Z87+ Safety Rating for Google Glass Shield

By Staff
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:24 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Rochester Optical has secured a safety rating for its Smart Safety Shield for Google Glass, becoming the first optical manufacturer offering safety solutions for Glass. The shield passed ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2010 to meet the rating of Z87+, Rochester Optical reported.

EGMA LLC Returns Rodenstock Brand to U.S. Market

By Staff
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:21 AM DALLAS— Rodenstock, the venerable optical brand known for high-technology ophthalmic lenses and high fashion frames, is being reintroduced to the U.S. market in mid-2015 by EGMA LLC.

Experience Wearables and More in VM’ s Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals who want to better understand the business and clinical benefits of wearable technology and other new vision innovations can get a close-up look at some of the latest, most advanced products at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone, a special exhibit at next month’s International Vision Expo in New York.

Each State's Scope of Practice Laws in One Infographic

By John Sailer
Friday, February 20, 2015 11:30 AM To help make sense of the varied and sometimes confusing scope of practice laws throughout the country, NewGradOptometry.com's Quy Nguyen, OD, and founder Matt Geller, OD, have developed an infographic clearly stating what each state allows.

Changing Lives With VOSH International

By John Sailer
Friday, February 20, 2015 11:00 AM IPSWICH, Mass.—Are you curious about how VOSH International restores more than vision? Watch this video to see how the global organization builds long-term solutions to provide eyecare in developing countries, enabling individuals to regain independence by restoring their sight through surgery, eyeglasses, or medical treatment.

Oakley Launches New ‘One Obsession’ Global Campaign

By Staff
Friday, February 20, 2015 12:21 AM FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.— Oakley Inc. has launched a new global brand initiative, the “One Obsession” global campaign.

Unilens Reports Improved Sales, Revenues and Profits for Q2 and First Half of Fiscal Year 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:23 AM LARGO, Fla.— Unilens Vision Inc. (OTCQX: UVIC) reported financial results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal year 2015, which ended Dec. 31, 2014, for the contact lens supplier.

Davis Vision Launches Davis Vision Television With VTO, Educational Videos, Retail Locator, and More

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:30 AM SAN ANTONIO, Texas— Davis Vision has launched Davis Vision Television, “ DVTV,” a new website to “deliver a heightened interactive experience,” according to a statement released last week from the managed vision care company.

What You Don't Know About Patient Data... Could Hurt You or Your Patients

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:10 AM If you’re not storing your patient data in electronic health records, your reimbursements are going to be reduced in the coming era of “outcomes-based” health care . . . and it could even impact how you treat your patients.

Professional Registries: Drilling Into Patient Information to Mine Big Data

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:09 AM It will soon be commonplace for eyecare professionals to automatically integrate with health care professional Registries to aggregate their own patient data for analysis and compare themselves to the benchmarks of their peers.

Why ODs Must Embrace Health Information Exchange

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:08 AM To be a part of the new emerging outcomes-based medical model and the changes in reimbursement that will result, optometrists must embrace the ability to electronically share and use secure, encrypted patient data.

Thousands of ODs Have Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:07 AM Thousands of ODs Have Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs

Comparing and Understanding the Stages of Meaningful Use

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:06 AM While the deadline to receive financial incentives for implementing the Meaningful Use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) has past, ECPs still need to start using EHRs to avoid reductions in reimbursement (see page 46).

OcuHub: A Private Eyecare HIE

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:05 AM OcuHub is a “national private health information exchange for eyecare that includes elements of data exchange, data analysis and care coordination,”according to its CEO, Barry Barresi, OD, PhD, “ Created as part of AOAExcel when Barresi was still executive director of the American Optometric Association, OcuHub is now owned by TearLab, which purchased the entity in 2014.
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