EyeCarePro’s New Webinar Updates ECPs About What They Need to Know About Google Ads

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Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:33 PM NEW YORK—According to Google, Google Ads are the best way to get a steady supply of new customers for every business. The experts at EyeCarePro are going to share their perspective on this important topic in a new webinar that can help ECPs better understand what Google ads can and can’t do for their practice. The webinar, PowerUp 2021, is being hosted this week by EyeCarePro and Review of Optometric Business. It will also be made available for on-demand viewing by March 3. EyeCarePro’s CEO Daniel Rostenne and Jeff Magaha, senior digital marketing analyst will discuss a range of optics along with Dr Josiah Young of Opticare Vision. Read More

Women In Optometry: Make Yourself at Home

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Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:30 PM There’s truly no place like home, and no one knows this better than Sara Dawson, OD, who started her practice, Just Eyes Optometry, in her own home in Ossining, New York. After graduating from SUNY College of Optometry, she spent several years working in corporate locations in Manhattan, but the longing to own a practice grew. When Dr. Dawson moved to the suburbs, that dream began to feel more attainable. Being a practice owner wasn’t something Dr. Dawson always envisioned for herself, though. “When I graduated, I never pictured myself as a business owner… I’m still terrified of ownership,” she said with a laugh. Read More

How Do Americans Feel About COVID-19 Vaccine Passports?

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Friday, February 26, 2021 3:56 PM NEW YORK—Is it safe yet? This seems to be the question many are asking today as the coronavirus pandemic seems to be on a downward slope, but yet the threat of new variants taking hold is moving in the opposite direction.

At the same time, a debate about “vaccine passports” is picking up as many countries look toward something close to normalcy even amid these new virus strains. New research from Piplsay recently dug into the opinions of people on this emerging vaccine passport concept and their acceptance of it.

With the mass roll of COVID-19 vaccines, there could be a new normal headed our way, according to the research firm’s recent report.

Vaccine passports, or e-certificates that contain COVID-19 test results and vaccination status, may soon become mandatory for international travel, with many countries even contemplating using it for regular activities like concerts, games, movies and even workplaces.

While vaccination for travel is not a new concept as several countries demand proof of yellow fever vaccination even today, displaying one’s health status for everyday access may take some getting used to.

How comfortable are Americans with this emerging idea of a digital health passport? In the Piplsay poll of 30,268 people nationwide, this is what the responses looked like:

• 65 percent of Americans said they believe vaccine passports will be a useful tool to keep a check on the virus
• 64 percent of Americans support the idea of travel access based on one’s health status
• 57 percent of Americans think vaccine passports will make their visits or travel less stressful.

Vaccine Websites Are Leaving Out Those With Vision Impairment

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Friday, February 26, 2021 11:33 AM According to a new investigation from Kaiser Health News, many COVID-19 vaccination information and registration websites are in violation of disability rights laws—and specifically make it next to impossible for people with vision impairment to book a vaccine appointment without help. Head over to the Los Angeles Times for more on the investigation. 

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ABB Verify Enhances Its Vision Care Benefits Optimization Platform

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Friday, February 26, 2021 8:10 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Verify is launching an enhancement to its vision care benefits optimization platform from ABB Optical Group. ABB Verify’s new feature allows ECPs who utilize ABB Verify to retrieve medical plan information in addition to the current vision insurance search offering. This will provide ECPs with a centralized location to review both vision and medical eligibility and benefits information.

EyeCarePro’s New Webinar Updates ECPs About What They Need to Know About Google Ads

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Friday, February 26, 2021 8:05 AM NEW YORK—According to Google, Google Ads are the best way to get a steady supply of new customers for every business. The experts at EyeCarePro are going to share their perspective on this important topic in a new webinar that can help ECPs better understand what Google ads can and can’t do for their practice. The webinar, PowerUp 2021, is being hosted this week by EyeCarePro and Review of Optometric Business. It will also be made available for viewing by March 3, the company told CLICK.

California’s Total Vision Adds New Partnership With Golden Hills Optometry of San Jose Region

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Friday, February 26, 2021 12:24 AM Total Vision forms new partnership, Bausch Health adds directors to board, Alcon reports Q4 sales gain, Jobson Research issues COVID-19 special report and Solstice Sunglasses files for bankruptcy protection all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Sunvera Group Announces New Partnership With Kellis Eye & Laser Center as its Expands into Ohio

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Friday, February 26, 2021 12:21 AM BINGHAM FARMS, Mich.—Sunvera Group, a management services organization providing services to ophthalmology practices across multiple subspecialties, announced the addition of Kellis Eye & Laser Center to its platform.

Kristen Dalli Joins Jobson as Managing Editor of Review of Myopia Management

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Friday, February 26, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Medical Information announced that Kristen Dalli will be joining Review of Myopia Management (RMM) as the managing editor. In her new role, Dalli will be working directly with John Sailer, editor-in-chief.

CloudMD to Acquire VisionPros Digital Eyecare Platform

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Friday, February 26, 2021 12:15 AM VANCOUVER, British Columbia—CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (OTCQB: DOCRF), a telehealth software company, announced last week that it has agreed to acquire VisionPros, a vertically integrated digital eyewear platform and e-tailer, based here.