New Education Offerings Help Attendees Stay Ahead of 2020 Trends

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:39 AM LAS VEGAS—Heading into day two of Vision Expo West 2019, the Exhibit Hall is buzzing with new innovations and products designed to lead attendees into 2020 with confidence. Take advantage of the Show’s education sessions including the new myopia track with a special session, Managing Myopia: Possibilities and Probabilities, curated by the Brien Holden Vision Institute from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. in Room #1001-V. During the course, attendees will discuss key strategies for managing myopia and discover ways to harness the evolution of patient care.

FYidoctors Continues to Grow With the Addition of the Factory Optical Chain

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:36 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors | Visique, an optometrist-owned eyecare company based here, has added Factory Optical | Optiks International, a 24-location Western Canadian optical chain, to its growing network of optometric clinics, according to an announcement this week. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of the Factory Optical | Optiks International chain brings the network of FYidoctors | Visique to more than 225 clinics, 500 doctors and 2,500 employees serving patients' needs and consumers across Canada, the announcement noted.

Progressive Independent Eyecare Practices Turn Up the Dial on Innovation

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:33 AM LAS VEGAS—Even in a challenging operating environment for ECPs, there seems to be no shortage of innovation among independent practitioners intent on pushing the boundaries of what defines and sets apart an eyecare practice today, as owners of three distinct and progressive vision care practices related to VM Live attendees here at Expo West this week. In keeping with its tradition of providing attendees insights and practical tips for enhancing their eyecare businesses, another segment of VM Live focused on telehealth and how it is being used in different ways by eyecare businesses in different regions.

Many Employees Misunderstand Online Vision Screenings, New Survey Shows

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Many people have misunderstandings about online vision screenings, according to newly released research from Transitions Optical and the American Optometric Association (AOA). Half of respondents polled in the Transitions Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey think that online vision screenings that provide a prescription are a suitable replacement for in-office eye exams. Millennials were the most likely to agree (57 percent)—compared to half of Gen Z, Gen X and 36 percent of Boomers. The AOA points out that online vision screenings are “no substitute for an in-person, comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist.” Aside from correcting vision, comprehensive eye exams can detect a number of vision problems, eye diseases and overall health issues that online eye exams cannot—including glaucoma, high blood pressure and diabetes.

ABB Optical Group ‘Re-Introduces’ its Brand and Reorganizes Services Under Three Business Groups

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:27 AM
LAS VEGAS—ABB Optical Group, a leading national provider of optical products and business solutions for the eyecare industry, announced at Vision Expo West this week that it is “re-introducing” its brand. The rebrand and introduction of product, service and business solutions represent the latest efforts in its decades-long commitment to providing high-quality products and services to more than two-thirds of eyecare professionals throughout the U.S., the announcement noted. Founded in 1989 by Angel Alvarez, ABB Optical Group began as a distributor of soft contact lenses, and has significantly expanded its operations over the years, eventually growing into the leading distributor of optical products in the U.S., the announcement noted.

Tiziano Tabacchi Receives the ‘Lepre Bianca’ Art Award

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:25 AM Tiziano Tabacchi, the designer and founder of the brand MIC-Made in Cadore, was recently presented with the 2019 edition of the “Lepre bianca” art award by the Regola di Costalissoio of Cadore. 

Silmo Announces Nominees for the 26th Silmo D'Or Awards

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:24 AM PARIS—The organizers of Silmo, which will be held Sept. 27 to 30 at Paris Nord-Villepinte, have announced the nominees for the 26th edition of the Silmo d'Or awards. The awards ceremony gives prizes to recognize the creativity of the optical products for design, innovation and technology. The chair of the Silmo d'O this year is French designer and internationally-known interior architect Christophe Pillet. The 2019 winners will be announced during a ceremony at the upcoming Silmo exhibition.

RevCycle Partners Launches Benefits Verification Service and Announces Partnership With Cleinman Performance Partners

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:21 AM CHICAGO—RevCycle Partners, a revenue-cycle management company for eyecare practices, has launched WeVerify, a comprehensive service that verifies patient benefits and drives new revenue opportunities for the practice, according to an announcement this week. For many eyecare practices, patient benefits verification before the visit is an incomplete process or perhaps not done at all. RevCycle Partners, founded as a billing service of RevolutionEHR, the cloud-based software for optometrists, separated from RevolutionEHR in 2018 and formed an independent company.

American Vision Partners Completes Deal With Retinal Consultants of Arizona

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:18 AM PHOENIX—American Vision Partners (AVP), one of the largest and fastest-growing eyecare physician practice management organizations, has completed a strategic partnership with Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA), the largest retina provider in the Southwest, according to a recent announcement. This partnership creates the fourth-largest retina practice in the nation, the announcement noted. The affiliation with Retinal Consultants of Arizona represents the eighth partnership announced by AVP within the last 24 months, according to the management organization. Retinal Consultants of Arizona will continue to operate independently under the RCA brand and manage the practice with no changes to its staff, physicians, clinics, and surgery center locations, according to the announcement. With the full support of the AVP management team and infrastructure, the nine RCA physicians and staff will continue to serve their patients, communities and partners.

EyeCarePro Rebrands Its Site, Services and Technologies to Reflect New Horizons

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—EyeCarePro, a veteran digital marketing company of 15 years focused exclusively on eyecare, has announced the launch of a rebrand, which includes a new website and significantly enhanced messaging , new services and technologies. Said Daniel Rostenne, CEO, “We have rebranded with a new website and we’re very excited about our new public persona. The updated look and feel best captures our ongoing mission to provide exceptional value, as well as our status as industry leaders in optometry marketing.”

Immagine 98 Intros New X-IDE Collection

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Friday, September 20, 2019 12:06 AM

Follow for a Good Cause

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:44 PM Most of us are always looking for little ways to do our part and help people in need. This year, ABB Optical is making it easy to do your bit while at Vision Expo: for the duration of the show (Sept. 19 - 21, 2019), ABB Optical will donate $1 to Giving Sight for every person who follows their FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter. Click on the links to follow and make a difference in someone's life. 

Insights for 9-20-19

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:13 PM The customer is at the heart of everything we do, and that focus is reflected in the new Walmart Health center. This state-of-the-art facility will provide quality, affordable and accessible health care …. [so consumers] can get the right care at the right time, right in their hometown.