More Free COVID Tests

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:52 AM The federal government has opened up a third round of free COVID-19 tests for American households. Head over to WebMD for more, including how to place your order.

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of May 9-15, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:05 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, May 9-15, at a rate of -2 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 7 index points above where it was at this point in time (week 20) when compared with last year and 12 points above 2019. Gross revenue during Week 20 of 2020 was 42 index points below Week 20 of this year at a level of 68 index points, as it continued to gradually emerge from the pandemic-related low of 14 index points it had reached during Week 15 of 2020, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. Read More

Review of Optometry: How to Use Dry Eye Questionnaires in Your Practice

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 9:52 AM Busy doctors and distracted patients don’t exactly relish the thought of adding one more step to an optometric visit, but the notion of screening patients for dry eye with a survey tool has merit, experts say. Asking patients to devote a bit of forethought to the state of their ocular surface comfort before their exam can elicit conversations that might not otherwise occur, allowing you to identify some cases that would have gone unaddressed. And when managing a condition as multifactorial as dry eye, keeping a record of when patients feel better or worse helps to identify possible triggers, narrow down the list of potential diagnoses and evaluate response to treatment. Read More

All U.S. Executives Spot Potential Risks in AI

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 9:00 AM In the U.S., 56 percent of executives believe AI technology comes with either significant or somewhat significant potential risk. Another 19 percent view the risk as moderate, while 26 percent think the threat is minimal. No executive surveyed believes AI is entirely without risk.

Executives name cybersecurity as the No. 1 AI-related risk to their organization, but they may be missing the very real threat of algorithmic bias. Most U.S. companies use AI for hiring and people management, but 39 percent of executives said no one at their company is responsible for identifying implicit bias in the tech. 

Meanwhile, 38 percent report their corporate board isn’t fully aware of how the company uses AI, likely exacerbating blind spots about the risks involved.

Omicron Breakthrough Cases Boost Protection, Studies Say

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:06 AM Vaccinated people who have a breakthrough case of Omicron will have better protection against COVID-19 variants than vaccinated people who receive a booster shot, two new studies show.

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of May 9-15, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, May 9-15, at a rate of -2 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 7 index points above where it was at this point in time (week 20) when compared with last year and 12 points above 2019. Gross revenue during Week 20 of 2020 was 42 index points below Week 20 of this year at a level of 68 index points, as it continued to gradually emerge from the pandemic-related low of 14 index points it had reached during Week 15 of 2020, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.

The Vision Council Releases Provider inSights Q1 2022 Report

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council today releases the Provider inSights Q1 2022 Report. The publication of the report continues the rollout of The Vision Council’s new inSights Research Program.

SD Eyes to Take on Exclusive Distribution of The C-Zone Collections in the U.S.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:21 AM ONEONTA, N.Y.—SD Eyes is the new distributor of The C-Zone Collections in the U.S., according to executives of both companies. Starting in June this year, eyecare professionals will be able to buy the contemporary Netherlands-based company's metal collections with unique color accents exclusively from SD Eyes.

Are You a Top 50 U.S. Retailer? Submissions Still Being Accepted for VM's Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition. A link to the survey is posted here.

Modo and Eco Win iF Design Awards

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Modo Eyewear and Eco Eyewear have taken home 2022 iF Design Awards, one for Modo’s R1000 + Titanium with Snap Hinge and one for Eco’s Biobased Optical Collection. Founded in 1953, the iF Design Awards are judged by a panel of 132 high profile design experts from over 20 countries with the goal of finding and awarding "submissions with the greatest innovative power." The Eco Biobased Optical Collection includes a magnetic sun clip with the magnet integrated into the bio-based material and then hidden from view using gradient coloring a continuation of the temple. The frames are crafted using a bio-based material derived from sustainable non-GMO castor seed oil.

Maui Jim Expands Prescription Sun Collection

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:11 AM

Ray-Ban Debuts Summer Colorblock Collection

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:08 AM

WestGroupe Launches New Superflex Kids Models

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:05 AM

What Your Younger Employees Are Really Thinking

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:04 AM I do not do social media with people that I work with. You don’t need to see what my mom ate for breakfast. And then I go into the office, and you’re like, your mom’s omelet looked delicious. No.

FYidoctors Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:02 AM FYidoctors was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies.