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Neurolens Reports Strong Growth and Demand in 2020, a Year When More People Worked from Home and Increased Their Screen Time

By Staff
Friday, February 19, 2021 12:15 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—Neurolens, an eyeglass lens company dedicated to providing pain-relieving comfort for hardworking eyes, has announced that it experienced “meaningful growth” in 2020 with the onboarding of more than 130 new practices.

Will You Owe Taxes on Your PPP Loan?

By Staff
Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:27 AM

New, Improved Progear Anti-Fogging Formula Is PFAS-Free

By Staff
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:11 AM Product: Progear PFAS-free anti-fogging formula
Top Line: Some Anti-fogging agents contain Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, commonly known as PFAS. They are a group of chemicals that includes PFOA and PFOS chemicals, which are harmful to the human body and environment. Since they are not degradable, they can accumulate in humans, animals, and plants, and can lead to serious health issues such as cancer (from PFOA) and thyroid hormone disruption (from PFOS).

Hilco Vision Issues Proprietary Study of Frame Materials Compatibility With Sanitization and Cleaning Protocols

By Staff
Monday, January 25, 2021 12:24 AM PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision is releasing today the results of a proprietary and first-of-its-kind study of frame material compatibility with surface cleaners that have environmentally friendly active ingredients.

Review of Optometric Business: COVID Vaccine—Can You Require Employees to Get It?

By Staff
Friday, January 22, 2021 8:00 AM As a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, some employers may want to require their employees to get vaccinated. However, employers, including optometric practice owners, need to be cautious and understand what the laws say before requiring inoculation. If you are considering mandating a vaccination for employees, I would recommend consulting with an attorney. This article is not legal advice, but does provide background on the issue and some points that employers should consider. Read More

Transitions Premieres ‘The Pulse,’ a Virtual Event for Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:03 AM Transitions Optical is redefining what it means for eyecare industry professionals to gather online through a first of its kind, global virtual event—Transitions The Pulse.

MyEyeDr. Expands the MyEyeDr. OneFamily Community Fund as a New Charitable Organization

By Staff
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:24 AM VIENNA, Va.—MyEyeDr. (MED) has announced this month that it has formed The MyEyeDr. OneFamily Community Fund.

With COVID-19 Surge, Optical ECPs Assess Impact on Staff, Year-End 2020 Sales and Importance of the Vaccine, per 18th Jobson ECP Coronavirus Survey

By Staff
Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—ECPs corroborated the national statistics showing a sharp uptick in the incidence of COVID-19 cases in their communities across the country, noting the impact of the pandemic on their own staffing situations, as more of those associates have been personally affected, examined their end-of year sales and underscored their belief that the availability of vaccines will be key to a recovery. Their views were shared in the 18th Wave of the Coronavirus ECP Survey conducted Dec. 21-31, 2020, by Jobson Research, which has been surveying ECP and optical retailers since the crisis and shutdowns happened in mid-March.

Review of Myopia Management: Looking Backward, Looking Forward

By Staff
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:50 PM The year 2020 was like no other. While many aspects of myopia, such as clinical trials, were severely affected by COVID-19, publications were mostly unaffected. The global myopia pandemic has gained the scientific community’s attention, and 2020 was a stellar year for myopia publications. Reading the peer-reviewed literature is one way to ensure that you are providing the highest level of care and prescribing the most appropriate evidence-based treatments to children at risk of progressive myopia. Let’s get proactive about myopia management in 2021! Read More

An Independent OD Takes a Proactive Stance on E-Comm With Ocuco to Better Connect to Patients

By Staff
Monday, January 4, 2021 12:08 PM NEW YORK—The year's pandemic has accelerated some eyecare professionals’ interest in finding ways to get credit for their professional expertise in vision care and its solutions while still competing in modern ways with those online players who have been experiencing rapid sales gains in 2020 as many consumers do more shopping online from home. In fact, encouraging eyecare professionals to cultivate their digital savvy and take a more ‘omnichannel’ or brick-and-click approach has been a major focus for Ocuco which offers an extensive range of enterprise software solutions for ECPs, retailers and optical labs around the world, including a growing business in North America. Read More

ClearVision Adds EZ Ware Masks to PPE Catalogue

By Staff
Monday, January 4, 2021 12:06 AM

Optical Retailers Realize Higher Ticket Sales With Buy Now, Pay Later Options for Patients from Sunbit

By Staff
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 10:00 AM NEW YORK—This year, COVID-19 stay-at-home and work-from-home policies and the impact of the pandemic on many people’s financial health and spending habits have prompted many consumers to shop more online or at least become more familiar with many online shopping options and technologies. Similarly, independent ECPs and optical retailers have looked to escalate their adoption of digital technologies to better serve their patients and create more efficiencies. Read More