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.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:11 AM
Progear PFAS-free anti-fogging formulaTop 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).
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.
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
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
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:24 AM
(MED) has announced this month that it has formed The MyEyeDr. OneFamily Community Fund.
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.
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
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
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