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.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety
(APS), an organization founded in 2018 to advocate for both patient safety and a strong doctor-patient relationship, has named Alison Teitelbaum, MS, MPH, CAE, as its new executive director.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:18 AM
SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Eyecare
, a digital site and publication offering clinical and career content, events, and career services for eyecare professionals, has released its 2021 Optometry Student Report
. The report is based on data collected from 1,476 optometry students in the U.S. and Canada.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:15 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—In a move to address the state’s shortage of health care providers available to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the California Department of Consumer Affairs approved a public health emergency waiver that will allow doctors of optometry to administer COVID-19 vaccines to persons 16 years of age or older, according to the California Optometric Association
(COA). Optometrists can immediately help with surge capacity at mass vaccination sites once more vaccine is available, COA noted earlier this month.
Monday, February 22, 2021 12:15 AM
SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
said it has begun a month-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the TECNIS platform, the proprietary combination of materials and design on which Johnson & Johnson Vision IOLs (intraocular lenses) are built.
Friday, February 19, 2021 12:18 AM
Connection 2021, the alliance’s annual national conference, took place for the first time this year via a virtual platform that featured general sessions, exhibitor booths, nightly entertainment, and networking opportunities for the more than 1,100 attendees.
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.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released the results of the January 2021 Eyecare Provider Insights Survey. The Vision Council fielded the survey to the organization’s panel of more than 1,700 eyecare providers during the last week of January.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals have shown both their resilience and their willingness to adapt over the past year as the coronavirus pandemic has forced practice closings, upended in-office procedures and put more emphasis on digital offerings and meeting new patient expectations. But through it all, many ECPs have managed to continue growing their practices and making the changes that will be necessary to succeed going forward after the COVID-19 threat subsides, according to Justin Manning, OD, MPH, FAAO, executive vice president, professional strategies for Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA).
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:15 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical
has rebranded its Project Eyecare program to Kids in Focus. The Kids in Focus program is organized in partnership with the Lions Club. Its mission is to continue to enrich the lives of children in need by contributing to their visual wellness through complimentary eyecare and eyewear in the communities Shopko Optical serves, according to the company’s recent announcement. The Lions Club will continue to identify children in need between the ages of 5 and 17 to receive a comprehensive eye exam and a pair of eyeglasses at no-charge from Shopko Optical.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Ventures
said Monday that is has acquired Family Eyecare Associates
, which comprises two offices located in Sparks and Reno, Nev.
Monday, February 8, 2021 12:30 AM
has launched the WebMD Covid-19 Vaccine Misinformation Center
to help combat vaccine inaccuracies with facts. The Center will provide reliable vaccine resources and online tools to help consumers make informed decisions, driven by science. The Center features articles and videos on topics including vaccine myths and how they take root, public health challenges, and the role of social media in misinformation. Medscape
, a division of WebMD
, will feature content and resources at its Covid-19 Resource Center
, including vaccine overviews, late stage vaccine development updates, and news on vaccine research.