Dashboard and Other Data Options Help ECPs Understand Patients' Path to Purchase

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:06 AM NEW YORK—From health care to retail, data has become an invaluable resource for businesses and practitioners. It’s what many see as the key ingredient to meeting, and exceeding, patients’ expectations, and it provides a critical yardstick for measuring business success. In eyecare and optical retailing, the growing interest in data also has led to an increase in the number of options partner companies are developing that collect, track and analyze the data for ECPs to draw upon to manage their practice.

Topcon Healthcare to Support Transition of IBM Merge Eye Station and Merge Eye Care PACS Customers

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 AM NEW YORK—Topcon Healthcare Solutions announced late last month that it is partnering with IBM Watson Health Imaging in an effort to support a transition plan for their Merge Eye Station digital fundus imaging platform and the Merge Eye Care PACS web-based image management system, two products from their global eyecare division that are being end-of-lifed ("EOL") as announced previously.

EyeCarePro.net Offers New On-Demand Webinars

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:00 AM NEW YORK—EyeCarePro, the digital marketing company that helps optometric practices manage their online presence, has posted a new resource center on its updated website, displaying its many instructional webinars on a range of topics. As Daniel Rostenne, CEO of EyeCarePro points out in the group's blog this month, "We've posted lots of webinars over this past year with several leading optometry experts and partners. 

Think About Your Eyes Encourages Individuals to Contribute Stories and #SeeBeyond2020

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:06 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—On Oct. 23, Think About Your Eyes launched a new initiative, #SeeBeyond2020, to collect stories from individuals about a comprehensive eye exam that changed their lives. The goal is to emphasize that vision health means more than just 20/20, that an annual comprehensive eye exam can not only help people see more clearly, but can also detect health problems. 

[Partner Post] How Outsourced Billing Widened the Scope of This Family Practice

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:03 AM Dr. Laura Lang is an OD and co-owner of Lang Family Eye Care located in New Berlin, Wis. Alongside her husband, Dr. Ryan Lang, their family eyecare practice specializes in customized contacts using corneal mapping with an additional focus on Orthokeratology. Lang Family Eye Care outsourced their billing from day one of opening their practice cold six years ago. At ICO, they had only one day dedicated to learning about the business side of optometry. They realized they didn't know where to start when it came to filing medical claims.

Lighthouse Guild and AOTA Offer New eLearning Course on Pediatric Vision Loss

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:00 AM NEW YORK—Lighthouse Guild in partnership with American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), is now offering a 90-minute program for occupational therapists, titled “The Impact of Visual Issues on Child Development.” The program provides an overview of the visual system and describes the varied impact of visual impairment on children’s achievement of developmental milestones and their function in daily activities. It also provides tools and strategies for occupational therapists to develop therapeutic interventions for children of all ages with varying types of vision loss and comorbidities.

Dashboard Data

By Mark Tosh
Monday, October 21, 2019 12:30 AM From health care to retail, data has become an invaluable resource for businesses and practitioners. It’s what many see as the key ingredient to better meeting, and exceeding, consumer or patient expectations, and it provides a critical yardstick for measuring success across a variety of metrics. In eyecare and optical retailing, the growing interest in data also has led to an increase in the number of options partner companies are developing that collect, track and analyze the data for ECPs to draw upon to manage their practice. From software and tech companies to alliances and large retail groups, a dashboard or other analytical tools have become part of the de facto offering to member ECPs.

#WithoutMySight Challenge From WestGroupe Highlights Champions, Involves Collaborators and Encourages ECP and Patient Participation

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:06 AM MONTREAL—This year, social media's role in escalating participation among patients and ECPs in World Sight Day (Oct. 10) is growing stronger. One of the many companies taking part is Montreal-based WestGroupe, the eyewear company which also has a large presence in the U.S. and internationally, that is an Optometry Giving Sight supporter, helping to bring the global optometry community together to help end preventable vision impairment. More than 1.2 billion visually impaired people in the world have limited access to an eye exam and a pair of eyeglasses. This figure includes millions of children who depend on their sight to succeed in school.

RightEye Releases its EyeQ Trainer Oculomotor Exercise Program

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:03 AM BETHESDA, Md.—RightEye has released its fully commercialized version of EyeQ Trainer, a game-changing oculomotor exercise program. Paired with its suite of EyeQ Tests, RightEye now offers optometrists a complete solution for uncovering and treating functional vision impairments. RightEye's EyeQ Trainer features a completely revamped user experience that is more fun and easier to use through gamified features.

EyeMedsNow Provides Pharma Data for Ophthalmic Medications

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:00 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—EyeMedsNow is a new, free resource for doctors who treat ocular diseases. Designed by eye doctors for eye doctors, EyeMedsNow is the only comprehensive pharmaceutical information database specifically designed for prescribers of ophthalmic medications. Simply click on one of 100+ ophthalmic conditions and gain immediate access to vital information on all prescribing options, including OTC products.

EyeCarePro Rebrands its Site, Services and Technologies for ECPs

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:00 AM NEW YORK—EyeCarePro a veteran digital marketing company of 15 years focused exclusively on eyecare, has launched a rebranding, 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.”

New Features and Integrations Added to Uprise

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM AUSTIN, Texas—VisionWeb has added several new features and integrations to their EHR and practice management software, Uprise. A cloud-based software, Uprise enables optometrists to manage their patient data, optical products, e-prescriptions, insurance claims and revenue under one cloud-based solution.

PECAA and Medical Eyeglass Center Partner Around Dispensary Development

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:59 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a nationwide doctor alliance group serving more than 3,700 independent eyecare practitioners, has entered into a strategic partnership with Medical Eyeglass Center (MEC), a leading optical dispensary development company, according to a recent announcement.

VSP Optics Adds Contact Lenses to Unity Product Line

By Staff
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics is expanding its Unity line with the launch of its first contact lens product, Unity BioSync Contact Lenses.

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

By Staff
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.