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New Merchandiser Pro Software from Eye Designs Is a Flexible Tool for Maximizing Frame Board Sales

By By Click Staff
Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:53 AM NEW YORK—A new software tool, featuring 3D imaging and frame board layouts, enables ECPs to better plan and track their eyewear inventory and sales. Launched in late December by Eye Designs, a leader in the manufacturing of custom ophthalmic environments and optical display systems, the Merchandiser Pro is its new merchandising and plan-o-gram software. Merchandiser Pro allows users to generate plan-o-grams like retailing professionals.

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

By Click Staff
Friday, December 18, 2020 8:30 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.

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

By Staff
Friday, December 18, 2020 8:25 AM 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.

SeePort Optometry Engages Patients Via Frames Data's Online Gallery

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:33 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals are searching for ways to stay connected to their patients as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to keep patients at home and businesses shuttered. One solution they are turning to is Frames Data's My Frame Gallery which allows brick-and-mortar retailers to create an online virtual gallery of eyewear. As retailers have been faced with the need to limit in-person interactions with patients, the My Frame Gallery offers a simple way to comply with social distancing while still helping ECPs meet their patients' eyewear needs.

Eyefinity Teams With FIS to Advance Payments for U.S. Eyecare Practices

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—FIS (NYSE: FIS) and Eyefinity, a VSP Global company, have announced an agreement to offer leading-edge new payment solutions to eyecare practices across the U.S. Eyefinity said it will integrate the Worldpay from FIS payment processing platform into its network of Eyefinity Practice Management, OfficeMate, and AcuityLogic optometric practices, which provide eyecare services across the nation. 

Compulink Healthcare Solutions to Acquire MyEyeStore, Enabling E-Commerce Options for ECPs

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM NEWBURY Park, Calif.⁠—Compulink Healthcare Solutions has announced an agreement to acquire MyEyeStore, an e-commerce solution in ophthalmic health care focusing primarily on contact lens reordering with the ability for optometry and ophthalmology practices to also sell other recommended products directly to the patient. “This acquisition is the latest example of how Compulink continues to lead the industry in expanding our products and services to meet the needs of our clients,” said Link Wilson, CEO and product architect for Compulink. 

[Partner Post] A Guide to Making More Money on Claim Reimbursements

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:48 AM A growing practice, seasonal spikes or a large number of rejections can cause your practice's insurance claims to pile up. With online retailers cutting into your optical dispensary profits, your practice relies heavily on revenue generated from medical and vision insurance claims.

Eye-DNA Updates its 3DNA Eyewear System

By CLICK Staff

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:45 AM NEW YORK—Eye-DNA has updated its 3DNA eyewear system, including an interactive retail kiosk with two new frame collections, an 80-piece swatch book and eyewear design software v1.6. The 3DNA eyewear system offers optical retailers digital customization tools based on 3D scanning and design, enabling them to provide customers with user-designed, precisely-fit premium eyewear.

ProperOptics.com Offers ECPs a Way to Retain Patients
Via a New E-Commerce Partnership Option

By Marge Axelrad
Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:15 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—With the rise of online eyewear and an interest on the part of certain patients to seek more accessibly-priced eyeglass choices, a new service, offered with several partnership options by GSRx, Inc., an optical lab, is enabling eyecare professionals to capture more optical sales and keep profits from those sales.

David Kind Launches Partnership Program to Provide Online Sales Options for ECPs

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:15 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—With consumers increasingly looking to purchase online, many retailers have noticed declines in brick-and-mortar sales, and traditional eyewear retailers are not immune to the impact of online sales. A new e-commerce solution from David Kind provides a way for eyecare professionals to create new revenue streams and offer their patients the convenience of an online option.

Frames Data Debuts ‘My Frame Gallery,’ a Virtual Frame Board

By CLICK Staff
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 11:15 AM

NEW YORK—Frames Data  announced the  release of its newest product, My Frame Gallery. This new product, which can be previewed at www.framesdata.com/gallery, was officially available at Vision Expo West 2017, as well as online on Sept. 14, 2017.

[Partner Post] 5 Ways Your Practice Is Falling Behind Your Biggest Competitors

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:10 PM In just about every business the competition is fierce. In your eyecare practice, you’re facing competition from both online frame and contact lens retailers and against other local ODs in your area. When it comes to being an OD, there is a lot more to managing your practice than just providing patient care. There is a business side of your job as well.

[Partner Post] Switching and Shopping for a New EHR System

By CLICK Staff
Monday, May 22, 2017 4:10 PM NEW YORK—On the market today, there is a wide variety of software solutions for eyecare practices. For just about every business and health care need, there is a system or tool out there. But for your practice, EHR software is probably the most important piece of what makes your practice spin and allows you to manage and provide a high level of care. But what about when your system isn’t meeting your expectations and it’s time to look for something better?

[Partner Post] 3 Income Boosting Resolutions for Your Eyecare Practice This Year

By CLICK Staff
Thursday, February 9, 2017 1:05 PM NEW YORK—Now that we are a little over a month into the new year, it’s time to take a quick look back at the resolutions you made for your practice this year. Or wait, maybe with all the craziness and rush of a new year you didn’t even have time to think about the goals you want your practice to accomplish over the next 12 months.

New Marketing Programs Help ECPs Use
Digital/Social to Emphasize Specialties

By CLICK Staff
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:10 PM

NEW YORK—Certain areas of expertise require more patient education than others, points out EyeCarePro, which helps eyecare professionals manage their digital and web presence and communications.