Optometry

ECPs Talk About Their Experiences With the Latest Digital Technologies

Faster Refractions Practice Building Potential A Higher Quality Exam Part of a Package Breaking the Mold A Matter of Ergonomics Going Mobile Refraction Goes Online Mobile and Online Refractions Come Under Fire Click here to download a PDF of Refraction Revisited. Even as eyecare professionals acquire ever more sophisticated diagnostics that enable them to evaluate the corneal surface (corneal topography) and the retinal and macular layers (optical coherence tomography), the refraction still remains the centerpiece of the comprehensive eye exam. And technology to perform both the objective and subjective refraction has kept pace with advancements in digitization, automation and interoperability…


Eyecare Community to Come Together and Take the World Sight Day Challenge on Oct. 8

Eyes@Narangba in Queensland, Australia will be spinning the wheel on World Sight Day,giving participants a chance to win a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses. At $5 a spin, the practiceis hoping to raise $1,000 for the Challenge. NEW YORK—Members of the North American eyecare community are gearing up once again to support and celebrate World Sight Day, along with Optometry Giving Sight and its annual fundraising campaign, the World Sight Day Challenge, held throughout September and October. This year’s Coalition members include ABB Optical Group, Alcon, AllAboutVision.com, CooperVision, Essilor, Eyefinity, FYidoctors, Marchon Eyewear, Vision Source, VSP Global and ZeaVision. They…


National Vision, Inc. Announces New 2015-2016 Grant Program

DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision, Inc. has announced a new 2015-2016 grant program that will ask students to reflect on why they’re interested in practicing optometry as well as what issues are affecting their future profession. The program which is open to third-and fourth-year optometry students across the U.S asks applicants to write a 500-word essay or create a short video describing their perspectives on the need for affordable, primary eyecare in today’s changing health care environment. These applicants will have the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize. “Recent research has shown that a top reason people give for not visiting…


Jobson Optical Research’s 2014 ECP Internet Usage Study Is Now Available

NEW YORK—The 2014 ECP Internet Usage study, now available from Jobson Optical Research, explores how today’s eyecare professionals are using internet technology with patients in their practice. See how your practice’s online presence fits in with today’s marketplace. Find out how social media affects your business. Do you have a protocol in place in case a negative review is posted about your practice? What is featured on your website? The 2014 study also compares trends from 2013 and section highlights include social media, business review websites, practice website, e-mail technologies and online ordering. To learn more or to place an…


ICD-10 Quick Conversion Chart Is Now Available

NEW YORK—The ICD-10 Quick Conversion Chart for Optometrists is now available for download on the Jobson Optical Research website. The quick guide e-book which was authored and compiled by Penn Moody, OD, of Moody Eyes in Indianapolis, Ind., contains over 120 of the most commonly used codes. The codes are categorized under eyelids, cornea, conjunctiva, vision, eye disease, systemic and retina. The e-book can be downloaded here for $29.99.