New Hospital Subscription Plan For Medical Protective Eyewear

This was a first as far as I know: VINO OPTICS ANNOUNCES HOSPITAL SUBSCRIPTION PLAN FOR MEDICAL PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR THAT ENHANCE VEIN DETECTION Hospitals can now enroll in a $19.95 monthly subscription plan for medical protective eyewear that assist medical personnel and paramedics with IV insertion and health sign detection MIAMI, FL, (2017)— … [Read more...]

Sports and Recreation: All Eyewear is NOT created Equally

By Alan W. Reichow OD, MEd, FAAO: Active kids can break just about anything, and eyewear is no exception, as many parents can attest to.  As evidenced by new statistics from Prevent Blindness, sports and play, without appropriate eye protection, puts our youth at risk of eye injury. Since 2015, there has been a nearly 10% increase in such injuries. … [Read more...]

Eight Caricatured Cat Eyeglasses

October is National Black Cat Awareness Month with October 27 as National Black Cat Day. This holiday was devised to debunk the myth that black cats are bad omens. Did you know that there are an estimated 74-96 million cats in the USA? We found some fabulous and cute eyeglasses with cats that are a purr-fect accessory to wear on any … [Read more...]

Bascom Palmer Report of Zika Virus on The Eye

BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUTE RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY WIDESPREAD IMPACT OF ZIKA VIRUS ON THE EYE (September, 2017, Miami, FL) Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified the considerable impact of the Zika virus on the eye in a groundbreaking study entitled Ocular Histopathologic … [Read more...]

10 Marketing Lessons From Apple

Many years ago we did a post on 14 Merchandising Lessons from Apple, Apple being the most successful retailer in the world. How did this one little company go from almost bankruptcy a few years back to being one of the most innovative companies and most successful in the world? \ During these confusing times for retailers, we recommend that … [Read more...]

FREE Stuff: 2017 ICD-10 Medical Coding Reference

We probably should have put this up at the beginning of the year, unfortunately it got buried. Here is a Medical Coding website for icd10.  http://www.icd10data.com. We do not know whether they are going to update to 2018. Here is what they say ICD10Data.com takes the official ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical codes and adds millions of cross … [Read more...]

TO DO: Remind Patients The Dangers of Halloween Contact Lens

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume's fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. This is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it is … [Read more...]

Modern Optical Expands The Big Mens Eyewear Club

Roselle, IL – Modern Optical International expands its B.M.E.C. (Big Men’s Eyewear Club) Collection with six new models. Style has no size! That’s why, more than ever, men seek eyewear that delivers both comfort and fashion. As the demand for bigger-sized eyewear grows, B.M.E.C., Modern Optical’s very popular collection for larger men, dominates … [Read more...]

It is Not To Late To Sign Up: World Sight Day Is October 12

Optometry Giving Sight Leads Global Coalition to Support  World Sight Day Challenge (Denver CO – September 28th): Global eye health and vision care are more important than ever in light of recent natural disasters including major hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and their aftermath. As people deal with these and other health crises, leading … [Read more...]

Decorative Online Contact Lens May Not Meet FTC-FDA Regulations

As we come into Halloween, many or your patients will be purchasing Halloween contact lenses online and many eyecare professionals will see the horrific results of many of those purchases. This is the time NOW to start reminding them of the dangers of Decorative Contact Lenses. Earlier this year study was done on Decorative Contact Lens that … [Read more...]

October is National Dyslexia Month

With October being National Dyslexia month we thought we would bring a little attention to Dyslexia. According to the National Insitute of Learning Development: It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the … [Read more...]

21 Branded Car Spectacles For Name Your Car Day

Americans are obsessed with cars and driving which is probably why we have so many cars and name them. To celebrate cars or transportation there are several 'National-Celebration Days:  Transit Driver Appreciation Day which is March 18th, Stand Up For Transportation Day in April, National Transportation Week in May, National Defense Transportation … [Read more...]

Costa Contributes 100% of Profits From Vision Expo to Hurricane Relief

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – September, 2017 – In the wake of the devastating impact of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Costa committed to contributing 100 percent of the profits from orders placed during International Vision Expo West to the Red Cross hurricane relief efforts. Costa is based in Daytona Beach, Florida and employs over 250 people … [Read more...]

The Vision Source Foundation Raises Over $310,000 For Hurricane Victims

In Support of Optometrists Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Eye doctors facing the economic toll of storm damage will benefit from financial aid relief  KINGWOOD, Texas (September, 2017) – North America’s largest, independent optometric alliance Vision Source, announced that it has raised over $310,000 in fifteen days to help optometrists … [Read more...]

Best Spooktacular Halloween Window

We ran across this spooktacular Skeleton Halloween Window and loved it. Giant hanging bones with the tag line, Life is Too Short To Wear boring Glasses!   … [Read more...]