The Future of Healthcare By Focus Clinics

Have you ever wondered what stepping in a hospital of the future will be like? What about the type of procedures you should expect to receive as treatment there? Focus Clinics reveal all with their new enter-your-age graphic; The Future of Healthcare. You’ve watched the Sci-Fi movies that marvel of the future, speculated for yourself about the … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags For the ECP

Guess what, Zyloware is now writing a blog and the blog has great information such as this helpful hashtag guide. There’s no denying that Instagram is here to stay. The social media platform took the world by storm a few years ago and has continued to grow in popularity ever since. Ensuring your company has a well-known presence on Instagram is … [Read more...]

Store Layout and Fixtures to Avoid Retail Theft

Your store design doesn’t just help lure customers in and encourage them to make key purchases throughout your store. It’s also ideal for deterring shoplifters and preventing problems with merchandise disappearing. Over the past few years, research centers have concentrated on learning how to decrease shoplifting. While your employees and their … [Read more...]

Ask The Lab Guy: The #1 Way To Get Word Of Mouth Referrals

Some of you may know Scott Balestreri either as the owner of Bad Ass Optical Lab or as the Facebook owner/admin of Ask The Lab Guy. The one thing that most people can agree on with Scott, he knows his optical business and he is not afraid to speak out. He did a post in December, which was excellent and really is the bottom line for all eyecare … [Read more...]

Responding To A New Reality: Luxottica x Essilor

As we all know, the viral news of the day-week was the Essilor and Luxottica merger-buy-out. I don't really think it came as a shock to most of us, as they both have been supporting each other for years. With Luxottica's retail stores and Essilor online sales and lenses, it makes sense for them. Like any other 'disruption' it can serve as an … [Read more...]

10 Herbs For Healthy Vision

Eyes are not only the most crucial and sensitive organ in our bodies, it is also the most abused. Incorporating herbs into your daily diet will not only help do wonders to relieve them of fatigue but could also help protect them. Below are 10 herbs that can help maintain your eye health: 1. Milk Thistle-Milk Thistle has amazing antioxidant … [Read more...]

#Wellness #Wednesday: Grapes’ Benefits to Eye Health

Grape-enriched diet protected retina against damaging effects of oxidative stress MIAMI (April, 2016)  — Compounds found in grapes may help protect against eye disease, according to new research led by researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal … [Read more...]

Swan Fashion Eyewear For International Swan Day

 SWAN Day/Support Women Artists Now Day is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. To give recognition to the talented women artists of the world we've compiled a collection of Swan fashion and eyewear that is feminine, strong, and beautiful.  Be a part of SWAN Day by creating or participating in … [Read more...]

Vision Council Announces Publication of New ANSI Z80.1 For 2015

*The Vision Council Announces Publication of ANSI Z80.1–2015, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses - Recommendations *Alexandria, VA (December, 2015)* – The Vision Council  as the Secretariat Administrator for Accredited Standards Committee Z80 is pleased to announce the publication by ANSI of the 2015 revision of Standard Z80.1, Prescription … [Read more...]

Poll Reveals Few Know Their Eyes Are At A Daily Risk

This poll was done in the UK, but I would imagine the same statistics would go in the US and in Canada.  YouGov poll conducted with Essilor reveals most Britons unaware of damage to their eyes by surrounding objects, activities, and devices. Widespread lack of awareness means fewer people seeking methods of prevention and avoidance Even for … [Read more...]

Ask The Opti-Gurus: What To Do When A Doctor Departs From The Practice

We had a question for our Opti-Gurus and Mark Hinton of GPN the Edge responded to the question of what to do when a doctor leaves. This could apply when you have any trusted staff member leave the practice with an established following leave the practice.  'We recently lost one of our doctors who has been with our business 3 years and was adored … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Cat Health Month With 15 Vintage Cat-Eye Frames

Just in case you forgot, February is National Cat Health Month, the time to remember to take your cat to the vet for their annual check up. To commemorate Cats and Cat- Eyes we are showcasing some of our favorite vintage frames right meow! Eyewear enthusiast can rejoice over the day in which we praise the most purrrfect form glasses could ever … [Read more...]

5 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions in 2015

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who will make a promise to improve yourself this New Year, there’s bad news: You’re 92 percent likely to fail in sticking to your resolutions, says a recent study from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology. About 45 percent of Americans make resolutions. Ranking at the top is … [Read more...]

10 Things Your Eyecare Website Should Have

How’s your website? Does it help grow your practice or chase visitors away? There’s nothing worse than a cluttered, clunky web site to drive away prospective patients visiting the site. Did you know that over 40% of visitors to an average website are new to that site? It is critical to have a well-designed website that entices visitors to look … [Read more...]

Your Seatbelt Isn’t the Only Thing You Should be Putting on In the Car This Summer

The “Summer Sun” is beating down on folks across the country, and I’d venture a guess that keeping sunscreen on while outdoors is on the forefront of many people’s minds. I’d also venture a guess that your audience would be shocked to learn that wearing a seatbelt while driving in the summer isn’t the only thing they should be putting on to protect … [Read more...]