RightEye x Tobii on New Eye-Tracking System for Vision Tests

WASHINGTON, DEC, 2017 — RightEye LLC, a leading health innovator that uses eye-tracking technology to revolutionize patient care and vision performance, announced today it has signed an agreement with Tobii, the world leader in eye-tracking technology. Through the collaboration, the companies will co-develop new hardware solutions to complement … [Read more...]

85% of Teenagers Have Bad Contact Lens Habits

As we go into 2018, one area that eyecare professionals can focus on and is a part of  healthy living is proper use and care of wearing contact lenses. The new report from the Center of Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on contact lens stats was released to coincide with Contact Lens Health Week, August 21-25, 2017. This was the … [Read more...]

Infographic: Comfort Foods By State

The other day we ran the post on America's Fattest Cities. We suggested that eyecare professionals adopt a Health Message in 2018 and target their market with Food and Exercise programs. Another idea, is to target healthy alternatives to Comfort Food. For instance we in California, the home of the Fish Taco's, there are alternatives, no fried … [Read more...]

Small Changes That Can Help You Lose Weight

Probably the two most popular New Year's Resolution are 1.) Get in Shape and 2.) Lose weight. As much as we would love to lose weight and get in shape, it is difficult. We found this some easy tips that can help you lose weight and not have to be on a strict diet. … [Read more...]

2017 Report: The Fattest States In The USA

Everybody complains about the cost of healthcare, while much of the healthcare cost is administrative, the reality of it is, if we didn't have to go the doctor because we chose a healthier lifestyle, the admin cost would go down as well as the cost of healthcare. Much if not most of health issues are preventable. Poor food choices, sedentary life, … [Read more...]

November Is National Diabetes Month

This is a very important health issue that eye care professionals can promote especially before the end of the year. November is National Diabetes Month. According to American Diabetes Association: Prevalence: In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults … [Read more...]

Lighthouse Guild Calls for Stronger Effort to Deal with Global Increase in Blindness and Vision Impairment

Drawing Attention to Preventable Conditions to Mark World Sight Day  New York (Oct. 2017) – Lighthouse Guild is calling for a stronger effort to reverse the worldwide increase in blindness and vision impairment in response to a new study that analyzed the leading causes of blindness in 98 countries. The call-to-action comes on World Sight Day, a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Excellent Article: Vision, Balance, Falls And Fractures

  My aunt has fallen, my mother has fallen....  The most amazing thing about my neighbors and family Not One has said, I need to get my eyes checked. Not one has said, my doctor told me to get my eyes checked. For National Falls Prevention week and Falls Prevention Day in September,  Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx wrote an excellent … [Read more...]

September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Data Shows Water and Pool Activities Remain the Cause of Most Sports-related Eye Injuries  CHICAGO (Aug. 2017) – According to recent annual data from Prevent Blindness, more eye injuries occur from water and pool activities than any other sport.  Basketball is the second highest cause of sports-related eye injury. Basketball is … [Read more...]

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...]