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...]

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...]

Marketing For Home Eye Safety Month In October

Any eye safety month is a big opportunity for eyecare professionals.. and coming up in October is Home Eye Safety Month. 13 Tips To Market Home Eye Safety Month Send Press Releases: A list of Free Press Release Sites. Write about the top dangers at home, toxic cleaners, pointed objects, tools. Schedule some experts (like Home Depot) to … [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...]

Eyecare Security: Change Your Password Hints

How many websites and services have you signed up with where they ask and record personal questions? From Facebook to Yahoo, Match to Pandora. There are a lot of websites out there storing your personal information. The problem is, those same questions are being asked on websites where money might be involved, lot of money. Think about it. Your … [Read more...]

Wiley X Supports Awareness For National Safety Month

Eyewear innovator Wiley X®, Inc. is joining the non-profit National Safety Council and thousands of organizations across the country to help raise awareness of what it takes for Americans to “Keep Each Other Safe” this June and throughout the year.  As a leading provider of eyewear products delivering Absolute Premium Protection to the military, … [Read more...]

Prop 65: New Warning Language Mandatory

As you are aware, Proposition (“Prop”) 65, known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, sets out environmental regulations regarding toxic chemical substances that businesses are subject to when they sell merchandise in California, or if they are physically located in the state. These regulations serve as a “warning” or “labeling” … [Read more...]

Is that Online Eyewear Company Legitimate?

I attended an Earth Day event and a local San Diego online clothing company with bamboo sunglasses had a booth. Looking at the bamboo frames, I noticed there were no marking on the temples, no Country of Origin, no CE. I tell the guy, hey this is illegal, eyewear is classified as a medical device and you have the markings on the frame. He got a … [Read more...]

Protecting Kids Eyes In The Summer

Last year the viral news of the summer was about kids peeing in pools and how it causes red eyes. Why people get red eyes in pools? It is not the urine which is relativity sterile it is the chemical compound of urine and chlorine which leads to red eyes and other diseases. Just so you know studies suggest that 1 out 5 people pee in pools and that … [Read more...]

Wiley X Supports 2017 Workplace Eye Wellness

Month of March Dedicated to Promoting Workplace Safety and Vision Protection The month of March is set aside each year as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a multi-organizational awareness campaign dedicated to eye health and the prevention of on-the-job eye injuries. Wiley X®, Inc., a company that in 2017 is celebrating 30 years of protecting … [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...]

WileyX Celebrates 30 Years In Business

Wiley X® is expanding its line of advanced eyewear products offering Absolute Premium Protection with three new Rx-ready styles for 2017 — the company’s 30th year in business.  With two new styles joining Wiley X’s popular Active Lifestyle Series and one new addition to the innovative Climate Control™ Series (each with multiple frame/lens … [Read more...]

Employee Theft Is More Common Than You Think

No one wants to admit that their loyal and trusted employees could possibly ever steal from themL Bookkeeper accused of stealing $60,000 from optometrist | INFORUM May 4, 2016 - DETROIT LAKES – The longtime bookkeeper at Morrison Eye Care here is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from her employer over a ... But it happens. Employee … [Read more...]

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms. Prevent Blindness Offers Tips on How to Purchase Safe Toys and Gifts for Kids. December 2016)* – In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,700 toy-related injuries, compared to … [Read more...]