Eyeglasses for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients

Haifa, Israel (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 -- Studies performed over the last few years show many Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients no longer have to live with a meandering or unsteady gait caused by their disease. According to a study published in the highly acclaimed medical journal "Neurology", closed-loop visual feedback helps MS patients improve … [Read more...]

Low Vision-An Eyecare Opportunity

Going online- I see so many site with low vision offerings, that I am quite surprised at how many eyecare offices don't offer low vision aids. I'm not talking about readers and bifocals- it's about magnifying glasses and mirrors, especially the mirrors- how else can low vision patients pluck their eyebrows or nose hairs without a magnifing … [Read more...]

Optical Marketing Opportunity- Kids Eye Health Month

Quick reminder to get your marketing calendars in order - Kids Eye Health Month in August. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development is launching their annual campaign to educate the public on how to insure their kids aren't struggling to overcome reading and learning because of vision problems. “The public doesn’t realize that you … [Read more...]

Nikon Eco Friendly-Ecobin Binoculars

Isnt' this the greatest- Nikon new EcoBins- Eco Friendly Binoculars! Green Factor Lead-Gree and arsenic free Eco Glass lenses No harmful dyes or inks are used Non-chloride rubber eyepieces Biodegradable case and strap (Tencel) Eco Friendly packaging - 85% post consumer waste, printed on recyclable FiberStone paper. Waterproof, … [Read more...]

Multidisciplinary Approach Needed for Low Vision

A couple of weeks ago, I was discussing with some doctors, why more doctors are not involved in Low Vision- after all according to the American Foundation for the Blind 6.2 Million seniors (over 65 years) have vision loss, and that is not including nursing homes. Their answer- no money, no reimbursement. Coincedently Patrick Dundas of Teamwork … [Read more...]

iVisit Turns Camera Phone into Eye for the Blind

iVisit, (Santa Monica, California) that specializes in video teleconferencing applications, has teamed up with the National Institutes of Health to turn a mobile phone's camera into an eye for the blind. Using advanced image recognition software to identify what is in front of the phone, the system reads off what it is seeing. Read the full article … [Read more...]

Color Blindness and Computers

This is an interesting Article by Colourlovers, on what color blind people see.  Even more interesting- is the Color Blind Web Page Filter- which allows you to adjust the computer screen to be able to see better.  Eye Bogglers:  7% Of males cannot tell red from green or see red and green differently  .4% Of females cannot tell red from … [Read more...]

ichart-iDoctors-iPhone- Cyber Optometrist

Retro Optometrist- now Cyber Optometrist! Now you can give an exam all time! Lucky you- no excuses now when you go to your family events and everybody wants to tell you about their eye problems. ... this video shows an iPhone being used as a vision screener! … [Read more...]

Vision Care for Kids Act Passed

U.S. House of Representatives Passes “Vision Care for Kids Act”  Alexandria, VA (April 1, 2009) – Long-standing efforts paid off yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009.” The bill received overwhelming support from the House and passed with a vote of 404-17 as part of a larger Public Health … [Read more...]

Eyecare and Color Awareness

Tooling around on the Internet- found this very interesting site Color Matters- with great information on how color affects us. They have a 'Color Survey' on their site- According to their global survey of over 30,000 people, the following are the colors that people relate to the different 'aspects' Might take that into consideration, if … [Read more...]

Optical Profitability- Booking Vision Appointments

Are You Booked all day with eye exams or vision appointments? Do you and your staff focus on getting vision appointments? Having appointments means you have patients coming in the door, very important for profitability. Potential Income: (Example) Working 5 days a week and a total of 8 Vision Appointments/day = 40 Charge $100 an … [Read more...]

To InfantSEE or Not to InfantSEE

This is kind of a funny story. We are sitting around at an Educational Board meeting at the COA. Somehow InfantSEE came up and how many OD's were not taking advantage of it. I asked about it in more depth and made some remark- like 'you are either in the Kids Business or your not, and many offices don't want to work with kids'. Now the board razzes … [Read more...]

Transparent- Barrel Eye Fish with Green Lenses

  February 23, 2009--With a head like a fighter-plane cockpit, a Pacific barreleye fish shows off its highly sensitive, barrel-like eyes--topped by green, orblike lenses--in a picture released today but taken in 2004. The fish, discovered alive in the deep water off California's central coast by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute … [Read more...]

VISION FOR THE TOURISTS – OPTICAL SALES OPPORTUNITIES

I just returned from a vacation in Thailand which is a great place to visit. I already knew Thailand was famous for good deals on items like silk clothing, purses and jewelry but did not know that Europeans shop in Thailand for eyeglasses as well. As I strolled along the high street in Kata Noi, Phuket I noticed that optical stores were as … [Read more...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Contact Lenses

Contributed by Ann Vogel from allabouteyecare.org Advantages and Disadvantages of Wearing Contact Lenses For those who are considering getting contact lenses to replace their glasses and for those who are not too sure about which is better for them there are some things you should be aware of before you make your decision. It has been … [Read more...]