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‘Optometry Gives Me Life’ and More of What You Need to Know for April

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Seeing Well at Work?

Nope. Or at least that’s what new research finds. Despite nearly all employees (98 percent) saying that “seeing well at work” is important to them, today’s employees aren’t seeing as well as they could be — and it’s affecting how they feel and perform. According to the 10th annual Transitions Optical Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey, eight in 10 people are plagued by vision-related symptoms at work—ranging from eye fatigue and headaches (half of employees), to dry eyes and blurred vision (more than one in three). The survey uncovered two factors specifically—digital eyestrain and light sensitivity—that have been linked with these symptoms and are affecting employees’ ability to do their jobs. For more on this report, Transitions Optical offers employee and employer focused tools and education free of charge at a newly launched site: healthysightworkingforyou.org

Asco ‘Gives Me Life’

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has launched a national public awareness campaign – Optometry Gives Me Life. The campaign is targeted toward college-aged students who have expressed an interest in a STEM or health profession. Those interested in receiving printable materials, contact ASCO’s Paige Pence at ppence@opted.org. optometriceducation.org

Myopia White Papers

The International Myopia Institute (IMI) has published eight highly-anticipated white papers that cover a range of topics deemed essential to advancing clinical knowledge and practice relating to stemming the expanding impact of myopia. The IMI papers are available in a special edition of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. They are free to download by ECPs, researchers and other concerned parties worldwide. myopiainstitute.org

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When You’re Passionate About Eye Care, the Right Technology Matters

Lisa Genovese, O.D., strives to give her patients the very best. At Insight Eye Care’s multiple locations, Dr. Genovese provides optimal care for her patients using the Reichert® Phoroptor® VRx Digital Refraction System. In this second Practice Profile Video from Reichert’s “Passionate About Eye Care” series, take a closer look and see how this eye care professional achieved a better work-life balance with equipment that’s designed and engineered in the U.S.A.

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EHR Systems Have More Enhancements Than Ever Before

Bells and whistles your paper charts definitely cannot do.

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ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS have come a long way. First Insight’s EyeClinic Imaging consolidates patient data, images, and diagnostics into one cloud-based system. Similarly, FoxFire’s Image Management module collects diagnostic images directly into the EHR. Compulink’s Artificial Intelligence runs Advantage EHR which includes built-in chief complaints and ICD-10 coded diagnoses. ABB Optical integrated RevolutionEHR’s SmartFlow ordering technology. EHRs can also improve accounts receivable and help you run a more efficient practice.

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Compulink

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DrChrono

iPad and iPhone EHR

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Glimpse Mobile tracks business analytics.

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RevolutionEHR with SmartFlow ordering technology

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Weave Optometry for patient communications

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First Insight

MaximEyes EHR with Eye Clinic Imaging

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Smart Ways To Use EHR Enhancements

Dr. Brian O’Donnell, New Era Eye Care, Shavertown, PA

I’m on my fourth EHR system since I changed my practice in 2012 to make it more efficient. Part of that process was to invest in a new EHR. After visiting VEE and interviewing vendors I went with Foxfire. They provided a feature I wanted — to be able to see recalls and identify certain patients for promotions. They also had a tremendous integration platform for image management and data analytics. I liked that they did billing in-house too. They have their own clearing house within the system that is outstanding. Both the practice management side and the medical side of the EHR system got upgrades recently and they went flawlessly. Since I started with Foxfire in 2014, the system has been overhauled many times. Each time they carry out training so we’re well prepared.

Dr. Brandon Chester, Chester Eye Center, Chillicothe, OH

We studied up before we transitioned to First Insight’s MaximEyes EHR in 2011. It puts everything at our disposal and lets us quickly look up patients and run different reports based on diagnoses. We were one of the first to adopt their cloud-based EyeClinic Imaging software when it came out in 2017. You can click a button to launch it from within the EHR system and view all images from a test result. Now we don’t have to scan as much data as we used to. Once we’re done with a test the image is saved to a patient’s file and we can pull it up on screen in the exam room and show our patients comparison pictures. First Insight does a good job staying on top of different Medicare requirements and the MIPS program is built into their EHR system.

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Textured Eyeglass Frames That Give You All the Feels

Engraved line, ripples and bumps on some sense-ational styles.

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Gentle (Little) Monsters (ABOVE)

Inspired by the dreams and ambitions of a new breed of creators, the first Gentle Monster Kids Collection takes you on a journey envisioned by Luca Mastroianni and reenacted by 8-year-old Tokyo Instagram phenomenon Coco (@coco_pinkprincess). For the collection, the brand downsized six of its iconic frames, from the futuristic Ribbon to the fashion-forward Chapssal (and the Peggy, shown). The Gentle Monster Kids Collection comes in special bespoke packaging in bright colored logo design. MSRP: $184-$280, gentlemonster.com

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Get roped in with the Vincenzia. This semi-rimless metal frame features its standout texture across the top.

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Ovvo

Strong, lightweight and yes, textured, the DLC 3833 utilizes Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) nanotechnology, which gives it the characteristics of some of the rarest gemstones found in nature.

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Vera Wang

It’s tortoise time for the V551, an acetate frame with textured corners.

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Lightec

Subtlety wins the day for the Omicron 21 30135L. Textured temple tips and metal temple detailing sneak onto the scene of this otherwise smooth frame.

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Seraphin

The Gibbs keeps things on the straight and narrow with its long, thin ridges along its titanium temples.

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Jimmy Crystal NY

Swarovski crystals sparkle their way down the metal temples of the Capri, bringing texture and flair to this combination frame.

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Via Spiga

Recessed detailing and a raised bar define the temples on the Cirilla, a full-rim metal frame.

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$188

Karen Walker

Part of the new Optical Collection, the Melba is a stainless steel frame with a textured rim and the brand’s signature arrows raised on the temples.

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$220

Betsey Johnson

A floral print meets a ridged texture on the two-toned metal Rain Roses.

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$200

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Cool Style and Tech Combine in Eyecare’s Latest Products

Vision care never looked so good.

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Vroom (Above)

The Freedom Capsule Collection from HARLEY-DAVIDSON EYEWEAR includes the HD1001X, an oversized, wrap-inspired frame with open metal temples. Metal rivets and the Harley-Davidson logo complete the look.

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$150

Cool Convertible

One of the latest styles from TC CHARTON, the Celest features laser-cut stainless steel juxtaposed with soft crystal acetate. This frame is available as both an optical and sun style.

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$195

Queen Elsa

Poised to dress up any look, the Elsa from BADGLEY MISCHKA is a handmade Italian acetate featuring Swarovski crystals on the temples and CR39 gradient lenses.

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$198

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A Clear Look

Made with eco-friendly acetate and advanced Japanese titanium, the Acetate Bold collection from TREE SPECTACLES includes the Febo 2451, one of the four bold-yet-light designs in the series.

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$204

Fresh-Faced Fashion

Light, whimsical, professional, and comfortable. The ELLE EL13477 is all of the above, with its thin metal rims and acetate temples.

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$69.99

Bold and Beautiful

Dual rivet detailing and a strong, classic shape define the Motif from LESPECS. This style is sized for a range of face shapes and sizes.

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$129

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A Fine Coat

Tangible Hydra-PEG surfaced coating technology for contact lenses from ABB OPTICAL GROUP is now offered as part of Paragon Vision Sciences’ HDS and Fluoroperm gas permeable contact lenses. Tangible Hydra-PEG is designed to improve ocular dryness or discomfort associated with contact lens wear.

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Price upon request

Comfort Zone

The latest addition to ALCON’s contact lens portfolio, AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses offer an improved level of lens surface moisture and increased comfort.

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$74.15 (pack of 6)

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