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South Carolina legislators override veto of Eye Care Consumer Protection Law

May 20, 2016

In South Carolina, legislators overrode an executive veto by Gov. Nikki Haley for S. 1016, the Eye Care Consumer Protection Law, on May 16.

On May 18, by a 39 to 3 vote, the Senate approved the veto override while the House voted a day later to override, 98 to 1, according to a press release by the AOA.

BLOG: Dissecting the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

May 16, 2016
Out on the lecture circuit last week, I mentioned MACRA and was met with a sea of blank stares. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which provides…

NAD recommends B+L discontinue certain claims for Ultra lenses

April 25, 2016
The National Advertising Division determined that Bausch + Lomb can support advertising claims that indicate the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone, which attracts and…
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Naidoo introduces global children's vision program

April 19, 2016
NEW YORK – “The Our Children’s Vision global campaign has been launched to ensure we make child eye health accessible to children all over the…

Intranasal stimulator increased tear production in trials

May 26, 2016
Allergan announced that a premarket submission for Oculeve Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator will be submitted to the FDA…
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AOA pediatric clinical practice guideline available for public review

May 25, 2016
The American Optometric Association announced its new clinical practice guideline on pediatric eye health is available…
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Routine eye exams detect new eye conditions in asymptomatic patients

May 27, 2016
Researchers found that more than half of the asymptomatic patients who presented for a routine eye exam had a change in…
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South Carolina legislators override veto of Eye Care Consumer Protection Law

May 20, 2016
In South Carolina, legislators overrode an executive veto by Gov. Nikki Haley for S. 1016, the Eye Care Consumer Protection Law, on May 16.On May 18…

BLOG: Dissecting the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

May 16, 2016
Out on the lecture circuit last week, I mentioned MACRA and was met with a sea of blank stares. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of…

NAD recommends B+L discontinue certain claims for Ultra lenses

April 25, 2016
The National Advertising Division determined that Bausch + Lomb can support advertising claims that indicate the presence of polyvinylpyrrolidone…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

Naidoo introduces global children's vision program

April 19, 2016
NEW YORK – “The Our Children’s Vision global campaign has been launched to ensure we make child eye health accessible to children…

Meeting News Coverage

Essilor supports efforts to address children’s vision

April 19, 2016
NEW YORK – “Uncorrected refractive error is probably the biggest disability in the world,” Jayanth Bhuvaraghan said…

In the JournalsPerspective

Physicians lack clarity on FDA approvals, ‘breakthrough therapy’

April 18, 2016
Physicians demonstrated limited understanding of the FDA approval process and the meaning of the “breakthrough therapy” designation…

BLOG: Who inspires you?

April 14, 2016
I have a tendency to be influenced by the people that I meet and talk with. I often find the stories of the events and happenings of other…

AOA supports contact lens prescription verification, patient safety bill

April 13, 2016
The American Optometric Association announced its support for the Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016, introduced by Sen. Bill…

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JJVC replaces unilateral pricing policy

April 13, 2016
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. announced that it has discontinued its unilateral pricing policy and is replacing it with new programs to…

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All practices should implement a medical records compliance program

Primary Care Optometry News, April 2016
Charles B. Brownlow, OD
I am sure most of the nation’s health care providers have heard or read about Medicare’s recent comparative billing reports, which began…

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