SECO

Healio brings you the highlights from SECO. Refer back to this page often for the latest news, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Doctor alliances, more efficient practices will survive Affordable Care Act

Primary Care Optometry News, April/May 2013
ATLANTA – A number of mandates that are part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are set to take effect Jan. 1, 2014, and…
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CenterVue introduces new handheld refractometer

March 2, 2013
ATLANTA – CenterVue introduced its new 2WIN For Vision handheld, binocular refractometer and vision analyzer at a press conference here at…
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Understand patients when considering brands vs. generics, speaker says

March 2, 2013
ATLANTA – Because patients’ individual needs and wants vary, doctors need to be well educated on both branded products and generics so…
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Bausch + Lomb anticipates launch of silicone hydrogel multifocal

Primary Care Optometry News, April/May 2013
ATLANTA – Executives from Bausch + Lomb announced the expansion of the company’s silicone hydrogel for astigmatism as well as plans to…
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Speaker: Engaging tear creation is key to dry eye quandary

March 1, 2013
ATLANTA – Artificial tears are an effective way to alleviate a patient’s dry eye symptoms, but if the core inflammatory problem is not…
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Determining rate of progression essential in glaucoma management

March 1, 2013
ATLANTA – Event-based and trend-based analysis can assist practitioners in glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, a speaker said during a symposium…
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Care for patients with diabetes must be individualized

Primary Care Optometry News, April/May 2013
ATLANTA – While physical activity is crucial to keeping patients with diabetes healthier, those with uncontrolled proliferative retinopathy…
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Smoking discussion facilitates comanagement

February 28, 2013
ATLANTA – A speaker here urged optometrists to take a role in educating patients on the effects of smoking on the eye and helping them to quit…
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Pearle Vision to shift focus to doctor-driven model, announces relicensing opportunities

Primary Care Optometry News, April/May 2013
ATLANTA – Pearle Vision announced that it is in the processing of rebalancing its portfolio to gear its presence away from retail and into eye…
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Speaker: New technology may be threat to patient access, retention

February 28, 2013
ATLANTA – New technology, along with providing a myriad of benefits to practices, is generating threats to patient access in the form of online…