Meeting News

Compulink incorporates AI into practice management solution

October 2, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Compulink Healthcare Solutions launched Advantage Smart Practice, which includes artificial intelligence-enabled features, here at…

Meeting News

Neurolens introduces test, spectacles to relieve headaches, eye strain

October 1, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Neurolens announced the availability of spectacle lenses that contain contoured prism to relieve headaches, neck and shoulder pain…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Dark adaptation detects functional retinal changes before anatomical

September 28, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Scott Schachter, OD, said he runs the RapidDx Rapid Test (Maculogix) on any patient in his practice who says their night vision is…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Intense pulsed light helps treat dry eye

September 28, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Whitney Hauser, OD, shares here at Vision Expo West how she has incorporated the use of intense pulsed light treatments for dry…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: OCT-A detects vessel changes earlier

September 27, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Julie Rodman, OD, spoke here at Vision Expo West on how she uses OCT and OCT angiography together in her practice. OCT-A provides…

Meeting News

Rev360 adds product ordering capability to electronic health records

September 27, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Rev360 announced that its RevolutionEHR customers can now order vision correction products directly through the electronic health…

Accessibility app for visually impaired available for hospitals, clinics

September 26, 2018
RightHear has announced the availability of a dedicated version of its smartphone app specifically for use in hospitals and clinics. The company…

Objective Acuity’s vision test shows promising study results

September 25, 2018
A trial conducted at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis showed a strong correlation between threshold visual acuity scores measured by…

Essilor launches wavefront aberrometer

September 18, 2018
Essilor Instruments announced the launch of the WAM700+ wavefront aberrometer, the newest addition to the company’s diagnostics and screening…

BLOG: Optometry’s technology role in systemic pathology

September 17, 2018
Optometry is one of the most technology-based professions in health care. The automated visual field instrument was one of the first computer-driven…

In the Journals

Correlation found between retinal changes, Alzheimer’s disease

September 14, 2018
A systematic review and meta-analysis of published literature showed a significant association between retinal measurements by SD-OCT and…

Bipartisan lawmakers, vision professionals explore telehealth in free event

September 14, 2018
The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety will sponsor an event, “Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education” on Sept…

Letters to the Editor

Say ‘no’ to crummy tonometry

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2018
To the Editor: After reading comments from Derek MacDonald, OD, FAAO, on the corneal biomechanics/tonometry study (“Corneal biomechanics…

PCON Reports

Keratoconus care benefits from new diagnosis, treatment strategies

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2018
The origin of keratoconus is still hotly debated. Genetic and environmental factors have been widely investigated, as has an inflammatory component…

In the Journals

Visual ability, reading improves with eSight low vision device

September 13, 2018
Study participants who wore the head-mounted low vision device, eSight, experienced immediate improvements in visual ability, facial recognition and…

New technology empowers those visually impaired

September 13, 2018
Technology breakthroughs are helping enable those with vision loss to live more independently. Four recent announcements include a computer game to…

In the Journals

Significant racial disparity seen in low vision device use by Medicare beneficiaries

September 12, 2018
Older adults in the U.S. from minority ethnic groups reported less use of low vision devices compared to white individuals. In the cross-sectional…

In the Journals

Smartphone photoscreening app for amblyopia consistent with screening technology

September 10, 2018
Smartphone photoscreening for amblyopia in pediatric patients using the GoCheck Kids application had positive predictive value comparable with other…

In the Journals

AI diagnostic system accuracy holds up to industry standards

September 10, 2018
The artificial intelligence diagnostic system, IDx-DR, detects more than mild diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema with significantly…

Free vision assistant app launches for Android

September 7, 2018
WayAround, a smart assistant for those with vision loss that provides on-demand details about frequently used items, launched a mobile app for…