CHARLESTON, S.C.—Carolina Eyecare Physicians, a leading multi-disciplinary physician group practicing in Carolina’s Lowcountry, has joined the expanding US Eye network of premium eyecare practices, according to an announcement Thursday. Carolina Eyecare Physicians will retain its existing practice name while integrating its operations, procedures and service offerings within the US Eye model, the announcement noted. The terms […]
ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) recently partnered with Hampton University, one of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) based in Hampton, Va., to offer a new articulation agreement to address the shortage of Black student representation in optometric education and the health care profession.
WASHINGTON—Like many holidays this year, Americans are planning to celebrate Halloween despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The autumnal holiday may look a little different this year, but consumers are finding ways to safely mark the occasion. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, more than 148 million U.S. […]
Consumers are being increasingly cautious with their spending. If Congress is unable to extend fiscal aid to households in the coming weeks, the economy will be particularly susceptible to a cutback in consumer spending, especially from the lowest-income families.
According to a new study reported in WebMD, people wearing glasses may just be less susceptible to COVID-19 infection.This is because they prevent wearers from touching their eyes, which can help avoid transferring the virus, should it be present on their hands. Head over to WebMD for a more in-depth look at the report, and what might come of this […]
NEW YORK— MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Versant Health from an investor group led by Centerbridge Partners and including FFL Partners for approximately $1.675 billion in an all-cash transaction, according to an announcement Thursday morning. Versant Health owns the well-established marketplace brands Davis Vision and Superior Vision. Following the acquisition, MetLife will gain access […]
ISELIN, N.J. and SPARTA, N.J.— Omni Ophthalmic Management Consultants (Omni), a portfolio company of NMS Capital (NMS), has announced a strategic partnership with Eye Care Northwest, P.A., a market-leading provider of medical-surgical eyecare services in northwest New Jersey. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Sparta, Eye Care Northwest has remained at the forefront of the […]
CHICAGO—Visible Genomics, a genetics testing company has announced the launch of a new non-invasive genetic eye test that determines a patient’s likelihood of contracting age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that causes blindness.
NEW YORK—As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our everyday activities, Jobson continues its salute to the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the pandemic. This week, we honor three more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site. Dr. Gary Chu, New England College of Optometry, […]
SHORT HILLS, N.J.—New Eyes for the Needy, the Short Hills, N.J.-based nonprofit dedicated to providing eyeglasses to families, children and individuals in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world, announced new appointments to its board of trustees. Kristine Van Amsterdam has been named president of the board. Van Amsterdam has been a member […]