RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In time for Diabetes Awareness Month this month, VSP Global is deploying a new program for doctors as part of an ongoing commitment to support and reinvest in private practice optometrists. Doctors and staff who complete Premier Academy360 education courses, such as those offered in the Diabetes Education Track, can now attain and display the badges […]
SAN RAMON, Calif.—In support of the education of future eyecare professionals, CooperVision, Inc. announced its 2021 Best Practices Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship—established last year—is offered to outstanding third-year optometry students as part of the company’s Best Practices initiative, which recognizes practices that advance the optometry profession through innovation, leadership, and the delivery of exceptional patient care. Each year, […]
RANDOLPH, Mass.—This holiday season, Randolph, the U.S.-based manufacturer of sunglasses and eyewear based here, is proud to be supporting Angel Flight NE, a non-profit organization providing free air transportation to patients in need of lifesaving medical care outside of their geographic area. For each sunglass purchase made via the Randolph USA site or from ECPs or optical […]
CLEVELAND—Eversight, a non-profit organization that facilitates the donation of eye tissue for transplantation, announced research findings showing a small but noteworthy prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in ocular tissues from individuals who died from COVID-19. The findings were presented Nov. 7 at the 2020 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum and Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in human post-mortem ocular tissuesand […]
NEW YORK—“On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts,” a podcast from Lighthouse Guild providing information and insights about technological innovations that are tearing down barriers for people who are blind or visually impaired, has reached 1,000 downloads. Launched in September 2020, the podcast is hosted by Calvin W. Roberts, MD, president and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, […]
Americans' willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19 rebounded a bit in October, as seen in Gallup polling conducted before Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna made promising announcements about the likely effectiveness of their coronavirus vaccines. Fifty-eight percent of Americans in the latest poll say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine, up from a low of 50 percent […]
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MUNICH—Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen together with LMU University Eye Hospital Munich and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have created a novel deep learning method that makes automated screenings for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy more efficient.