When life gave Myria Reese, OD, lemons, she got to work making lemonade. This past summer, she received a one-month notice that her corporate contract was ending, and she had to make some tough decisions. “I wasn’t sure what I was going to do,” she said. “I didn’t want to abandon my patients—I had been […]
Versant Health names new CEO, Aflac adds vision and dental insurance, optical sales continue resurgence, EyeSouth Partners expands network and EyeCare Partners adds Texas practices all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.
CINCINNATI—CVP, a management group for ophthalmology practices formed in 2018 by the partnership between Cincinnati Eye Institute and Revelstoke Capital Partners, has expanded its platform in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions by adding three partner practices: Columbus Ophthalmology Associates (COA); Valley Eye Institute near Dayton, Ohio, and Virginia Beach Eye Center. The CVP organization (previously […]
CHICAGO—January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. And to help practitioners better educate patients and caregivers on the disease, in partnership with Responum Health, Prevent Blindness has launched The Glaucoma Community a new and comprehensive resource accessible online or via the mobile app. The Community provides users with a variety of features including:
WATERLOO, Ontario—The latest update of the Ultimate Eye Science Game, CORE Knowledge 2.0, is now available at COREKnowledgeGame.org. With the addition of nearly 100 new topics and a reset leader board, its creators ask: who will become the top-ranked players among the global optometry and ophthalmology communities? The online game debuted at ARVO in 2018 […]
COLUMBUS, Ga.—Aflac (NYSE: AFL), a leading provider of supplemental insurance products, announced this week the national launch of Aflac Vision and Dental Insurance, which the company said marks its “expansion into offering products based on a provider network.” As a component of the insurer's continual growth strategy, the new coverage allows Aflac to offer even […]
FORT MYERS, Fla.—Quigley Eye Specialists, a Florida-based medical and surgical practice, said this week that it has partnered with Community Eye Center and St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center (collectively Community Eye) as it expands its presence in the Florida eyecare sector.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Adverum Biotechnologies, a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular and rare diseases, last week announced plans for a new Good Manufacturing Practices facility in Durham, N.C. Adverum will invest over $80 million in the 174,000-square-foot facility, located in Research Triangle Park (RTP). The site will include four 1,000-liter bioreactors, […]
WATERLOO, Ontario—The latest update of the ultimate virtual eye science game, CORE Knowledge 2.0, is now available at COREKnowledgeGame.org. With the addition of nearly 100 new topics and a reset leader board, one question remains: who will become the top-ranked players among the global optometry and ophthalmology communities? The online game debuted at ARVO in […]