Eyes On Eyecare Editorial Team
Led by Editor-in-Chief Eleanor Gold, PhD, Eyes On Eyecare is a digital publication that provides clinical and career education to the young generation of optometrists and ophthalmologists. We work with eyecare professionals to create compelling, educational content available for free to all those in the eyecare industry. To learn more about our team, values, and other projects, visit our About page.
2023 Optometry Student Report
In our annual report, we learned what 497 optometry students had to say about clinical education and professional development in optometry school.
The Optometrist's Guide to Glaucoma Management
Optometrists can be considered the first line of defense against glaucoma. This downloadable eBook covers the diagnosis, grading, and management of glaucoma through case reports and clinical pearls from leading glaucoma-focused optometrists.
JUST RELEASED: The 2023 Myopia Report
We surveyed 316 optometrists on myopia management. Get your free copy of the report!
Registration is now open for Eyes On Dry Eye, February 24th & 25th, 2023
The largest dry eye-only event in the industry delivers 7 hours of free CE and 10 hours of additional education on leading topics in dry eye
Eyes On 2023 Wraps Up as the Biggest Virtual Eyecare Event of 2022
First Annual Optometry Innovation Award Winners Took Home $40,000 in Prize Money
Eyes On Eyecare® Acquires 20/20 Glance
EyesOnEyecare.com adds breaking industry news to its robust stable of content.
Registration Now Open for Eyes On 2023—Eyecare’s Largest Virtual Experience
The three-day event will feature 9 free CE and CME credit hours, 40+ speakers, and a focus on innovation.
CovalentCreative Appoints Michael S. Cooper, OD, as Director, Medical Education
Eyes On Eyecare raises the bar for optometry and ophthalmology content with a new Director, Medical Education.
The Drop Debate: Patient Considerations and Conundrums
In this talk from Eyes on Glaucoma 2022, Dr. Y. Shira Krecsh explains how to choose the most effective and safest glaucoma drops for each specific patient and, conversely, which drops should be avoided.
Eyes On Glaucoma Remains Largest Virtual Glaucoma Event
Live events are back but attendees still choose Eyes On opportunities.
Tales from the Trenches: The Newly Diagnosed to the Advanced Glaucoma Patient
In this session from Eyes On Glaucoma 2022, join Dr. James Thimons and Dr. Robert Noecker as they discuss the diagnosis and management of a variety of unique patient presentations from both a medical and surgical perspective.
Eyes On Eyecare® Announces First Annual Optometry Innovation Awards
Sponsored by Dompé, the Optometry Innovation Awards will unlock exciting new potential in eyecare.
What Doctors Think About the Verkazia Eye Drop for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis
In May 2022, Santen announced the availability of Verkazia, the newest drop for vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). Here’s what eyecare practitioners think about this new treatment option.
Major Risk Factors in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
Gain an overview of the many risk factors of primary open angle glaucoma to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of this complex disease.
7 Most Difficult Optometry Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
Being prepared for the tough talking points puts you one step closer to the optometry job of your dreams. Here are seven of the most daunting and difficult questions along with some awesome answers.
Eyes On Eyecare Reports Unprecedented Candidate Growth at Start of 2022
Application and candidate submissions rise alongside qualified application rates.
Registration Opens for Eyes On Glaucoma, Held June 10-11, 2022
The event unites ophthalmologists and optometrists for expert-led glaucoma education and 6 hours of free CE and CME.
Eyes On Dry Eye Raises $1,200 for Sjögren’s Foundation
Sjögren’s syndrome attacks the glands producing tears—meaning that dry eye disease is one of the first indications of this serious autoimmune condition.
The Ultimate Guide to Ophthalmology Residency with Free eBook
Ophthalmology residency is a busy time, but with this comprehensive guide—plus a downloadable collection of tips from 23 top ophthalmologists—you'll learn how to successfully navigate this exciting time in your career.
Eyes On Dry Eye 2022 Sets New Attendance Record
As live events return, Eyes On events continue to grow.
What Role Do ODs Play in Glaucoma Surgery?
Glaucoma is on the rise. With the “Don’t Wait For Too Late” campaign, Sight Sciences is advancing education on early intervention with MIGS while enhancing the collaborative environment between optometry and ophthalmology.
What to Know About the Vabysmo Bispecific Antibody Treatment for Wet AMD and DME
In January 2022, the FDA approved Vabysmo, a first-of-its-kind bispecific antibody. Get an overview of this exciting medication along with insights from two top ophthalmologists.
The 2022 Dry Eye Report
We surveyed 540 eyecare professionals on how they approach the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Dry Eye Disease. Download your free copy of the report to learn how your colleagues are approaching dry eye!
What Doctors Think About the New Generic of Restasis
Restasis has been a go-to eye drop for dry eye disease for two decades. We interviewed four optometrists to see how they felt about the newly FDA-approved generic version of cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%, and this what they had to say.
The Future Landscape of Ophthalmic Diagnostics and Imaging
In this interview with Angelo Rago, Head of Ophthalmic Diagnostics at Carl Zeiss Meditec, we discuss the current and future innovations in ophthalmic imaging, and what draws optometrists and ophthalmologists to cutting-edge diagnostic tools.
The 2022 Optometry Student Report
In our annual report, we see what 761 optometry students and new grads had to say about the clinical education and professional development provided by US and Canadian optometry schools.
The Dry Eye Content You Missed at Eyes On 2022
Missed Eyes On 2022? This largest virtual event of the year for ECPs featured some incredible sessions from leaders in the field of dry eye. Access on-demand recordings now.
What's the Average Starting Salary for Optometrists in 2022?
Salary can play a major part in selecting the right job, and it can vary widely. We've broken down what starting salary you can expect based on a range of factors.
Registration Is Open for Eyes On Dry Eye 2022
Secure your spot at the largest dry eye-only event in the industry, March 4-6, 2022. You'll gain nine hours of free CE and 18+ hours of expert-led education on today's hottest topics in dry eye.
WALDO Vision is Changing the Contact Lens Landscape with a New Doctor Program
Learn how WALDO Vision is partnering with optometrists to increase patient engagement, drive new patients to the office, share the wealth, and communicate the benefits of eye health.
Empowering Your Associate Optometrists to Boost Practice Revenue
With EDGEPro analysis software, you can highlight critical metrics and track staff performance to increase revenue and improve workflow and efficiency. Two experts share the many ways metrics can elevate training, empower staff, and smooth operations within your practice.
Eyes On 2022 On Demand: Rewatch the Ophthalmology Track
Eyes On 2022 drew 5,600+ ECPs from around the globe December 3-5, 2021. We curated a selection of 9 sessions from our popular Ophthalmology Track for you to watch on your own time.
What Doctors Think About The Vuity Eye Drop for Presbyopia
The first eye drop for presbyopia, Vuity from Allergan, was approved by the FDA in October 2021, and it’s already changing how eyecare practitioners approach presbyopia with their patients.
OneSight Applications Open for Student Clinics at Academy
After being paused in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID, OneSight student clinics are returning. Luxottica Eye Care invites optometry students to apply from now until December 31 for its 2022 student clinic.
Advocacy Ensures Optometry Voices are Heard
As the director of US Advocacy for Johnson & Johnson Vision, Michael Mayers, OD, champions for premier patient care and adhering to the highest safety standards.
An Optometrist Reviews the Ray-Ban Stories Glasses
EssilorLuxottica has partnered with Facebook to create the Ray-Ban Stories, the most fashionable piece of wearable tech yet. We tried them out—here’s what to know from an optometrist’s perspective.
Registration Now Open for Eyes On 2022—Eyecare’s Largest Virtual Experience
Three-day Virtual Event Will Feature 18 Free CE and CME Credit Hours, 70+ Speakers, an Innovation Zone & More
Eyes On Eyecare at ASCRS: 2021's Top Anterior Segment Meeting
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) in-person meeting in Las Vegas, NV was an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and friends and learn about new developments in the field in person.
Resources for Your Patients with Inherited Retinal Disease
Inherited retinal disease presents an array of challenges for optometrists and ophthalmologists alike, but the Foundation Fighting Blindness is here to help.
Eyes On Glaucoma 2021 Raises $1,550 for Optometry Giving Sight
Eyes on Eyecare is excited to continue with charitable giving initiatives to keep event attendees engaged and to raise awareness about visionary organizations in the eyecare industry.
Nearly 4,000 ECPs Attend Eyes On Glaucoma 2021
With a record number of attendees, the Eyes on Glaucoma event was a resounding success, with a net promoter score of 77 and 7 hours of free, COPE-approved continuing education. Eyes On Glaucoma 2022 in the works!
Oyster Point Pharma Announces Preclinical Data Highlighting Potent Activity of OC-01 (varenicline) and OC-02 (simpinicline) Against SARS-CoV-2 Virus and Variants
Oyster Point Pharma collaborated with the Trudeau Institute for testing of two nasal sprays observed to inhibit the replication of SARS-CoV-2.
Takeaways for Ophthalmologists from The 2021 Glaucoma Report
It’s more important than ever for ophthalmologists to understand how their front-line colleagues approach glaucoma. Download the report to see how 667 optometrists diagnose, treat, and manage this condition.
Oyster Point Pharma Announces Collaboration with Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT) to Target Ophthalmic Diseases
Oyster Point Pharma plans to discuss the potential for bacteriophages in the treatment of ophthalmic diseases at the upcoming Oyster Point Pharma Analyst Day, planned for July 15, 2021.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Announces FDA Approval of ACUVUE® Abiliti™ Overnight Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management
First and only FDA-approved orthokeratology contact lens for myopia management. Available in sphere and toric designs to correct various combinations of corneal shapes and refractive errors.
Eyes On Dry Eye Raises $1,500 for Optometry Giving Sight
Over 1,000 Eyecare Professionals Participate in Charitable Giving Initiative
Lumenis Receives FDA Approval for Its IPL Device to Manage Dry Eye Disease and Launches OptiLight™
Lumenis Ltd. announced that the FDA has granted De Novo authorization for Lumenis' newest IPL device for improving signs of dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
Eyes On Dry Eye Sets Record with Nearly 4,000 Attendees
Event Offered 8 Hours of Free, COPE-Approved CE; Eyes On Dry Eye 2022 in the Works
EssilorLuxottica Makes First Appearance at Vision Expo East Showing Industry and Customer Support as a Combined Company
Newly imagined booth will offer a dual physical and virtual experience that reinforces the company’s support for ECPs.
Eyes On Eyecare to Host Eyes On Career Fair Event
May 21st Event to Feature 1,000 Eyecare Jobs, Live Chat with Employers, and Free Career Education
Johnson & Johnson Vision Introduces ACUVUE® Abiliti™ to Address the Growing Prevalence and Progression of Myopia in Children
Johnson & Johnson Vision today announced ACUVUE® Abiliti™ – a new brand for future products and services to help parents and eye care providers address the growing prevalence and progression of myopia in children.
The 2021 Dry Eye Report
We surveyed 1,000+ eyecare professionals on their approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Dry Eye Disease. The result is the largest dry eye report ever publicly released! Download your free copy now.
Essilor Ensures ECPs Have "Life-Proof" Lens Technology with the Introduction of the Latest Crizal Innovation: Crizal Rock
New Crizal Rock lenses are the most scratch-resistant Crizal No-Glare lenses ever made*
Eyes On Eyecare Announces Editorial Board for 2021
The Editorial Board will support the publication’s mission to provide optometrists and ophthalmologists with free-to-access educational eyecare content.
EssilorLuxottica Signs Agreement to Acquire Walman in the U.S.
The transaction will create growth opportunities for Walman, a longtime partner of EssilorLuxottica.
Eyes On Eyecare Announces Inaugural Eyes On Glaucoma Event
The virtual event will take place June 18-19, 2021 and offer 8 hours of free COPE-approved CE.
Eyes On Eyecare Announces Agreement to Include Job Listings and Recruitment Content on Jobson Websites
Agreement will mean more visibility for open positions posted on Eyes On Eyecare's job board.
Essilor Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting Growth for Independents through Labs
25 years and counting: Essilor's commitment to customer centricity stronger than ever as it recalls historic industry moment.
Registration Now Open for Eyes On Dry Eye 2021—Offering 8 Hours of Free CE
Two-Day Virtual Event Will Feature A-List Speakers, $5,000+ in Prizes & More
CovalentCareers Rebrands As Eyes On Eyecare
New Brand Highlights Publication’s Focus On Eyecare Community
Essilor and Luxottica Launch First Joint Product Offering in U.S.
“Ray-Ban Authentic” enhanced with Essilor technology.
CovalentCareers, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Everything Dry Eye Event
Rebranded Eyes On Dry Eye Virtual Event Will Take Place April 23-24, 2021
Essilor Awards Bonus Points Worth More Than $1 Million to Three Thousand ECPs Who Prescribe Best Lens Technologies
Independent practices find support to deliver uncompromised patient care through Win Together with Essilor Rewards.
Panelists Announced for Eyes On 2021 Virtual Event Keynote in Partnership with Vision Monday
“Starting Fresh: Making 2021 the Year for Optometry” will feature discussion from optometry leaders on success strategies for 2021.
Varilux Comfort Max Is Here: New Generation of Trusted Varilux Comfort Lens Design Delivers ECPs and Their Patients the Latest in Essilor Lens Innovation
New Varilux Comfort Max lenses stretch the useful vision zone to bring all day long vision comfort and postural flexibility to progressive wearers.
Medical Optometry America to Open First Practice Location in Southcentral Pennsylvania
Launch of new national eye care brand signals transformation in optometry field brought on by aging population and non-traditional competitors. Medical Optometry America's Regional Clinical Director Dr. Leslie O'Dell will manage Shrewsbury, PA location.
CovalentEvents Launches Annual Virtual Experience for Optometry Community
Eyes On 2021 will Feature Free CE, Star-Studded Speaker List, Prizes & Raffles.
Essilor and Luxottica Launch EssilorLuxottica 360
EssilorLuxottica 360 is the first joint commercial program from Essilor and Luxottica in the United States.
New Generation of Trusted Varilux Comfort Lens Design Delivers ECPs and Their Patients the Latest in Essilor Lens Innovation
New Varilux Comfort Max stretch the useful vision zone to bring all day long vision comfort and postural flexibility to progressive wearers.
Essilor Unveils Essilor Experts Media Campaign to Drive Patient Traffic to Independents
Integrating TV, online, and social ads, the campaign encourages patients to consider their vision and enables swift action to book an appointment with their local Essilor Expert.
Essilor Doubles Down on Private Practice Support
These expanded partnerships are designed to deliver financial freedom during these unprecedented times.
Essilor Launches Essilor Anti-Fog Solutions Bringing Real Lens Solutions for New Ways of Life
Essilor Anti-Fog Solutions enable ECPs to address the strong consumer need for comfortable, uninterrupted vision while wearing face masks.
Essilor Partners with Luxottica to Expand Its Next Gen Offer to Stimulate Patient Traffic and ECP Recovery
Combined lens and frame offer will include a $50 rebate on the most sought after Luxottica frame brands coupled with Essilor’s most advanced lens technologies.
Essilor and Essilor Vision Foundation Partner to Donate Over 100K Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment
Essilor and Essilor Vision Foundation donations went to hospitals and first responders, optometry schools, and Vision Source, with safety kits being sent to employees.
Essilor Announces Seal of Recommendation from Skin Cancer Foundation
Essilor Crizal® lenses recognized by the Skin Cancer Foundation for their safe and effective protection against UV light.
EssilorLuxottica Announces Students for June 2020 OneSight Clinics
Essilor Laboratories of America Moving Bell Optical to Industrial Lab
Press Release: Essilor Laboratories of America to Move Bell Optical to State-of-the-Art Industrial Lab in December. Read the full story.
Applications Open for OneSight Student Clinics 2020
Optometry students interested in participating in the 2020 OneSight vision clinic can apply online for consideration. Applications will be accepted through December 10. 2019.
Essilor Launches Next GEN Offer - Press Release
Essilor launched the Next GEN Offer, a consumer promotion designed to enable ECPs to recommend the new Transitions® Signature® GEN 8TM lenses.
ABB OPTICAL and RevolutionEHR Announce Collaboration for Product Ordering
ABB OPTICAL and RevolutionEHR Announce Collaboration for Efficient Product Ordering and Delivery. Read the official press release.
The AOSA Optometry Student Bowl Celebrates Its 28th Annual Competition
Nora Kuby from Illinois College of Optometry was crowned the annual AOSA Student Bowl winner. Read what other schools walked away with prizes and awards.
Rev360 appoints John Fowle as Chief Financial Officer - Press Release
John Fowle has been named Chief Financial Officer for Rev360, the company that delivers RevolutionEHR. Read the press release here.
Parasym PlusTM: Vagus Nerve SupportTM & Dry Eye Relief
Parasym Plus™ can change the way patients manage their dry eye alongside existing treatment options. Keep up to date with the newest supplements in eyecare.
Essilor of America Announces AVA (Advanced Vision Accuracy)
ESSILOR OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES AVA (ADVANCED VISION ACCURACY) - Read the official press release and what that means for practices and patients.
Rev360 appoints Shannon Thackray as Vice President of Human Resources
Shannon Collins Thackray has been named Vice President of Human Resources for Rev360. Read the official press release here.
Scott Filion, Former President & COO of Rev360, Assumes the Top Leadership Role
Scott Filion has been promoted to CEO of Rev360, the company that delivers RevolutionEHR to eye care professionals (ECPs) across the country.
New CEO of Rev360 Wants the Real Kind of Face Time
The new CEO of Rev360 is doing a lot to change the way the company interacts with customers and ECPs and how they respond to feedback.
Essilor Recognizes DifferenceMakers With Mission Trip To Southeast Asia
Essilor recognizes #DIFFERENCEMAKERS with a mission trip to southeast Asia. Read the official press release and learn about the honorees selected to attend!
Corey Crawford is now VP of Operations for RevolutionEHR
Corey Crawford is now VP of Operations for RevolutionEHR. Read the official press release and details in this article on NewGradOptometry.com.
Essilor of America Partners With Top Vision Experts To Combat Rise of Myopia
Essilor of America partners with top vision experts to combat rise of myopia. Learn more by reading the official press release.
Essilor of America Announces Instant $100 Promotion - Press Release
Essilor of America announces instant $100 promotion - a new intitiative to help optometry practices capture second pair sales.
Luxottica Announces Students for May 2019 OneSight Clinics
Luxottica has announced students for May 2019 OneSight Clinics. Read the official press release for more details regarding the event.
Rev360 Welcomes Healthcare Technology Leader Scott Filion as President and COO
Official Press Release: Rev360 Welcomes Healthcare Technology Leader Scott Filion as President and COO.
Essilor Recognizes Eyecare #DifferenceMakers With New Campaign
This World Sight Day, Essilor will recognize those eyecare professionals who embody the company’s mission with its DifferenceMakers campaign.
Luxottica Announces eyeFWD Class of 2018
The eyefwd class of 2018 has been selected. Thirty students from 17 schools will participate in the immersive 5-day OD business development program.
Essilor Announces Specialty Lenses and a New Specialty Lens Lab In the US
Official Press Release - Essilor announces specialty lenses and a new specialty lens lab in the US. Read the details here.
Rev360 Launches Cloud-Based Image Management Solution - Press Release
Rev360 launches RevImaging, a cloud-based image management solution for optometry practices that utilize its business solutions.
Applications Open for OneSight Student Clinics at Annual Optometry Meeting
Applications are now open for the 2019 Student OneSight clinic to a yet-to-be-determined global location next May. Apply now for consideration!
Essilor of America Brings Back Wildly Successful Promotion - Press Release
The Essilor Ultimate Offer proves to be game-changing program for eyecare practices while providing patients with their best possible vision.
Essilor of America Announces Launch of Essential Blue Series™ lenses - Press Release
Essilor of America announces the launch of Essential Blue Series lenses. Learn about what new blue light protection options you'll have for your patients!
Rev360 Welcomes Bill Kastein as Senior VP of Services and Products - Press Release
Rev360 is pleased to welcome Bill Kastein as Senior VP of Services and Products. Read the official press release here.
Rev360 Acquires EyeDock – Press Release
Rev360 acquires EyeDock. Here is how it can transform RevolutionEHR user experience. Read the official press release and details here.
Luxottica Launches Website to Support ODs on Their Career Path
Mason, OH, February 21, 2018 – Luxottica launches a new website dedicated to helping current and future optometrists implement their vision into practice.
Rev360 Launches "Pulse," Practice Performance Dashboard within RevolutionEHR : Press Release
Rev360 launches "Pulse," a Practice Performance Dashboard within RevolutionEHR. Read the official press release and all the details here.
Luxottica Announces Students for May 2018 OneSight Clinics
Mason, OH, January 18, 2018 – Luxottica and OneSight jointly announce the optometric students who will participate this May in two OneSight clinics.
OneSight Applications Open for Student Clinics
Student applications for the 2018 OneSight clinics will be starting at midnight 11/03/17. Read about OneSight in this press release.
Luxottica Announces Scholarship Winners – Press Release
Luxottica today announced winners of the 2017 Luxottica Eye Care Optometry Scholarships. Read more about it in these press releases.
CovalentCareers Partners with Student Optometric Leadership Network (SOLN)
Press Release: Essilor of America Unveils Three Innovative Lens Technologies
The Ultimate Lens Package represents three innovative lens technologies in a single ophthalmic lens. Read the official press release here.
Essilor of America and X-Cel Optical Launch Tribrid Lenses
Tribrid lenses are the result of lens innovation that represents the next step in thin, durable lenses. Read all about them here.
Luxottica North America Partners with AOSA To Create New Learning Experience for Optometry Students
Luxottica North America partnered with AOSA to create a program for optometry students to learn private practice building.
Optranslate – Optometry Translation App : Press Release
OpTranslate is a mobile app that helps optometrists conduct eye exams on non-English speaking patients. Currently available in select languages.
Antitrust process update for the proposed combination between Essilor and Luxottica
The following press release sheds light on the Essilor and Luxottica merger along with the inner-workings with antitrust authorities.
Luxottica Announces New Optometry Scholarship Program
Luxottica Retail North America reveals the new Luxottica Eye Care Optometry Scholarship program in support of eligible students of Optometry in the U.S.
PRESS RELEASE: Essilor Optometry Student Bowl Celebrates 26th Annual Competition
ESSILOR OPTOMETRY STUDENT BOWL CELEBRATES 26th ANNUAL COMPETITION. This year, it was Illinois College of Optometry emerging victorious.
Essilor and Luxottica Merger - Official Press Release January 16th 2016
Vision Source Reaches Fundraising Milestone of $500K - Press Release
Vision Source announced that the network has reached a fundraising milestone in its Million Dollar Campaign benefitting Optometry Giving Sight.
Press Release: ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe™
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. announced the launch of a new lens with a tear-infused design, ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology, to provide excellent comfort and vision throughout a day full of activities.
Letter From Vistakon® Head of Professional Affairs on UPP
Right now a battle is being waged legislatively across this country challenging Vistakon / Johnson & Johnson’s unilateral pricing policy UPP established in July 2014
HHS Pushes Medicare to Reimburse Based on Quality, Not Quantity - Press Release
HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements; paying providers based on quality, rather than quantity of care they give patients.
VOSH Corps: Seeking ODs to Serve Overseas
VOSH International and Brien Holden Vision Institute collaborate on initiative for optometric education worldwide.