COVID-19 updates

  • Coronavirus: Prevention Tips for Optometrists and resources

    Coronavirus: Prevention Tips for Optometrists and resources

    Optometric Management will continue to update this article with timely numbers via the CDC and resources as they become available.

  • Sign up for PentaVision's COVID-19 News Roundup newsletter

    Sign up for PentaVision's COVID-19 News Roundup newsletter

    Delivered every Saturday, this newsletter will provide you with the news you need from not only Optometric Management, but also Eyecare Business and Contact Lens Spectrum. Follow this link to sign up. 

  • Florida Room Chat with Dr. April Jasper

    Florida Room Chat with Dr. April Jasper

    Chief Optometric Editor Dr. April Jasper answers your questions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in a series of videos. View them here. 

  • Business Strategies: Top Pandemic Lessons Learned

    Business Strategies: Top Pandemic Lessons Learned

    Dr. Gary Gerber presents his top lessons learned during the pandemic, which provide lasting insights into telehealth, PPP forgiveness, doing more with less, partnerships and more.

  • Caring for kids in the pandemic via EB

    Caring for kids in the pandemic via EB

    Eyecare Business checks in with two eyecare professionals for their tips on training staff and caring for kids in today's environment. 

  • Optometric business tracker via EB

    Optometric business tracker via EB

    Our sister publication has partnered with GPN to present data from exams, frames, lenses and contact lens sales across the country. View the information up to Aug. 4 here. 

  • August Special Section: COVID-19 Resource Hub

    August Special Section: COVID-19 Resource Hub

    CareCredit, Allergan, Compulink, PECAA, Notal Vision, Click Optical, CooperVision, Novabay, Essilor, Zeiss, Luneau, Biotissue and Haag-Streit all share their COVID-19 resources in a special section to the August issue of Optometric Management. 

  • Industry Data Tracking from Eyecare Business

    Industry Data Tracking from Eyecare Business

    Exams and sales in July have flattened out from reopening and pent-up-demand upticks realized in June, but capture rates and average sales are reportedly strong, leading to a slightly more robust recovery in patient payments. EB partners with GPN to provide coast-to-coast practice data revealing trends in sales + exams. 

  • Recovery, Coast to Coast from Eyecare Business

    Recovery, Coast to Coast from Eyecare Business

    How are ECPs in different regions across the country coping with the COVID-19 crisis? EB's exclusive 2020 Regional Report pinpoints key trends defined by U.S. Census Region.

  • EB: Never let a good crisis go to waste

    EB: Never let a good crisis go to waste

    Founder of Optical Success Academy Conor Heaney shares advice for how to net positive change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic via Eyecare Business

  • July Special Section: COVID-19 Resource Hub

    July Special Section: COVID-19 Resource Hub

    MacuLogix, Myco Industries, Care Credi, Oculus, Optometric Architects, Nusight, Bruder, BioTissue, Allergan, Synergeyes, Compulink, PECAA, Notal Vision, Click Optical and CooperVision, all share their COVID-19 resources in a special section to the July issue of Optometric Management. 

  • How I Briefly 'Repurposed' My Skills During COVID-19

    How I Briefly 'Repurposed' My Skills During COVID-19

    Dr. Emmylou Swartz tried her hand at new skills as a writer during the early days of the pandemic

  • How the COVID-19 Crisis Actually Improved a Practice

    How the COVID-19 Crisis Actually Improved a Practice

    How Dr. Alan Arabi was able to better his practice, as a result of the pandemic.

  • June Special Section: COVID-19 Resource Hub

    June Special Section: COVID-19 Resource Hub

    BioTissue, VEO Ophthalmics and X-Cel Specialty Contacts share their COVID-19 resources in a special section to the June issue of Optometric Management. 

  • Progressive reopening tips from Eyecare Business

    Progressive reopening tips from Eyecare Business

    Eyecare Business editor Kerri Ann Ramo gathers information from one optometrist who chose to reopening progressively. For example, scheduling patients one per hour while staff members get new protocols under their belt.

  • Well Wishes from Contact Lens Spectrum

    Well Wishes from Contact Lens Spectrum

    Columnists and professionals related to Contact Lens Spectrum and its products offer words of encouragement through COVID-19 and its related changes to daily life, including Drs. Edward S. Bennett, Melissa Barnett and Shalu Pal.

  • Eyecare Business: True Value in the Optical

    Eyecare Business: True Value in the Optical

    Will pandemic-beleaguered patients focus on watching their wallets in the optical? Eyecare Business tapped three ECPs for their expert outlook on spectacle savings and presenting product for a new era.

  • Inside re-opened businesses from Eyecare Business

    Inside re-opened businesses from Eyecare Business

    Eyecare Business magazine checked in with two veteran eye care professionals on specific tips for staffing, patient flow and exam protocols as they re-open. 

  • Tips for preventing fog via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Tips for preventing fog via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Contact Lens Spectrum's Katherine Mastrota, MS, OD, provides tips for preventing the fog that builds up on spectacle lenses and sunglasses for mask wearers. 

  • Eyecare Business COVID-19 Survey Wave No. 4

    Eyecare Business COVID-19 Survey Wave No. 4

    Via Eyecare Business, 54% of eye care practitioners report they are open for business now, and 37% expect a 100% rebound in their business by end of 2020 with another 27% anticipating that rebound in 2021. See more results from EB's COVID-19 + ECPs Survey Wave No. 4.

  • Scleral Lens Monthly: Future of Fittings

    Scleral Lens Monthly: Future of Fittings

    Dr. Melissa Barnett reviews some tools and procedures that can help in adjusting scleral lens fitting during the pandemic via Contact Lens Spectrum

  • Luxottica's Crisis Initatives

    Luxottica's Crisis Initatives

    Eyecare Business editor-in-chief Erinn Morgan sat down for an exclusive interview with Luxottica N.A. leader Fabrizio Uguzzoni to share an inside look at how the company has pivoted to help optometrists navigate the COVID-19 criss. 

  • Telehealth's Role in Contact Lens Practice

    Telehealth's Role in Contact Lens Practice

    Dr. S. Barry Eiden addresses how telehealth has allowed practices to address some less serious and even severe urgent eye care situations during stay-at-home period in Contact Lens Today. Follow the link and scroll down to "Research Review." 

  • Words of Wisdom Amid the Pandemic

    Words of Wisdom Amid the Pandemic

    Optometric Management columnists Drs. Gary Gerber, Austin Lifferth and Steve Vargo offer words of wisdom during this time of challenge. 

  • How to Advise Patients on Multi-use Cosmetics

    How to Advise Patients on Multi-use Cosmetics

    Contact Lens Spectrum provides a discussion on guidance that may be provided to patients regarding the application of multiuse cosmetic products in terms of pandemic infection control in Contact Lens Today. Follow the link and scroll down to "Ocular Surface Update."

  • Points to Consider Ahead of In-Person Exams

    Points to Consider Ahead of In-Person Exams

    Eyecare Business provides a round up of points to consider communicating to patients before in-person care, such as that a staff member witll text to let the patient know when they can enter the building and that everyone age 10 and up has to wear a mask

  • Create a Remote-Access Practice

    Create a Remote-Access Practice

    Caitlin J. Morrison, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.S.L.S. shares five tooks to help manage your office from anywhere.

  • Contact Lens Fitting After COVID-19

    Contact Lens Fitting After COVID-19

    Contact Lens columnist Dr. Jason Miller provides insight on how you might adjust office protocols as the United States comes out of shelter-in-place. 

  • Myopia Matters via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Myopia Matters via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Dr. Gary Gerber pens a forward-thinking piece on how you can use this time when you’re seeing fewer patients to think about how you will recover.

  • The Business of Contact Lenses via Contact Lens Spectrum

    The Business of Contact Lenses via Contact Lens Spectrum

    Dr. Clarke D. Newman provides a personal outlook from his practice perspective. 

  • COVID-19 link to conjunctivitis?

    COVID-19 link to conjunctivitis?

    In this Contact Lens Spectrum article, Amber Guame Giannoni, O.D., look at whether there is a connection between COVID-19 and conjunctivitis. 

  • Manage Yourself During the Pandemic

    Manage Yourself During the Pandemic

    Consider these 10 action steps to keep yourself mentally strong. 

  • Eyecare Business Readership Study

    Eyecare Business Readership Study

    Eyecare Business has been polling its readers to find out the impact the virus is having on them. Their results show an increase in offices that are only seeing emergency patients, that are expecting the virus to have a significant finanacial impact and that are creating novel ways to interact with patients. 

  • Contact Lenses & COVID-19: Behind the Science

    Contact Lenses & COVID-19: Behind the Science

    Drs. Jason Nichols, Lyndon Jones, Karen Walsh, Philip Morgan and Mark Wilcox discuss via video roundtable  the paper they recently had published in Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, titled "The COVID-19 Pandemic: Important Considerations for Contact Lens Practitioners." 

    Read the full text of the article at bit.ly/2RQyK95. Follow the link to view the video. 

  • Optometric Telehealth Steps for Success

    Optometric Telehealth Steps for Success

    Y. Shira Kresch, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., who practices at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, has been performing telehealth appointments and offers her tips. 

  • The CARES’ Paycheck Protection Program: Common Questions and Answers

    The CARES’ Paycheck Protection Program: Common Questions and Answers

    Small business owners, such as optometrists, will have until June 30 to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Common questions and answers from practice owners regarding PPP loans, among other aspects of the recent legislation, which were presented at two recent events: a March 31 American Optometric Association (AOA) webinar and a podcast conducted by IDOC, an optometric alliance.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Looking to the Future

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Looking to the Future

    April Jasper, O.D., F.A.A.O., chief optometric editor, provides her insights on planning for after the coronavirus pandemic in this edition of Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • O.D. Notebook April 8

    O.D. Notebook April 8

    Includes news from industry on their responses and resources available to providers in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Helping Specialty Lens Wearers Succeed During the Pandemic

    Helping Specialty Lens Wearers Succeed During the Pandemic

    Via Contact Lens Spectrum: How practitioners and laboratories are working in synergy during this time to maintain specialty lens patients’ vision.

  • Optometrist Creating Masks For Health Care Workers

    Optometrist Creating Masks For Health Care Workers

    Moriah Chandler, O.D., clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry, is sewing masks for some of her local health care workers.

  • Contact Lenses Today March 29

    Contact Lenses Today March 29

    In the Reader Commentary of Contact Lenses Today, a few more perspectives from colleagues around the globe to learn how the pandemic has impacted eye care in their locales.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Checklist

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Checklist

    Scot Morris, O.D., F.A.A.O., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in his edition of Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Face Time Among Staff Members

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Face Time Among Staff Members

    Matt Oerding, co-founder of Treehouse Eyes, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practice during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Providing Normalcy to Practice Precautions

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Providing Normalcy to Practice Precautions

    Pamela J. Miller, O.D., F.A.A.O., J.D., F.N.A.P., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in his edition of Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Social Distancing in Practice

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Social Distancing in Practice

    Sheldon Kreda, O.D., F.A.A.O., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Survival Steps

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Survival Steps

    Gina M. Wesley, O.D., F.A.A.O., editorial board member, relates what she is finding helpful as she navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Contact Lenses Today March 22

    Contact Lenses Today March 22

    In the Reader's Commentary section of Contact Lenses Today, read about the experiences of one of our Italian colleagues, Daddi Fadel, DOptom, during the coronavirus pandemic.
     

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Take Precautions While Staying Open

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Take Precautions While Staying Open

    Andy Gurwood, O.D., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Tell Patients How They Can Help

    Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Tell Patients How They Can Help

    Justin Bazan, O.D., editorial board member, relates what he is finding helpful as he navigates practicing during the pandemic in Eyecare During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a limited series from Optometric Management.

  • Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

    Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

    Experts discuss strategies for managing their contact lens practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • What to Tell Contact Lens Wearers During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    What to Tell Contact Lens Wearers During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    How should optometrists answer the question "“Should I still wear my contact lenses during the coronavirus pandemic?” By saying “yes,” but with some crucial caveats.

  • Quidel Receives Emergency Authorization for COVD-19 Test

    Quidel Receives Emergency Authorization for COVD-19 Test

    Quidel Corp. announced on March 18, that the FDA granted the company Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to market its Lyra SARS-CoV-2 Assay (Lyra) for the diagnostic testing of COVID-19.