2019 News Archive

  • O.D. Notebook: The Latest Industry News

    Wednesday August 14, 2019

    Practice Tip: To get parents and caregivers thinking about back-to-school eye exams, create a “I just had my first eye exam” sign, so the parent or caregiver can post a photo of it on their social media channels and, thus, plant the seed in other’s minds. (See https://bit.ly/2YkFlhg, for additional tips.)

  • O.D. Notebook: The Contact Lens Museum Opens

    Wednesday August 7, 2019

    Practice Tip: August is “Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.” With fall sports, such as soccer, about to kick off, why not create awareness about sports eyewear? For specific tips, see https://bit.ly/2uDTPHG.

  • July 31, 2019

    Wednesday July 31, 2019

    July 31, 2019 -- On this day, July 31, 1790, the United States Patent and Trademark Office opened, enabling inventors to protect their ideas and provide various products and technologies, including several in eye care, to an appreciative public.

  • July 24, 2019

    Wednesday July 24, 2019

    July 24, 2019 -- Today, July 23, is Amelia Earhart Day! In 2009, a pair of the pilot’s aluminum goggles was auctioned off. Accompanying the goggles was a letter Ms. Earhart wrote to aerial cinematographer Ray Fernstrom, in which she complimented the padded goggles because she said they clung around her unconventional nose.

  • July 17, 2019

    Wednesday July 17, 2019

    July 17, 2019 -- Today, July 17, is World Emoji Day. Emojis related to optometry include an eye, glasses and sunglasses. Why not check out your smartphone to see what else may be available?

  • July 10, 2019

    Wednesday July 10, 2019

    July 10, 2019 -- July is Dry Eye Awareness Month. Dry eye disease is also the theme of Optometric Management’s “Practicing Medical Optometry” series, which appears in the July issue of OM.