CARECREDIT GETS DIGITAL. With the use of tablets and smartphones on the rise, CareCredit recently announced the launch of a digital card, which will let its customers make mobile payments. The program, which piloted last year and is now in full effect, allows cardholders to access their card online. The digital cards have been integrated into the company’s already-established mobile servicing site. This method is accepted through any mobile wallet or existing point-of-sale method, and users are guaranteed a secure enrollment and authentication process, during which customers can choose a PIN for easy future logins. CareCredit, 800-300-3046, carecredit.com.
VISION-EASE WRAPS THINGS UP. Through its recent partnership with digital lens technology leader IOT, Vision-Ease announces five new proprietary wrap-style and general purpose offerings. The additions are divided into two series: Sportwrap, which includes designs made to accommodate wrap-style frames for active wearers (single vision, Novel PAL, and backside PAL); and Everywhere, which are geared toward more general-purpose wear (PAL and +PAL). Vision-Ease Lens, 800-328-3449, vision-ease.com.
GUARANTEES ROI. Before investing in an OCT from Optovue, practices can now participate in a free 60-day trial program. Choices include the iVue‘, iFusion‘, and iScanâ„¢ SD-OCT. The company will provide in-practice training sessions for doctors and staff as well as ongoing support from one of its Practice Implementation Consultants. Once the trial period is complete, practices will receive a detailed ROI report that maps out their ability to generate revenue with an Optovue OCT. At that point, practices can decide whether or not they’d like to move
forward with a purchase.
Optovue Inc., 866-344-8948, optovue.com.
PFO GLOBAL AND ODX REACH NEW HEIGHTS. The Pinnacle Program makes its debut at the fifth annual International Vision Conference August 27-29. The program, a joint endeavor from PFO Global and OD Excellence, offers attendees hands-on training in many forms. Peer-to-peer segments make up a good portion of the workshop, during which attendees get the opportunity to implement optical tools to repair frames, use a lensometer, and take measurements and perform basic adjustments under the supervision of qualified instructors. Topics covered will include reducing remakes, decreasing staff turnover, increasing patient satisfaction, and how to increase second-pair sales. Go to the International Vision Conference website to register at ivisionconf.org/register1/.
PFO Global, 866-996-7849, pfoglobal.com.
RevolutionEHR announces its integration with Optovue Inc.
The GP Institute presents the 17th annual GPLI Corneal and Contact
Lens Residents Educational Symposium and Workshops August 14-16 at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in Columbus, OH.
Vision Source partners with Privia Quality Network for eye health and vision services.