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VISIONWEB’S EXCLUSIVE OFFERS FOR AOA MEMBER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM. New and existing VisionWeb customers can now enjoy the benefits of the AOA Member Advantage program for affordable claim filing solutions. AOA members joining VisionWeb as new customers will have their enrollment fees waived and all members receive 15% off monthly subscription fees. Members can manage commercial and government payers in a single online location, and have access to all of the services’ features. VisionWeb, 800-874-6601, visionweb.com.

HAAG-STREIT PREVENTS SLIT-LAMP DOWNTIME. Created to ensure the accuracy and quality of its slit lamps, the Haag-Streit On-Site Technician (HOST) Program helps practitioners protect their investment. In about two hours, Swiss-trained technicians restore Haag-Streit slit lamps to like-new condition by disassembling the lamps to their 40 main components and repairing or replacing worn parts.  Haag-Streit USA, 800-787-5426, haag-streit-usa.com/ customer-support.aspx.

GET SMART WITH HOACLS. The 51st Annual Heart of America Contact Lens Society Contact Lens and Primary Care Congress will be held February 17 to 19, offering more than 57 hours of education for doctors and 50 hours for paraoptometrics. Presentations will include topics on prac-tice management, glaucoma, contact lenses, retinal pathology, and pediatrics. Heart of America Contact Lens Society, 918-341-8211, oacls.org.

OPTI-PORT IMPROVES CL MANAGEMENT. Opti-Port has integrated its Contact Lens Express into My Vision Express practice management system’s version 10.0. The integration is intended to improve practitioners’ ability to effectively manage their contact lens businesses, help reduce staff errors, increase the efficiency of data entry, and streamline the ordering process. Opti-Port, 314-743‐0781, optiport.com.

NOVAVISION HELPS PRACTICES GROW WITH VRT. NovaVision Vision Restoration Therapy (VRT) enhances a portion of visual field loss due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, and surgical intervention. A free on-demand Webinar teaches practitioners how to prescribe NovaVision’s VRT, how it can boost practice revenue, and how to get referrals. To register, follow the link on TotallyOpical.com. Nova-Vision, Inc., 888-205-0800, novavision.com.

HEALTHLINE SYSTEMS’ EYECOM3 REACHES NEW HEIGHTS. The Eyecom3 EHR software has earned the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning complete EHR Ambulatory certification. Eyecom3 EHR software is 2011/ 2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and is deemed capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Healthline Systems Inc., 800-788-3356, eyecom3.com.

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Zyloware Eyewear partners with PureSuasion to distribute eyelash growth treatment Cilia Lash.

TearScience, Inc. receives FDA clearance for its LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System.

Topcon Medical Systems, Inc. gains FDA approval of its PASCAL Streamline 577 laser system.

NIDEK Inc. obtains FDA clearance for the MC-500 Vixi, Multicolor Pattern Scan Laser with customized choices of wavelengths.

Nordic Naturals’ new Watsonville, CA, headquarters registers with U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project.

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