COVID-19 Resources

  • ECPs Get Back to Business + Report Rebound Plans in EB Covid-19 + ECPs Survey Wave #4

    ECPs Get Back to Business + Report Rebound Plans in EB Covid-19 + ECPs Survey Wave #4

    EB's Covid-19 + ECPs Survey Wave #4 reveals several key directions and strategies that eyecare professionals across the country are taking.

  • Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 18 Roundup

    Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 18 Roundup

    This week's roundup covers Covid-19 resources from ABB Optical Group, ClearVision Optical, and Shamir.

  • Vision Community Launches Reopeneyecare.com

    Vision Community Launches Reopeneyecare.com

    Members of the vision community have teamed up to curate a new website, reopeneyecare.com, designed to help eyecare professionals navigate the reopening process amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

  • Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 18 Roundup

    Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 18 Roundup

    Information on the latest Covid-19 resources from ABB Optical Group, the Eye Designs Group, Studio Optyx, Western Optical, and Wiley X. 

  • Luxottica NA Interview: Fabrizio Uguzzoni, CEO

    Luxottica NA Interview: Fabrizio Uguzzoni, CEO

    Luxottica North America leader Fabrizio Uguzzoni sits down exclusively with EB’s Editor-in-Chief Erinn Morgan to share an inside look at how the company has pivoted to help eyecare professionals navigate the Covid-19 crisis, including key programs and actionable offerings.  

  • The Vision Council Releases Results from April Covid-19 Optical Impact Consumer Study

    The Vision Council Releases Results from April Covid-19 Optical Impact Consumer Study

    The Vision Council continues to track consumer sentiment trends relating to eye exams and optical purchases.

  • Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 11 Roundup

    Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 11 Roundup

    OptiSource, Safilo, VSP, and more are stepping up with personal protective equipment. Learn about eight new initiatives in our latest Covid-19 company resources roundup.

  • A New Way of Saying Hello

    A New Way of Saying Hello

    In the face of Covid-19, there is much that needs to be addressed in caring for patients before they even get into the exam room. Here, we dive into eight points to consider.


     

  • Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 4 Roundup

    Covid-19 Industry Resources, Week of May 4 Roundup

    CooperVision is offering complimentary contact lens refills, Maui Jim has introduced a "Nominate a Hero" program, and more. Here we share some recent initiatives to help ECPs, and the public, weather these turbulent times amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Eyecare Business Recognized by Folio:

    Eyecare Business Recognized by Folio:

    FOLIO: recently acknowledged EB for its weekly #livestream editorial series (bit.ly/2MJnlrz) as a platform with compassion + creativity amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • Reopening? Here’s Where to Find Guidance on Directives

    Reopening? Here’s Where to Find Guidance on Directives

    The AOA, state optometry associations, the governor, or the CDC? Here's a look at where practices should look for specific directives on when to open.
     
     

  • COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 27 Roundup

    COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 27 Roundup

    Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry and beyond are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.
     

  • Reopening Amidst the Great Unknown

    Reopening Amidst the Great Unknown

    The road to reopening remains muddied, to say the least. Optometrists across the country that we spoke with recently agree you can’t just walk the old walk.

  • COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 20 Roundup

    COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 20 Roundup

    Safilo is #united4eyecare, VSP is offering free CE opportunities, Eye Deals Eyewear aims to #flattenthecurve, and so much more. Head to our latest roundup to see how companies across the industry are helping ECPs, and the public, respond to the effects of COVID-19.

  • Florida Room Chat with Dr. April Jasper

    Florida Room Chat with Dr. April Jasper

    April Jasper, O.D., chief optometric editor at EB sister publication Optometric Management has shared a series of videos in which she answers readers' questions regarding practice during Covid-19.

  • The COVID-19 + ECPs Study Wave #2 Results

    The COVID-19 + ECPs Study Wave #2 Results

    How many practices expect a significant financial impact from the crisis at hand? How many have furloughed employees and what percentage are utilizing telemedicine options? See these numbers and more, as EB presents the COVID-19 + ECPs Focus Group Study Wave #2 results.

  • COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 13 Roundup

    COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 13 Roundup

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • Vision Expo Launches Virtual EYE2EYE Series

    Vision Expo Launches Virtual EYE2EYE Series

    Vision Expo is launching a Virtual EYE2EYE Series, starting April 15, taking place on a weekly basis with a new topic every Wednesday and Friday.

  • Contact Lens Wear and COVID-19

    Contact Lens Wear and COVID-19

    A newly released peer-reviewed paper shares information on the safety of contact lens wear amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Zeiss Launches Virtual Trade Show Experience

    Zeiss Launches Virtual Trade Show Experience

    As the eyecare industry pivots to virtual activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Zeiss Vision Care has launched an immersive virtual trade show experience.


     

  • AOA Cancels In-Person Portion of Optometry’s Meeting 2020

    AOA Cancels In-Person Portion of Optometry’s Meeting 2020

    The American Optometric Association has canceled the in-person portion of Optometry’s Meeting 2020. Key elements of the event will be reconfigured virtually.

  • The EB COVID-19 Strategies Series

    The EB COVID-19 Strategies Series

    Eyecare Business magazine is launching the EB COVID-19 Strategies Series, designed to deliver key insights and information to help eyecare professionals navigate their course. 

  • COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 6 Roundup

    COVID-19 Industry Resources, Week of April 6 Roundup

    Many companies in the industry are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.​

  • Join our Facebook Group

    Join our Facebook Group

    Critical information and resources surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in one convenient Facebook location. 

  • Visionworks Begins Reopening Locations for Emergency Eye Care

    Visionworks Begins Reopening Locations for Emergency Eye Care

    Visionworks, a VSP Global company, has begun reopening locations for essential and emergency eye care. At this time, VisionWorks will not provide routine eye care.

  • Smith Provides PPE Through Goggles for Docs Program

    Smith Provides PPE Through Goggles for Docs Program

    In the wake of COVID-19, Smith, a performance brand from Safilo Group, is supporting personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages across the U.S. by joining the Goggles for Docs movement.

  • Access to Medical Eyecare Services Expanded for VSP Members

    Access to Medical Eyecare Services Expanded for VSP Members

    In response to meeting the needs of its members during the COVID-19 pandemic, VSP Global has expanded access to essential medical eyecare services.

  • Sign up for PentaVision's COVID-19 Newsletter

    Sign up for PentaVision's COVID-19 Newsletter

    Delivered every Saturday, this newsletter will provide you with the news you need from Eyecare Business, Optometric Management, and Contact Lens Spectrum magazines. Follow this link to sign up.

  • How to Disinfect Your Eyewear

    How to Disinfect Your Eyewear

    Ahlem Eyewear serves up shareworthy illustrations on how to disinfect your eyewear.

  • Shamir Responds to COVID-19

    Shamir Responds to COVID-19

    Shamir Insight, Inc., shares its steps to focusing on business continuity and supporting customer needs.

  • The Vision Council Releases Latest in its COVID-19 Eyecare Provider Study

    The Vision Council Releases Latest in its COVID-19 Eyecare Provider Study

    The Vision Council (TVC) has released the latest results in its COVID-19 Eyecare Provider Study, an ongoing research project designed to capture how the market is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Edit March edition

    The Edit March edition

    The Edit, a monthly, trend spotting e-newsletter from the EB editorial team, focuses on the latest business and fashion trends, must-know industry news, and picks for the best new products and ECPs' social media posts. All of this, in an engaging, quick-read format.

  • The EB COVID-19 + ECPs Study Results

    The EB COVID-19 + ECPs Study Results

    To help gain further insight on the actions of eyecare professionals across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eyecare Business deployed the COVID-19 + ECPs Focus Group Study to our readership on March 23, 2020. The results, found here. 

  • Commendable Initiative

    Commendable Initiative

    Los Angeles-based eyewear label Dom Vetro has launched full-coverage face shields, produced in its Culver City factory, to protect essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • COVID-19: Six Critical Checklists for Your Optical Business

    COVID-19: Six Critical Checklists for Your Optical Business

    Knowing what to do in this unprecedented situation is not something that we as opticians, optometrists, and optical shop owners have been taught. Nor is there a book, blog, or business plan that addresses the quick changes you have likely made. Here, Sheena Taff, EB contributor and optical manager at Roberts & Brown Opticians in Vancouver, Canada, provides six targeted lists to prepare your business for the future amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 12 Steps to Putting a Pandemic Plan in Place

    12 Steps to Putting a Pandemic Plan in Place

    Here are several suggestions to help you create or add to an existing plan. While it applies right now to the coronavirus pandemic, your plan should be designed to address an action plan for all crises. 

  • ImprimisRx to Provide Optometrists with Telemedicine Services

    ImprimisRx to Provide Optometrists with Telemedicine Services

    Harrow Health, Inc. and ImprimisRx, an ophthalmic-focused outsourcing facility and pharmaceutical compounding business, have entered into an exclusive agreement with Doxy.me, a full-service telemedicine solution.

  • The Vision Council Shares Latest COVID-19 Study Results

    The Vision Council Shares Latest COVID-19 Study Results

    Conducted by The Vision Council as part of its monthly VisionWatch reports, the Midpoint March survey builds upon a study launched in February to measure consumers’ level of concern over exposure to COVID-19 and tracks trends in consumer behavior relating to eye exams and intended eyewear purchases. 

  • COVID-19: Critical Information + Resources for ECPs

    COVID-19: Critical Information + Resources for ECPs

    Should you stay open, offer limited hours of operation, or close your doors temporarily?  Will you choose to offer telehealth services to your patient base? How can you assist patients while also protecting their health and safety, as well as that of your staff, your family, and yourself? These questions and more discussed here. 

  • The Vision Council Releases COVID-19 Consumer Study

    The Vision Council Releases COVID-19 Consumer Study

    Conducted by The Vision Council’s research team in February, as part of its monthly VisionWatch report, the study surveyed more than 10,000 adults across the U.S. to measure respondents’ level of concern over exposure to COVID-19, the current global coronavirus outbreak.