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Screenaching me Crazy!

Screenaching me Crazy!

Our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology. We rely on our screens for everything from productivity to pleasure, education to recreation, work to leisure. It’s hard to imagine our lives without our screens. As I’m looking at a screen to type this post...

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Could Eye Drops and Eyeglasses Prevent COVID?

Could Eye Drops and Eyeglasses Prevent COVID?

One of the pathways to COVID infection is through contact with the eyes.  There was a study in China, published by JAMA Ophthalmology on September 16, that found only 6% of 276 patients hospitalized at Suizhou Zengdu Hospital were myopic and needed to wear glasses,...

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Vision Insurance or Managed Care?

Vision Insurance or Managed Care?

According to the Vision Council VisionWatch, Consumer Study in the 1 st quarter of 2020,50.3% of U.S. adults have some form of vision insurance or managed vision care (MVC)benefits. Yet most private eyecare practices have 80% to 90% of patients with MVC. We believe...

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Private Equity (PE) Continues Its Push Into Eye Care

Private Equity (PE) Continues Its Push Into Eye Care

Recently it was announced that 1-800-Contacts had been bought by private equity firm KKR & Co.  The deal was valued at over $3 billion.  The Seller was another PE firm, AEA Investors, who bought the firm 4 years ago (2016) from PE firm Thomas H. Lee Partners....

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