1. GPLIwire2017 is Here! The First Virtual Specialty Lens Conference. $199 until 8/1 [learn more]
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Head of VA: Get Rid of Optometry, there’s a “LensCrafters on Every Corner”

According to an insider as reported on DisabledVeterans.org, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, MD, suggested VA healthcare directors get rid of both optometry and audiology services.

The rationale is (of course) to save money by removing these services, and plow the savings into upgrading VA facilities.

He allegedly stated that there are "LensCrafters on every corner", presumably meaning that the private sector has adequately met the demand for these services, and thus it is unnecessary for the VA to replicate them.

The AOA has issued a forceful statement in response.

Would this move actually save money? Would it help or hurt the quality of care?

Read the full story and weigh in.
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CEwire2017: Courses & Exhibit Hall Open until May 1st!



The live portion of CEwire2017 is now complete!

The lectures have all been recorded & are available online until May 1st.

Equally important, the exhibit hall will remain open until then, and many of the vendors have pledged to offer exclusive CEwire2017 discounts through then!

Watch the video above, then visit the CEwire2017 web site to register or log in.

If you've got any questions, please visit this thread & weigh in!


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CEwire2017:
Jan 28 & 29, and on demand through May 1st
40 COPE-Approved CE Credits
Virtual Exhibit Hall with Discounts
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CEwire2017 Open for Early Registration

CEwire2017 Early Registration is now open! $149 / 40 COPE-approved credits.

CEwire2017 is here!

I'm thrilled to announce that early registration for CEwire2017 is now open.

The show will be online LIVE January 28 & 29, 2017.

If you can't make it live, you can still participate by watching the lectures on-demand. They'll be available through May 1st.

You'll also be able to visit the virtual exhibit hall to get exclusive discounts from leading vendors.

... And tune in to the CEwire2017 Livestream, where we'll chat with optometric thought leaders and eye care industry executives.

Early registration price is $149 (regular: $179)

Hope to see you there! [discuss the conference here]
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Nationwide Data Breach Still Hitting Optometrists

Six weeks ago we learned that a financial database of optometrists was compromised. The source of the breach is still in dispute, but the upshot is that it has led to a massive cyberattack, with the bad actors attempting to open Chase Amazon.com credit cards in the names of hundreds of ODs. The [...]
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ODwire.org iPhone & Android App Updates

Since the redesign last week, you may have noticed that the phone apps haven’t worked properly.  We’re releasing updated versions of the apps to go with the redesigned site. The Android version has already been released, and the iPhone version should be available shortly. Let me know if you have any problems! — adam 10 comments
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