The National Board of Examiners in Optometry has been sued over the data breach that has impacted thousands of optometrists across the US, as the perpetrators tried to sign individuals up fraduently for Chase Amazon Visa credit cards.
A complaint filed in the District of Maryland asks the NBEO to "immediately provide direct notice of the breach to all affected individuals."
Read the entire complaint and weigh in.
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 fallout from … Continue reading "Nationwide Data Breach Still Hitting Optometrists"
We’ll be broadcasting LIVE from Vision Expo West! The live show will be followed by a webinar, all about the latest info around the Acuvue Vita lens. The fun starts on Thursday, 9/15 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Tune in by visiting ODwire.org! No registration required. Discuss with ODwire.org Members
In this interview from CEwire2016 (held this past January), Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino talks about why the Valeant acquisitions should matter to all clinicians, in plain english. He also discusses legislation that contact lens retailers are attempting to get through state houses around the country via aggressive lobbying, including ‘generic’ contact lenses. Registered users may discuss … Continue reading "CEwire Flashback: Dr. Jeff Sonsino on Valeant Acquisitions & Specialty Lenses"
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Should Opticians or Technicians Be Performing Subjective Examinations With Automated Technology? by: Merrill D. Bowan, O.D. Neurodevelopmental Optometrist Director, The Learning Clinic Information without education is meaningless. To have visual exam data at hand without an adequate grounding in how to use it – or even, how to properly acquire it – is either meaningless, … Continue reading "All Visual Exams Are Not Created Equal"
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Lewin Survey Finds Large Optometry Surpluses: An Editorial Analysis Kenneth J Myers, Ph.D, OD October 1, 2014 ODwire.org members may comment on this article here Lewin Finds: Optometrists Total 39,600 in 2012 Optometry Surplus of 12,672 in 2012 Future Shortages of Ophthalmologists Replacing Ophthalmologists with Optometrists Still Leaves Large Optometry Surpluses Supply of Eye Care … Continue reading "Lewin Survey Finds Large Optometry Surpluses: An Editorial Analysis"
The Optometry Surplus: A Quantitative Determination Of Excess Densities Kenneth J. Myers, Ph.D., O.D. President, American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry Director Emeritus, Optometry Service, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C. June, 2014 Myers.firstname.lastname@example.org Table of Contents 1. Executive Summary 2. Future Surplus Numbers 3. Purpose of Study 4. Methodology, Parameters Determining Density, Past … Continue reading "The Optometry Surplus: A Quantitative Determination of Excess Densities"