Don’t Miss the ExamWRITER Educational Event in Houston!

Rebecca J. is the Director of Education for Eyefinity/OfficeMate

Electronic medical records continue to be a hot-button issue throughout all of eyecare. Eyecare professionals all over the country are wondering about the best way to implement EMRs if they haven’t already done so, or wondering how to unlock the full potential of their EMR if they are already utilizing them.  To address these needs, Eyefinity/OfficeMate is launching a series of ExamWRITER EMR educational events to answer your questions up close and personal!

Our ExamWRITER educational event is kicking off in Houston, Texas next month (May 10-13) and you don’t want to miss it. Attendees can choose from two courses, geared for new users with limited experience, or for existing ExamWRITER users, who want to better understand the capabilities and efficiencies that ExamWRITER can bring to their practice.

Beginning ExamWRITER, designed for new users or those who have not yet begun using EMRs, will feature Eyefinity/OfficeMate trainers Phernell Walker and Valerie Manso, who will help you develop an implementation plan tailored for your practice.

Practices who have already implemented ExamWRITER are encouraged to attend the second course offering: ExamWRITER User. Dr. Ryan Wineinger will co-lead this course, which offers a unique peer-to-peer component, helping practices get the most out of ExamWRITER. Dr. Wineinger is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, and an ExamWRITER user at his practice, Wineinger Vision Associates in Shawnee, Kansas.

For complete details of the courses and registration info, visit or call 800.269.3666. Stay tuned to the blog for more information on upcoming ExamWRITER educational events and what cities we’ll be coming to.

Think About Your Eyes Coalition Launches Awareness Ads

Have you seen any of the Think About Your Eyes awareness ads yet? This following comes from our friends at the VSP blog:

Are you keeping healthy vision top of mind? Many Americans are conscientious about scheduling their dental care, visiting their dentist every six months. Others remember to change the oil in their car oil every 5,000 miles. Why should getting an annual eye exam be any different?

Today marks the beginning of a two-year public awareness campaign from the Think About Your Eyes Coalition, designed to help us all remember the importance of an annual eye exam. The Coalition, formed in March by Essilor, Luxottica and VSP Global, launched the first of its television and radio advertisements throughout the country to help raise awareness of how eye exams not only protect your sight, but also deliver preventative health benefits like early detection of chronic diseases such as diabetes.

The advertisements (see the TV ad below) focus on a variety of eye health issues, and urge viewers to visit for more information on healthy vision, as well as a tool to locate a local eyecare professional and schedule their annual eye exam.

You can also connect with Think About Your Eyes on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. The Coalition will be putting on some exciting awareness events in the coming months, so be sure to check the social media channels to see what’s coming up. Help us spread this important message and remind your friends and family to schedule their annual eye exam today!