Vision Expo West: How to Get Your Money’s Worth in Vegas

 

Vision Expo West isn’t cheap ($40 buffets…crazy!). However, VEW can be an important investment for your practice. Here are five ways to ensure you make the most out of this year’s show:

  1. Register for free! Let Eyefinity pick up the tab.
  2. Take advantage of incredible education opportunities. There are over 300 hours of education for every role and experience level. Eyefinity is sponsoring a presentation on Improving Quality Care Through Medical Optometry by Dr. Dustin Krassin of Wicker Park Eye Center in Chicago.
  3. Get a sweet deal. Come by the Eyefinity booth 13065 to find out how you can get special pricing on Eyefinity cloud solutions. Think of it as optometry’s Black Friday!
  4. Connect with your peers. The Las Vegas strip will be hopping with networking events during VEW. Check out a list of just some of the happy hours, receptions, and breakfasts you might want to attend.
  5. Enjoy free food! Every day at 2 p.m. we’re offering free food and drinks. Swing by on Thursday at 2 p.m. for special cupcakes in celebration of Eyefinity EHR’s 5th Birthday!

Don’t be a stranger! We’d love to see you at booth 13065 to show you how Eyefinity EHR can help your practice.

4 Things You Didn’t Know about VEW

Pick your classes, pack your most comfortable shoes, make dinner reservations— Vision Expo West is just around the corner! Here are 4 things we bet you didn’t know about VEW.Las Vegas Sign

  1. VEW is so big that 5 football fields would fit inside the exhibit space.
  2. About 24% of attendees are optometrists (based off Vision Expo West 2016)
  3. VEW is truly international! Last year, almost 200 international exhibitors attended VEW, representing 16 countries.
  4. Most attendees come from California (3,906 attended in 2016), while eye care professionals in Delaware are least likely to make it out to Vegas (1 attended in 2016).

We can’t wait for another fantastic VEW! Visit us at booth #17114 and #MS 12043 to learn how you can get a $1,000 gift card and qualify for huge monthly savings with a purchase of Eyefinity EHR.

Five Questions with Phernell Walker, International Vision Expo Visionary

IMG_3522Earlier this year, Phernell Walker II, ABOM, Senior Product Manager for Eyefinity EHR, was selected by The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions as the International Vision Expo Visionary.

Like past Visionaries, Phernell, a renowned lecturer and peer-recognized master optician, has dedicated himself to advancing the field of ophthalmic optics. He is a Master in Ophthalmic Lenses, has a Bachelor of Science in Business, and holds an Associate Degree in Optics. Phernell’s career is focused on teaching and training opticians, ophthalmic technicians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the art of opticianry and ophthalmic care.

We caught up with Phernell to find out how he knew he wanted to be an optician at an early age, what the future holds for Eyefinity EHR, and to ask him a few questions.

What does being a Visionary mean to you?

I am honored to be a Visionary. It is a big responsibility. It means that I need to look into the future and anticipate the needs of our clients, patients and our profession in general.

What are you looking forward to at VEE?

I am excited to be in New York City. The city has so much to offer. I am planning to see the Book of Mormon and go to the Earth, Wind and Fire concert. But most importantly, I get to teach prism and ophthalmic optics to hundreds of people at the show.

Tell us about your book Pure Optics.

It is a textbook designed to help those wanting to become an optician understand ophthalmic optics. It goes over everything from geometric optics, lens design, prism and much more. I am proud that the book has been used by thousands of eye care professionals around the country.

You are a Master Optician. What does that entail?

There are fewer than 300 Master Opticians in the country. To become one, I had to take a series of exams, become ABO certified, and complete a thesis paper. It is about a six year process to complete the entire program.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I live in Portland, Oregon. In my free time, I sail and visit wineries around the city. I also like to try new restaurants.

 

Eyefinity’s Phernell Walker Selected as International Vision Expo Visionary

IMG_3522Congratulations to Phernell Walker II, ABOM, Senior Product Manager for Eyefinity EHR, for being selected by The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions as the International Vision Expo Visionary!

Like past Visionaries, Phernell, a renowned lecturer and peer-recognized master optician, has dedicated himself to advancing the field of ophthalmic optics. He is a Master in Ophthalmic Lenses, has a Bachelor of Science in Business, and holds an Associate Degree in Optics. For his bestselling textbook, Pure Optics, Phernell also received the prestigious Beverly Meyers Achievement Award in Optics.

In response to this honor, Phernell states, “I am honored to be selected as the International Vision Expo Visionary. It’s thrilling to see how enabling technology allows us to realize our dreams to push the limits of eye care technology and education.”

Phernell envisions an impressive future for eye care technology. “There are endless possibilities for Electronic Health Records (EHR), telemedicine, the synergy of wavefront and ophthalmic optics, and more. These emerging technologies will touch every part of our lives and affect the way we practice. This is a great time to be an eye care professional!” says Phernell.

Congratulations again to Phernell for receiving such a prestigious honor!

A Special Message from Steve Baker

Eyefinity to Host FOCUS 2013 October 2nd at Vision Expo West

FOCUS 2013

Learn how technology can enhance the patience experience and improve your bottom line

Rancho Cordova, Calif., September 13, 2013— Improving the patient experience will continue to be a key differentiator in how healthcare providers are perceived. One significant trend in providing exceptional patient experiences is the use of technology. And selecting the right technology can take what used to be considered an amenity, and have it emerge as a critical partner in the healthcare experience both for your patient as well as for your bottom line. If you want to learn how to leverage interactive patient care technology, don’t miss the Eyefinity® event “FOCUS 2013: Embracing Technology Change in your Practice,” on October 2nd at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.

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Vision Expo West Recap

Eyefinity Booth

The Eyefinity booth showcases a variety of technologies tailored specifically for eyecare professionals.

With Vision Expo West barely in the rear view mirror, we wanted to take an opportunity to say thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. Attendees make VEW a fun and exciting show, and it’s always a pleasure to meet eyecare professionals who are willing to share their thoughts and experiences with us.

Live Chat

The live chat with customer care stations enable clients to ask support questions about our products.

If you didn’t get a chance to visit the Eyefinity booth, here’s a brief rundown of what you missed and a few photos to whet your appetite for the next show. Visitors were treated to demos of the latest versions of OfficeMate and ExamWRITER, eStores, ECR Vault, the EyeXam iPhone app, and otto—the one-touch-to-optical iPad app. Clients who required technical assistance or training could connect directly (and visually) with customer care representatives, who could explain how to resolve issues or call the office to troubleshoot problems. The live chat with customer care has become a popular fixture in our booth. Finally, visitors  who attended theater presentations learned about a variety of topics including meaningful use, EyeXam, how to increase revenue by 10%, and AcuityLogic—the next generation practice management solution.

Booth Theater

Theater attendees could learn about a variety of topics within the Eyefinity booth.

If you weren’t able to make it to our booth at VEW, that’s okay. Check us out at future eyecare shows. We’re bound to have plenty of new things to show you.