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CooperVision, EssilorLuxottica, African Eye Institute, and Peek Vision partner to bring vision care to South African school children

CooperVision, EssilorLuxottica, African Eye Institute (AEI), and Peek Vision announced a South African initiative— “One School at a Time”, part of the Berkeley Vision CURE global program — to screen children in KwaZulu-Natal schools and provide free spectacles as needed. Together, the partners strive to strengthen vision care inclusion for children from disadvantaged families and…

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Home-based care is the future of health care

According to Clinical Executive at medical scheme Profmed Justine Lacy believes home-based care is going to play a big role in the future of healthcare. “Opting for care or treatment at home rather than in a facility most certainly has its advantages. As a scheme, we have seen first-hand the benefits of home-based care and…

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Posthumous IOA Award for Bernard Maitenaz

[London, 8 October 2021] The International Opticians Association has celebrated the achievements of Bernard Maitenaz in a ceremony which took place in Paris. Bernard Maitenaz made a ground-breaking contribution in developing Varilux, leaving an enduring influence on the optical profession and making a lasting and permanent mark on the visual well-being of spectacle wearers around the world….

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Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty of Medical Scheme Members on Six-year Low

The gap between what customers expect from their medical schemes and what they perceive to receive in return for their premium and loyalty has steadily widened since 2019. The pandemic has brought no reprieve for medical schemes, even with heightened consumer consciousness of the need for access to private, quality healthcare and the role that…

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Alcon Eye Care R&D Team Honoured with Award at BCLA 2021 for Water Gradient Technology in Alcon DAILIES® TOTAL1® Contact Lenses

Chief members of the Research and Development team for Alcon eye care, Erich Bauman, OD, and Dr. John Pruitt, were recently recognised for their invention and development of Water Gradient Technology and their outstanding contribution to the contact lens industry at the 2021 BCLA Awards ceremony for their invention and development of Water Gradient Technology,…

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Uralkali Haas F1 Team Says ‘Aloha’ to Maui Jim Sunglasses

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (June 17, 2021) – Maui Jim, the world’s fastest-growing premium eyewear company, has partnered with Uralkali Haas F1 Team in the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with the innovative lifestyle brand now becoming the ‘Official Eyewear Partner’ of the American team. Born on the beaches of Maui, the brand is sold…

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Medical schemes cannot bear the brunt of vaccination funding

With the South African government’s vaccination rollout plan delivered to the public in early January, the last few weeks have seen a flood of scrutiny and reservation from the private sector, opposition parties, and the general public at large. Described countless times as ‘overly ambitious’, the target of vaccinating 40 million South Africans (said to…

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The Vaccine App

Johannesburg Medical Professionals Launch The World’s First Official, Digitally Signed Vaccine Record for Patients and Health Workers A team of South African and UK medical and Tech professionals are launching a pioneering app – believed to be a world first and a tool which is likely to gain massive traction in both the consumer and…

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Health Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

The National Department of Health invites practitioners to complete their Health Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Survey as soon as possible. With the COVID-19 vaccine programme due for rollout, the survey will contribute to understanding the issues affecting healthcare workers and provide an opportunity to address questions and concerns. This survey will only be available for seven…

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CHOC Childhood Cancer Association Flip Flop Day 2021 – have a heart and wear a sole!

Childhood cancer is a frightening diagnosis that no parent should ever have to deal with. But, unfortunately, it is a reality that many families across South Africa have to come to terms with on a daily basis. These families are facing the toughest battle they will ever have to face – along with their little warrior who is…

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