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Combining Smart Contact Lenses and Glasses for Sci-Fi-Worthy   Augmented RealityFor years here at IEEE   Spectrum, we’ve tracked   the technologies needed to realize thescience fiction dream of human vision   enhanced with digital data streams. Google Glass has made wearable displays a   reality, but current models limit the digital field of view to just a paltry   13 degrees in a fixed location. If Google tried to increase the display size   and field of view (a requirement of truly immersive augmented reality), the   amount of optics required to make it work would increase geometrically, and   they’d end up with something the size of the Oculus   Rift. Innovega, on the other hand, has found a way to keep the glasses   small—by modifying the optics at the eyeball with a specially designed   contact lens. We checked out their latest prototype system at the Consumer   Electronics Show.



Two Techs Achieve COA Credentials

congratsCongratulations to the following opthalmic technicians!

Natasha Koteen passed the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) examination through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).  Natasha has been with Eye Associates for over 10 months and works primarily at Northside in the retina clinic.

Jessica Ruskey passed the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) examination through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).  Jessica joined Eye Associates about a year ago, working at our Promenade Clinic assisting both Kristin Dudeck, OD and Nate Roland, OD.

ICD-10 Codes Coming in October, 2014

ICD-10On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.  In preparation for this change, Eye Associates has been working with vendors and payers in preparation of the forthcoming change.   By getting an early start on the transition, it will afford us the ability to review current claims with conversion to ICD-10 codes and allow us to test the codes.  Training for key staff members in our clinics who will assist with training both staff and physicians is also underway.

All of the preparations and training sessions are spearheaded by Dana Golden, our Coding Compliance Supervisor, who last year completed the ICD-10-Cm Certified Trainer course through the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance.   We appreciate all of Dana’s hard work and expertise in preparing Eye Associates for the October conversion.