Steampunks Around Town—Eyewear Retailer Collaborates With Clients to Participate in Unique Festival

By Sydney Scott
Thursday, June 22, 2017 2:43 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—This month, Specs Around Town teamed up with clients and opened its doors to participate in a weekend event with the whole community—the steampunk community, that is. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates Victorian-inspired design with modern, industrial aesthetics. Members of the steampunk community attend events where they dress up in costumes that combine antiquated apparel, such as corsets and top hats, with industrial elements like goggles, gears and leather.

Eye-Inspired Museums Illuminate Style, Science and History

By Sydney Scott
Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:27 PM While art, history and science museums can be fun and educational, optical museums combine the fashion of frames, the science of optometry and the history of the eyecare industry in a way that any eyewear enthusiast can truly appreciate. We encourage our readers to take advantage of their summer vacation days and check out a few of these interesting, eye-inspired museums from around the world. Click here to read the latest VMail Weekend.

Springfield Family Vision Celebrates Independents

By Sydney Scott
Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:53 AM SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Earlier this month, the team at Springfield Family Vision proved that they know how to throw a party. To celebrate their decision to sell independent eyewear brands exclusively, they hosted an event welcoming several new independent collections into their practice.

Taking on Roles and Responsibilities: Make Them Clear, Measurable and Accountable for Staff

By Evan Kestenbaum, MBA, and Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:30 AM In today’s fast-paced optical environment, employees are often expected to be cross trained to perform more than one role in the office.

What Is the Return on Investment for Paraoptometric Certification in a Multi-Location Operation?

By Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE and Evan Kestenbaum, MBA
Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:30 PM By hiring paraoptometric staff and enlisting them to take on responsibilities across multiple locations, mid-size regional optical groups can improve efficiencies, realize savings and ultimately improve their bottom line.

What Is the Return on Investment for Paraoptometric Certification in a Multi-Location Operation?

By Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE and Evan Kestenbaum, MBA
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:06 AM By hiring paraoptometric staff and enlisting them to take on responsibilities across multiple locations, mid-size regional optical groups can improve efficiencies, realize savings and ultimately improve their bottom line.

Four Steps Toward Implementing Performance-Based Compensation

By Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE and Evan Kestenbaum, MBA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:00 PM Are you struggling with annual reviews and employees who feel entitled to a pay raise every year, regardless of their performance? Is each staff member clear about the things they do that have the greatest impact on profitability?

Four Steps Toward Implementing Performance-Based Compensation

By Rebecca L. Johnson, CPOT, COT, COE and Evan Kestenbaum, MBA
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2:06 AM Are you struggling with annual reviews and employees who feel entitled to a pay raise every year, regardless of their performance? Is each staff member clear about the things they do that have the greatest impact on profitability?

Scott: Cherry Optical Adds Digital Surfacing Line

By Bill Scott
Monday, November 10, 2008 6:00 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Like most independent optical laboratories, Cherry Optical has been grappling with a major decision—whether or not to invest in digital surfacing equipment that would allow them to manufacture the most advanced lens designs in-house.
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