AOA’s Outgoing and Incoming Presidents Discuss Accomplishments and Initiatives

By John Sailer
Friday, July 31, 2015 1:57 PM

SEATTLE—Vision Monday sat down with the American Optometric Association’s outgoing president, David Cockrell, OD, and incoming president, Steven Loomis, OD, during Optometry’s Meeting held here recently to discuss what’s been accomplished over the past year and what new initiatives the organization has planned.

Bausch + Lomb Appoints Brian Rosenblatt, OD to Professional Strategy, U.S. Vision Care Business

By Staff
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:27 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Bausch + Lomb has appointed Brian Rosenblatt, OD as director, professional strategy for its U.S. Vision Care business.

WMIDO Wishes You a Great Holiday

By Staff
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:25 AM We will be updating the site again and sending out the newsletter regularly starting on Aug. 26.

Essilor Announces Financial Results for Q2 and Second Half of 2015

By Staff
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:23 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Yesterday, Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA) announced its second quarter results and second half results for the period ending June 30, 2015.

PFO Global Announces New Ticker Symbol

By Staff
Friday, July 31, 2015 12:22 AM IRVING, Texas—PFO Global, Inc. (OTCQB: PFGB) the manufacturer and commercial provider of advanced prescription lenses, finished eyewear and vision technologies, announced it will change its trading symbol to “PFGB” effective upon the market’s open on July 31, 2015.

Essilor to Acquire Vision Source

By Staff
Thursday, July 30, 2015 7:16 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Essilor of America, a division of Essilor International (Reuters: ESSI.PA).

Pager Enables Virginia Eye Institute to Capture Extra $7K Daily

By John Sailer
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:06 AM

RICHMOND, Va.—To increase revenue from existing patients, ophthalmology practices have been gradually yet steadily incorporating optical dispensaries over the years. Virginia Eye Institute is no exception. This three-O practice’s most recent success at improving its capture rate comes from implementing a paging system that helps optometrists hand off patients to opticians.

Multiple Location Office Managers Earn 31.5 Percent More Than Those in Single Locations

By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:03 AM Office managers that run multiple-location practices earn, on average, 31.5 percent more than those who manage a single office, according to the latest statistics available from Jobson Optical Research’s 2015 ECP Compensation Study.

Dressing Associates for Success

By Evan Kestenbaum, MBA and Jolan Yow, dba Contributors
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:00 AM The age-old adage "dress for the job you want, not the one you have" could be just as appropriate for the associates throughout your multiple-location practice as it is for anyone.

A Special Place

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:25 AM The Excelsior Hotel Gallia returns to play a leading and essential part of the magnificent Piazza Duca D’Aosta in Milan, dominated by Central Station, one of the most imposing and spectacular railway stations in the world.

Luxottica Group Reaches Record Sales of €2.5B and Income of €314M for Second Quarter of 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:23 AM MILAN— Luxottica Group (NYSE: LUX) reported net sales growth in the second quarter ending June 30, 2015, to €2,501 million, up 6.6 percent at constant exchange rates when compared to the €2,060 million generated during the same period of 2014, according to the company’s financial results released Monday, July 27, 2015.

Aspex Extends Greg Norman License

By Staff
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:15 AM MONTREAL—Aspex Eyewear Group and Great White Shark Enterprises, a multi-national corporation headed by Greg Norman, have announced the renewal of their worldwide license agreement for Greg Norman Eyewear through 2025.

Trussardi License Goes to De Rigo

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:25 AM Trussardi, which has been a symbol of Made in Italy excellence and innovation for over 100 years, and De Rigo Vision have signed a license agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of the Trussardi-branded optical and sun collection, which features a strong and discreet style that gives classic luxury a contemporary and ironic twist.

Anthem to Acquire Cigna Corp., Creating New Health Care Giant

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 9:30 AM INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. and BLOOMFIELD, Conn.—Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Anthem to acquire Cigna.

Energeyes Association of Corporate-Affiliated Optometrists Adds Vincent Facchiano, OD

By Staff
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Energeyes Association of corporate-affiliated optometrists added one seat to its board of directors and appointed Vincent Facchiano, OD, FAAO, as it fourteenth board member.