Walmart Awards Bausch + Lomb Supplier of the Year

By Staff
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, announced that Walmart has presented the company with the 2015 U.S. Supplier of the Year Award in Consumables and Health & Wellness.

What Will New Federal Overtime Rules Mean for Your Business?

By Staff
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 2:08 PM NEW YORK—The U.S. Department of Labor  recently announced the highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act. When the final rule becomes effective on Dec. 1, 2016, an estimated 4.2 million white collar workers will become entitled to overtime pay when they work extra hours, according to the White House.

Prevent Blindness Declares June as Cataract Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—According to the World Health Organization, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

American Optometric Association Announces New Pediatric Clinical Practice Guideline for Review

By Staff
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) presented its next evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination for an online 30-day public review period.

Highmark’s Sues U.S. Over the Affordable Care Act

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:24 AM PITTSBURGH—Health care insurer Highmark Inc. sued the U.S. government earlier this week in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, arguing that it was owed substantial sums for its participation in the ACA’s state and federal exchanges.

American Optometric Association Sponsors FDA Workshop on Myopia

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2016 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—American Optometric Association (AOA) members have the opportunity to participate in a milestone U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) workshop on myopia progression that will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians.

Patients’ #1 Complaint? Front Desk Staff

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:10 AM NEW YORK—In 2016, a year that many, including VM, are designating The Year of Customer Experience, a new study reviewing 35,000 doctor reviews online revealed that poor communications are patients’ chief frustration with doctors, not quality of care.

ECPs and Optical Retailers Encouraged to
Take Part in #NationalSunglassesDay

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:05 AM

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

Retail Ri$ing: Private Equity Powers Market’s Growth
and Reshuffles VM’s Ranking

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:00 AM

NEW YORK—The Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers achieved record collective sales of over $12 billion for calendar year 2015, according to Vision Monday’s estimates. The dollars reflect a respectable sales performance for most of the year, and include revenues from the retail sales of products, eyecare services and, when applicable, a small percentage of online sales.

Marcolin USA Names Chris Robinson SVP Optical Channel and Tom Carberry SVP Commercial Operations

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:30 AM SOMERVILLE, N.J.— Marcolin USA has appointed Chris Robinson as the company’s new SVP of sales for the optical channel and Tom Carberry as SVP of commercial operations.

Beyoncé Wears Dsquared2

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:25 AM Beyoncé brings the political and personal messages of feminine empowerment and self-acceptance in her new album, Lemonade, to life in her Formation world tour kicking off in Miami, Florida on April 27.

Paws N Claws Eyewear Partners With Brand Ambassador Stephanie Mattera and the Alliance for NYC’s Animals

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:21 AM PITTSBURGH—Paws N Claws Eyewear, which helps animals around the country in partnership with the ASPCA, has now partnered with the Alliance for NYC’s Animals in New York City and established its first brand ambassadorship with Stephanie Mattera, a well-known animal activist and socialist.

Pauline Kang Named 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellow

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) will present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Pauline Kang, PhD. Dr. Kang—an optometry graduate student and faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

ClearVision Optical Celebrates Fred Friedfeld in Second Annual Founder’s Day

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:15 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical celebrated its second annual founder’s day on May 6 in honor of Fred Friedfeld with a commemoration at its Hauppauge location. Fred, whose birthday was May 6, would have celebrated his 89th birthday this year.

View a Slideshow of VM’s 2016 Leadership Summit

By Staff
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 12:45 PM NEW YORK—With the theme of BrainStorm: Provocative Ideas. Expansive Thinking.  the 10th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit took place here on April 13, exploring the power of creative thinking and its applications in both the professional and personal realms.