Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:15 PM
PEORIA, Ill.—As Bard Optical
approaches its 75th year in business next year, the regional optical group with 20 locations throughout Illinois has had decades to learn what works and what doesn’t when running a multiple-location practice.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:10 PM
COSTA MESA, Calif.—When making elective health care decisions, consumers simultaneously research both the procedure and how they will pay for it, according to a recently released study conducted by Rothstein Tauber, Inc., on behalf of CareCredit, a leading health care financing company and division of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF).
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:05 PM
NEW YORK—Polycarbonate, super high index, Trivex and high index lens materials increased the most in sales when comparing total lens sales in 2014 with total lens sales in 2013, according to Jobson Research’s most recent MarketPulse survey on Premium Lenses.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the opening of a new location at the upscale retail hub known as CityCenterDC, Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) added its 12th Morgenthal Frederics high-end optical shop to its 61-store portfolio of luxury brands.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:03 PM
SAN FRANCISCO—While Jins Eyewear’s in-house robotic edger took center stage when the Japanese optical retailer opened its first U.S. store here on April 10, 2015, state-of-the-art technology also plays a starring role behind the scenes to improve the retail experience.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:00 PM
CHICAGO—In an effort to help its members navigate the impact of managed vision care, the Opti-Port national alliance of multi-office eyecare providers held its fourth annual managed care conference here, July 30 to 31, 2015. The 2015 Managing Managed Care Workshop boasted a record number of attendees.
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:11 AM
NORMAL, Ill.—Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, HW Holdings, LLC, dba All About Eyes, has grown to 21 retail optical locations and ranked at number 33 among this year’s Vision Monday Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers with revenues of $25.5 million for calendar year 2014.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:08 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Among the top reasons consumers cited for their choice of spectacle lenses, two relate to recommendations from the doctor and/or retailer, according to the latest statistics available from The Vision Council’s VisionWatch report for the 12-month period ending March 2015.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:06 AM
The explanation of ophthalmic lenses along with fees has been and continues to be one of the greatest challenges we face, especially as it relates to vision care plans. We tend to go with complex explanations of features and benefits along with "billing language" to explain each "add-on," (a term we dislike), in a way that results in severe patient pushback and lost sales.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:11 AM
Consider installing a selfie booth in your optical dispensary to generate more interest in your practice than might otherwise be possible using traditional forms of advertising.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:08 AM
MINNEAPOLIS—InVision Distinctive Eyewear
opened it fourth location in the trendy, fast-growing North Loop section of Minneapolis.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:05 AM
PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—Stanton Optical, a leading optical retailer headquartered here, plans to add more than 10 stores each year for the next several years to the 44 locations the company currently operates in 14 states. To do so, the company has embarked on a journey of investing heavily in its people, stores and lab.