National Optometric Association and Transitions Optical Announce Partnership, New Professional and Patient Education Resources

By dba Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:15 PM

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—The National Optometric Association (NOA) and Transitions Optical, Inc. have entered into a national partnership to help further advance the eye health of growing ethnic minority populations—a priority for both the NOA and the Transitions Cultural Connections initiative. Through the partnership, Transitions Optical will support the NOA in its efforts to provide ongoing education and resources to eyecare professionals to help them serve their diverse patients.

REMINDER: Take Part in National Sunglasses Day June 27!

By dba Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:10 PM

Difficulties in Recruiting Lead to a Growing Temporary Work Force

By Hedley Lawson
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:05 PM NEW YORK—Some 76 percent of companies are using contingent labor to enhance their work force and close talent gaps, according to the Definitive Guide to Building a Better Workforce report released by Adecco Staffing USA.

National Vision, Inc. Partners With Boys & Girls Clubs of America

By dba Staff
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:15 AM

“Preventive care measures are critical to supporting positive and comprehensive health and wellness of Boys & Girls Club members,” said Dr. Jennifer Bateman, national vice president of Health, Wellness and Gender at BGCA. “As an example, a pilot vision screening at the Matthews Club revealed that 43 percent of the young kids and teens tested needed further examination, and more than half of that group had never worn corrective eyewear.

Drive Education During June’s Cataract Awareness Month

By dba Staff
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:10 AM

CHICAGO— June is Cataract Awareness Month, and eyecare professionals and others are underscoring the need for better education of the public as to the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for cataract, which is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

What You Need to Know About The New Federal Overtime Rules

By Hedley Lawson
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:05 AM NEW YORK—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 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 and wages for workers will increase by $12 billion over the next 10 years, according to the White House.

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.

Do You Know How to Create an Employment Brand?

By Alex Slater, dba Contributor
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:15 PM As with any brand, an employer brand is very much about perception. It is the image you project to current and prospective employees, and also how customers and the general public view you as an employer. Your employer brand is more than the wages and benefits you offer.

What Drives Your Patients’ Decisions About Sunglasses?

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:10 PM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Research from the inaugural Transitions Adaptive Sunglasses Selection Survey finds that nearly nine in 10 consumers (87 percent) take steps that disrupt sun protection in order to combat varying light throughout the day.

Helping Consumers Understand UV Protection

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:05 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Retailers and ECPs can help advance awareness among patients about UV light via the newest report from The Vision Council, which has just released its latest UV-protection report, Spare Your Sight: Using Shades for Protection and Style.

An 85-Year-Old Family Brand, Cohen’s Fashion Optical, Targets Youth And Revamps Its Landmark Location

By dba Staff
Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:15 AM NEW YORK—A fixture of Manhattan neighborhoods for over 85 years, Cohen’s Fashion Optical is reviving its legacy with a compelling makeover of its first store on the famed Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Managed Vision Care Speakers Set for
Upcoming NAVCP Track at Specialty Health Summit

By dba Staff
Monday, April 25, 2016 8:10 AM ATLANTA—The 2016 Specialty Health Summit, hosted by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO), will feature a comprehensive session track devoted exclusively to managed vision care’s most pressing issues and challenges.

Essilor Acquires Opti-Port Alliance

By dba Staff
Monday, April 25, 2016 8:05 AM

DALLAS—Essilor of America (EOA) announced on April 21 that is has made an investment in Opti-Port, a U.S alliance of leading, multi-office eyecare providers. Details of the transaction, which closed April 1, were not disclosed.