Warby Parker Opens First Locations in Colorado, Kentucky as it Targets 25 New Showrooms in 2017

By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—As it moves ahead toward its goal of establishing 25 new brick-and-mortar locations in 2017, Warby Parker is opening two new stores in the July 8 to 22 timeframe, including its first store in Colorado.

Vision Care Specialists Adds an Independent OD Office to Growing Denver Presence

By dba Staff
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:10 AM DENVER—Vision Care Specialists reported earlier this month that it has acquired Accent Optics, a longtime private optometry practice operating here. The addition of Accent Optics gives Vision Care Specialists (VCS) a total of six offices in the Denver area under its management.

Recently Named CEO Pellerito Sees Opportunities for Frameri’s Move into New Markets

By Staff
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:05 AM CINCINNATI—In just a few months, recently installed Frameri chief executive officer Sam Pellerito is settling nicely into his new role.

My Eyelab Works With NFL Players in ‘Shark Tank’ Type Business Presentation

By dba Staff
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:05 PM PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—My Eyelab, which is in the midst of a franchising push, held a July 7 “business opportunity” presentation with several National Football League players represented by The Sports & Entertainment Group, a Washington, D.C.-based sports agency.

FYidoctors Rebrands and Repositions Quebec Locations Under ‘Visique’ Banner

By dba Staff
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:15 AM CALGARY, Alberta—FYidoctors, an optometrist-owned and operated optical and eyecare company based here, is rebranding its more than 45 locations in Quebec under the “Visique” banner in a move that is central to an overall repositioning initiative. Company executives told dba the repositioning is designed to bring in the elements of top-level fashion and vision care under the Visique name, while also presenting an image that changes consumers’ overall perception of optical retailing.

Visionworks Partners With Nickelodeon’s ‘PAW Patrol’ to Promote Back-To-School Eye Exams

By dba Staff
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:10 AM SAN ANTONIO—Visionworks announced its multi-faceted partnership with Viacom’s Nickelodeon and TV Land brands on a nationwide program to encourage back-to-school eye exams.

My Eyelab Launches ‘Strategic Franchise Program’ With Four Priority Markets

By dba Staff
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:15 PM PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—My Eyelab, a unit of Vision Precision Holdings, has launched a “strategic franchise program” that will emphasize single- and multi-unit franchise opportunities in the “priority markets of Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas,” according to a My Eyelab announcement earlier this month.

Retail CX Expert, Ed King, to Kick Off VM LIVE ‘Minding the Store’ Event in Las Vegas Sept. 13

By dba Staff
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:10 PM NEW YORK—Ed King, a retail innovator and customer experience (CX) expert, will be the featured opening speaker at the VM LIVE session, “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience,” planned for Wednesday Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

National Vision Honors 115 Optometrists With Anniversary Milestone During Annual CE Symposium

By dba Staff
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:05 PM CHICAGO—At its annual continuing education symposium held here earlier this month, National Vision Inc. recognized 115 optometrists affiliated with the company for service milestones, which ranged from five to 25 years. The honorees were presented with awards in front of more than 700 of their optometry peers at an awards dinner, which was held during the retailer’s annual CE symposium.

Rx Optical Stays True to its Formula for Success and Adds New Offices at Measured Pace

By Mark Tosh
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:15 PM

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Rx Optical, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, has followed the same patient-first philosophy since its founding in 1947 here in Kalamazoo. That philosophy, coupled with slow-but-steady growth plans, has enabled the eyecare provider to become the leading eyecare provider in the state of Michigan with 53 offices across this state as well as Indiana.

For EyeCare Partners, a Steady Acquisition Pace Creates a Multi-State Medical Eyecare Model

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:10 PM

BALLWIN, Mo.—As new challenges arise for eyecare professionals—everything from the rising cost of information technology investment to an evolving health care landscape—the notion of swifter consolidation among both regional and independent ECP practices is gathering momentum.

FYidoctors Appoints Company Co-Founder Koo and IBM’s Trevisani to its Board

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:05 PM

CALGARY—FYidoctors, a leading Canadian eyecare company, has appointed two new members to its board of directors: IBM Canada president Dino Trevisani and Dr. Winston Koo, one of the original founders of the company.

VM Top 50 Gets a Makeover as Consolidation and Other Challenges Impact the Industry

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:20 PM

NEW YORK— It was a busy year in 2016 across the U.S. optical industry. Spurred by an active private equity community and an evolving competitive framework, consolidation was once again among the key business trends in the sector. Many independent and regional retail/practice groups came under the umbrella of new ownership, which led to a reshuffling among the larger retail players in the industry.

Stanton Optical Continues Expansion Efforts and Opens First Office in Mississippi

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:15 PM PALM SPRINGS, Fla.—Stanton Optical, an optical retailer owned by Vision Precision Holdings, continued its 2017 push into new markets late last month with the opening of the company’s first location in Mississippi.

Nominations Open for VM’s 2017 Most Influential Women in Optical

By dba Staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:10 PM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead.
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