Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:00 PM
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.—Even in the face of slimmer margins and reimbursements, 60-year-old regional retailer, Eyecarecenter has been able to maintain a successful growth strategy by making only a few minor adjustments that have had little impact on its medical model.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:30 PM
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.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:00 PM
LAS VEGAS—How optical retailers are "Digitizing the Store" will be the subject of a special two-hour VM LIVE program taking place in Las Vegas' famed Venetian Hotel.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:06 AM
Decide today. Am I in the sports eyewear business or not? The best way to fail is to go into it halfway.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:12 AM
SCRANTON, PA.—After instituting doctor-driven dispensing, complete with a pager system similar to those used while waiting for a table at a restaurant, along with other promotional efforts,
Northeastern Eye Institute
saw a substantial uptick in sales for this optical group in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:09 AM
It's been a controversy for some time now, but online optical retailing has slowly and steadily become a small but growing part of this business.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:03 AM
NEW YORK—Comparing pre-Great Recession eyewear and eyecare trends with those from last year shows that the U.S. vision care industry is back on the upswing.
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM
Eye-Trepreneur Norman Childs’ growing group of optical locations leads off this month’s e-newsletter, “dba: Doing Business in Optical’s Local Markets.”
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:30 PM
The economy's continued sluggishness has not kept these savvy regional retailers from strategically adding locations they've purchased outright or built anew from the ground up.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:12 AM
PITTSBURGH—After 37 years in optical retailing, all but two of them running his own company, Norman Childs has doubled his eyewear and eyecare business over the last three years. Most recently, he opened two new optical shops—an
in Cleveland and a
3 Guys Optical
in the Pittsburgh area—both on the same day, March 1, 2014.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:09 AM
The economy's continued sluggishness has not kept these savvy regional retailers from strategically adding locations they've purchased outright or built anew from the ground up. This month, the following multiple-location optical operations describe their recent and planned expansions along with the factors influencing their reasons for growing in the current marketplace.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:03 AM
Your team is your biggest asset. We recently heard a story (one we've heard numerous times before) about a patient who will no longer go to a doctor they love because the front desk staff was rude and unaccommodating.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:00 AM
With specific data comparing the patient experience at independent optometric locations versus chains,
Jobson Optical Research
"2013 Adult Consumer Eye Exam Experience"
includes extensive information related to consumer perceptions and attitudes toward the overall eye exam experience.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Hiring new employees can be one of the most frustrating or rewarding parts of being in business.
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM
How do regional optical retailers educate employees? Do they participate in having staff certified?