National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Kicks Off Fourth Year

By dba Staff
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:15 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch. The number of visitors to the site is expected to reach 3 million by years’ end, according to an announcement from the organization.

[Partner Post] Getting Help to Go Digital at Bard Optical

By Jobson Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:10 PM

When Diana Hall, president of Bard Optical in Peoria, Illinois, decided to explore the opportunities of offering free-form customized lenses, she knew her selection of a lens vendor and equipment supplier would have a significant impact on her practice and patients. To make sure that impact was both positive and profitable, she decided to rely on trusted industry resources to help her navigate the difficult choices ahead.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2016

By dba Staff
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:05 PM

Registration has opened for Vision Expo West in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17). Registration for education courses is also open.

Recruiting Challenges Lead to a Growing Temporary Work Force

By Hedley Lawson
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:15 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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tired Eyes From Digital Device Use Impacting Consumers

By dba Staff
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:05 PM

NEW YORK—As digital device usage crescendos among adults, many ECPs and vision care companies are sharing information and developing new products designed to help reduce eye fatigue and eye strain caused by this 21st century phenomenon.

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.

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