Living the Eye Life

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:30 AM Despite the flexibility offered by the optometric profession, “new” ODs are not without their challenges when entering the work force ranging from student debt to a lack of business skills. Yet, even in the face of these obstacles, the leaders of this cohort are able to adapt and succeed, as exemplified by the 10 young optometrists VM spoke to for this story.

New ODs Step Out of the Exam Room to Connect With the Community

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:29 AM Of course, connecting with the community can—and should—happen inside the exam room as well as out. Involvement in the community, whether through optometric associations or local neighborhood groups, is both a personal choice and a networking tool that many young ODs are proponents of. Here are some ways they’re getting involved.

Rewards of Membership

By Staff
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:30 AM The rise of ECP alliances and buying groups in the last several years has occurred in direct proportion to the waves of competitive business and practice profitability challenges facing independent eyecare professionals in the U.S.

Essilor Steps Up Its Support of Independents

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:29 AM Essilor’s acquisition of two major independent optometry groups in the past eight months, Vision Source and PERC/IVA, is evidence of its new, more assertive stance in an increasingly competitive segment of the vision care market. Although some industry observers have voiced concerns that the purchase of independent optometry groups by one of the industry’s largest suppliers will limit the groups’ autonomy, Essilor executives said the company is simply strengthening its longstanding support for independent ODs.

Block Business Group Premiers VisionLive.TV

By Staff
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:15 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Block Business Group, a leading group purchasing organization for eyecare professionals, is announcing the premier of VisionLive.TV, a new live streaming internet television program for the eyecare industry.

SECO 2016 to Deliver the ‘Big Picture’ of Optometric Practices

By Staff
Monday, February 15, 2016 12:27 AM ATLANTA—SECO 2016, scheduled to take place here from Feb. 24 to 28, promises to deliver a look at the big picture of optometric practice—from cutting-edge scientific advancements to hands-on learning labs to Team-Centered Learning courses, optometrists and their optometric staffs will walk away with a better understanding of what it means to be an ECP.

Younger Optics and Transitions Optical Announce Accredited Two-Seminar Tour

By Staff
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:18 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Optical and Younger Optics will be touring the country this spring with a free continuing education program for eyecare professionals.

Hoya Vision Care North America Acquires Nexus Vision Group

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:15 PM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care announced today the acquisition of Nexus Vision Group, headquartered in Grove City, Ohio, and its affiliated laboratory partners in five states. The purchase price was not announced.

Opticians Association of America Opens Nominations for State Leader of the Year Award

By Staff
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:18 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 State Leader of the Year award.

Opticians Association of America to Hold Leadership Conference Jan 21 to 23, 2016

By Staff
Friday, November 20, 2015 12:18 AM SAN ANTONIO—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) 2015 Leadership Conference will take place here, Jan. 21 to 23, 2016 at the Hotel Contessa.

What Are You Wearing? / Brooklyn Spectacles

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM Jenny’s family has been in the optical business for as long as she can remember, so she fell in love with the industry at a young age. She wanted to learn the ins and outs from the people she trusted most and knew she wanted to create an element that would connect the customer more directly with brands. That led to the opening of Luxeye stores and the recent launch of Brooklyn Spectacles.

#HerStory

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:10 AM NEW YORK—Coming up with a theme for this Special Report year after year is no easy task. Some of us on the editorial team have been profiling optical’s Influential Women since VM’s Special Report began way back in 2003. The challenge is always the same: finding a theme that is fresh and dynamic, like the Influential Women themselves.

Executive Suite

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:09 AM

Rising Stars

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:08 AM

Mentors

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:07 AM
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