Friday, September 23, 2016 12:30 AM
PLAINVILLE, Mass.—Hilco Vision
is expanding its presence in Europe through the acquisition of two Netherlands-based optical companies, Optiplus
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:30 AM
LAS VEGAS—As the preliminary numbers roll in, Vision Expo West “has been labeled a success with increased attendance and reports of strong sales from exhibitors.”
Friday, September 9, 2016 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—As online purchases of eyewear increase, optical retailers and eyecare professionals are seeking new ways to attract and retain customers, as well as compete with each other. Many are investing in new technologies that promise to enhance the customer experience.
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:21 AM
BOSTON—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
(ASCO) bestowed several honors at its annual luncheon held here earlier this week during Optometry’s Meeting. Among these were the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Morris Berman; the Industry Leadership Award to R. Mike Daley, The Vision Council; and two ASCO Rising Star honorees, Dr. Nathan Lighthizer, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, and Dr. Nicole Ross, New England College of Optometry.
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:15 AM
This year’s Best in Class optometry students are as big-hearted as they are intelligent. Coming from different walks of life, they have lent their time to tutoring underclassmen, voluntarily organized Easter egg hunts, and even traveled to South America, all in hopes of helping those in need.
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:27 AM
BIRMINGHAM, U.K.— The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) announced that is has contracted with the Mark Allen Group (MAG) to manage Optrafair
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research’s
latest report, the 2016 Children’s Eyewear MarketPulse, explores the children's optical industry and outlines consumer buying patterns for distinct age categories within the Infants, Kids, Tweens & Teens segments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.