EyeRock Welcomes Optometry Student Support for Spring Fundraiser

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—While much of the country is battling winter weather, organizers of the EyeRock concert are busy preparing for the popular spring fundraiser.

University of Pikeville-Kentucky Will Begin Recruitment for Inaugural Class

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:21 AM PIKEVILLE, K.Y.—The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) will begin recruiting its inaugural class for Fall 2016.

Dr. Nick Despotidis Is Guest on Feb. 10 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, February 8, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Nick Despotidis, OD, will be the guest on the Feb. 10 episode of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

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.

Southern College of Optometry Names New Vice President of Academic Affairs

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:21 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Dr. J. Bart Campbell has been appointed vice president of academic affairs at Southern College of Optometry. Campbell has been serving as interim VP since March 2015.

National Think About Your Eyes Campaign Wraps Up Record Breaking Year

By Staff
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes campaign has wrapped up its record breaking 2015 efforts, reaching more consumers and producing more eye exams than ever before.

Dr. Dori Carlson Is Guest on Feb. 3 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, February 1, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— Full-time OD and mother, Dori Carlson, OD, will be the guest on the Feb. 3 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Johnson & Johnson 4Q Sales Drop 2.4 Percent, But U.S. Vision Care Sales Grow

By Staff
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:23 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced sales of $17.8 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015, a decrease of 2.4 percent as compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

Topcon Corporation Forms a Strategic Alliance With EMR Supplier ifa Systems AG

By Staff
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:15 AM TOKYO—Topcon Corporation, has acquired 50.1 percent shares of ifa systems AG, a company listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Germany.

Vision Expo East to Feature Enhanced Education Content

By Staff
Monday, January 25, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—International Vision Expo & Conference has made additions to its learning formats and expanded content for all ECPs for the upcoming Vision Expo East in April.

EyeXam’s Dr. Nikki Iravani Is Guest on Jan. 27 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, January 25, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.— EyeXam founder and CEO, Dr. Nikki Iravani will be the guest on the Jan. 27 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice

December 2015 OBB Rating Shows Slight Increase from November 2015

By Staff
Friday, January 22, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research, which gauges the attitudes about their business and their business outlook among independent eyecare professionals, shows that the overall optical business rating for December 2015 increased to 3.93 from a November 2015 rating of 3.80.

Lewis Reich, OD, Ph.D, Named Southern College of Optometry President

By Staff
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:21 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The board of trustees at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) has appointed Professor Lewis Reich, OD, Ph.D., as the institution’s new president. Reich has been serving as interim president since March 2015.

Year of The Customer Experience

By Marge Axelrad with contributions from Robert Burke
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Keeping up with the changing consumer and the new competitive environment will be as challenging as ever in 2016. However, the broadening of definitions of what comprises a positive “customer experience” will pose more opportunities for optical retailers and ECPs to find ways to provide a satisfactory and compelling buying and patient interaction—across both brick and “click” channels, experts say.

Customer Loyalty Is Tied to CX: Understanding ‘Net Promoter Scores’

By Marge Axelrad with contributions from Robert Burke
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:29 AM Thousands of companies and brands, large and small, have been able to tap into what’s become known as “The Ultimate Question:” Would you recommend this business to a friend?
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