John Sailer

John Sailer, Senior Editor

John covers news and feature coverage of national and regional optical retailers, managed vision care organizations, software systems and technology. He works closely with other members of the VM editorial staff to monitor developments in online optical retailing and other industry issues. John is the editor for dba, a monthly e-newsletter profiling successful local and regional retail/optometric businesses while addressing their decision-making needs. He is also a Co-Editor, for High Visibility, with Deirdre Carroll, on VisionMonday.com. Contact John at jsailer@jobson.com.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM “Whether we help grandma read to her grandchildren or help a child of five read for the first time, that’s what it’s all about.” Lauren Branch, 2015 Apollo Award winner.

Left to Their Own Devices

By John Sailer
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM It says I can go blind from this!” That’s what one cataract patient concluded after reading all of the information made available to them, as recounted by one of the optometrists in this issue’s cover story about technologies that enable ECPs to automate their patients’ education.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together,” Laura Angelini, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care president, North America.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM “Most in health care finance agree that a delay of ICD-10’s Oct. 1, 2015, deadline is a long shot, but there’s still time to prepare for the inevitable.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “There is a movement toward quality in health care and penalties to pay for not achieving it.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM Optometric Physician’s Art Epstein, OD, FAAO, “Kindness triumphs and every day is a new beginning with an opportunity to change the world for the better.”

Living in a Digital World

By John Sailer
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 AM Much of the material we cover in Vision Monday lately—Millennials, e-commerce, electronic health records (EHRs), etc.—has one thing in common, a comfort and reliance on digital information.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM “With the help of electronic health records, outcomes-based health care is coming fast; ECPs must adapt or see their reimbursements decrease.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, January 19, 2015 7:21 PM “Millennials have favorite brands, and your goal is to be a favorite brand, according to author Jeff Fromm.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM “While 80 percent of Chinese students suffer from myopia, only 20 percent of Chinese citizens have access to proper eyecare, according to the Vision Impact Institute.”

Eyewear Vending? It Could Happen!

By John Sailer
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM For brick-and-mortar retailers who think e-tailing, showrooming and other forms of multichannel retailing are creating an unfair competitive environment, consider the possibility of eyewear vending machines. While

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM “With 8,000 Boomers turning 60 every day, will low vision and nutraceuticals stop skirting the periphery and finally become an integral part of optometry?”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM “It’s clear from some prominent recent acquisitions that major retailers are investing heavily in the future of optical e-commerce.” jsailer@jobson.com

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 AM “Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast” . . . Like this Bob Dylan lyric, a Day in the Life of Optical seems to be over just as soon as it’s begun.
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