Wade Delk Joins Staff of International Eyecare Organization

By Staff
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:18 AM ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) has appointed Wade Delk as the executive director of the Center for Organizational Management (CFOM), an association management company (AMC), and as JCAHPO’s director of public affairs.

Walman Elects Two New Board Members

By Staff
Monday, February 22, 2016 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman, based here, announced that Mildred Curtis and Jon Dymit have been elected to its board of directors. They replace recent retirees Al Willenbring, Craig Giles and Mark Parker.

NovaBay Sales Rise in 3Q

By Staff
Friday, November 20, 2015 12:23 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY) reported total net sales of $1.2 million for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2015, up from $152,000 for the third quarter of 2014.

AOAExcel Partners With Bank of America to Offer Customized Financial Lending for Member ODs

By Staff
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—AOAExcel, a member benefit of the American Optometric Association (AOA) that offers products and services to help ODs manage the business side of optometry, has recently partnered with Bank of America Practice Solutions (BAPS) to offer financing solutions for ODs.

American Board of Optometry Names Interim Executive Director, Changes Eligibility Requirements

By Staff
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has named James Vaught, OD, interim executive director.

MESVision’s Shappet to Serve as Interim NAVCP Chair After VSP Global President/CEO McGrann Steps Down

By Staff
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:21 AM CHICAGO—The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) has named MESVision CEO Aspasia Shappet chairwoman after the board’s vote of confidence at its annual strategic planning meeting held here last month.

Opticians Association of America Names Kentucky Optician Sandy Brown President

By Staff
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:18 AM NASHVILLE—Sandy Brown, a licensed optician practicing in Kentucky, was elected president of the Opticians Association of America (OAA) at the organization’s recent OptiCon conference.

Rights of Employees When it Comes to Religious Wear at Work

By By Hedley Lawson, Jr.
Monday, July 27, 2015 7:00 AM NEW YORK—With increasing frequency, I am called by a client company or a prospective client to ask about the rights of employees to wear religious articles at work. After a brief discussion, I inform them that employers cannot generally enforce a policy prohibiting employees from wearing articles of religious importance at work.

Carl Zeiss Vision Names New President, SVP Independent Eyecare Professionals

By Staff
Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Carl Zeiss Vision Inc. announced today that Jens Boy will become its new president and head of the North American organization of the Zeiss Vision Care business group, effective August 1.

Small Firms Not Among the Growing Self-Insurance Movement

By By Hedley Lawson, Jr.
Monday, July 20, 2015 1:26 PM NEW YORK—U.S. small businesses have not followed the same path of bigger firms by starting to self-insure their medical benefits to avoid the costs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to recent research findings by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Marcolin USA Names Ben Wolf Senior VP, Optical Sales

By Staff
Friday, July 3, 2015 12:27 AM SOMERVILLE, N.J.—Marcolin USA announced that Ben Wolf has been appointed senior vice president of sales for the optical channel, reporting to CEO Fabrizio Gamberini.

Alcon Appoints Di Filippo New Head for Alcon U.S. Surgical

By Staff
Friday, July 3, 2015 12:24 AM FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon  appointed Jim Di Filippo as the new head for Alcon U.S. Surgical, filling the position held by Seba Leoni, who was appointed to the new role of global head, surgical suite, Alcon Global Franchise.

Matthias Metz Takes Over as Head of Zeiss’s Vision Care Business

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:24 AM AALEN, Germany—Matthias Metz, PhD, a member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG, takes over the leadership of Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH today.

Frameri Hires Greg Lechner, a Former Luxottica Executive, as New COO

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:21 AM CINCINNATI—Frameri, a Cincinnati-based company that makes eyewear with interchangeable frames and lenses, has hired Greg Lechner as chief operating officer.

Tips for Hiring Managers on Avoiding Improper Job Interview Questions

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:02 PM A recent survey of more than 2,100 hiring and human resource managers throughout the U.S. who responded to a survey sponsored by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll Online, found that approximately 20 percent of hiring managers reported that they have asked an interview question only to find out later that the question possibly violated the law.
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