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Exclusive Date: January 2017
Monday’s news of the historic merger between optical giants Essilor and Luxottica has held the industry’s focus this week, with conversation and speculation centered on what it will mean for the industry in general, and for the ECPs who work and practice within it.
As a follow-up, Eyecare Business spoke with an Essilor executive about how the company sees the merger benefitting optical, and when and if we’ll start seeing changes in the way the two companies operate.
Exclusive Date: December 2016
Our January issue breaks down how Gary Nguyen, O.D., creates a one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly experience for his patients at Eye Impact in Houston. Here, in a web-exclusive, he shares insider tips on the latest eyecare trends, key services to offer, and the best-selling brands at Eye Impact. Read on...
Exclusive Date: December 2016
What does the 2017-channeling crystal ball predict for the main optical product categories next year? Our December issue features a clearer picture of what the new year may hold for optical retail sales (frames, lenses, and contact lenses) to give you a stronghold on business planning for 2017.
Here, in a web-exclusive, we throw our crystal ball into the lens processing arena (both in-office and wholesale lab) and speak to experts about the future of that category. Read on….
Exclusive Date: December 2016
In our December issue, we feature a Q&A with Jim McGrann, CEO of VSP Global, in which he discusses his time on the hiking trail with visually impaired adventurer Bill Barkeley. Here, we bring you even more of his story…..
Exclusive Date: November 2016
Both Shane Palmer, co-owner of Green Eyewear Optical in Ontario, Canada, and Gary Nguyen, O.D, owner of Eye Impact in Houston, are firm believers in sustainability. And they definitely practice what they preach. Their efforts to have eco-friendly optical shops is the focus of this EB article.
But there's even more to the story. Read on here to learn more about what they do, and why.
Exclusive Date: October 2016
In honor of World Sight Day today, Oct. 13., OneSight aims to shed light on the vision care crisis by launching its #UNBLUR campaign, a digital movement constructed to unite the public in understanding the crisis and to help those lacking in vision care. Read on to get a link to a 360-degree video that shows OneSight’s work in action.
Exclusive Date: October 2016
A coalition of optometric companies and organizations is working together to support this year's World Sight Day Challenge, which is running now through October. World Sight Day is October 13. But the World Sight Day Challenge isn't just for big corporations. It's for practices, optical shops, and anybody who wants to help raise the level of vision care in the world. Read on to see how...
Exclusive Date: September 2016
This month, EB provided an update on online refractions and both the controversy surrounding them and the lobbying efforts against them. Plus, we asked two optometrists to try out the online service to see how it fared (hint: not well).
One of those optometrists, Christopher Wolfe, expanded on his experiences with Opternative and provided some strategies that practices can use to stay popular, relevant, and successful in the face of potential “disruptive” online technologies.
Read on for his thoughts…..
Exclusive Date: August 2016
It may be the “Biggest Little City in the World,” but Reno can now ALSO boast that it has the most eye-healthy residents in the country. Boise residents aren’t too shabby in that area, either. VSP has ranked the best and worst cities when it comes to getting regular eye exams. Read on to see if yours made the list....
Exclusive Date: August 2016
What’s it like to be female entrepreneur in the optical industry? Ever thought of what it takes to become a “Girl Boss?” Find out for yourself next month in Vegas.
The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) is providing yet another way to connect members to leaders with a panel discussion on the many paths to becoming a “girl boss.” It will happen at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, and will bring a roundtable of female entrepreneurs in the optical industry together to share their stories and provide inspiration to attendees.
Exclusive Date: August 2016
EB spent a day watching the Luxottica/OneSight team in action at the Fresh Air Fund summer camp in Fishkill, NY, and spoke with Luxottica Wholesale North America president Fabrizio Uguzzoni about why vision clinics like this are so important—to all parties. Read on for more....
Exclusive Date: July 2016
The 119th Annual American Optometric Association (AOA) Congress & 46th Annual American Optometric Student Association Conference—held June 29-July 3 in Boston, was a chance for camaraderie, education on the latest clinical advancements, and honoring the work of fellow O.D.s and students. Read on for more....
Exclusive Date: July 2016
Here, we offer up more information on available styles and collections to fill this growing need.
Exclusive Date: July 2016
In our July issue, we interview Stephanie Haenes about her views on eyewear and how she approaches business in her Art of Optiks stores in Minnesota. Are you going to be in her area? Discover Minneapolis like a local!
Haenes shares some of her favorite places to go and things to do in the city. Read on for more....
Exclusive Date: July 2016
Our July issue offers a peak into the future, as we asked several thought leaders from the optical industry where they predict eyewear and technology will bring us in the coming years. To offer a different view of what’s ahead, we asked a few outside retail consultants and executives to share their visions for tomorrow. Read on for some interesting insights….
Exclusive Date: June 2016
Today’s children (and adults) are relying so heavily on digital screens for their entertainment and even education that their young eyes are being challenged like never before. In our June issue, we asked some ECPs to weigh in on lens features that they recommend for young patients. Here, we present additional thoughts from two ECPs—and some additional stats on just how much of children’s time is spent on computers and digital devices.
Exclusive Date: June 2016
EB’s article on selling eyewear to kids provides some spot-on advice from kid-centric ECPs on meeting the unique challenges presented by young optical patients. Read on for a must-follow list of strategies to best service these young patients.
Exclusive Date: May 2016
The Mobile Vision Care Program has launched to affect academic achievement by providing free vision screenings and care to students. The new program and affiliated research study is a partnership between Verizon, OneSight, Smart Vision Labs, and the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry.
Exclusive Date: May 2016

National Sunglasses Day, celebrated annually by The Vision Council, is held to commemorate the importance of wearing ultraviolet-protective sunwear. Want to get involved? Here’s how:

Exclusive Date: May 2016
Millennials. AKA Generation Y.
They are now the largest demographic in the country (eeking out the baby boomers), and—because they are in their late 20s on average—they are just starting to come into their buying power.
As an addendum to our retail feature article on millennials this month, we present six ways to “court” the millennial customer/patient.
Exclusive Date: May 2016
This month, Eyecare Business revisits the basics of why we see—and perceive—color. It's a complicated subject. If you're still hungry for more info, read on for specifics of how rods and cones function. And, read about an island with the largest population of colorblind people.
Exclusive Date: May 2016
This month, Eyecare Business has a column on using live streaming (yep -- right onto the Internet!) to promote your business. To help even the neophyte streamer, we present 7 practical tips to help make your streams a screaming success. Read on for info....
Exclusive Date: April 2016
Prevent Blindness, the nation's oldest eye health and safety organization, has designated the month of May as UV Awareness Month. Read on for tips and resources for educating your patients about the importance of UV awareness and sparking a conversation about preventing long-term eye damage from the sun.
Exclusive Date: February 2016

Exclusive Date: February 2016
Our feature on Made-in-America eyewear spotlights how popular local products have become. The average American consumer is willing to pay up to 60% more for U.S.-made products, according to Boston Consulting Group’s Center for Consumer and Customer Insight. Read on for 5 hands-on ways to turn that home-grown appeal into fuel for your bottom line.
Exclusive Date: February 2016
EB has devoted a feature article to the growing popularity of Made-In-America eyewear. But the M-I-A lure doesn't necessarily stop at the frame. Though the majority of ophthalmic lenses are manufactured overseas, there are a few lens products manufactured in the U.S. Read on to learn more....
Exclusive Date: January 2016
How are you kicking off the New Year? Getting a new, fresh start for your optical business can be as important—if not more so—than your personal goals to eat right and exercise more. It’s not too late to get a plan in action.
Need ideas? EB spoke with several ECPs to find out their plans for the new year.
Read on.....
 
Exclusive Date: January 2016
New to Instagram? Thinking about starting an account for your practice or shop? Now's the perfect time to start, as Instagram is used by more than 400 million people worldwide. Many optical retailers have already jumped on the Instagram train, with great results.
Read on for our step-by-step guide to starting your own amazing Insta-presence.
Exclusive Date: December 2015
Makeup guru Bobbi Brown, who has an eponymous eyewear line through Safilo, spoke with Eyecare Business and shared insights on looking beautiful at every age in the right eyewear—and makeup. Bonus: These are great tips to share with your patients and customers.
Exclusive Date: December 2015
In the December issue, Eyecare Business brings you five "must-know" consumer trends that will be defining shopper behavior in the future. Here, we offer one more, a "bonus" trend to further help you align your business to meet future consumer needs.
Exclusive Date: October 2015
Earlier this year, ABB Optical Group asked ECPs to nominate charities in their communities that would be helped by a grant through the ABB Cares program. The nominations came in, and ABB Optical Group has awarded $14,000 in grants to several organizations. The services provided by these groups range from free eyecare to a therapeutic riding program for at-risk children, young adults, and veterans.
Exclusive Date: October 2015
In our October issue, our feature article, “Equipment Buying Checklist”  presents questions ECPs should consider before embarking on buying or upgrading in-office lab equipment. The equipment itself is just part of the decision. How to finance the purchase is another issue, with many pros and cons.
Lisa Hartley, vice president of Univest Capital, Inc. (Univest.net), weighs in on some financial questions facing ECPs during their purchasing decisions:
Exclusive Date: October 2015
In honor of World Sight Day, optical professionals and organizations throughout the industry are participating in a variety of events aimed at either raising awareness about the importance of eye heath, or raising funds for Optometry Giving Sight. One of them is Vision Source, which took on the World Sight Day Challenge with the goal of raising $1 million. Read on about others.
Exclusive Date: September 2015
Are you packing your bags for International Vision Expo West? It all begins Wednesday, Sept. 16 with industry meetings and the massive education program. Then from Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 17-19, the exhibit hall is open, the CE is flowing, and the special events are popping.
To help you get the most of your time on the floor and in the forums, Eyecare Business is presenting some “don’t-miss” opportunities in one easy spot.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out the VEW website for a complete, day-by-day explanation of special events, product demonstrations, and, of course, the CE program.
 
Exclusive Date: September 2015
The Vision Council announces a new Eyewear and Retail Technology Summit
Event for its members to be held in conjunction with Vision Expo West 2015 featuring panels of experts in 3D printing and online retailing. The event, presented by The Vision Council’s Sunglass & Reader and Eyewear & Accessories Divisions, will be held on Wednesday, September 16.
Exclusive Date: August 2015
Proof Eyewear and HELP International teamed up to serve the communities of El Salvador in Central America this summer. Members of both the Proof and HELP crews partnered up with a group of volunteers in executing projects relatied to economic development, environmental conservation, education, and visual health.
Exclusive Date: August 2015
Opti-Port, LLC, a national alliance of eye care providers, recently concluded its fourth annual managed care conference in Chicago. The 2015 workshop boasted a record number of attendees. Dr. John Rumpakis, president and CEO of Practice Resource Management, Inc., kicked off the program with a comprehensive assessment of the staff requirements and practical implications of implementing  the ICD-10 changeover. For the full story, click through
Exclusive Date: August 2015
ABB Optical Group, a national distributor of optical products, is now accepting applications for its second annual ABB Cares program. Designed to recognize outstanding community organizations across the country, eyecare professionals are invited to nominate non-profits for grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are due before Sept. 1.
Exclusive Date: July 2015
STATE Optical Co. is launching with an American-made collection designed for the doers, for the fiercely independent thinkers, for the tireless innovators that embody the true American spirit. Marc Franchi and Jason Stanley (formerly of Frieze Frames) built and head the IEM factory manufacturing STATE in Chicago. Independent thinkers like the Europa leadership brought frame manufacturing back to the U.S. STATE is designed by Blake Kuwahara, whose designs elevate eyewear to art. For the full story, click through
Exclusive Date: July 2015
As the ICD-10 deadline looms large, are you ready for the changes? Eyecare Business’ sister publication, Optometric Management, is offering a webinar by Peter J. Cass, O.D., on this hot topic that can settle your fears and help confirm you’re on the right path moving forward. The course is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Vision Source. For more information on the webinar, click through.
Exclusive Date: July 2015
Want to know if your retail location is the best it can be? Is it engaging enough? Inviting enough? Author and consultant Pam Danziger from Unity Marketing offers this self-test for retailers.
Danziger is the author of "Shopping: Why We Love It and How Retailers Can Create the Ultimate Customer Experience." Read on to answer a few questions about your retail set-up, and get her suggestions on how to make your shop really POP!
Exclusive Date: July 2015
Younger Optics recently released its new Camber lens design, representing what it refers to as a breakthrough in the way lens design utilizes multiple lens curves on both sides of the lens to provide a more precise vision correction.
According to Younger, the continuously changing surface curvature of the specially designed lens blank allows expanded reading zones with improved peripheral vision. When combined with a sophisticated back surface digital design, both surfaces work together to accommodate an expanded Rx range, offer better cosmetics (flatter) for many prescriptions, and yield user-preferred near vision performance.
David Rips, Younger’s CEO, spoke with Eyecare Business about the technology behind the lens, and how it can benefit wearers. We started the conversation in the July issue of Eyecare Business. You can read an expanded version here.
 
Exclusive Date: June 2015
It's summertime, but school is still in for eyecare practitioners who want to continue their education. Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB OPTICAL GROUP, is pleased to offer eyecare practitioners several educational opportunities during the months of July and August. The courses, which include "Physical Security Standards Webinar" and "Frame Selection Workshop" are open to PEN members and non-members as well. For more information, click through...
Exclusive Date: June 2015
Transitions Optical, Inc., is partnering with fashion icon and “Project Runway” host Tim Gunn to inspire people to see life – and fashion – through a new lens. Throughout the collaboration, Gunn will provide fashion tips and motivation to help people see fashion differently and ultimately feel confident in developing their very own style. Gunn recently held a conversation with fashion editors and Eyecare Business about his decision to work with Transitions Optical and how lens function can blend seamlessly with fashion-forward style. For the full exclusive interview, click through...
Exclusive Date: June 2015
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for her perfomance as Selina Meyer on the HBO political comedy series, Veep. here she wears DVF595S sunglasses from Marchon
Exclusive Date: May 2015
Envision will hold its 10th annual Assistive Technology Camps for students who are blind or visually impaired. The weeklong residential programs provide technology and training essential for the participants' educational success, competing for jobs, and achieving greater independence. For more information, on the camps this summer, click through.
Exclusive Date: May 2015
May is Healthy Vision Month, and in recognition :DentalPlans conducted a SmileMeter survey that shows 34 percent of national respondents selected the eyes as their preferred facial feature. For the full infographic, click through.
Exclusive Date: May 2015
According to the IRS, theft is deductible in regards to loss of inventory, repairs to leased property, and some specific theft situations. For more details, read on...
Exclusive Date: May 2015
Singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor’s career is skyrocketing due to her chart busting single “All About the Bass.” This week she's a hit in Valentino style V695S sunglasses from Marchon.
Exclusive Date: May 2015
At Silmo 2015, the focus will be on renewal. For its next edition, scheduled to take place from September 25-28, 2015 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, the World Optical Fair is adopting a more retail-oriented approach. Organized around four themes, it is also revamping its communication strategy by launching a high impact campaign. For a full picture of the changes, read on...
Exclusive Date: April 2015
As a follow up to the One Obsession Campaign, last Friday, Oakley opened the first of three brand hubs in LA. “Oakley In Residence: Los Angeles” is a creative hangout space and pop-up skate park to explore, participate and celebrate a shared obsession for creativity in skate. For the full story, click through...
 
Exclusive Date: April 2015
In our April issue, we reported on several exciting developments regarding “smart eyewear” that were unveiled at Vision Expo East. Among them was Project Genesis, an eyewear-embedded device that tracks health and fitness issues and the first wearable tech device to be 100% created by VSP Global.
Eyecare Business spoke with Leslie Muller and Jay Sales, who head up Project Genesis, about the device and its possible role in healthcare.
Exclusive Date: April 2015
In our April issue, Luxottica Wholesale North America president Holly Rush shared her business insights with the readers of Eyecare Business. In this web exclusive expanded story, we share the complete responses and interview.
Exclusive Date: April 2015
William A. Monaco, O.D., M.S.Ed., Ph.D., FAAO, associate dean of Salus University’s Graduate Programs in Biomedicine and associate director of Public Health programs, has received the Orion Award from the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS). The Orion Award, the organization’s highest honor is awarded to AFOS members who have made the most significant contributions to the Society and the study of optometry.
Exclusive Date: March 2015
A joint global meeting recently held in Sydney, Australia at the Brien Holden Vision Institute which included scientists, researchers, eye care professional leaders and representatives of the World Health Organization discussed the increasing prevalence of myopia and its impact on the world.
Exclusive Date: March 2015
As part of April's designation as Women's Eye Health and Safety Month, Prevent Blindness has created the program See Jane See: Women's Healthy Eyes Now. Recommendations for good eye health include: quitting smoking, taking supplements, getting aware of your family history, and more...click through for more healthy vision recommendations.
Exclusive Date: March 2015
The CEO of Safilo, Luisa Delgado shares her exclusive insights on the individual house brands offered by the company and the patients who are targeted as the ideal wearers of each line.
Exclusive Date: February 2015
As optical professionals, you have patients and customers in front of you all day. But will you be prepared when something out of the ordinary happens—like a life-threatening medical emergency?
It happened to Dale Thompson, licensed optician and owner of Precise Eyewear Frame Repair in Cincinnati.
Exclusive Date: December 2014
In our December print issue (see digital edition above), Eyecare Business asks the leaders of the some biggest lens companies about their predictions for the future of the lens market. In this Web Exclusive, we continue the discussion with even more thoughts and predictions.
Exclusive Date: October 2014
Overexposure to blue light (aka high-energy visible light) is potentially dangerous to the eye. Though it has some beneficial qualities—namely coordinating our circadian rhythm and helping with mood—recent research is indicating that blue light can be damaging to the macula.
In this day of ubiquitous digital devices and screens, which emit high levels of blue light, blue light is becoming a focus in the eyecare field. What’s the deal with blue light and why should you be talking to your patients about it (and blue light filtering lens products)? We asked two optometrists for their thoughts.
 
Exclusive Date: September 2014
Typical turns run six months to a year, and if a product doesn’t sell, it’s returned to the vendor for credit. But look a little deeper and you’ll see creative ways to move product.
Exclusive Date: June 2014
An old-fashioned diner and the independent eyecare provider: what's the connection? Best Image Optical's Mark Dolobany sends a message from the road about how his retro dining experience is a reminder of the high-quality experience offered by independent eyecare professionals. Read on for his reflections.
Exclusive Date: June 2014
Retailers in all channels have been integrating tablets on the sales floor over the past few years. Though their use, especially with larger, upscale stores, may have been initially for POS and placing orders quickly for customers, that use has morphed into a retail tool that is being used by global retail brands for floor management, sales, and customer education.
And optical is keeping pace with this trend.
Exclusive Date: May 2014
Tune in to FOX tonight for the season finale of American Idol to find out which contestant will win!
Exclusive Date: April 2014
These days, dogs are constant companions, and shoppers expect their four-legged friends to be welcome just as much as their human hosts. Wondering if doggie "shoppers" are a good fit for your practice, well it's a question many retailers are wrestling with right now. In this web exclusive, we share a who's who list for the world of pet-friendly retail and dining establishments.
Exclusive Date: March 2014
A World Sight Day mission gives a little girl a lot of help. Zeiss' Great Lakes lab created a special pair of high-plus eyeglasses that are helping a 19-month-old girl, Lainey, to gain some of her vision after being born with detached retinas in each eye. For more information about this heart-warming story read her story here. To help little Lainey, visit http://www.gofundme.com/6f3yxg.
Exclusive Date: March 2014
The moving drama "12 Years a Slave" from director Steve McQueen earned the Oscar this year for best picture and best supporting actress award for Lupita Nyong'o. Read on for insights on the eyewear stylings for the brilliant actors involved in the production.
Exclusive Date: February 2014
Will this be Bradley Cooper's year to shine, or will he be the bridesmaid once again, this time for his well-coiffed work in the ensemble piece American Hustle? Last year, Cooper won accoclades, but no Oscar statue from the Academy. Read on for style insights on the handsome star.
Exclusive Date: February 2014
Decked out and dazzling, Jennifer Lawrence continues gaining critical recognition with her acting prowess on film and charming red carpet watchers with her joie de vivre. What's she wearing to protect her beautiful eyes? Click through for the inside scoop...
Exclusive Date: December 2013
Marcolin finalizes its acquisition of VIVA International from HVHC Inc., creating what company representatives call "the ideal conditions for bringing a relevant and value added product offering with a worldwide distribution network to the market."
Exclusive Date: November 2013
Dealing with the phasing out of Armani and currency challenges, Safilo's new CEO, Safilo's board has reviewed and approved the results from thirdter and the first nine months of the year. According to the company: "Building on the encouraging results in the first six months of 2013, Safilo’s business made further progress in the third quarter.
Organic growth effectively offset the double negative impact on Net Sales resulting from the termination of the significant brands phased out in 2012 on the one side, and the depreciation of several key currencies versus the Euro on the other.
At constant exchange rates, sales were up 2.9% in the third quarter, whilst being in line with last year for the first nine months of 2013.
The Group’s gross and operating profit continued to grow in the third quarter from the same period of 2012, by 180 and 50 basis points respectively. Combined with a decline in net interest expenses, this has enabled Safilo to report a profit in the third quarter for the first time since 2007.
At the end of September net debt had fallen further compared with 30 June 2013, reflecting positive cash flows during the quarter. This has reduced the adjusted2 financial leverage to 1.5 times."
Exclusive Date: November 2013
Essilor International and Costa Inc. have announced the signature of an agreement for the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Costa Inc., a US leader in high-performance sunglasses. Previously known as A.T. Cross, Lincoln, RI-based Costa Inc. (NASDAQ: ATX) designs, assembles and markets sunglasses under the Costa® and Native® brands. It is expected to report approximately $100 million in revenue in 20131.
Exclusive Date: October 2013
Fueled by backing from European private equity firm PAI Partners, Marcolin SpA has announced the aquisition of Viva International from HVHC, the holding coming for Visionworks of America, Davis Vision and Viva. The agreement is expected to be settled in the next few months, representatives from the companies note.
Exclusive Date: September 2013
Prevent Blindness America and the Children’s Vision Massachusetts coalition are pleased to announce that they are recipients of a 5-year, $235,000 grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to fund the children’s sight-saving project, “Healthy Eyes Healthy Futures Massachusetts.”

Exclusive Date: August 2013
Wondering how to give your kids sports-oriented eyewear and sunwear sales a boost? This web-exclusive article provides four starting points to engage patients—and their parents—in the race for better sports vision. For example, have you thought about whether your inventory is sufficient to make the optimal level of sales? “We’ve found the more you carry the more you’re going to sell,” says Gary King, owner of The Optical Center, in Burlington, Vermont. “And, if you don’t put in a good collection you’re simply just not going to sell them. It’s not a huge investment to put in a couple of dozen sports frames and sunglasses.” Click for the full story and to start moving your eyewear sales into the fast lane.
Exclusive Date: August 2013
Vision Source board of directors  announced Glenn D. Ellisor, O.D., will transition from chairman and chief executive officer to executive chairman of the corporation effective immediately, and Jim Greenwood will assume the role of president and chief executive officer.
(Shown here, Glenn D. Ellisor, O.D., executive chairman)
Exclusive Date: August 2013
Jordan Romero is the ultimate extreme kid. He stood on top of the world, having climbed to the summit of Mount Everest, when he was just 13. As such, Romero holds the world record as the youngest person to have summited the world’s highest peak. He’s also climbed to the top of the rest of the world’s Seven Summits—the highest mountains on each continent—including Mount Blanc, Kilimanjaro, McKinley, Aconcagua, and others). His adventure continues today with the Find YOUR Everest Tour (http://www.jordanromero.com/b-i-g-tour/), in which he and his family are travelling around the country climbing the highest peaks in each state and inspiring kids to get outside and be more active. Eyecare Business caught up with Romero, now 16, to learn more about the Tour plus this active kid’s amazing accomplishments.
Exclusive Date: August 2013
Designer Mathieu Lehanneur has been named this year's SILMO D'OR awards president of the jury.
Exclusive Date: July 2013
Gunnar Optiks goes for the gamers in a new distribution deal with GameStop. Offering two models that can be Rx'ed by optical labs, the eyewear taps into an audience filled with potential users who are prime candidates for computer vision syndrome.
The Intercept and Vayper models will roll out at 450 GameStop stores, with the doors expected to expand based on sell-through, company representatives note.
Exclusive Date: June 2013
Whether racing mountain bikes on the snow at the Winter X Games or exploring extreme automobile racing, Bret Hunter combines sports and optical.
Exclusive Date: April 2013
A web-exclusive expansion of Eyecare Business' April news story about The Vision Loans Program.
Exclusive Date: March 2013
Here is a look at some of the buying groups throughout the U.S., along with some of their specifics. For more on both buying groups and alliances, go to the May issue of Eyecare Business.
Exclusive Date: March 2013
Transitions Optical, Inc., has announced that, for the second straight year, it will be the Official Sponsor of Sightseeing™ through a program focused on educating consumers about how they can enhance their visual experience.
Exclusive Date: February 2013
Glen Plake has a very distinctive style. Highly hip, brightly colored clothing and a towering Mohawk are his trademarks, but his penchant for the extreme doesn’t end there. Plake is a veteran extreme skier, a ski film star, and a ski mountaineer that is an icon in the world of skiing.
Exclusive Date: December 2012
This month, VSP Optics Group launches otto (One Touch to Optical), an iPad app that serves not only as a measuring tool, but as a virtual optician’s assistant. It goes beyond taking pictures of the patient to capture all necessary measurements to handle such tasks as patient check-in and order processing. It also helps with product consultation and allows opticians to immediately check on product availability and compatibility, and tracks the process of each patient throughout the exam and/or dispensing process.
Exclusive Date: November 2012
With so many shops opening, it has become difficult to keep track of the who, what, where, and when of it all. To help put things in perspective, here's a roundup of some of the key players in the luxury boutique expansion
Exclusive Date: October 2009
How one optometrist built his business by boldly going where no man has gone before
Exclusive Date: September 2005
In this issue of Eyecare Business, we discussed the ins and outs of window display with experts from the optical and display industries. Here are the answers to an additional pair of questions.
Exclusive Date: August 2005
There are some key times in a person's life when they are actively seeking ways to change their appearance such as getting contact lenses, including mile markers in their life that signal a style change
Exclusive Date: July 2005
When it comes to selecting a tinting unit there are more considerations then just 'will it heat up my dyes'?
Exclusive Date: July 2005
ECPs say that while high-index lenses are rapidly becoming a lens-of-choice, they also caution that not everyone is cutout for high-index. These red flags may signal recommendation away from high-index:
Exclusive Date: June 2005
One of the best ways to reach the 5 to 10 year old demographic is through schools. Here are some key ways in which ECPs are capitalizing on the school day to build their business.

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