2020 News Archive

  • ECPs Get Back to Business + Report Rebound Plans in EB Covid-19 + ECPs Survey Wave #4

    Friday May 29, 2020

    Eyecare Business’s Covid-19 + ECPs Survey Wave #4 reveals several key directions and strategies that eyecare professionals across the country are taking.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday May 28, 2020

    May 28, 2020 — Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry and beyond are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • Vision Community Launches Reopeneyecare.com

    Thursday May 21, 2020

    May 21, 2020 — Members of the vision community have teamed up to curate a new website designed to help eyecare professionals navigate the reopening process amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Wednesday May 20, 2020

    May 20, 2020 — Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry and beyond are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • Luxottica Interview: Fabrizio Uguzzoni, President Wholesale N.A., on New Initiatives for ECPs

    Monday May 18, 2020

    May 18, 2020 — The Luxottica North America leader sits down exclusively with EB’s Editor-in-Chief Erinn Morgan to share an inside look at how the company has pivoted to help eyecare professionals navigate the Covid-19 crisis, including key programs and actionable offerings.

  • The Vision Council Releases Results from April Covid-19 Optical Impact Consumer Study

    Friday May 15, 2020

    May 15, 2020 — The Vision Council continues to track consumer sentiment trends relating to eye exams and optical purchases.

  • A New Way of Saying Hello

    Thursday May 14, 2020

    May 14, 2020 — In the face of Covid-19, there is much that needs to be addressed in caring for patients before they even get into the exam room. Here, we dive into eight points to consider.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday May 14, 2020

    May 14, 2020 — Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry and beyond are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday May 7, 2020

    May 7, 2020 — CooperVision is offering complimentary contact lens refills, Maui Jim has introduced a "Nominate a Hero" program, and more. Here we share some recent initiatives to help ECPs, and the public, weather these turbulent times amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday April 30, 2020

    April 30, 2020 — Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry and beyond are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • Reopening? Here’s Where to Find Guidance on Directives

    Thursday April 30, 2020

    April 30, 2020 — The good news is there are a lot of starting-back-up resources available to optometric practices. The bad news is...well, the same thing.

  • Reopening Amidst the Great Unknown

    Friday April 24, 2020

    April 24, 2020 — The road to reopening remains muddied, to say the least. Optometrists across the country that we spoke with recently agree you can’t just walk the old walk.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday April 23, 2020

    April 23, 2020 — Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry and beyond are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • The COVID-19 + ECPs Study Wave #2 Results

    Friday April 17, 2020

    April 17, 2020 — EB presents the COVID-19 + ECPs Focus Group Study Wave #2 results, which help clearly define the current situation and ECP mindset during this health crisis across the country and around the world.

  • COVID-19 Industry Resources

    Thursday April 16, 2020

    April 16, 2020 — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • Vision Expo Launches Virtual EYE2EYE Series

    Tuesday April 14, 2020

    April 14, 2020 — Vision Expo is launching a Virtual EYE2EYE Series, starting April 15, taking place on a weekly basis with a new topic every Wednesday and Friday.

  • Contact Lens Wear and COVID-19

    Monday April 13, 2020

    April 14, 2020 — A newly released peer-reviewed paper shares information on the safety of contact lens wear amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Zeiss Launches Virtual Trade Show Experience

    Monday April 13, 2020

    April 13, 2020 — As the eyecare industry pivots to virtual activities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Zeiss Vision Care has launched an immersive virtual trade show experience.

  • AOA Cancels In-Person Portion of Annual Meeting

    Thursday April 9, 2020

    April 9, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has canceled the in-person portion of Optometry’s Meeting 2020. Key elements of the event will be reconfigured virtually.

  • Companies Across the Industry Share Efforts to Weather the Effects of COVID-19

    Wednesday April 8, 2020

    April 8, 2020 — Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

  • Ahlem Eyewear Shares Steps to Preventing Fogged Glasses

    Wednesday April 8, 2020

    April 8, 2020 — Ahlem offers quick steps to preventing fogged eyeglasses while wearing a face mask.

  • Visionworks Begins Reopening Locations for Emergency Eye Care

    Tuesday April 7, 2020

    April 7, 2020 — In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Visionworks, a VSP Global company, has begun reopening locations for essential and emergency eye care.

  • Smith Provides PPE Through Goggles for Docs Program

    Friday April 3, 2020

    April 3, 2020 — Smith, a performance brand from Safilo Group, is supporting personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages across the U.S. by joining the Goggles for Docs movement.

  • Access to Medical Eyecare Services Expanded for VSP Members

    Friday April 3, 2020

    April 3, 2020 — In response to meeting the needs of its members during the COVID-19 pandemic, VSP Global has expanded access to essential medical eyecare services.

  • How to Disinfect Your Eyewear

    Thursday April 2, 2020

    April 2, 2020 — Ahlem Eyewear serves up shareworthy illustrations on how to disinfect your eyewear.

  • Shamir Responds to COVID-19

    Thursday April 2, 2020

    April 2, 2020 — Shamir Insight, Inc., shares its steps to focusing on business continuity and supporting customer needs.

  • The Vision Council Releases Latest in its COVID-19 Eyecare Provider Study

    Thursday April 2, 2020

    April 2, 2020 — The Vision Council has released the latest results in its COVID-19 Eyecare Provider Study.

  • The EB COVID-19 + ECPs Study Results

    Tuesday March 31, 2020

    March 31, 2020 — To help gain further insight on the actions of eyecare professionals across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eyecare Business deployed the COVID-19 + ECPs Focus Group Study.

  • The EB COVID-19 Strategies Series

    Monday March 30, 2020

    March 30, 2020 — EB's set to launch a Facebook Live panel discussion + interview series engineered to assist your business in this critical time.

  • COVID-19: Six Critical Checklists for Your Optical Business

    Monday March 30, 2020

    March 30, 2020 — Optical Manager Sheena Taff provides six targeted lists to prepare your business right now—and for the future—in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • AOA Mobilizes in Response to COVID-19

    Friday March 27, 2020

    March 27, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Optometric Association has mobilized its public awareness, advocacy, and clinical resources.

  • 12 Steps to Putting a Pandemic Plan in Place

    Thursday March 26, 2020

    March 26, 2020 — COVID-19 stats continue to soar and optical shops and practices across the country are feeling the crunch. Here are 12 steps to form your own plan in place.

  • ImprimisRx to Provide Optometrists with Telemedicine Services

    Wednesday March 25, 2020

    March 25, 2020 — Harrow Health, Inc. and ImprimisRx have entered into an exclusive agreement with Doxy.me, a full-service telemedicine solution.

  • The Vision Council Shares Latest COVID-19 Study Results

    Tuesday March 24, 2020

    March 24, 2020 — The Vision Council has released the results of its Midpoint March COVID-19 Optical Impact Consumer Study to members.

  • COVID-19: Critical Information + Resources for ECPs

    Friday March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020 — Optical retailers—from solo practitioners to large chain operators—have never been so challenged as they are in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Vision Council Releases COVID-19 Consumer Study

    Friday March 13, 2020

    March 13, 2019 — The Vision Council (TVC) has released the results of a COVID-19 optical impact consumer survey to its members.

  • Marcolin and Massimo Renon Terminate Contract

    Monday March 9, 2020

    March 9, 2020 -- Marcolin Group’s Board of Directors and Massimo Renon have agreed to terminate their contractual relationship after three years.

  • Marvin Freeman Has Passed

    Wednesday January 15, 2020

    Jan. 15, 2020 -- Marvin Freeman, a pioneer of luxury eyewear, passed away last Sunday night. A maverick in the industry, he changed the idea of eyewear being functional to fashion forward.

  • Vision Care Market Sees 2.4% Growth

    Thursday January 2, 2020

    Jan. 2, 2020 -- The just-released VisionWatch market research report for Q3 2019 reveals a full 2.4% overall growth year over year with $43.39 billion in retail revenues, signaling a strong upward sales trend.