2020 News Archive

  • Covid-19 Company Resources Roundup

    Thursday July 30, 2020

    July 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.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources Roundup

    Thursday July 23, 2020

    July 23, 2020 — A roundup of recent initiatives from Essilor, Hoya, LensPen, Reopeneyecare.com, and Silhouette.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources Roundup

    Thursday July 16, 2020

    July 16, 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.

  • Never Let A Good Crisis Go to Waste

    Thursday July 16, 2020

    July 16, 2020 — Conor Heaney, founder of Optical Success Academy, shares advice for using the coronavirus as a catalyst for positive change to create the practice you truly want.

  • NECO Announces Five New Members to its Board of Trustees

    Wednesday July 15, 2020

    July 15, 2020 — Former Obama administration official, O.D.s on Facebook group founder among the newest members.

  • 5 Ways to Enhance Customer Experiences

    Thursday July 9, 2020

    July 9, 2020 — Robert Mursuli, COO of Eye Doctors Optical Outlets, shares how to adjust the customer experience to meet the demands of the new way of shopping today.

  • The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions Announce Cancellation of Vision Expo West

    Thursday July 9, 2020

    July 9, 2020 —The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced the decision to cancel Vision Expo West 2020, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Sept. 23-26.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources Roundup

    Wednesday July 1, 2020

    July 1, 2020 — Read on for new initiatives from Essilor, Etnia Barcelona, Johnson & Johnson Vision, and Visual Clinic.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday June 25, 2020

    June 25, 2020 — This week's roundup features initiatives from ClearVision Optical, CooperVision, and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday June 18, 2020

    June 18, 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.

  • Fabrizio Curci Appointed CEO and General Manager of Marcolin Group

    Thursday June 18, 2020

    June 18, 2020 — Marcolin Group’s board of directors announced the appointment of Fabrizio Curci as the new CEO and general manager of the company.

  • OFDR Aids Practices Affected by Civil Unrest

    Thursday June 18, 2020

    June 18, 2020 — Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation is highlighting its Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief program to aid ECPs.

  • The Vision Council Honors Industry Leader Alan Ritter

    Tuesday June 16, 2020

    June 16, 2020 — The Vision Council is honoring industry leader Alan Ritter, who passed away on Monday, June 8.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday June 11, 2020

    June 11, 2020 — Maui Jim is introducing a "Welcome Back to Retail" program, Shamir is helping with social distancing, and more.

  • Covid-19 Company Resources

    Thursday June 4, 2020

    June 4, 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.

  • 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.