#ACHIEVERS

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:30 AM NEW YORK—We hear the term “influencer” a lot these days. It’s frequently used to describe celebrities, media personalities or the latest YouTube stars whose words and actions are magnified through the lens of social media. They connect with millions of people, but their impact is often fleeting, as our attention shifts to the next big thing.

Executive Suite

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:29 AM

Rising Stars

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:28 AM

Mentors

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:27 AM

Innovators

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:26 AM

Methodology

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:25 AM

Seventeen Years of Honors

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:24 AM

Previous Years Influential Women Reports

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:23 AM

Alphabetical List of Past Honorees 2003-2019

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:22 AM

Best in Class 2019

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:26 AM Today’s optometry college graduates reflect diverse backgrounds and an impressive range of professional and individual achievements. The demands of school curriculums span clinical, practical and research arenas and are accompanied by the strong sense of purpose that drive today’s students to give back and take part in local community and international volunteer work as well.

VM’s Signature Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report Shows Continued Growth of Top 50

By Staff
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:35 AM NEW YORK—Even as the general retail market was buffeted by disruption in 2018, the U.S. optical retail sector held its own, even managing to show growth of 2 percent to 3 percent for the calendar year. But while the sales story remained fairly constant, there was a reshaping of the business composition of many leading optical retailers, as the run of acquisitions and consolidation that began at the beginning of the decade continued apace.

Stacking Up the Top 50 Optical Retailers

By Marge Axelrad and Mark Tosh
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:30 AM NEW YORK—New attitudes among consumers toward purchasing in general and the rise of digital exploration and purchasing may have upended the general retail marketplace last year with many store closures and reorgs. But as the U.S. economy held its own, the optical industry’s total sales rose just slightly and remained stable.

VM’s Ranking Underscores Expansion Among the 10 Leading Players

By Marge Axelrad and Mark Tosh
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:29 AM NEW YORK—New attitudes among consumers toward purchasing in general and the rise of digital exploration and purchasing may have upended the general retail marketplace last year with many store closures and reorgs. But as the U.S. economy held its own, the optical industry’s total sales rose just slightly and remained stable.

VM’s Top 50 Sales Concentration Grows

By Marge Axelrad and Mark Tosh
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:28 AM NEW YORK—There was a higher concentration of sales among the 2019 VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers, which assesses estimates of 12 months of calendar sales for the year ending Dec. 2018. The Top 10 optical retailers collectively comprise 87.5 percent of the Top 50 U.S. optical retail sales. That equated to a collective-estimated $12.6 billion out of the market’s total optical retail sales of $35.7 billion, as reported by VisionWatch/The Vision Council.