Insights for 7-7-20

By Staff
Monday, July 6, 2020 1:01 PM While it’s encouraging to see flights returning... we likely remain at least two years away from a return to normal.

Insights for 7-1-20

By Staff
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:09 PM It is a great honor but also a great responsibility to lead our profession this coming year. Our health-care system faces many challenges during this pandemic. Ensuring our patients continue to get the essential eye care services they need and deserve must continue to be a priority.

Insights for 7-2-20

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2020 10:51 AM While the reopening of our stores is going well, we do anticipate a gradual recovery of business, and we are taking action to align our cost base with our anticipated lower sales. We know that we will be a smaller company for the foreseeable future, and our cost base will continue to reflect that moving forward.

Insights for 6-30-20

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2020 10:48 AM The retailers that will succeed will evolve with their consumers and understand that consumers want to engage in a channel-agnostic way. For consumers, it’s not either/or, but both/and, and in different need states. And they want them all to be seamless. To even talk about channels any more is the thinking of the past.

NRF Chief Economist on Retail Sales Growth

By Staff
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:05 AM Going forward, wallets are primed, increased foot traffic shows that consumers are returning to stores, and retailers are ready to meet their demand, but we are likely to remain on a roller coaster for a while. What we need to look at is the trajectory of employment and the direction of the virus. There’s hope for a turnaround in the economy in the third quarter, but if the virus has a reawakening, we’re going to see some serious situations for consumers.

Schneider Rethinks Preventive Maintenance for Labs

By Staff
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:32 PM Prescription labs are always looking for ways to operate more profitably and cost effectively. But with machines working as fast as they can, utilization as high as possible and costs cut to a minimum, what other options do labs have for optimization? Lab equipment maker Schneider believes that a lab’s further potential can only be unleashed with advanced service. However, highly skilled service staff will always be a scarce resource. To solve this problem, Schneider has developed a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that helps labs become self-sufficient when performing preventive maintenance.

Avoiding COVID-19 'Vacuums'

By Staff
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:43 PM Of course, some people will go back and use online less frequently, but the fact we’ve got many more people shopping online than ever before is going to change [things], and brands need to think about the role of e-commerce and direct to consumer (DTC) and how that could play out going forward.

Insights for 6-23-20

By Staff
Monday, June 22, 2020 5:43 PM Within the portfolio of J.C. Penney, there are some high-quality locations that could give Amazon what I think Amazon needs right now, which is a larger physical footprint.

The Time Is Right for Telehealth

By Mark Tosh
Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 AM The genie, as they say, is out of the bottle. This is the genie known as telehealth, telemedicine or even tele-optometry. Whatever one calls it, there certainly has been a rush of activity in which individual doctors provide remote diagnosis and treatment services to an individual patient.

This Says it Best...10 Things Lockdown Has Taught Us

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 AM I’m sure you all, like me, have been “everything” in the last three months—mystified, shocked, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, fearful, moved, inspired, appreciative, grateful! Those are 10 adjectives that only just start to describe the range of emotional ups, downs and everywhere-in between that we all have likely been going through as the weeks go by. Weeks which can seem waaay longer than seven days, am I right?

Insights for 6-19-20

By Staff
Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:21 PM At Nike Inc., we aspire to be a leader in building a diverse, inclusive team and culture. We want to be better than society as a whole.

Insights for 6-18-20

By Staff
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:30 AM Although we’ve increased our safety and cleaning measures, we’re looking to keep the patient journey similar to what we had before. Changes to the patient journey should be as seamless as possible, especially as we prepare for potential resurgences of the virus. The key to making the process easier for patients is being open about new practices and guidelines, being available to answer questions and providing PPE to those patients who don’t have it.

Insights for 6-17-20

By Staff
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:32 AM It's now pretty easy to imagine a full reopening of the economy taking all components of retail sales back to their pre-Covid level by, say, July.

Myoptic Optometry + Modern Eyewear Meets Reopening Challenges Head On

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 15, 2020 3:00 PM Over the past few weeks, as eyecare practices and optical retailers have begun the reopening process, the questions many eyecare patients have been asking include “How safe is it to return to my local optometrist and dispensary? What precautions have been taken and what will my eye exam experience be like in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis?”

Insights for 6-16-20

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2020 10:13 AM My push is to keep patients and staff safe while maintaining the welcoming spirit of our office. I don’t want a sterile, robotic patient experience. I often use the famous axiom with staff about how we can’t always control what’s happening, but we can control how we respond to it. I am trying to do that now–respond in a responsible way that retains what patients love best about visiting our office.