Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:27 AM
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International
(NORA) announced the appointments of its new executive and advisory board members. Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, assumes the position of president, succeeding DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD, who now joins the NORA Advisory Board. Dr. Shidlofsky is clinical director of Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, a specialty clinic serving children and adults with neurological vision issues. He is a member of the medical staff at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation
in Frisco, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Today, the Vision Council released Provider inSights Q3 2023, a new research study exploring eyecare provider sentiments related to daily operations of their practices, the eyecare industry and the American economy. Report findings show that the outlook for the U.S. economy among eyecare providers—including opticians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, eyecare practice managers, eyecare practice owners and other professionals—has worsened compared to Q2 of 2023, with providers less confident in meeting their revenue goals for the year.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:21 AM
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France and MILAN, Italy—EssilorLuxottica
have announced the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement that includes the design, production and global distribution of Moncler eyewear.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:18 AM
MILAN, Italy—Lorraine Berton has been elected to lead ANFAO
, the National Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers in Italy. The new president, the first woman in this position, who will lead the association for the next four years.
Monday, November 27, 2023 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are pleased to announce the selections in the 15th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies/consumables/tools, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, patient engagement systems, online ordering website, social purpose missions, online and social media marketing services, PPE, telehealth solution, virtual/ omnichannel sales tool, sustainable eyewear materials for frames, sustainable eyewear materials for sunwear, and low vision and assistive technology.
Monday, November 27, 2023 12:21 AM
MENTOR, Ohio—After 50 years of leadership in providing a comprehensive range of coatings for eyeglasses and sunglasses, North American Coating Laboratories
has announced the closure of its Rx prescription ophthalmic coating department.
Monday, November 27, 2023 12:18 AM
, a leading provider of OmniChannel solutions to the eyecare retail, optometry and lab markets worldwide, has announced the dates for its “Innovations User Group Meeting 2024: Seas The Day.”
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations increased last week Nov. 13–19 when compared with the previous week at a rate of 1 index point. That places gross revenue at a level 5 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 47) when compared with last year (2022), 16 points above the same period in 2021, 9 points above 2020, and 15 points above 2019, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:21 AM
SALT LAKE CITY—Services will be held here next week for Standard Optical's
CEO, Aaron Schubach, 47, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16. Aaron Richard Schubach was the fourth generation in the role of CEO at the optical company, one of the largest retailers and eyecare services providers in the state of Utah and the U.S. Standard Optical was started by his great grandfather in 1911. Schubach joined the company as VP marketing in 1999 and became CEO in 2017, succeeding his father, Stephen Schubach, who himself had followed in his father Richard's footsteps.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:18 AM
ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Dr. Susan Oleszewski, professor emeritus, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
, received the Lighthouse Award at Salus University’s 16th annual Looking Out for Kids (LOFK) charity fundraiser on Nov. 11, 2023, at the Switch House at the Battery in Philadelphia.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no VMAIL
on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. Look for VMAIL
to resume its daily schedule on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. To catch up on all the week’s news, look for VMAIL Weekend
coming your way on Saturday with all of its regular features including Today’s Read, ICYMI, Optical on Main Street and Editor's Pick. The editors of VMAIL
wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 12:24 AM
ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry
(WCO) is celebrating World Children’s Day 2023
with the official launch of its Pediatric Resource, a clinical resource for optometrists as they deliver accessible, quality eyecare to children across the globe. The resource is available to the public and includes clinical information, assessment tools and references for clinicians to use to help children and their families in accessing the best eyecare possible. Resource sections on the WCO website
include WCO key media messages for pediatric eyecare, pediatric equipment resource list, clinical practice guidelines surveys, materials for patient education and links to pediatric eyecare textbooks.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 12:21 AM
MIAMI—iCare Health Solutions
, a VSP Vision
company and managed ocular health organization that contracts with health plans and multi-specialty clinics, announced that its third-party administration processes, systems and online portals have earned certified status by HITRUST for information security.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 12:18 AM
BRIGHTON, Mass.—The North East Optical Show
(NEOS) is poised to become a premier gathering of independent optical collections, not only in New England but from the Mid-Atlantic to Maine, according to an announcement from show organizers.