Super Optical International Is Purchased by Engineering and Software Executive

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 4:19 PM CINCINNATI, Ohio—Lyric Optical, doing business as Super Optical International, maker of the FastGrind Modified Lens Surfacing System and other optical products, announced the completion of a 100 percent sale of the company to Andy Hawes, an engineering and software executive. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The previous owners of the Cincinnati-based company include Don Gilman, John Corsini and Hugh McManus. Gilman and Corsini have announced their retirement from the optical industry. McManus, who joined the company in 2012 and has worked on customer satisfaction, product development and quality control, will remain with the company and lead the sales team. Read More

Review of Myopia Management: Industry Resources Can Simplify Myopia Management

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 4:10 PM I have been doing adult orthokeratology with corneal refractive therapy (CRT) for many years, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I embraced the many different options for managing myopia. My experience in the eyecare field began when I graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry in 1997. This is my 25th year in practice, and I’m currently a solo practitioner in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida. When we decided to tackle myopia management head on in my office, we began by adding the required equipment to take the necessary measurements for managing and monitoring myopia. Read More

Keep Your Pets Cool

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 11:20 AM Summer is on its way, bringing along heat, humidity and lots of sun. In hot, oppressive weather it's extra important to keep an eye on your pets to make sure they don't overheat. Head over to Mental Floss for more on how to keep your furry friends safe, cool and happy this summer.

Summer Travel Tip: Make an ‘Insightful’ Side Trip to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont for a Look at America’s ‘Vision’ Story

By Mark Tosh
Friday, May 20, 2022 8:30 AM NEW YORK—As many Northeasterners know, there are a thousand reasons to visit New England in the summertime. Let’s make that one thousand and one this year, with the recent opening of the “Eyesight & Insight: Lens on American Art” exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt. The unique exhibit, looking at America’s history of creative response to perceptions of vision, opened May 15 and runs until Oct. 16. There’s also an online component to the exhibit, for those who don’t have Vermont in their summer travel itineraries. (Heck, I’d go to Vermont just to visit the Ben and Jerry’s factory experience in Waterbury.)

Insta-Pick for 5-21-22

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Friday, May 20, 2022 8:25 AM

VM's News Quiz for the Week of May 15: A Milestone for Alcon, Warby Parker’s Q1 Financials and Twitter Usage Trends

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 8:20 AM Did you follow the optical news this week? Take VM’s News Quiz to see how much you know. This week's quiz takes a look at a milestone for Alcon, Warby Parker’s Q1 financials and Twitter usage trends.

Franklin Family Eyecare's Tweet for 5-21-22

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Friday, May 20, 2022 8:15 AM

Eye Center of South Florida's Tweet for 5-21-22

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Friday, May 20, 2022 8:14 AM

WeShareIt 5-21-22

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 8:10 AM This quirky, handmade planter with an all over optical pattern would make a great pop of color in the office. You can purchase it on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Zeiss’s Half-Year Revenue Up 20 Percent Over Year-Ago

By Staff
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:03 PM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—Despite challenging market conditions, the Zeiss Group continued to make significant gains in the first half of fiscal year 2021/22 ending March 31, 2022. Revenue increased by 20 percent to €4.1 billion versus €3.4 billion in the prior year. At €736 million, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were also significantly higher than the €591 million in the prior-year period. The EBIT margin is 18 percent. The high level of incoming orders also continued in the first half of the new fiscal year, with incoming orders increasing to €5.49 billion versus €4.20 billion in year-ago period. Read More

What to Know About Monkeypox

By Staff
Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:37 AM Two cases of monkeypox have been reported here in the United States, with more in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and other European countries. Do we need to be worried? And what is monkeypox exactly? Head over to NPR for the latest.

More Free COVID Tests

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:52 AM The federal government has opened up a third round of free COVID-19 tests for American households. Head over to WebMD for more, including how to place your order.

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of May 9-15, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:05 AM NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, May 9-15, at a rate of -2 index points. That places gross revenue at a level 7 index points above where it was at this point in time (week 20) when compared with last year and 12 points above 2019. Gross revenue during Week 20 of 2020 was 42 index points below Week 20 of this year at a level of 68 index points, as it continued to gradually emerge from the pandemic-related low of 14 index points it had reached during Week 15 of 2020, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. Read More

Review of Optometry: How to Use Dry Eye Questionnaires in Your Practice

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 9:52 AM Busy doctors and distracted patients don’t exactly relish the thought of adding one more step to an optometric visit, but the notion of screening patients for dry eye with a survey tool has merit, experts say. Asking patients to devote a bit of forethought to the state of their ocular surface comfort before their exam can elicit conversations that might not otherwise occur, allowing you to identify some cases that would have gone unaddressed. And when managing a condition as multifactorial as dry eye, keeping a record of when patients feel better or worse helps to identify possible triggers, narrow down the list of potential diagnoses and evaluate response to treatment. Read More

Are You a Top 50 U.S. Retailer? Submissions Still Being Accepted for VM's Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report

By Staff
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition. A link to the survey is posted here. The current deadline to submit to be considered for inclusion in the Special Report is no later than Wednesday, May 25. The optical industry's leading news platform has kicked off this annual survey among regional and national retailers for the signature report, which collates and presents sales and operations data for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2021.