Vision Monday VMail Weekend

April 15 and 16, 2023|


Growing Your Business Through Professional Development

Professional development is the fastest and easiest way to stay ahead of trends and innovations in the optical industry. As new procedures and products hit the market, it is important to stay on-top of the latest advancements. Additionally, people who want to climb the corporate ladder or become better leaders understand how critical it is to develop new tools and strategies to help grow their company and the bottom line. VMAIL Weekend asked a group of optical professionals from several sectors of the industry how they are planning to add to their skills this spring. Here’s what they had to say.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Bausch + Lomb appoints Bob Bailey as executive vice president and chief legal officer and Andrew Stewart as president, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals; Blue Point Capital Partners acquires eyebobs; VSP Ventures acquires five Southern California practices; Johnson & Johnson Vision names three new regional presidents; and American Optical’s Lensometer honored as a ‘Mechanical Engineering Landmark’ all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Bausch + Lomb Appoints Bob Bailey as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Andrew Stewart as President, Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals

Blue Point Capital Partners Acquires eyebobs, Expanding Its Eyewear Platform

VSP Ventures Acquires Five Southern California Practices

Johnson & Johnson Vision Names Three New Regional Presidents

A Century After its Introduction, American Optical’s Game-Changing Lensometer Is Honored as a ‘Mechanical Engineering Landmark’

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Blue Point Capital Partners Acquires eyebobs, Expanding Its Eyewear Platform

CLEVELAND—Blue Point Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of eyebobs, a market leader in premium reading glasses. The investment is part of the firm’s broader plan to build a unique eyewear platform designed for B2B and B2C growth. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Eyebobs joins Blue Point’s newly formed eyewear holding company following the firm’s April 2023 platform investment in Europa Eyewear, as VMAIL previously reported. Founded in 1977 and still family-run today, Europa is one of the largest independent eyewear companies in the U.S., designed around a unique model of proprietary eyewear brands and a fully employed sales force.
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Women In Optometry: Optometrist Pivots to Something She Loves to Avoid Burnout

Like the proverbial candle burning at both ends, Ada Noh, OD, felt burnout with her optometric career not even seven years after her 2015 graduation from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. “I had secretly been hating many aspects of optometry for many years, but I had this debt, and I didn’t know what else to do,” she says. So she made some major pivots in her life and her career. She left the practice where she was in the Philadelphia area and relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. Plus she determined that the one aspect of eyecare that she truly loved was treating dry eye. “I didn’t want to admit it, but I didn’t like doing refractions, and I don’t enjoy fitting contact lenses. So I decided I was just going to treat dry eye.”
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