John Sailer

John Sailer, Senior Editor

John covers news and feature coverage of national and regional optical retailers, managed vision care organizations, software systems and technology. He works closely with other members of the VM editorial staff to monitor developments in online optical retailing and other industry issues. John is the editor for dba, a monthly e-newsletter profiling successful local and regional retail/optometric businesses while addressing their decision-making needs. He is also a Co-Editor, for High Visibility, with Deirdre Carroll, on VisionMonday.com. Contact John at jsailer@jobson.com.

Honors and Incentives, How Some Optical Retailers Honor and Encourage Their Staff

By John Sailer
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:00 AM One way many mid-size regional and local optical retailing groups help achieve success is by providing incentives to encourage staff performance. Some present trophies or plaques or recognize top performers with notices in company publications, while others distribute gift cards or monetary awards to staff members who excel. However they do it, these leading optical retailers realize the value of staff recognition.

Affordable Care Act Has Little Immediate Impact on Optical

By John Sailer
Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—"Recent developments with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have not had too much of an immediate impact on the optical industry through the first five months of 2014," according to The Vision Council's latest VisionWatch Economic Situation Study: May 2014, which surveyed 5,023 adult consumers about purchasing behavior for optical goods during the first five months of this year.

Darius Rucker Invites Viewers to Solve Global Vision Care Crisis

By John Sailer
Monday, August 18, 2014 1:25 PM MASON, Ohio—“Imagine not being able to read a book or the lyrics to a song,” says Transitions Optical brand ambassador Darius Rucker, solo musical artist and lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, in this OneSight public service announcement.

Halpern's Lean Practice Management Cuts No-Shows in Half

By John Sailer
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:30 AM Halpern Eye Care, under the management of the family practice’s third generation, Ryan Halpern, OD, has recently implemented strategies to improve patient flow and to take advantage of economies of scale for this nine-location regional group along with the six-location Vision Associates practice it acquired in Maryland last year.

VM Microsite Delivers 'Intelligent Office' Techniques and Technologies

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:06 AM The Intelligent Office is a VM microsite dedicated to innovative systems and technologies that provide new ways for eyecare practices and optical retail stores to communicate with patients, insurance companies, suppliers, doctor alliances and other medical professionals.

App Snaps: Dispensary

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:05 AM

App Snaps: Exam Lane

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:04 AM

App Snaps: Practice Systems

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:03 AM

App Snaps: Waiting Room

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:02 AM

App Snaps: Outside the Office

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:01 AM

What ECPs Are Saying About Apps

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:01 AM

Apps of My Eye

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM Remember when polarized lenses were demonstrated by holding up two lenses and rotating them? Or when patients learned about glaucoma treatments by reading a brochure? How about when medical records arrived by mail in a manila envelope?

Halpern’s Lean Practice Management Cuts No-Shows in Half

By John Sailer
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM DOVER, Del.—Halpern Eye Care, under the management of the family practice’s third generation, Ryan Halpern, OD, has recently implemented strategies to improve patient flow and to take advantage of economies of scale for this nine-location regional group along with the six-location Vision Associates practice it acquired in Maryland last year.

Overhead

By John Sailer
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM “People love apps,” Dennis DeLee, OD, told us for this issue’s Cover Story. “It’s another way we can keep our face in front of them.” jsailer@jobson.com

VSP Addresses Trends in Managed Vision Care

By John Sailer
Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:00 PM VSP Vision Care added more than six million new members in 2014, a record, according to this interview with Jeff Everson, VSP Vision Care’s chief sales officer, by the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism.
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