Wednesday, March 25, 2015 10:00 AM
DETROIT—It seems that optical groups in the Detroit area are getting a lot of attention these days. Perhaps that's because in a city that is infamous for its recent economic woes, the various optical retail chains that serve this market are not only surviving but thriving, remodeling and adding locations at a healthy pace.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:05 AM
MILWAUKEE—The group that owns and operates 23 Wisconsin Vision locations throughout the state, six Heartland Vision Stores in Indiana and Illinois, and seven Eye Boutiques in Chicago, launched a new brand,
Wisconsin Vision, LTD
, last month.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:00 AM
BRONX, N.Y.—After adding its fourth location in the Bronx at the end of 2014,
has reached a level at which it can now take advantage of certain economies of scale.
Monday, November 24, 2014 10:30 AM
NEW BERLIN, Wis.—With its business built serving organized labor,
already had its eyes on acquiring a practice that catered to the United Auto Workers (UAW) when that practice unexpectedly came up for auction earlier this year.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:10 AM
NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis.—When Cheryl Roers, OD, bought her first practice, it was easy enough to use an in-house server to support her electronic health record software, but as she gradually added locations over the years, it became clear that she needed a more efficient solution. She found her answer in cloud-based computing.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:00 PM
VIENNA, Va.—After surpassing its goal of 60 locations and $100 million in revenue by the end of 2013, MyEyeDr’s expansion drive continues unabated.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:00 PM
TOMS RIVER, N.J.—Where does a six-location ophthalmological group turn after spending 25 years being unsatisfied with the three different management companies that have handled its optical dispensaries over the years? In the case of
Ocean Eye Institute
, the answer was
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
practice it acquired in Maryland last year.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 8:12 AM
SCRANTON, PA.—After instituting doctor-driven dispensing, complete with a pager system similar to those used while waiting for a table at a restaurant, along with other promotional efforts,
Northeastern Eye Institute
saw a substantial uptick in sales for this optical group in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:12 AM
PITTSBURGH—After 37 years in optical retailing, all but two of them running his own company, Norman Childs has doubled his eyewear and eyecare business over the last three years. Most recently, he opened two new optical shops—an
in Cleveland and a
3 Guys Optical
in the Pittsburgh area—both on the same day, March 1, 2014.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 8:12 AM
PHOENIX, Ariz.—Starting in October,
Barnet Dulaney Perkins
(BDP), a successful regional optical group with 14 locations throughout Arizona, branched out into managing the optical dispensaries of other eyecare professionals throughout the state.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 10:12 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa—With a family that's well known within the field of optometry as well as among its clientele throughout the state of Iowa,
Whylie Eye Care Centers
has made a name for itself both nationwide within its profession as well as statewide among its customers.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 7:12 AM
After practicing 36 years as an optometrist, Mark Rinkov, OD, of
Rinkov Eyecare Centers
has become growth oriented. He made his first acquisition with the purchase of Rosenthal Vision Center's two offices in September.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1:06 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—With the rising costs of lenses shrinking profits at his four optical locations, Joe Madore of
decided it was time to invest in an in-house free-form digital processing system. So, in 2011, he went to Vision Expo West in Las Vegas to find out what was available.