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.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM Optometric Physician’s Art Epstein, OD, FAAO, “Kindness triumphs and every day is a new beginning with an opportunity to change the world for the better.”

Living in a Digital World

By John Sailer
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM Much of the material we cover in Vision Monday lately—Millennials, e-commerce, electronic health records (EHRs), etc.—has one thing in common, a comfort and reliance on digital information.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM “With the help of electronic health records, outcomes-based health care is coming fast; ECPs must adapt or see their reimbursements decrease.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, January 19, 2015 7:21 PM “Millennials have favorite brands, and your goal is to be a favorite brand, according to author Jeff Fromm.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM “While 80 percent of Chinese students suffer from myopia, only 20 percent of Chinese citizens have access to proper eyecare, according to the Vision Impact Institute.”

Eyewear Vending? It Could Happen!

By John Sailer
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM For brick-and-mortar retailers who think e-tailing, showrooming and other forms of multichannel retailing are creating an unfair competitive environment, consider the possibility of eyewear vending machines. While

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM “With 8,000 Boomers turning 60 every day, will low vision and nutraceuticals stop skirting the periphery and finally become an integral part of optometry?”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM “It’s clear from some prominent recent acquisitions that major retailers are investing heavily in the future of optical e-commerce.” jsailer@jobson.com

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM “Time is a jet plane, it moves too fast” . . . Like this Bob Dylan lyric, a Day in the Life of Optical seems to be over just as soon as it’s begun.

Overheard

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

‘When the Student Is Ready . . .’

By John Sailer

Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM Today’s optometry students are entering a world of change. Health care reform is transforming the profession. State legislation is extending optometry’s scope of care.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 AM “There are more than 50 million people in the U.S. who’ve never had an eye exam,” said Aaron Dallek in support of Opternative’s online refraction technology. jsailer@jobson.com

OVERHEARD

By John Sailer
Monday, May 19, 2014 12:00 AM

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM
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