OD Excellence Adds Two Execs to Management Team

By Staff
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:26 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—OD Excellence, a practice management and consulting firm for optometrists, is expanding its management team with the addition of two new executives.

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies Names Wolfgang Tolle CEO

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:24 AM SARATOGA, Calif.—VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, based here, announced that ophthalmic industry veteran Wolfgang Tolle will join the company as president and chief executive officer.

Transitions Names Sherianne James Vice President of Marketing and John Ligas Vice President of R&D

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has named Sherianne James, vice president, marketing and John Ligas, vice president, R&D, effectively immediately.

How to Select the Right Third-Party Benefit Administrator

By Staff
Monday, April 13, 2015 2:02 PM NEW YORK—Administering payroll, benefits, time and attendance cost mid-sized employers over $2,000 per employee annually, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study. Commissioned for payroll provider ADP, the study found that large employers typically paid a bit less, at $1,400 per employee per year, which is why many employers turn to third-party benefit administrators.

Williams Group Names Gilan Cockrell as CEO, Brad Rourke as CFO

By Staff
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:24 AM LINCOLN, Neb.—Williams Group, a practice management, consulting and EHR firm based here, has reorganized its senior management team.

Casey Appointed to Walman Board; Bassett Elected Chair of the Board

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:24 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman announced today that Lynn Casey has joined its board of directors.

Steve Brewer Joins Visibility Management as Senior Partner

By Staff
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:24 AM CLEARWATER, Fla.—Steve Brewer has joined Visibility Management, as senior partner. A consulting firm consisting of a coalition of long-term professionals from the eyecare industry, Visibility Management was formed by managing partner, Richard Sanchez, last year after he left Advantica, the managed vision care company he started in 2001, as reported by VMail.

Impact of New Immigration Initiatives on the Workforce

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 10:44 AM NEW YORK—On Nov. 20, 2014, President Obama unilaterally announced a series of executive immigration initiatives that will impact millions of individuals already in the U.S. and their current or future employers.

EyeXam Receives Patent for Mobile Vision Screening and Expands Leadership Team

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.— EyeXam, based here, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for its self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device.

Building Blocks to Succession: Passing on the Leadership Reins of Your Practice

By Michael Gorman
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM Dictators have no succession plans—they know that someday their people will rise up and replace them with another dictator.

Building Blocks to Succession: Passing on the Leadership Reins of Your Practice

By Staff
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 2:26 PM Dictators have no succession plans—they know that someday their people will rise up and replace them with another dictator. There’s a lesson here for optometrists—don’t be a dictator in your office. It’s bad for office morale and won’t help you find a successor.

Industry Veteran Troy Hall Named Chief Operating Officer of Vision Trends

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:27 AM THE WOODLANDS, Texas— Vision Trends, Inc., a national alliance of independent optometrists, has hired vision industry veteran, Troy Hall, as chief operating officer.

#WONDERWOMEN

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:10 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Executive Suite

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:09 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.

Rising Stars

By Staff
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:08 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with the theme of this year’s Special Report, we think the group of honorees for 2014 are all “Wonder Women” in their own way, showing signs of strength and courage while always looking out for those in need. This year’s list of Influential Women is as varied as the optical industry itself, spanning the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing.
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