Time Is Running Out—Nominate an Influential Woman in Optical

By Staff
Friday, June 19, 2020 10:00 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue. But time is running out—the deadline to submit nominations is Friday, June 26. In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities. Make your nominations via this electronic survey form.

VM Extends Nominations Deadline for Most Influential Women in Optical

By Staff
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday has extended the nominations deadline for The Most Influential Women in Optical to June 26. Vision Monday will once again be highlighting influential women and their accomplishments in our July issue. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.

VM Adds New 'Above & Beyond' Category for VM’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical

By Staff
Friday, May 29, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue. In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities.

Preparing for a Retail Reset

By Marge Axelrad and Mark Tosh
Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:30 AM How does a leader prepare for a never-known-before challenge? Pause. Breathe. Rely on colleagues. Get the real facts. Make a plan. Be prepared to change it. Do the right thing for your team, your employees, your company, your patients. As we examine the 2019 year past, VM asked a few of our Top 2020 U.S. Optical Retailer executive leaders about the pandemic and what it could mean for the future. 
- The Editors

Nominations Now Open for VM’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical; VM Adds New 'Above & Beyond' Category

By Staff
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.  In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities.

Consolidation Impacted 2019's Top 50 Ranking in Mid to Upper Tiers and Growth of Value Sector as Period of Retail Reset Begins

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The year 2019 seems like a very distant memory right now, but in hindsight it was a fairly strong year for most optical retailers. In the U.S., the optical market rose to about $37.5 billion, according to The Vision Council’s VisionWatch tracking reports, and sales grew at a nice pace compared with the prior year.

2019’s Consolidation Impacted in Mid to Upper Tier, Growth of Value Sector

By Marge Axelrad and Mark Tosh
Monday, May 18, 2020 12:29 AM NEW YORK— Calendar sales of optical services and products at retail were healthy. In a market that grew to nearly $37.5 billion in the U.S., according to The Vision Council’s VisionWatch tracking, sales grew at a nice pace over the prior year, for all ECPs, regional and national companies. Business was solid, for companies large and small.

VM's Top 50 Sales Concentration Grows

By Marge Axelrad and Mark Tosh
Monday, May 18, 2020 12:28 AM NEW YORK—Comparable to prior VM Top 50 reports, there was a concentration of sales among the 2020 VM Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers, accounting for an estimated $15.7 billion of a $37.5 billion total U.S. market for the 12 months ending Dec. 2019. The Top 10 optical retailers collectively comprise 85.4 percent of the Top 50’s collective U.S. optical retail sales, meaning that retail groups ranked numbers 11 through 50 comprise just under 15 percent of that remaining Top 50 group.

Key Optical Players Ranked by U.S. Sales in 2019

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2020 12:27 AM

Mass Merchants and Wholesale Clubs Turn in a Strong Performance

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2020 12:25 AM NEW YORK—It was a good year in 2019 for the mass market retailer segment of the optical business, and one that might be hard to match in 2020 as shopping in big-box stores work to overcome the fallout and impact of the coronavirus.

Deadline Extended to be Considered for the 2020 VM Top 50 Optical Retailers Report

By Staff
Friday, April 24, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The deadline to be considered for the 2020 VM Top 50 Optical Retailers Report has been extended to Wednesday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Are You One of VM's Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers? The 2020 Report Will Appear in May

By Staff
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday is once again surveying optical retailers and large regional ECP groups across the U.S. to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Annual Top U.S. Optical Retailers Report. Although it’s clear that the business climate is incredibly challenging right now, VM believes that having important benchmarks about 2019 will be important as the optical sector moves forward.

#ACHIEVERS

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:30 AM NEW YORK—We hear the term “influencer” a lot these days. It’s frequently used to describe celebrities, media personalities or the latest YouTube stars whose words and actions are magnified through the lens of social media. They connect with millions of people, but their impact is often fleeting, as our attention shifts to the next big thing.

Executive Suite

By Staff
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:29 AM