June 2022 Business

The Sunnier Side of the Transaction

As opticians, we take pride in knowing that the needs and wants of the patient are met and executed successfully. Sometimes that can mean multiple pairs of eyewear, or unforeseen services or treatments the patient wasn’t expecting. When I read Linda Conlin’s continuing education article, “Easy Steps to More Eyecare, Eyewear, and Patient Satisfaction,” I was excited to see this subject addressed. With a flexible payment option like Sunbit, the patient doesn’t have to think about what they may need to sacrifice because they don’t have the funds available that day. And the optician can feel more confident discussing solutions to all the visual challenges the patient is facing.
June 2022 Business

Johnson & Johnson Vision Makes Key Changes to Product Manufacturing and Packaging as it Increases Commitment to Sustainability

From Vision Monday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision, which works to help people around the world see better, connect better and live better, said it understands the value in extending this commitment to ensure it supports the health of the planet as well. “After all, it takes a healthy planet to have healthy people and communities,” the company noted in a recent LinkedIn post coinciding with World Earth Day (April 22). In addition, J&J Vision said that it has made two important changes to the way some products are made and distributed to benefit the planet.
November 2021 Business

Opticians Association of America November Newsletter

It's the time of year to reflect on the many things we are thankful for... 
As opticians, we can look to our profession for some of these:
• Job Security- Opticians are in high demand throughout the country 
• Easy Access to Certification- ABO-NCLE has made certification much more accessible. 
• Resilience- Many opticians fared very well during the pandemic, and many have never been busier. 
• Strong Leadership - Nationally and locally, opticians maintain strong leadership, which offers support and protection.
June 2021 Business

OAA Newsletter June 2021

Honored Fellow … Is It Right for You?
Honored Fellow is an OAA member designation, a designation beyond a regular membership. Any individual member or member of an OAA State Association is invited to become an Honored Fellow. In addition to enjoying all of the many benefits that come with standard OAA membership, Honored Fellows set themselves apart with regard to commitment, status and additional opportunities.
October 2020 Business

Marc Ferrara of Jobson to Receive 2021 Person of Vision Award

Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has chosen Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information, as the recipient of the 2021 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award.
October 2020 Education

“If You Want to Teach Me, I am Willing to Learn.”

The following is a success story about Carmen Once, an immigrant from Ecuador turned Connecticut businesswoman. Imagine yourself starting a business amid a global pandemic.
August 2020 Business

Pro to Pro Editor, Deborah Kotob, Nominated for MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN OPTICAL

2020 Magazine is pleased to announce that our own Pro to Pro Editor, Deborah Kotob, was nominated in the Mentor category for MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN OPTICAL BY Vision Monday Magazine
July 2020 Retail Strategies

Things I’ll Take with Me

It certainly felt like the earth shifted on its axis on or about March 13th, 2020. For me, that was the date that my business came to a screeching halt and my worries about the health and safety of my clients, my employees, and my family shot through the roof. 
July 2020 Business

Looking East Again

Earlier this month, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced the decision to cancel Vision Expo West 2020, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 23-26.

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