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.
June 2020 Business

No Ruler – No Gadgets – No Contact

When is a mirror more than a mirror? When it’s Spark Mi Up, a new device that allows ECPs to take all measurements for glasses in about 60 seconds with just a few clicks, from Shamir Insight Inc.
April 2020 Retail Strategies

Lessons From a Survivor: CALM

My name is Brian Boddy and I am going to share some business tips/skills for surviving the current crisis we find ourselves facing. I survived the financial crisis of 2008, and these are some of the valuable lessons I learned that helped me rebound.