Is Your Crystal Ball in Your Closet?

So why all this about shoes?  It’s clear to this observer that what we have observed in the shoe business is repeating itself in our industry. Today, the national average for a pair of eyewear hovers just around $200 (for the clients of Cleinman Performance Partners, this number is 2x).  The average consumer owns fewer […]

Optometry Ousted from Eyeware Business?

As you read this release, consider if there are implications for private practice optometrists?  While perhaps a stretch, is this a precursor to the elimination of the ability for optometrists to sell eyeware?  What impact might this have on Vision Plans, who both secure exams and sell eyeware direct to consumer?   How about impact […]

An Open Letter to the Members of the Vision Council (VCA)

To my fellow members: Unfortunately, I cannot attend this year’s VCA Executive Summit due to a conflict.   I provide this letter directed at the leadership of VCA member companies and ask for your consideration of its content. If you do not know me or of me, please allow me to introduce myself and my firm.   […]