HeadlinesTeka Eyewear Names President He’s worked for several major eyewear brands. Published 6 months agoon November 29, 2018By INVISION Staff Share Tweet New York-based Teka Eyewear has a new president.Rescigna brings laboratory, retail and wholesale experience to the company. The company has named industry veteran Frank Rescigna to the role, according to a post on Teka’s Facebook page.His background ranges from being the president of Marcolin Eyewear and other well-known brands to owning his own optical retail boutique, according to the post.His LinkedIn profile lists former roles as vice president of sales for Wiley X, president of worldwide licensing for Guess?, president of Viva International Eyewear, co-owner of R Family Eyecare and, from 1995 to 2002, president of Marcolin Eyewear.He “has the right set of skills to take our company to the next level,” Teka states.Teka makes eyewear from materials such as buffalo horn, exotic wood, titanium and leather. 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Published 1 day agoon May 20, 2019By INVISION Staff PhillipsWhen Taylor Phillips graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry on May 10, she became the school’s first dual-degree doctor of optometry/master of business administration graduate, in a partnership with UAB’s Collat School of Business.UAB’s OD/MBA dual-degree program is intended to give future optometrists a business foundation and education that will help them navigate their future as potential private practices owners and healthcare providers, the school said in a press release.Phillips, a native of Gilbertown, AL, pursued the OD/MBA path to have a stronger understanding of the business side of optometry. She plans to enter private practice in rural and underserved Choctaw County upon completion of a yearlong residency in Tuscaloosa.“In school, we learn clinical skills, develop strong patient interactions, understand the management of diseases and care, but we only learn about the top-line business aspects of our future career as optometrists,” Phillips said. “The completion of the OD/MBA program gave me the confidence to enter private practice, and I know it will help me give back to my community in a stronger way.”Phillips completed her MBA courses in conjunction with her optometry curriculum and with students from other schools on UAB’s campus. Collat offers similar dual-degree paths for dental, medical, public health, engineering and health administration graduates as well.While Phillips is the first OD/MBA graduate, several other students are currently enrolled in the program.“The UAB MBA prepares professionals to lead and manage a business enterprise in today’s dynamic marketplace,” said Eric P. Jack, dean of the Collat School of Business.“Research shows the MBA has been one of the most effective educational programs for changing the world by enabling leaders to build strong, high-performing organizations and by leveraging the power of markets. We’re proud of this novel collaboration between the School of Optometry and the Collat School of Business.”Prospective students who are interested in learning more about the dual-degree paths offered through Collat School of Business can learn more here. Continue ReadingHeadlines8-Location Eyecare Practice Closes Its Doors It had operated since 1959. Published 2 days agoon May 19, 2019By INVISION Staff Union Eye Care, an eight-location practice in Northeast Ohio, has closed its doors.WOIO-TV in Cleveland reports that employees received an email on May 7 stating:“The Board of Trustees made the decision that Union Eye Care Inc. will be filing for bankruptcy. We will be closing all eight stores, our terminal optical lab and headquarters permanently effective Wednesday May 8, 2019.”The business opened in 1959.Advertisement Its website lists locations in Akron, Brunswick, Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, Garfield Heights, Mentor, North Olmsted and Parma.WOIO reports that it was unable to reach Union Eye Care representatives by phone or email.Read more at WOIO-TV Continue ReadingHeadlinesShopko Optical Acquisition Completed; 80 Stores to Become Freestanding Locations The previous owner filed for bankruptcy. Published 5 days agoon May 16, 2019By INVISION Staff GREEN BAY, WI — Monarch Alternative Capital LP announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Shopko Optical.The company expects to relocate nearly 80 of its current locations housed inside Shopko stores to freestanding locations, according to a press release. Shopko is a retail chain that recently announced plans to wind down its operations.“We are excited to welcome Shopko Optical into our portfolio and to invest in the company’s growth as we move forward with our strategy,” said Andrew Herenstein, co-founder and managing principal of Monarch. “Monarch has a long, successful history of investing in great companies undergoing transitions and working alongside their leadership teams to build strong, vibrant businesses of the future.”Jim Eisen, former president of Visionworks, is working as an operating partner with Monarch alongside the Shopko Optical team.“I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the Shopko Optical team,” Eisen said. “We are committed to continuing to provide quality patient care and outstanding service that our affiliated doctors of optometry and opticians have provided for over 40 years. It is an exciting time to be part of the Shopko Optical family.”Over the course of 2019, Shopko Optical expects to relocate approximately 80 stores, while continuing to serve patients and customers in their existing locations during the transition.“As we move forward with our plans to operate 80 freestanding optical locations, we continue to be dedicated to our patients, doctors, opticians and the communities we serve,” said Russ Steinhorst, CEO of Shopko. “We encourage anyone with questions to please get in touch with our team. We appreciate the continued patronage of our patients and their understanding during what we hope to be a continued smooth transition.” Continue ReadingAdvertisement LatestTrendingVideos Line Time17 mins ago“Do You See the Naked Lady?” Sanity Files20 mins agoDr. Ryan Corte Knows How to Hustle Columns26 mins agoThe Best Call to Actions to Convert Visitors to Patients Danielle Richardson41 mins agoFeel Like Your Wellness Routine Could Be Missing Something? 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