Welcome to the Cleinman Performance Partners Optometry Roundup. A digital newsletter featuring articles on optometry and business-related news from around the web as well as events and happenings within Cleinman Performance Partners! The story of how a former farm girl from Elk City, Oklahoma became interested in optometry and is now [...]
We live in a fast-paced world where we are faced with competing priorities that often force us to relinquish the ownership of our choices and our time. How, then, do we find balance for our personal and professional productivity? The answer lies in learning to find the hidden value in how we invest our time. [...]
Like the majority of our clients, I belong to a mastermind group. In my case, we call ourselves the “Congress of Masterminds” and are comprised of companies that provide mastermind group management services to vertical industries. Our group, which meets every six months, is comprised of the leaders of firms that support eyecare, dentistry, home [...]
Oneonta, New York – Alan Cleinman, CEO and founder of optometry business consultancy Cleinman Performance Partners, has named Geoffrey Giraffe to the newly created position of Chief Mascot Officer and Executive Vice President.
I recently had the opportunity to help Dr. Bill Lusk, an optometrist from Oneonta, NY, celebrate his “semi” retirement. At the young age of 83, Bill has temporarily hung up his phoropter. I say temporarily because he’s already making plans to provide locum tenens support upon his return from his winter home in Florida. Wow!
Brad Schwartz, OD Spend time and money on continuous staff training. This will set you apart and pay dividends in terms of staff performance. Managing a good team is like raising children - listen, but be prepared to say no and lead when you need to. Steps: Create training program for [...]
As anticipated, Luxottica is going to merge with Essilor. While so positioned, in fact, Essilor is acquiring Luxottica in a stock swap worth ±$24bb to Luxottica shareholders. The resultant company (we’ll call them “EssiLux”) will be the dominant player worldwide in both the lens, frame, retail and online eyewear business. This announcement is big news [...]
Swiss drug maker Novartis AG (owner of Alcon), whose $60bb in annual revenue makes them the largest drug company in the world, said on December 20th that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Fort Worth, Texas-based Encore Vision. Encore Vision has been focused on developing a treatment for presbyopia. That’s right, a medical [...]