All Business

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Inspiring change

François van den Abeele tells Andrew McClean about Sea2See’s Positano 02 being named Frame of the Year at the 2020 Optician Awards

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Finding the right fit

Andrew McClean speaks to Royston Bayfield about the independent group’s national acquisition programme and instilling its culture in new practices

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Standing out from the crowd

Yiannis Kotoulas chats with Robinson Optometrists about winning Independent Practice of the Year at the 2020 Optician Awards

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The power of many

Adam Bernstein considers how the power of buying groups can help independent practices

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An eye care revolution

Stephen Hannan tells Andrew McClean about 30 years of Optical Express and how its eye surgery services benefit patients and the NHS

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Extras that add up

Mike Hale surveys revenue-building accessories for patients and the everyday consumables that make an optical practice’s world go round

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In Focus: Adjusted operations

Paul Marshall tells Andrew McClean about how Specsavers has committed to meeting pent-up demand by opening new practices and creating jobs

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Practitioners’ perspectives

Four practitioners tell Andrew McClean how they responded to the challenges of the pandemic and outline why they are optimistic about the future

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2020: An opportunity missed?

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted eye health initiatives in what was meant to be a seminal year for the profession. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

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In Focus: Inspecs marches on

Andrew McClean finds out what Inspecs’ latest acquisition means for one of the eyewear industry’s fastest growing businesses

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Taxing times

With one eye on getting your business through the pandemic, it would be easy to lose sight of your tax obligations in early 2021. Adam Bernstein issues a timely reminder

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Eyewear giants post results

Andrew McClean looks at the third quarter and nine-month financial results published by EssilorLuxottica and Safilo