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C&E Vision Helps Members Save Money with Show Specials At Vision Expo West in Las Vegas

C&E Vision Helps Members Save Money with Show Specials At Vision Expo West in Las Vegas

C&E Vision, one of the industry’s largest optical buying groups, will be introducing Show Specials at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. C&E Vision is excited to offer attendees a chance to enhance their savings while purchasing new frames for their eye care practices. The Show Specials will provide opportunities for members to receive additional terms, cash back and a chance to win a 40” television. “C&E members have come to anticipate our Show Specials to help them make the most of their Vision Expo experience. This year is no exception,” said David Carneal, Director of Buying Group Relations. He continues with, “We are thrilled to be able to offer our members exclusive terms & cash back for their purchases during the show.” By offering terms & cash back, C & E’s Show Specials will also help drive traffic to its vendors thereby affording them an opportunity to showcase their frames while providing additional savings for their customers above and beyond the average sale. Diane Tiberio, Marketing Director of International Vision Expo & Conferences, commented, “We have always appreciated C&E’s efforts to continually support Vision Expo events...
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C&E Vision Releases myCloud – Web Based Transaction Archive

C&E Vision Releases myCloud – Web Based Transaction Archive

C&E Vision, one of the industry’s largest optical buying groups, has just released a new service called myCloud™ to its members. myCloud is a cloud based transaction archive that holds 6 years of member monthly statements, vendor invoices and product purchasing reports. Although C&E Vision has been providing monthly statements and vendor invoices online for some time, this new service allows members the ability to gain access to 6 years’ worth of data as well as analyze purchase data by vendor sku with a breakdown that shows tax, freight and number of products ordered over an extended period of time. “We all know how important statement and invoice data is for record keeping but sometimes life gets in the way.” says Steve Wagner, Principal of C&E Vision. He continues with “With unforeseen issues such as fires, floods, or simply misfiling our members need access to their information within minutes when researching is necessary.” In today’s age it is crucial to have needed information at your fingertips and C&E Vision is there to help. With over 6 million invoices and 300 thousand statements members will be able to access what they need when they need it....
C&E Vision and Vision West Announce Major Community Building Campaign

C&E Vision and Vision West Announce Major Community Building Campaign

Companies Launch ECPInteract™ as their First Community Building Member Benefit San Diego, California – Vision West and C&E Vision announced today a major initiative around community building for their members. The California-based companies have realized that their combined 7,500 members could be a powerful community for optometrists and optometric staff to derive even greater value from their membership. To launch this initiative the companies are sponsoring ECPInteract™, which has been in pilot for the last 12 months, beginning this September. Since June of 2013, ECPInteract™, the first and only provider of optometry-focused peer to peer learning groups, has been piloting a unique educational proposition for online learning teams – “your peers have so much to offer”. ECPInteract™ groups provided a trusted environment of peers from across the U.S guided by an experienced and knowledgeable coach to provide a place where team members can bring their goals and aspirations for guidance and feedback. But it wasn’t enough. “We received very high marks from our attendees, but we felt something was missing,” stated Brad Shapiro, Principal of C&E Vision, co-founding...
Silver Dollar Optical Joins C&E Vision

Silver Dollar Optical Joins C&E Vision

Oneonta, NY. July 1, 2014 – Silver Dollar Optical and C&E Vision have partnered together. After 32 years in business, Silver Dollar has grown their direct distribution of fashion eyewear tremendously. Dave Lewis, who is their Director of Business Development and Regional Sales Manager, realized the advantages of partnering with a national buying group to help promote their successful business. “We chose C&E because of their stellar reputation with their account base and their national presence“. Silver Dollar Optical offers some of the most fashionable styles available in today’s market. We use only the top manufactures to insure the highest quality. We offer a 2 year warrantee on all of our collections. Our service levels typically are at 99.8% which means virtually no backorders. We do not require minimum opening orders or specific exchange ratios. David Carneal, Director of Buying Group Relations for C&E Vision said “Silver Dollar has been an industry leader in quality frames for decades and we are grateful to have this opportunity to work with such a well-respected company.” Finally, our customer service department is second to none. For those...
Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my readers. This year has been fleeting very quickly for me and my family. The C&E Family would like to reach out to each of you with Holiday Cheers as we are now approaching into the Holiday season which signals the end of 2013. I pray that each of our members have had a good year in spite of the ongoing economic slump that we have been mired in for so many years. It is now the end of my 2 year effort to move our practice into more highly specialized fitting of the difficult to fit contact lens patients. Yes, I must admit that these patients do consume a lot of chair time but the rewards have been there both emotionally and financially. YamaKone IC: Many of my readers have inquired about this lens. Several colleagues have asked that I write more details about this lens. The YamaKone IC is a byproduct of my lifelong dream of having a soft lens for our cone patients who have become gas perm intolerant. The most important ingredient for me was that this lens must be simple to fit. During the initial R&D phase of developing this lens into which it is today was time consuming. I would spend upwards of 4 hours per patient putting my practice in a huge backlog....
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Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! As we begin a new year – ALL of us at C&E sends our best wishes to each and all of you. May 2014 be a wonderful and prosperous year to us all. It is my customary editorial to begin the New Year with some reflecting on the previous year. 2013 was filled with a lot of new happenings and perhaps more excitement than we could have ever fathomed happening to us. First of all, our goal for 2013 was to continue expanding upon our contact lens skills by fitting more and more difficult but interesting cases. Did we accomplish our goal? I’m pleased to announce that we actually met all of our goals. It’s good to set goals during January and then evaluate how well you did in accomplishing those goals. For whatever spirit drives me, I’ve always been goal oriented. In college, my goal was to find an avocation that excited me. I drove myself deep in my studies to accomplish those goals early in my collegiate life and I must admit that Optometry found me. Actually it was my college roommate who introduced me to Optometry and once I felt comfortable in pursuing Optometry my future was set for the rest of my life. So, here I am some 5 decades later and still deeply...
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C&E Launches Dr. Cool Video Campaign

C&E Launches Dr. Cool Video Campaign

CE Vision Services, Inc., a leading national buying group, has unveiled a series of videos showcasing its web based services.  The videos can be viewed on CE’s home page at www.cevision.com.  The centerpiece of the video collection is C&E’s Dr. Cool video that invites ECP’s to give up being Dr. Stress by embracing CE’s web based services and become Dr. Cool.  The three other videos highlight BeyeRight®, CE’s proprietary service for searching top selling frames and sunglasses to aid frame board management, IDOC’s® which allows members to review current and past billing information and IEP Benchmark®, which allows ECP’s to easily  create a simulated profit and loss statement benchmarking with similarly sized practices (http://www.cevision.com/iep/).   According to Brad Shapiro, C & E Principal, “the video montage succinctly demonstrates the unique advantages that C & E’s web based services can offer practitioners.  These services save a practice administrative research time and stimulate ideas that can increase profitability.” Background: C&E Vision located in San Clemente California, is the only Web Enhanced buying group of choice.   C&E...
Villa Eyewear Joins C&E Vision!

Villa Eyewear Joins C&E Vision!

C&E Vision Service, a leading national optical buying group, has partnered with Villa Veneta Eyewear (DBA Villa Eyewear). Under this agreement, C&E members will receive an exclusive discount from published Villa Eyewear price lists.  “Villa Eyewear is very excited to offer C&E members our Italian made collections.” Says Ilario Sfoggia, CEO of Villa Eyewear. “With Villa Eyewear,  C&E members can choose from conservative styles to more fashion forward, colorful pieces of art. When introducing a new product, Villa Eyewear focus on quality, innovation, and the ‘Distinctive look’ of the final product. ” About Villa Eyewear Villa Eyewear is inspired by the Venetian Villas and the splendor of the 16th and 18th centuries. Villa Eyewear is bringing back the fascination and splendor of those beautiful and romantic eras.  Our mission is to reflect the unique and astonishing styles found in these Villas to provide our clients with the satisfaction and beauty of the eyewear from the Veneto Region of Italy. Villa Veneta Eyewear‘s customers are delighted and fascinated as well as privileged by the possibility to live as a Venetian noble and to feel the refined atmosphere...
C&E Vision To Stop Choking Large Brains

C&E Vision To Stop Choking Large Brains

Fatheadz Eyewear, the leading eyewear maker catering to men and women with large brains (and heads to match) announces today its partnership with C&E Vision Buying Group, meaning their members no longer have to place the brains of their larger-headed clientele in choke holds by trying to fit them with standard size frames. Now all C&E Vision member patients can have great looking, proper fitting frames. While most manufacturers offer between one and four oversized frame choices, Fatheadz Eyewear offers sixteen optical frames and eighteen sun frames, meaning large-headed individuals don’t have to sacrifice style for proper fit, or endure the pain of a poor fit for the sake of fashion. “We are privileged to be able to work with C&E Vision, and we’re happy to be able to offer their members the largest selection of stylish oversized frames in the industry. As the original Fathead, I know how frustrating it can be to find the right fit” said Rico Elmore, CEO of Fatheadz. Fatheadz is the leading eyewear company offering shades and prescription glasses for those who are unable to wear average-sized eyewear. Fatheadz also offers eyewear in standard and intermediate sizes. For...
Best Image Show Specials at Vision Expo East

Best Image Show Specials at Vision Expo East

Best Image Optical will be exhibiting at Vision Expo East during March 23-25, 2012 at Booth #848 in Javits Center, New York, New York. At Vision Expo East, Best Image will light up their booth to display their latest exciting collections, including their new colorful 2012 spring and summer collection dubbed ‘Eye Candy’. This year’s booth theme is, ‘Lighted Retro New York Style living space’. Also, Best Image Optical will be updating Vision Expo East 2012 show related news and events at:  http://bestimageoptical.com/vee12/ All attendees are invited to booth #812 to view award winning frames, new collections, and participate in their show specials. This year’s show specials are: Show Special #1: Purchase 18 frames from one or in combination of any our three collections (Dolabany, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris) and get 2 free frames plus a 20% discount and an additional 10% discount. Show Special #2: Purchase 100 frames from one or in combination of any of our three collections, (Dolabany, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris) and receive a free 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi. A standard discount of 20% applies. Show Special #3: Join Best Image Optical’s ‘Customer Loyalty Program’...
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Find your way to Booth 812 At Vision Expo East

Find your way to Booth 812 At Vision Expo East

Miami, FL., January, 2012 – Best Image Optical has reserved exhibition space at Vision Expo East during March 23-25, 2012 at Booth #848 in Javits Center, New York, New York. At Vision Expo East, Best Image will light up their booth to display their latest collections, including their new 2012 spring collection. This year’s booth theme is a, ‘Lighted Retro New York Style living space’. To stay up to date with the latest Best Image/Vision Expo developments, look out for Best Image’s ‘Retro Subway’ ads found online and in print in the coming weeks. Best Image Optical has also partnered with C&E Vision’s ‘Soaring to Great Sights Sweepstakes” where attendees can collect vouchers at Best Image’s booth (#812) for a guaranteed prize. More information on this sweepstake here:  www.playatcev.com. To promote Best Image’s VEE attendance, Best Image Optical will launch the following promotional materials in the month of February: “Eye Candy” themed Spring/Summer Collection Retrovision Videos Show/Booth Giveaways The Vision Expo Show Special are: Show Special #1: Purchase 18 frames from one or in combination of any our three collections (Dolabay, Mario Galbatti,...
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C & E’s Ocular Symposiums Draws More than 400 ECP’s

C & E’s Ocular Symposiums Draws More than 400 ECP’s

On Sunday, October 30, 2011, for the third time this year more than 400 eye care professionals gathered in Anaheim, California to attend C & E’s Ocular Symposiums.  According to C & E Principal Harvey Yamamoto, O.D., “C & E’s Ocular Symposiums are designed to support C & E members with the expansion and scope of their practices to medically based practices.” In this regard, courses offered at this Symposium, which was the final one of the year, included “Advanced Diagnostics for the Optometric Physician: Specular Microscopy and Expanded Pupil Diagnostics”, and “The Advancements in Retina,  Medical & Surgical  Advancements.” Pat Caroline, a leading authority on contact lenses, presented two, two hour courses, including “Scleral lenses- New Thoughts & New Understandings.” Attendees earned 8 hours of COPE credit for attending the full day seminar.  Including this Symposium, a total of more than 1300 eye care professionals attended one of C & E’s three Ocular Symposiums in 2011.  C & E believes that its Ocular Symposiums are the largest educational series not taking place at a trade show in the United States,  C  & E’s first...
How to Increase Profits and Services for Your Optical Business

How to Increase Profits and Services for Your Optical Business

As an independent eye care professional and business owner you don’t always have time to find the best deals for your business. Good deals may be out there but your customers come first, followed by the responsibilities of your business and if you have a family you don’t want to have to show an ID to get in the door. You can get help finding deals that will increase your profits and give you a wide range of services without spending hours searching for them. Many independent eye care professionals don’t know they can get the same deep discounts on purchases, as the chains and franchises, by purchasing through an optical buying group. There are a number of buying groups available and each has their own deal structure and services; this means you need to compare to be able to make an informed decision. First of all, what is an Optical Buying Group? An Optical Buying Group is a 3rd party billing service that uses the purchasing power of its members to negotiate discounts, which allow its members to compete effectively with the big chains and franchises. Some buying groups may not pass the entire discount back to you, so the percentage of discount offered varies between the buying...
C&E Partners with Spy Optic

C&E Partners with Spy Optic

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—C&E Vision Services, Inc., a leading national eyecare buying group dedicated to Inspiring Profitable Eye Care Practices™, has partnered with So. Calif.-based eyewear brand SPY Optic™.  Under the agreement, C&E members will receive a volume discount from published SPY Optic prices when billed through their buying group account. “We are proud that SPY® chose to partner with C&E for its first buying group relationship,” says Brad Shapiro, C&E Principal. “SPY’s focus on the youth lifestyle market affords our members access to premium produ cts for a segment of the market that they might not currently be serving.” SPY Optic will join a growing list of sunglass vendors offered through C&E, including Rudy Project, Costa del Mar and Wiley X. “C&E has the infrastructure, experience and relationships to help us further develop our brand in the optical category,” says Jim Sepanek, SPY Optic vice-president, Optical. “The value they provide on all the sides of the business, coupled with their track record of delivering world-class service to their members, make this a very exciting relationship for SPY.”   About C&E....
QR Codes Can Save You BIG

QR Codes Can Save You BIG

They’re called Quick Response Codes – QR codes, for short – and they give printed materials the ability to trigger a variety of actions when scanned by a smartphone’s built-in camera. Think of it like clicking a link on a website to jump to another page with more information. Perhaps the most common use for a QR code is to display a web page with more information or a response form, but they can also be used to call a phone number, display additional text, add a contact to your address book or initiate an email or text message. The whole point of a QR code is that it saves you the hassle of having to type a long website address or phone number into your smartphone, iPad or computer, making it far more convenient to take action based on something you see printed. SCAN ME! “C&E Vision has been at the forefront of this technology by inserting them on posters, newsletters and postcards.  The exciting part about the QR code is that we use them randomly to offer money saving programs to our members” says David Carneal, Director of Buying Group Relations for C&E Vision.  So when you see a QR code from C&E Vision, make sure to scan it, who knows it could save you...
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