Eyeglass frames

2,935 views
2,513 views

Published on

0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,935
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
107
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Eyeglass frames

  1. 1. Eyewear Frames: Its a Material World DR.T.NIRMAL FREDRICK, ASST. PROF. OF OPHTHALMOLOGY,REGIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, CHENNAI.
  2. 2. What do the patient want in their frames….  Survey …….  What are you looking for in eyeglass frames?  A wide range of available colors? 256 col?  Durability? –last forever….
  3. 3. What do the patient want in their frames….  Bright and Light on the face? ..Gold favourite  Hypoallergenic materials?  A good price? Uniqueness?  What their favourite star dons in the serial or movies…..
  4. 4. Eyewear materials Shell  Titanium Polycarbonate  Gold Polyamide  Alloys Carbon  Wood Metal  leather
  5. 5. Plastic eye wear frames cellulose acetate or Zyl - cost-effective & extremely lightweight. popular - laminated zyl frames that have layered colors. propionate — a nylon-based plastic that is hypoallergenic..
  6. 6. Metal eye wear frames….. Stainless steel – alternative to titanium. light weight, low toxicity and strength nickel-free and thus hypoallergenic.
  7. 7. Metal eye wear frames…..  Ticral is an alloy of titanium, copper and chrome.  nickel-free and hypoallergenic.  lightweight and durable and available in a variety of colors.
  8. 8. Titanium – exquisite / lasting silver-gray metal - lightweight, durable, strong and corrosion-resistant. Titanium eyewear - variety of colors for a clean, modern look titanium combo with nickel and copper.
  9. 9. Aluminum frames lightweight and highly corrosion-resistant. Aluminum - primarily by high-end eyewear designers because of the unique look it creates. Aluminum - most widely used, nonferrous material. commercial aluminum with small amounts of silicon and iron is hard and strong.
  10. 10. curious Frame Materials Solid silver or sterling silver - often used as a jewelry-like accent on plastic frames. gold eyewear, typically gold plating rather than solid gold. Semi-precious or precious stones - Popular choices are onyx and turquoise, but even diamonds can be used Rhinestones - less expensive, used to create a flashy or retro look, especially in upturned cateye frames
  11. 11. curious Frame Materials Wood and bone frames - handmade, one-of-a- kind pieces that satisfy a specialty niche. unique look and beauty. leather – not as durable or practical as other materials ...used for accenting,
  12. 12. Inventorymanagement &marketing.. The real bugbear & rec.. headache…
  13. 13. Inventory management Keep your optical shop’s bottom line from looking like a rollercoaster. system should be in place to restock the shelves with similarly priced products COMPUTERIZATION
  14. 14. Computerized control inventory management software NECESSARY -It doesn’t have to be elaborate Modules that go along with your practice management system can cost up to Rs.20,000 If your practice has several locations, manage under one program.
  15. 15. Frameboard and vendors management Limit your vendors to 5 to 10 smaller number of vendors - build a stronger relationship Negotiate good terms and pricing Can get fast moving frames easily
  16. 16. How to get the best deal… Buying groups. buying a large quantity from one supplier – good deal – consider group buying best price while buying directly from the manufacturer. Shop,compare, ask for discounts for bulk purchase. Bulk purchase more than 150 frames in one type you can get your logo and brand name
  17. 17. Inventory management Inventory investment must remain stable. easily accomplished with a frame -for-frame reordering system. Implementing a reorder system  will stabilize the initial investment,  eliminate stock overages, and  provide an accurate cost-of-goods percentage.
  18. 18. Inventory management two additional factors – space allocation and patient demographics – Do not inventory “back stock” or overstock. Overstock is wasted capital. inventory should have supply for display only…. Practice-specific demographic ranges age appropriate frame styles
  19. 19. Benchmarking.. Identify minimum number of jobs to be sold BENCHMARK: Recommended old frames and refixing = 2 to 3 times (25%) BENCHMARK: Complete Jobs ( Orders including both frame and lenses) = 75% Inventory levels - based on the recommended turn ratio of annual frame units sold.
  20. 20. Magic number to project an appropriate inventory level determine necessary staff requirements - estimate associated operating expenses & estimate projected annual revenue.No of eye glass prescriptions per month – „magic number” 60 to 75% capture rate
  21. 21. Business standards…
  22. 22. Benchmark for profit in optical dispensingCost of goods = frames + lenses + fitting + staff remuneration1. BENCHMARK: No On-site Lab = 38-40% COG2. BENCHMARK: On-site Finishing = 28-30% COG3. BENCHMARK: On-site Finishing & Surfacing = 23-25% COG

×