All Aboard the Telemedicine Train?

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM Telemedicine is a very hot topic these days. Just ask some of the speakers at VM’s recent Leadership Summit. IBM’s Michael Weiner spoke about the need for a new disruptive health care model complete with mobile care services, wireless health devices, home monitoring, e-visits, and yes, even hospitals at home.

Gen Z and How They See

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM They grow up fast. And those who are babies, kids, tweens and teens today, are already growing up different than any other generation. Way different. Like off the charts different, particularly when it comes to information, digital access to it, and sharing with their friends, peers and families.

Hear/Say

By Staff
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM “Having six year-olds watching YouTube is not the same as playing tag outside.” Nathan Bonilla-Warford on Gen Z-ers’ preoccupation with digital devices. mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM “China is experiencing an unparalleled visual health crisis.” Professor Li Ling, leader of the China National Vision Health Project. akarp@jobson.com

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM “Stay connected with us on all eyewear related celebrity fashion, street style and trends by following VM on Instagram @VisionMonday.” jwilson@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM “Creativity is often seen as disruptive and people who claim to support creativity actually oppose it in real-life situations.” VM Summit takeaway from Ted Gioia. mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM “Because unprotected UV exposure can lead to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, it’s vital that we continue raising awareness about eye health.” jwilson@jobson.com

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM “A national ad campaign for Think About Your Eyes has generated more than one million eye exams as people used the site’s practice locator to find local care.” akarp@jobson.com

Sunshine State of Mind

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM I’ve been living in New York for almost three years now, but I will never stop being a Florida girl. Growing up in the Sunshine State, sunglasses were essential to any look. While I had my share of shades, I can’t say that I grew up thinking eyewear was something to splurge on. After all, the ocean has unfortunately claimed its fair portion of my frames.

Taking the Industry by BrainStorm

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM This edition of VM brings you two very different types of special features. (We’re also very proud of our expert editorial team in delivering these to you.)

Communicating Expertise in Helping Patients Block the Blues

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM We continue to revisit the subject of harmful blue light because it happens to be, as our Cover Story this month underscores, one of the most talked about vision care topics in recent years, both within and outside of the optical industry.

Hello Optical…Cuba Is Calling

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM A photo of President Obama taken during his historic trip to Cuba showed him sporting a pair of pricey Oliver Peoples sunglasses.The photo of our shades-wearing commander in chief got me wondering about the potential for U.S. optical companies to do business with Cuba, now that the U.S. plans to ease trade restrictions

Overhead

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM “Time to celebrate the end of winter by getting into the swing of spring with floral printed frames.”

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM “When someone asks for a tip on improving productivity, remind them that an annual eye exam just might help.” Maureen Cavanagh, Vision Impact Institute
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