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 Mary Kane
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM “Surprisingly adults, not Millennials, have confessed to smartphone-addiction, with some plugged-in workers attending ‘digital detoxes.’” Priceonomics.com.”

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

Vision Expo Marks Its 30th Anniversary With an Eye to the Future

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—This year’s Vision Expo East represents a milestone for the event as Expo celebrates its 30th anniversary. Every year for 30 years, International Vision Expo has evolved alongside the eyecare profession to continue to offer attendees the latest in education content and delivery, as well as highlight hundreds of exhibitors who are leading the way with product innovation, new technology and fashion forward designs, show organizers said.

Hear/Say

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
– Steve Jobs

New Kids on the Block

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM It’s not easy being a new OD but today’s crop of optometrists have a lot going for them—they are resilient (thanks to the Great Recession), technically savvy and hard working, yet ever aware of the importance of the life-work balance quotient.

New Professionals: Redefining Their Approach and Forging Ahead

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM Want to feel energized? Take some time to read through the comments and perspectives illustrated by an impressive crop of new eyecare professionals in our “Living the Eye Life” Cover Story this month.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM “70 percent of 2016 grads don’t know where their education and skills fit in the work force, so they are ill prepared to market themselves.”
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