New Investors, New Thinking, for Optical

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM After nearly two years of minimal detail, some tech world P.R. and much discussion, dating back to VM’s own Leadership Summit in 2014, Opternative’s online “eye test,” which they refer to as a “refractive eye exam,” launched in 27 states late last month.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM “Since 80 percent of all classroom learning is visual, eye or vision issues that go unnoticed can directly impact a child’s success in school.” Alcon’s Back-to-School program.

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM “Whether we help grandma read to her grandchildren or help a child of five read for the first time, that’s what it’s all about.” Lauren Branch, 2015 Apollo Award winner.

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM “It’s that time of year; both our August issues feature Style.Pages devoted to kids eyewear. Check them out for the latest and greatest.”

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM “I can’t wait to experience my first ever International Vision Expo West. Viva Las Vegas!”

Striking a Work/Life Balance

By Mary Kane
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM As I write this column, it’s 7 p.m. and we’re trying to close the Aug. 31 issue of Vision Monday. Late nights are not the norm here but when it’s crunch time, we VMers burn the midnight oil. As journalists, we’re always on a deadline but the pressure isn’t unrelenting, unlike some workplaces.

But...Is That An Eye Exam..???

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM After nearly two years of minimal detail, some tech world P.R. and much discussion, dating back to VM’s own Leadership Summit in 2014, Opternative’s online “eye test,” which they refer to as a “refractive eye exam,” launched in 27 states late last month.

Key quotes about Millennial Men’s Style

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM “It’s the younger male driving sales. They know the products they want, they know the kinds of shirts and jeans. They do the research.” – Rick Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated

Left to Their Own Devices

By John Sailer
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM It says I can go blind from this!” That’s what one cataract patient concluded after reading all of the information made available to them, as recounted by one of the optometrists in this issue’s cover story about technologies that enable ECPs to automate their patients’ education.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM “We will live on with passion, conviction and commitment to Brien’s legacy,” Professor Kovin Naidoo on the passing of Brien Holden, OAM.

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM “For Millennials, it’s no longer about products defining them, it’s their social media presence that defines who they are.”

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM “We absolutely believe that the future of eyewear will be smart glasses.” Bruce Steffey, president of National Vision.

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM “I hope everyone loved getting in the #VMSPIRIT as much as I enjoyed looking through those wacky photos.”

Making HerStory

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM Back in the not too distant past, most women in the optical industry worked as secretaries. A small number worked in sales, or in retail stores or wholesale labs, and even fewer were eyecare professionals. That’s was about it. Job opportunities for women were limited, and career growth was difficult.

New Kid in Town

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM A few days before Vision Expo East 2015 began, I started my job as assistant editor for Vision Monday. The biggest optical event on the East Coast and I was thrown right into the thick of things.
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