My First Job in Optical

By Staff
Friday, July 21, 2017 2:19 PM First jobs are a bit like first dates. You’re not quite sure what to expect, but you feel excited about the possibilities. You wonder, does this feel right? Will it develop into something more? The only way to find out is to jump in with both feet and hope for the best. This week, we’ve asked some industry veterans to describe their first job in optical, and tell us what they learned from it. If you’ve got a first job story you’d like to share, please contact us at VMailWeekend@visionmonday.com. Click here to read this week's VMail Weekend.

Indiana OD Adds a Second Practice Catering to the Needs of ‘Little Eyes’

By Sydney Scott
Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:24 PM CARMEL, Ind.—There aren’t many parents who will open up a new business based on the whims of their children, but Dr. Jeremy Ciano, OD, did just that and is now reaping the benefits. When Dr. Ciano’s then 4-year-old son, Alex, told his dad of his dream to one day open a “kids only” optometry practice, Dr. Ciano took the idea to heart.

A ‘Word Cloud’of Achievement, Accomplishment and Vision

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM Hundreds of women, 15 years of honors, and thousands of words, including adjectives that describe dedication, commitment, originality, achievement, influence and persistence. These are the Most Influential Women in Optical of 2017, as identified by Vision Monday from hundreds of readers’ nomination submissions.

Hear/Say

By Staff
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

It Was Thirty Years Ago Today

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM It was 30 years ago this week that I first walked into the offices of Vision Monday, which was then a scrappy start-up whose mission was to cover optical industry business news. I’ve never left.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM Things are looking up for the vision care market which grew nearly $282 million, in the 12 months ending March, compared to the same period in 2016.” mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM Summer 2017 is getting a technicolor twist. Take a look at this month’s Style.Pages feature to get the details. jwilson@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mark Tosh
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM “Marketing tech can help solve problems facing health care. The industry needs to solve the disconnect between what consumers want and what providers can deliver.” – Kyra Hagan mtosh@jobson.com

Overheard

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM “This year’s National Sunglasses Day was another viral success. Check Out our EndPage for a glimpse of how social media celebrated.” ssengwe@jobson.com

What Are You Reading? Summer Edition

By Staff
Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:04 PM Summer is a time to vacation and take a breather from your typical schedule. Whether you’re living a trains, planes and automobiles lifestyle or having a relaxing weekend close to home, books are always a great way to escape to a new place. So, for Today’s Read we’ve brought you another installation of What Are You Reading? Got any of your own ideas? Please share them with us at VMailWeekend@visionmonday.com. Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

Having It All: OD Celebrates First Year of Her Dream Practice

By Sydney Scott
Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:03 PM

LITCHFIELD, Conn.—Dr. Tommasina Sideris, OD, recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her optometric practice, Eyes On Litchfield. With over 19 years of experience as a business owner in Michigan, this transplanted optometrist originally moved to the Northeast to get married, but used the opportunity to open what has become the practice of her dreams.

Boston OD Goes Above and Beyond for Middle Schoolers in Need

By Sydney Scott
Friday, July 7, 2017 3:01 PM BOSTON, Mass.—While all eyecare professionals serve and support their communities by providing valuable health care services, some ECPs go above and beyond expectations by volunteering their own time and money to help those in need. Dr. Tricia Rose of Envision Optometry is one of these exceptional ECPs. Once a week, Dr. Rose visits Irving Middle School in Boston and provides free eye exams to the students as a part of her charity program, Envision Boston Giving.

When Words Fail, Emojis Speak Volumes

By Stephanie Sengwe
Friday, July 7, 2017 11:13 AM

NEW YORK—Emojis have become an integral part of communication almost as easily as the smartphone itself. Oftentimes, words aren’t enough to show just how angry, sad, excited or happy we are, so we resort to using these tiny little cartoon-like figures to execute those emotions. Since being introduced on the iPhone in 2011, emojis catapulted their way into our lives and have gone beyond just smart devices. Click here to read this week's VMail Weekend.

#NationalSunglassesDay Comes Just in Time for Summer Festivities

By Stephanie Sengwe
Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:38 PM NEW YORK—The summer is now in full swing and for those of us on the East Coast, we’re just glad the weather has stayed consistently warm these past couple of weeks. As we get into one of the hottest months of the year, we start to pull out those fresh pairs of sunglasses or maybe even recycle the ones from years prior. Click here to read the latest VMail Weekend.

Celebrating the Art of Failure

By Mark Tosh
Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:12 PM Failure happens. And, sometimes failures happen to the big, disciplined forward-thinking companies that rarely take a misstep in their business dealings. Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.
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