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.”

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM “I admire the creativity and business savvy new ODs have as they navigate their budding careers. Take note— these ODs are the emerging face of optometry.”

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM “We are proud to have created and developed the first FDA-approved product [Triggerfish sensor-embedded CL] in this category.”

Vision Expo East Features Enhanced Educational Content

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—International Vision Expo & Conference has made additions to its learning formats and expanded content for all eyecare professionals planning to attend Vision Expo East.

Happy ‘Opti-versary’ to Me

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM Happy “opti-versary” to me! In theme with the social media musings I do for Vision Monday, I’m going to do a little #tbt to the July 20, 2015 issue.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM “Independent ODs have come to realize that they can’t simply save their way to success—a practice has to learn, adapt and grow.” IDOC’s Dave Brown
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