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.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “When I first started my career, most women were receptionists, rarely opticians. Now, my classes are primarily female,” Jenney Rivard, Influential Woman honoree.

Overheard

By Andy Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “Blue light disrupts our circadian rhythm, leading to insomnia, depression, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and cancer,” Kazuo Tsubota, MD, New York Blue Light Symposium.

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “July means summer vacation!! I will definitely make sure to #PutSunniesOnIt for my week at the beach!”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together,” Laura Angelini, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care president, North America.

Fresh Thinking: Transparency, Collaboration, Technology

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM Discussions with young eyecare professionals are encouraging, inspiring and enlightening. Interestingly, their fresh perspectives don’t simply illustrate newcomers’ views.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM “CDC survey says: The number of people who were uninsured for at least part of 2014 dropped to a low not seen in decades.”
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