Millennials, #Amarite?

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM We are five months into VM’s Millennial Project and in just a few weeks we will be hosting our first VM Live event, Power in #s, Maximizing the Potential of the ‘Hashtag Nation.’

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “Goliath vs. Goliath: The battle over alleged price fixing by major contact lens manufacturers rages on as big box retailer Costco files suit against J&J Vision Care.”

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By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “The seed of hope for significantly reducing rates of blindness with stem cells has been planted, and we’re excited to see it grow.” Anne Sumers, MD, for the AAO.

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By John Sailer
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “There is a movement toward quality in health care and penalties to pay for not achieving it.”

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By Jamie Wilson
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “I loved hearing about the success of events like Great Glasses Play Day that reach out to visually impaired children, letting them know it’s OK to rock your glasses.”

Finally…Some Insights Shared to Optical By Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM I looked it up. According to Dictionary.com, a “lightning rod” is “a person or thing that attracts and absorbs powerful and especially negative or hostile feelings, opinions, etc., thereby diverting such feelings from other targets.” It cites examples, such as “the press secretary is often a lightning rod for the President.” Or, “Packer’s blunt style made him a lightning rod for debate.”

Live From New York. It’s the VM Summit!

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM As an editor for Vision Monday covering our Leadership Summit, I have a bird’s eye, behind-the-scenes look at how the event actually comes together. It starts with a lot of pre-planning and logistical meetings, segues into securing speakers, marketing the event, and finally culminates with rubbing elbows with our presenters in the Green Room once we all finally arrive at the Times Center.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM

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By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM

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By John Sailer
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM

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By Jamie Wilson
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM

New SECO President, Stan Dickerson, OD, Outlines His Initiatives for the Coming Year

By Stan Dickerson, OD
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:07 PM ATLANTA—What an honor, privilege and feeling of real responsibility it is to be assuming the position of president of the Southern Council of Optometrists. SECO has been a leader in continuing education for 90+ years, so part of what I want to accomplish is to make sure we maintain that position in a world that’s ever changing.

‘Post-Advertising’—Telling Stories To Intrigue and Inspire Patients

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM We are living in a “post-advertising age.” These days, “the message is the message and the medium is just the carrier” (with all due respect to Marshall McLuhan’s original idea first posted in 1968).

Get in the Zone

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM If you’ll be attending International Vision Expo this week, be sure to get into the Zone. No, I’m not asking you to focus your mind like an athlete before a game. I’m talking about visiting Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM “2014 year-end revenues for vision care ($37.6B) show recession level lows are definitely in optical’s rear view window, VisionWatch says.”
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