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.”

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM “Hot off Mido, it’s easy to think that, once inside, all trade shows are the same. But it’s not really true, each has their own vibe and energy. Bring on VEE!”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM Optometric Physician’s Art Epstein, OD, FAAO, “Kindness triumphs and every day is a new beginning with an opportunity to change the world for the better.”

Overheard

By Tiffany Wong
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM “Wearable technology is all the rage these days—I can’t wait to try a few on at the Eye2 Zone at my first Vision Expo East.”

Living in a Digital World

By John Sailer
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM Much of the material we cover in Vision Monday lately—Millennials, e-commerce, electronic health records (EHRs), etc.—has one thing in common, a comfort and reliance on digital information.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM “Apple’s Tim Cook on Google Glass: ‘We thought that Glass as a wearable device was not a smart move, from a point of view that people would not really want to wear them.”

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM “Millennials aren’t the only ones who sleep with their phone. I’m terrified for the day they release conclusive evidence that this causes brain tumors.”

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM “Anna Österholm: ‘We’ve demonstrated the ability to create virtually any color we want by mixing different electrochromic polymers, just like mixing paint.’”

Overheard

By Tiffany Wong
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM “Before working for VM, I didn’t realize the industry was making advancements in not only glasses and CLs, but also sport goggles and virtual reality headsets.”

Understanding ‘Selfie-Indulgent’ Millennials

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM I have to admit that the penchant among Millennials for taking selfies and posting them on social media sites first struck me as self-indulgent.

‘Outcomes’ Are the New Health Care Measurement

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM VM’s Cover Topic this month is broad and complex—and very, very important to all eyecare professionals.

Fake It Till You Make It

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM I post. I tweet. I pin. I like, favorite, share, retweet and text. I have complete conversations using nothing but emojis and can hashtag for maximum impact.
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