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.”
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).
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:30 AM
Someone once gave me some good advice. He said, “Be confident about what you’ve learned. But try to understand what it is that you don’t know. That’s how you’ll really widen your understanding— and make better decisions.”
Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 AM
When Vision Monday first inaugurated “The Most Influential Women in Optical” report in 2003, we were asked, and often, about why we felt the need to isolate the achievements of individual women in the field.
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM
With the blizzard of business and corporate changes coming at the optical industry from pretty much every direction these days, it can be a daunting task for ECPs to concentrate on the basics of the business and remember that optical retail and vision care are fields which help millions of consumers and patients look good and see well.
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM
It was very encouraging this year to see how the active involvement and proactive use of social media helped propel a wide ranging audience to learn more about the value of vision care and vision correction through this month’s World Sight Day.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00 AM
I’m writing this column five days after the news was officially announced about a change in the senior-most management structure at Luxottica Group.
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM
Andy Karp and John Sailer write about some 22 new vision-care related apps in our cover story this month. Plus we’re putting another four online.
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM
No matter how long you’ve been doing something, there’s always a little
light that can go off in your brain when you learn you can do things
Monday, May 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Harmony” is defined in Webster’s as a combination of different notes producing a pleasing sound.