Opticians Ponder the Future of the Profession at OptiCon Conference

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LAKE BUENA, Fla.—"I believe the future visit to the optician might be more like a trip to the Apple Store," declared Ted Gioia during his keynote speech at the annual OptiCon Conference held here from Oct. 6 to 8.

Gioia, a musician, author and expert on management and business creativity, said, "High tech firms are fighting for real estate on your body," a direct reference to current technologies such as Google Glass, Apple Watch and Apple's acquisition of Beat Headphones, all of which are applications linked to the body. Gioia's keynote, titled “Innovation and Vision; Past, Present and Future,” linked 1,000 years of optical research and design to technologies used in the industry today.

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