Last Chance to Enter #VMSpirit #PetsInSpex

By Staff
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—#VMSpirit #PetsInSpex is coming to a close. Nov. 30, 2015 is the last day to submit photos of your spexy pets for a chance to win nearly $300 worth of gifts including Grounds & Hounds coffee courtesy of Paws N Claws.

Luxottica Developing Digital Omni-Channel Solution for Independent ECPs

By Staff
Monday, November 23, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Working with its own IT experts, its e-commerce teams, the fulfillment capabilities of and the input of a group of ECP advisors, executives at Luxottica Wholesale are readying a new digital omni-channel solution.

Get in the #VMSpirit With #PetsInSpex

By Staff
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Although we’re already halfway through the second annual #VMSpirit #PetsInSpex social media campaign, there is still plenty of time to get your submissions in.

Jobson Optical Research’s 2014 ECP Internet Usage Study Is Now Available

By Staff
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The 2014 ECP Internet Usage study, now available from Jobson Optical Research, explores how today’s eyecare professionals are using internet technology with patients in their practice.


By Staff
Monday, October 19, 2015 11:55 AM

International Vision Expo Launches, New Online Community

By Staff
Friday, September 18, 2015 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo & Conference has launched, a new social sharing, networking and information hub developed exclusively for the growing Vision Expo community of eyecare professionals, industry leaders and visionaries.

High-Tech Tutors

By Brian P. Dunleavy
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:11 AM

The Eye-Q Factor

By Brian P. Dunleavy
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:10 AM Using automated communication tools, doctors can now direct relevant education to their patients, wherever and whenever, on their preferred electronic device. In the information age, while the good news is that patients have access to a wealth of information, the bad news is that the information can often be random and disorganized.

VSP’s Jim McGrann Discusses Health-Tracking Eyeglasses in Wall Street Journal Interview

By John Sailer
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:30 PM NEW YORK—In a video interview with VSP Global’s Jim McGrann earlier this week on Tues., May 19, 2015, The Wall Street Journal focused on the company’s new health-tracking eyeglasses for the “exploding market in the wearables space.”

The 'Elements' of Wearables

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:25 PM APX Labs, which develops software that connects smart glasses and other types of wearables to enterprises, has published a “Periodic Table of Wearable Technology” on Wearable

Message in a Portal

By John Sailer
Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:30 AM Enlivened by the digital age, regional optical retailers are moving from the traditional to the electronic, linking both to have far greater impact than either alone.

Redesigning the ‘Store’ and Customer Experience: Retail (r)Evolution

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:28 AM For the second session of the 2015 Summit, Vision Monday strived to determine what the new definitions of “retail” were and how social media and consumers’ familiarity with technology are influencing store and health care environment design. Ultimately, the goal was to determine how all these things impact consumer purchasing and brand interaction.

Device Upgrade? Vision Downgrade.

By Staff
Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:00 AM 61 percent of Millennials incorrectly believe that most people blink more frequently when looking at a screen (e.g. smartphone, computer, tablet), according to a survey commissioned by Bausch + Lomb in partnership with Mashable and conducted online by Harris Poll.

VSP Global's 'The Shop' Previews Wearable Tech Frame Prototype at Expo

By Andrew Karp
Friday, March 27, 2015 1:00 PM The Shop, VSP Global's R&D lab for technology and fashion, unveiled a prototype of its first original product at International Vision Expo.

ECPs Rethink E-Commerce

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:10 AM A few years ago, to mention online sales of eyewear would likely light a fire in an optician’s eye or rouse the ire of an independent optometrist or dampen the mood of a regional or national optical retailer of some size.