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.

New Program Will Certify and Monitor Internet Rx Eyeglass Sellers

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:09 AM PORTLAND, Ore.— As Vision Monday reported last year, members of several U.S. professional vision-related associations and leading optical retailers and suppliers have been spearheading a project to develop standardized voluntary certification of online optical retailers in conjunction with international certification organization, LegitScript ( based here and in Dublin, Ireland.

Iristocracy Engages ECPs to Be Part of the Online Eyewear Experience

By Marge Axlerad
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:08 AM The role of the ECP has always been part of the original vision for Iristocracy, an online fashion and accessories style retailer.

DITTO Does It: Eyewear Quizzes, Eyewear-For-Rent and Licensing Options

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:07 AM From the get-go, DITTO has been a unique presence in the online eyewear space. Founder Kate Doerksen had set out to create and redefine the experience of buying eyewear and since the site’s inception a lot of new ideas have come to the fore.

Drs. Eyecare Offers Online Ordering Convenience and Modern Ways to Reach Patients

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:06 AM BURLINGTON, N.J.—Working with MyEyeStore to develop an online store, Robert Levy, OD, owner of Drs. Eyecare Center in Burlington, N.J. has seen the most success in his online shop with contact lenses, since this 22-year-old practice activated it over a year ago.

An Online Web Store Expands an MD’s Dispensary Presentation to Patients

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:05 AM JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.—After practicing ophthalmology for 10 years, Donny Reeves, MD, owner of Reeves Eye Institute in Johnson City, Tenn., decided it was time to add an optical dispensary to his business.