VM LIVE Explores Changes in ‘Smart Retail’ Landscape

By Staff
Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—Attendees at Vision Monday’s VM LIVE “Retail Smart” event at last month’s Vision Expo learned how innovative retailers and vision care professionals are erasing boundaries between discovery, choice and purchase. A top retail trend analyst, an expert in new payment technologies and two entrepreneurial optometrists spoke about the way they use smartphones, tablets, apps, modern in-store displays, and a new range of in-office and online systems to create a fluid, frictionless experience for shoppers, both online and in-store.

Retail Minded’s Nicole Leinbach Reyhle to Kick Off VM LIVE’s ‘Retail Smart’

By Staff
Monday, September 17, 2018 12:48 AM NEW YORK—A noted observer of retail trends, particularly those that impact independent retailers of all categories, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, will be the opening speaker of VM LIVE. Reyhle is the founder and publisher of RetailMinded.com which has been recognized worldwide for its leading retail insight. With a core concentration on independent retailers and small businesses, Reyhle is a frequent guest and contributor to various media outlets that include “The Today Show,” Forbes and countless business-to-business publications

A Noted Retail Thought Leader, Mobile Payments Expert and Two Innovative ODs to Share Insights at VM LIVE

By Staff
Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Influential independent retail thought leader, Nicole Leinbach, Reyhle, founder of RetailMinded.com and mobile/payments expert Sih Lee, SVP of new business development at Synchrony Financial, one of the country’s largest credit card providers, are two of the featured speakers set to share insights and business trends to help optical retailers and ECPs “Retail Smart – New Paths for Discovery, Choice and Purchase”, a special VM LIVE session set for Wed., Sept. 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Venetian/Sands Convention Center just prior to the opening of Vision Expo West.

Carole Burns, OD, Joins Panel to Share ‘Retail Smart’ Ideas at VM LIVE

By Staff
Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM NEW YORK—A successful optometrist who has brought “outside the box” thinking to her practice’s newest location in one of the fastest-growing towns in Ohio is going to share her experience and a look behind the scenes at VM LIVE, the special live session and panel to be held this fall during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.

Retail Expert and Veteran OD on the Program for VM LIVE ‘Retail Smart' at Vision Expo

By Staff
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—An expert in retail business innovation, including new mobile payment trends plus a veteran OD who’s modernized his practice with technology to enhance the patient experience are the initial speakers on the program for “Retail Smart,” the VM LIVE event that will explore how technology is impacting consumer behavior and reshaping the shopping experience.

Registration Opens for VM LIVE at Expo West: ‘Retail Smart’

By Staff
Monday, June 4, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for “Retail Smart,” the VM LIVE event that will explore how technology is impacting consumer behavior and reshaping the shopping experience. The informative session, produced by Vision Monday, will be held at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 26, just prior to Vision Expo West. Attendees will learn how smart retailers are erasing boundaries between discovery, choice and purchase. Using smartphones, tablets, apps, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, they create a fluid, frictionless experience for shoppers, whether online or in-store.

A Message About Leadership and Vision From Essilor

By Staff
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:00 PM

Telehealth: Where Changing Technology Challenges Traditional Vision Care

By Mark Tosh, Senior Editor
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Telehealth is a topic on the minds of most everyone in eyecare. Perhaps this is due to the fact that telehealth is almost a perfect personification of an eyecare marketplace that today is caught up in rapidly changing technology that directly challenges the traditional notions of how vision care is delivered to patients.

VM’s Summit Explores Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Business trend analysts, branding experts and health and vision care experts shared their views about how leaders can help their organizations adapt to rapid changes in the “climate” of technology and work at the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, held at the Times Center here on March 14. The day-long Summit program and networking event explored the theme, “workSMART: Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.”

Operationalizing Innovation: Leadership in a Changing Health Care Landscape

By Sara Bonizio, Contributing Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:29 AM The optical industry is feeling the accelerating pace of change in our field. As we heard from Marge Axelrad in the opening remarks of the 2018 VM Summit, “competition can come from anywhere and everywhere—and it has.” A rapidly changing consumer mindset is bringing a new set of expectations to the vision care space, as explored by Erin Byrne and Jason Dorsey in the Leadership Challenge session.

Hidden Drivers—How They Overcome Real Time Data and Connect Generations

By Sara Bonizio, Contributing Editor

Monday, April 16, 2018 12:28 AM As he spoke about solving tough generational challenges for organizations and leaders, leading Millennial and Gen Z researcher Jason Dorsey peppered his session with penetrating insights illustrating distinct generational differences, such as Boomers and Gen X’ers clinging to pen and paper while Millennials Tweet, Snap and live video their experiences.

Flexibility and Access Are Hallmarks of Modern, Agile Companies

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:27 AM Flexibility and instant access to information are key for today’s modern companies. As workplaces and organizations become more collaborative, companies need to be transparent and responsive to employees and customers alike.

Student Innovator of the Year Expands as Seven Students Represent Four Schools

By Stephanie Sengwe, Assistant Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:26 AM Seven students, representing four schools of optometry were recognized as this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Award recipients. Named after Rick Bay, former publisher and president of Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, the Foundation’s Student Innovator of the Year award aims to support optometry’s next generation.