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 Sarah 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.

Meet the Brand Tacticians, Specializing in Experiences and Locations

By Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:25 AM The first session of the afternoon kicked off with “Meet the Brand Tacticians” featuring Michael Dorf, founder, City Winery and Melissa Gonzalez, founder and chief pop-up architect, The Lion’esque Group. This VM Summit session aimed to showcase new models and experiences that companies have implemented to appeal to today’s hyper-connected consumers.

The ECP’s POV: Decision Points and Considerations for Vision Care Telehealth

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:23 AM This VM Summit panel parsed important considerations for eyecare professionals and optical retailers weighing decisions surrounding telemedicine implementation, and featured several first-hand accounts. The following comments were prepared by the panelists but not presented fully, due to time constraints.

Flux Group’s Robert Safian Urged Audience to Focus on ‘Missions’ in Business

By Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:22 AM To wrap up the 2018 VM Summit, Robert Safian, founder of Flux Group and former editor-in-chief of Fast Company engaged the audience through four lessons and seven questions. His aim was to showcase the kind of tactics that define the modern company.

Scene at the VM Summit

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:21 AM

VM’s Summit Explores Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times

By Staff
Friday, March 16, 2018 12:27 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 Wednesday. The day-long Summit program and networking event explored the theme, “workSMART: Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.” The diverse range of speakers offered insights about how the fast sweep of digital technology, empowered consumers and unexpected competition is reshaping the world of work, and why business leaders of startups or established companies need constant learning, swift tactical moves and organizational resilience.

VM Summit Panelists to Probe Telehealth’s Disruption and Opportunities

By Staff
Monday, March 5, 2018 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Telehealth’s disruptive influence on vision care and the opportunities it offers for enhancing patient care and increasing practice growth will be explored in a special session at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, “Tackling Disruption: The Telehealth Frontier.” The session will feature telehealth experts, leading providers, eyecare professionals and optical retailers.

VM Summit to Examine Co-Working Trend as Part of ‘workSMART’ Program

By Staff
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Like many young professionals, doctors and other medical workers want to work in offices that offer comfort, convenience and flexible scheduling and leasing arrangements. They are among the latest groups to embrace co-working, a growing trend that has reshaped the commercial real estate market, and they are a prime example of how some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs and businesses are working smarter. The founders of WellnessWorks, a New York-based startup that is bringing the idea of co-working to health and wellness practitioners, are joining the lineup of speakers at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, the theme of which is “workSMART.”

VM Summit Expands Telehealth Session With New Topics and Speakers

By Staff
Friday, February 23, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The rapid rise of telehealth and its growing impact on vision care will be the focus of a special session at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, “Tackling Disruption: The Telehealth Frontier.” The session, which will feature telehealth experts, leading providers, eyecare professionals and optical retailers, will help Summit attendees increase their understanding of telehealth and examine the decision making process surrounding it. It will also illustrate how health care and business leaders are grappling with a complex and challenging trend that is reshaping relationships between doctors and patients and fundamentally changing the delivery of health care services and diagnoses.

New Speakers and Special Telehealth Session Round Out VM Summit Program

By Staff
Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The CEO of one of the nation’s largest optical retail chains, a leading digital business strategy consultant and experts from across the telehealth spectrum have joined the program at Vision Monday’s Global Leadership Summit, to be held at the Times Center here on March 14. They and other top thinkers and influencers will discuss new ways to “workSMART.”
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