‘Decoding the Consumer’—Registration Opens for the VM 2019 Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will take an in-depth look at the new science of customer behavior at the 13th annual VM Global Leadership Summit. Keeping with the theme, “Decoding the Consumer,” top retail analysts, health care experts, data scientists and marketing innovators will detail trends and tactics shaping today's businesses.

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.

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.