Keynote Speaker Asks Are You Optimistic About the Future of Artificial Intelligence?

By Daniel Breeman, Senior Editor
Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:59 AM NEW YORK—Samantha Jordan, head of computing and technology at the Future Today Institute, doesn’t predict the future. Instead, she and her group utilize what they call strategic foresight, a disciplined and systematic approach to identify where to play, how to win in the future, and how to ensure organizational resiliency in the face of unforeseen disruption. The proprietary strategic foresight methodology is intended to enable organizations to plan for unpredictable futures with certainty.

Analyst Deborah Weinswig Reveals How AI Is Changing the Face of Retail

By Gwendolyn Plummer, Senior Associate Editor
Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:58 AM NEW YORK—Following Samantha Jordan’s talk, Deborah Weinswig, founder and CEO of Coresight Research, took the Summit stage. Weinswig’s Coresight Research, is one of the world’s leading retail observers and analysts, and she spent her time with the Summit audience sharing her views on how AI is changing the retail space, including how retailers can effectively and creatively apply AI technology in their storefronts and online.

Using AI to Improve Health Care and Vision Care Outcomes

By Mary Kane, Executive Editor

Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:57 AM NEW YORK—John Whyte, MD, MPH, WebMD’s chief medical officer and one of the most influential voices in the health sector, discussed how patients are learning to trust chatbots, how doctors are integrating generative AI into their practices, the need for transparency and other practical aspects of AI implementation. During a session titled, “How AI Is Reshaping the Future of Health Care,” Dr. Whyte said, “AI is a work in progress, and we have just started to scratch the surface of how we can use AI to improve health care and vision care outcomes.”

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By Staff
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4 Eye Doctors Discuss How to Use AI as a Tool for Disease Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment

By Andrew Karp, Group Editor, Lenses & Technology
Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:55 AM NEW YORK—In keeping with its objective of providing a platform for new ideas in vision technology and eyecare, the Vision Monday Leadership Summit brought together, for the first time, four prominent eyecare researchers and practitioners for a high-level discussion about how artificial intelligence can be an important tool for disease detection and diagnosis, and then improve outcomes through early intervention.

Deloitte’s Jim Rowan Offers Strategies on Building an AI Team

By Sarah McGoldrick, Contributing Editor
Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:54 AM NEW YORK—Heading into the afternoon sessions and before a break for lunch, Jim Rowan, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, shared his insights into how to weave AI into daily business operations. In his presentation titled, “How to Build an AI Team,” he noted that generative AI is transforming the way the optical industry does business, from diagnostics to managing patient interactions and marketing, suggesting that AI is seemingly making it easier to enhance the patient experience.

RSG's Liza Amlani on Finding the Balance Between Tech and the Human Touch

By Sarah McGoldrick, Contributing Editor
Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:53 AM NEW YORK—One of the greatest challenges businesses face in today’s age of artificial intelligence is finding the right balance between technology and human interaction. Hitting on this equilibrium was the focus of Liza Amlani’s session with her lunch-time presentation titled, “Keeping the Customer In Focus: Clienteling for Retail Eyewear.” As the principal and founder of the Retail Strategy Group, Amlani has used her experience to help businesses improve profitability and organizational effectiveness by using the latest technology and most provocative retail trends.

Six Optometry Students Honored With Innovator Scholarships From Rick Bay Foundation

By Mary Kane, Executive Editor
Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:52 AM NEW YORK—Six optometry students, each representing a different school of optometry, were recipients of this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Award. Named after Rick Bay, former publisher and president of Jobson’s Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, the Foundation’s Student Innovator of the Year award aims to support optometry’s next generation.

See and Hear Highlights of VM Leadership Summit 2023: Voices, Views at 'Insight, Unseen'

By Staff
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12:00 PM Exclusive networking and big themes at the 2023 VM Leadership Summit encouraged attendees to uncover new solutions. They heard about non-obvious thinking, cultivating trust, the role of human capital, improving eyecare access and doing good in the vision care space. See the day's quick video recap here.

The Most Common Side Effects of the New Bivalent COVID Booster

By Staff
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:56 PM The anticipated side effects are really exactly what would be expected to occur after the previous vaccinations.

Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED!

By Staff
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 1:00 AM NEW YORK—With a compelling speaker roster in place, The Vision Monday Leadership Summit culminated in October this year in two dynamic sessions which explored how new market forces, unleashed and amplified by the global pandemic, are rewriting the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. Part of the series of VM Leadership Summit sessions that started earlier this spring, the Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 virtual programs were themed “Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook.”

How to Rebuild Patient Trust in the Wake of the Pandemic

By Mary Kane
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:59 AM NEW YORK—As the virtual VM Leadership Summit kicked off on the afternoon of Oct. 20, two expert speakers talked about how the pandemic has put patients’ trust to the test, and more importantly, how providers can tackle the issue of misinformation and help counter the formidable challenge of rebuilding that trust. In a session titled “Rebuilding Trust,” Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer for WebMD and Jennifer Hauser, head of Edelman’s Wellness 360 business unit, shared views about how today’s eyecare professionals can build trust with their patients.

Virtual Sessions Extend the 2021 VM Summit Series of Conversations and Presentations

By Staff
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:58 AM NEW YORK—In addition to the two October virtual VM Summit Sessions, Vision Monday broadcast two additional sessions earlier this year. Both virtual sessions extended the 2021 VM Summit series of conversations and presentations under the theme “Creative Disruption,” held during the summer. They were “VirtualEYZE!,” first held in June, which was a focused look at the opportunities for telehealth to expand eyecare’s boundaries, and “ALL Consuming,” held in August, which took a deep and fascinating dive into the new consumer mindset in many areas. Each brought great and different speakers plus enlightening conversation from ECP/retailer panels.

How Can Remote Monitoring Tech and Wearables Extend ECP Relationships?

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:57 AM NEW YORK—Escalated by the pandemic, consumers and patients are demonstrating their openness to using new technologies to redefine their own sense of wellness and take care of their own health. This is furthering the advent of new remote monitoring systems and wearables which are directly involving the patient in managing care with their doctors. Experts discussed these “Remote Possibilities” during VM’s virtual Leadership Summit broadcast on Oct. 20. They talked about how these technology developments can actually strengthen provider relationships with patients and provide healthier outcomes, too.

Access and Convenience: What Has Healthcare Learned From Retail?

By Mary Kane
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:56 AM NEW YORK—The pandemic accelerated and raised awareness of what’s meant by “access” and “convenience” for patients who need to better manage their health and benefit from new services and technologies in new ways. The rise of “patient-centric” healthcare is taking its inspiration from retail businesses who know how to leverage customer knowledge and preferences to create a more interesting, engaging and dynamic customer-centric experience. In a session titled “What Has Healthcare Learned from Retail?” Nerdery’s senior director of Product Management, Mukesh Pitroda, discussed what healthcare providers and brands are learning and adopting from successful retailers, as new formats emerge.