Experts to Explore the Metaverse and New Retail Concepts at Oct. 27 Virtual VM Summit

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Monday, September 20, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Three leading technology experts will share their insights about the metaverse and the opportunities it offers brands at the virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit on October 27. Robin Raskin, founder of the Virtual Events Group and a leading observer of consumer technology trends, will kick off the session by giving Summit attendees a peek inside the metaverse, including a brand experience, an event experience, a game experience for advertising and a fully immersive open-ended experience.

Join Us and Register Now for "Creative Disruption: Retail & Healthcare: Upended!," VM's Virtual Leadership Summit Sessions, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—The 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will culminate next month in two new dynamic virtual sessions in October, "Retail and Healthcare: Upended! Ripping Up the Rulebook." To be broadcast Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, the virtual sessions extend the 2021 VM Summit series of conversations and presentations under the theme "Creative Disruption," in exclusive two-hour programs designed to help business and professional leaders as they continue to manage through with the impact of the pandemic and the changes it has escalated in both retail and health care.

Summit Culminates in ‘Retail & Healthcare: Upended!’ Virtual Events, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27

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Friday, September 10, 2021 1:45 AM NEW YORK—The 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will culminate next month in two dynamic sessions, to be broadcast on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, which will explore the theme, “Retail and Healthcare: Upended! Ripping Up the Rulebook.” They extend the 2021 VM Summit series of conversations about how help business and professional leaders can tap the power of “Creative Disruption” as they continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic and the changes it has escalated in both retail and healthcare.

VM Summit’s ECP Panelists Share How They Adapted to New Patient Experiences and Mindset Amid COVID Pandemic

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Friday, August 20, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Adapting and pivoting were two of the key actions eyecare professionals said they took over the past 18 months as they looked for ways to respond effectively to the ongoing COVID pandemic. These comments were expressed during the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session, held virtually on Aug. 11. The session, titled “Capturing the Imagination and Loyalty of Today’s Patients,” was moderated by Matt Alpert, OD, owner of Alpert Vision Care in Los Angeles. Alpert led four panelists in an in-depth discussion covering the different approaches  the four distinct practices took, and are still taking, to manage their business and adapt to changing consumer and patient priorities.

VM Summit Session Examines How the Pandemic Has Changed Patients and Their Views of the 'Patient Experience'

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—A well-known health care observer and a leading optometrist delved into how the pandemic changed the mindset of patients and those patients' views of "the patient experience" during the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session which was held virtually on Aug. 11. The session, titled "The Patient Will See You Now," featured a conversation between Destry Sulkes, MD, the executive VP of growth for Klick Health and Matt Alpert, OD, owner of Alpert Vision Care.

VM Summit Session Explores Changes in Retail Landscape and Shopper Trends, Online and In-Person

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Monday, August 16, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Consumer trend experts offered attendees of the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session detailed analyses of how the global pandemic has changed shopping habits. Speaking at the Aug. 11 Summit, John Dick, founder and CEO of CivicScience, and Stephanie Clarke, SVP, practice head-consumer and lifestyle at Red Havas looked at how shopping behaviors and retail as a whole have changed in the past year and a half and discussed the trends they predict will carry over into 2022 and beyond.

What's the Consumer and Patient Mindset in the New Now? VM's Leadership Summit "ALL-CONSUMED" Provides Answers and Guidance

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Friday, August 13, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—New priorities among consumers and patients, transformed over the period of the past 18 months and shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, are raising important questions for both retailers and eyecare professionals about how to address those new mindsets, and how to learn more about what's necessary to re-engage and recalibrate connections. VM's Leadership Summit, in its second virtual event, delved into those questions with consumer trend experts' insights on macro trends, the rise of social media as a shopping channel and new technology changing patients' health care expectations.

"ALL CONSUMING, A Deep Dive Into the New Consumer Mindset" Is VM's Next Virtual Summit Session on Aug. 11

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Monday, August 2, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Are you clear about how customer and patient priorities have changed in the past 18 months? How to recapture their loyalty and recalibrate your connections to them? There's still time to register for the next Virtual VM Summit session, "ALL CONSUMING, A Deep Dive Into the New Consumer Mindset," which is being broadcast for the first time on Wed., Aug. 11 from 3:00  to 5:00  p.m. ET.

How Has the Consumer's Mindset Changed? Trends and Tactics to Be the Focus of VM's Virtual Aug. 11 "ALL-CONSUMING" Leadership Summit Session

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Monday, July 19, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Do you know how customer and patient priorities have changed in the past 18 months? Are you clear on how to recapture their loyalty, connect with their concerns and recalibrate your connections to them? Experts who have been talking to consumers are going to share how consumer behavior has already changed and illuminate how patient preferences are realigning. And, a special panel of independent optometrists, opticians and retail execs are going to discuss what they've witnessed in the past 18 months and how they've been rethinking their own tactics and approach during "ALL-CONSUMING: A Deep Dive into The New Consumer Mindset," the focus of the Aug. 11 VM Leadership Summit session, the second in a multi-event series this year. 

ECP Panelists Cite Unique Opportunites and Advantages of Teleoptometry at VM Leadership Summit Virtual Session

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—ECPs utilizing teleoptometry to perform comprehensive eye exams remotely, with the direct involvement of an optometrist, predicted a bright future for the process as its use across practice settings continues to grow and gain favor with patients. The comments came during a first-of-its-kind panel discussion on the telehealth topic that was part of the June 23 VirtualEYZE! Session, the first event of this year's VM Leadership Summit.

VM Summit Session Examines Complexities of Reimbursement for Remote, Comprehensive Eye Exams by ODs

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Monday, June 28, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—An interview examining telehealth’s expanding role in vision care with Wally Lovejoy, an independent health care consultant, specializing in eyecare and optical retailing, and Julian Roberts, executive director of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP), kicked off the second component of a three-part session of VirtualEYZE! as part of the June 23 VM Leadership Summit.

VM Summit Session Features Ocular Telehealth Expert Christopher Brady Highlighting Role of Telehealth Pre- and Post-Pandemic

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Friday, June 25, 2021 12:27 AM Summit session features ocular telehealth expert, Warby files to go public, optical sales dip, Jobson Tracker says, panel says GrandVision deal can be called off and Prevent Blindness promotes fireworks safety all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

VM Summit Session Features Ocular Telehealth Expert Christopher Brady Highlighting Role of Telehealth Pre- and Post-Pandemic

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Friday, June 25, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—With interest and utilization of telehealth services rising across eyecare, as well as other health care settings, a presentation by Christopher Brady, MD, of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) provided a thought-provoking view of where telehealth may be headed as many industry executives Wednesday joined virtually the first session of this year's VM Leadership Summit. The session, titled VirtualEYZE!, examined the opportunities for telehealth to expand eyecare's boundaries and featured the perspective of Brady, an ocular telehealth expert and past chair of the ATA’s Ocular Telemedicine Special Interest Group.

Many Tune in for First VM Leadership Summit 2021 Broadcast: VirtualEYZE!, Exploring Telehealth's Expansion and Eyecare's Expanding Boundaries

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Many leading retail execs, eyecare professionals, key opinion leaders and suppliers tuned in yesterday afternoon to the first virtual session of this year's VM Leadership Summit. Yesterday's session, titled VirtualEYZE!, examined the opportunities for telehealth to expand eyecare's boundaries and featured updates sharing the ophthalmic perspective from an ocular telehealth expert at the American Telemedicine Association, two experienced reimbursement executives and a first-of-its-kind discussion with a mix of eyecare practitioners and execs sharing their own experience with remote, comprehensive eye exams before, during and in the current stage of the pandemic.

Registration Remains Open for VirtualEYZE!, the June 23 VM Virtual Summit Session on Remote, Comprehensive Eye Exams

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Monday, June 21, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—With just two days to go before the opening session of the 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit, event organizers said that late registrations are still being accepted. The one-time-only session, VirtualEYZE!, will explore how virtual health is expanding eyecare’s boundaries. It will be held Wednesday, June 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Virtual eyecare, in the form of comprehensive eye exams performed remotely with the direct involvement of an optometrist, is rapidly gaining favor with both patients and practitioners.