What's Your AI Acuity? Registration Is Now Open for Vision Monday's 2024 Leadership Summit in NYC on March 13

By Staff
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for VM's 2024 Leadership Summit, which will be held in New York on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The program for the VM Summit is titled, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future." Early bird tickets and registration have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. "The growing use of Artificial Intelligence in both health care and retail portends a seismic shift in how companies are operating," noted Marge Axelrad, SVP editorial director of Vision Monday and VMAIL.

Recap Video Highlights Top Takeaways From the VM Summit

By Staff
Monday, June 5, 2023 12:00 AM “Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations,” the 15th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, offered leaders of companies and organizations fresh perspectives on major business and health care trends in today’s new optical landscape. In this special section recapping the day's sessions, read how VM's Summit can help you learn about the power of non-obvious thinking, how to cultivate trust, the changing role of human capital, improving eyecare access and doing good in the vision care space.

VM Summit Offers Up ‘Insights’ for Navigating Trends Impacting Optical

By Staff
Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Prominent voices and thought leaders in communications, business consulting, retailing and health care, along with “vision voices” offered valuable insights into how leaders of companies and organizations can uncover, design and scale innovations at the 2023 Vision Monday Leadership Summit. Their ideas informed “Insight, Unseen,” a daylong program that took place at The Times Center here on March 16 just ahead of Vision Expo East.

Keynote Speaker Rohit Bhargava Reveals the Power of ‘Non-Obvious Thinking’

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:29 AM NEW YORK—Author Rohit Bhargava kicked off the morning session as the VM Leadership Summit’s opening keynote speaker. Bhargava is the three-time Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of eight books which focus on his concept of “non-obvious thinking,” or, as he told the audience at the Summit, “somebody who sees the details that other people don’t see.”

Edelman Barometer Reveals Trust and Credibility Are Suffering

By Mary Kane
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:28 AM NEW YORK—Jennifer Hauser, managing director, Edelman Health and founder/director, Wellness 360, presented highlights from the Edelman Trust Barometer, the well-respected annual trust and credibility survey. In a session titled Cultivating Trust: The New Urgency in Business and Healthcare, she explained how our attitudes about trust are being shaped, and what businesses and brands can do to strengthen our trust in them.

Deloitte’s Kraig Eaton Reports on the State of the Workplace Focusing on ‘Human Capital’

By Sarah McGoldrick
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Businesses strive to stay ahead of trends to maximize sales. But what is being done to maximize human capital? That was the question posed at the Vision Monday Leadership Summit featuring guest speaker Kraig Eaton, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, who examined Deloitte’s 2023 Global Human Capital Trends report.

How AI and Virtual Reality Are Adding New Dimensions to the Patient Experience

By Mary Kane
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:25 AM NEW YORK—In a presentation titled “AI, ChatGPT and ‘Metaversal’ Madness,” John Whyte, MD, chief medical officer for WebMD, explained how artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality are adding new dimensions to the patient experience. Dr. Whyte believes that health happens when you leave the doctor’s office because today’s patients are using wearables, whether it be smart watches or smart jewelry, to track their health.

Transporting the Color Blind Into a Whole New Vibrant World

By Sarah McGoldrick
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Artwork can transport the viewer into a whole new world of understanding and inspiration. When you are color blind, artwork can seemingly be out of reach as vibrant colors appear faded and dark. As a result, many people are unable to fully experience exhibits by masters such as Van Gogh or Pollack—that is until organizations like Visit Seattle partnered with adaptability tools to help provide color-blind visitors with an authentic experience.

Scenes at the VM Summit

By Staff
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ODs Discuss How Consumers Are Driving the Health and Wellness Market

By Andrew Karp
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The emergence of online refractions and low-cost portable devices for measuring and tracking visual performance has ushered in the era of consumer-driven vision care. Steven Lee, OD, MBA, an entrepreneur with a medical and engineering background, and Amel Youssef, OD, from Acuitis in Las Vegas and New Jersey, discussed how innovative products, from the Apple Watch to Fitbit—and in the vision care field, EyeQue—are enabling health-conscious consumers to monitor their wellness. These products and other devices are helping patients to capture and analyze their biometric data which they can then share with health care professionals.

Research About Myopia Is Resulting in New Ways to Educate Parents, Patients and ECPs

By Mary Kane
Sunday, April 23, 2023 12:20 AM NEW YORK—Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO, FBCLA, chief medical editor, Review of Myopia Management and International Myopia Institute global ambassador and Lisa McAlister, global myopia lead at Johnson & Johnson Vision and recently-elected board chair of the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC), spoke about new efforts to expand awareness of myopia management.