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

By Staff
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.

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. 

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.

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.

VM Announces New Dates for First Two Summit Sessions and Speakers for Lead-Off Event on Virtual Health

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Friday, May 21, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—New dates have been announced for two virtual events that are part of the 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit. The lead-off Summit event, “VirtualEYZE! How Virtual Health is Expanding Eyecare's Boundaries,” is being rescheduled from June 9 to Wednesday, June 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. The second event, “ALL-CONSUMING: A Deep Dive into the New Consumer Mindset,” which was originally set for July 14, is now scheduled for Wednesday, August 11, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Registration includes both virtual broadcasts, full access to the VM Summit virtual platform, networking, on-demand viewing, door prizes, and exclusive access to attendees-only content after the event. Optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists and students can register for no charge. All other industry registration is $99. Details and registration are posted here.

Registration Is Open for VM's 2021 Leadership Summit, Now a Series of Conversations, Virtual Sessions and Exclusive Events

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Monday, May 10, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—As all businesses and eyecare professional leaders continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic, Vision Monday's Leadership Summit will bring forward a series of conversations, virtual sessions and exclusive events in 2021. Registration is open now for the multi-part program titled, "Creative Disruption, The New Now: How to Survive It. Why You Need It." The 2021 VM Leadership Summit will consist of two virtual session events in June and July, leading into one in-person live + virtual event in September.

VM's 6th Micro Chats on Macro Trends Video Looks at the Growing Retail-Healthcare Convergence

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Friday, April 30, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As evidenced by recent news and Vision Monday's own coverage of pharmacy chains, retailer groups and new competitive business models expanding their commitments in the primary and specialty healthcare space, there is a new interchange between the worlds of "retail" and "healthcare" growing within the current business climate. It's the topic of this week's latest short video, Micro Chats on Macro Trends, a series of conversations between VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp. The video can be viewed by clicking here.

Medical Optometry's Opportunity Is Escalating, and it Is the Focus of VM's Latest Micro Chat Video

By Staff
Friday, April 23, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Organized optometry has worked long and hard on widening its scope of practice and this widening scope offers much opportunity as the profession continues to work to raise its profile among all healthcare professionals in the wake of the pandemic. The matter of Optometry's Widening Scope is experiencing a crescendo in light of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape. It's the topic of this week's latest short video, Micro Chats on Macro Trends, a series of conversations between VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp. The video is the 5th in a 6-part series that examines significant trends influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The video can be viewed below or by clicking here.

New VM ‘Micro Chat’ Looks at Re-Establishing Trust in Healthcare

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Friday, April 16, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The pandemic has exposed cracks in our healthcare system, leaving many patients feeling disconnected, distrustful, and scared. In response, healthcare providers need to rebuild trust and re-engage with patients. VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and tech editor Andrew Karp discuss this new dynamic in their latest video conversation, Re-Establishing Trust in Healthcare. The video is the fourth in a six-part weekly series called “Micro Chats on Macro Trends,” that examines significant trends that are influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The video, titled Re-Establishing Trust in Healthcare, can be viewed here.

Third VM ‘Micro Chat’ Explores Access to Care and Social Determinants of Health

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—With millions of Americans facing job losses and other economic hardships resulting from the pandemic, providing access to healthcare for those in need has taken on new urgency. The crisis is prompting healthcare policy makers and researchers to sharpen their focus on the underlying causes that prevent many people from getting the healthcare services they need. In a new video, “Access to Care: The Social Determinants of Health,” VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp discuss this timely topic and how it impacts vision care. The video, the third in a series of “Micro Chats on Macro Topics,” can be viewed here.

Second Video in VM's 'Micro Chats on Macro Trends' Series Considers the Rise of Telehealth and Wellness

By Staff
Friday, April 2, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The rise of telehealth and a crescendo of patients' interest in staying healthy and learning more about their own wellness are the focus of the second of Vision Monday's new weekly video series, "Micro Chats on Macro Trends," that examines significant trends which are influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The series features VM’s editorial director, Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp, lens and technology editor.

VM Launches 'Micro Chats on Macro Trends' Series: First Video Examines the Brick to Click Trend in Healthcare

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Friday, March 26, 2021 12:30 AM Vision Monday is launching a weekly video series, "Micro Chats on Macro Trends," that examines significant trends that are influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The series, which kicks off on March 25, features VM’s editorial director, Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp, lens and technology editor. They discuss big ideas and trends from the 2020 VM Leadership Summit that continue to reverberate throughout optical and healthcare in 2021. In this first video in the series, titled Brick Learns to Click, Axelrad and Karp discuss the implications of the brick to click trend in today's healthcare environment. Click on the video below to learn how boundaries between the physical and virtual worlds are blurring.

VM Kicks Off Video Series of ‘Micro Chats on Macro Trends’

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Friday, March 26, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday is launching a weekly video series that examines significant trends that are influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The series, which kicks off March 25, is called Micro Chats on Macro Trends.

A Top-Line Video View: "AFTERSHOCKS" VM's Global Leadership Summit

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 12:00 AM From the vantage point of leading healthcare execs, noted experts outlining new trends in patient and consumer expectations and behavior and the escalating advent of new technologies, this year's VM Summit speakers' underscored the new environment brought about by the pandemic and the opportunities for vision care. The video gives a glimpse of the 4 part program's themes. Access to the VM Summit platform for registered attendees continues through Dec. 31.