Making HerStory

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM Back in the not too distant past, most women in the optical industry worked as secretaries. A small number worked in sales, or in retail stores or wholesale labs, and even fewer were eyecare professionals. That’s was about it. Job opportunities for women were limited, and career growth was difficult.

New Kid in Town

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM A few days before Vision Expo East 2015 began, I started my job as assistant editor for Vision Monday. The biggest optical event on the East Coast and I was thrown right into the thick of things.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “When I first started my career, most women were receptionists, rarely opticians. Now, my classes are primarily female,” Jenney Rivard, Influential Woman honoree.

Overheard

By Andy Karp
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “Blue light disrupts our circadian rhythm, leading to insomnia, depression, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and cancer,” Kazuo Tsubota, MD, New York Blue Light Symposium.

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “July means summer vacation!! I will definitely make sure to #PutSunniesOnIt for my week at the beach!”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together,” Laura Angelini, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care president, North America.

Fresh Thinking: Transparency, Collaboration, Technology

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM Discussions with young eyecare professionals are encouraging, inspiring and enlightening. Interestingly, their fresh perspectives don’t simply illustrate newcomers’ views.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM “CDC survey says: The number of people who were uninsured for at least part of 2014 dropped to a low not seen in decades.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM “Most in health care finance agree that a delay of ICD-10’s Oct. 1, 2015, deadline is a long shot, but there’s still time to prepare for the inevitable.”

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM “First came Millennials. Then came other generations adopting the ‘Millennial mindset.’ Are you on board?”

Overheard

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM “Look out, optical industry. This year’s ‘Best in Class’ recipients are smart, driven and ready to do big things within the optical world.”

Wearables: Eyecare’s New Dimension

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM For the past few years, I’ve been writing about how the fast paced field of wearable technology is intersecting with the optical industry, a phenomenon we call Eye2.

The VM Top 50 Retailers: Beyond the Numbers

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 10:00 AM Yes, the Vision Monday Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers are about the numbers. It is a ranking, of course, based on metrics like store counts and estimated revenues and who’s gaining, who’s been acquiring, who’s been consolidated.

Millennials, #Amarite?

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM We are five months into VM’s Millennial Project and in just a few weeks we will be hosting our first VM Live event, Power in #s, Maximizing the Potential of the ‘Hashtag Nation.’

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “Goliath vs. Goliath: The battle over alleged price fixing by major contact lens manufacturers rages on as big box retailer Costco files suit against J&J Vision Care.”
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