A Different Kind of Challenge

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM This past summer, millions of people, including some of us in optical, were obsessed with taking the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But on Oct. 9, the optical industry paused and took up a different kind of challenge in support of World Sight Day led by Optometry Giving Sight (OGS).

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM “No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.”
—Joni Ernst, candidate for U.S. Senate, Iowa.

Overheard

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM
“Audrey Hepburn was right—‘Paris is always a good idea’ has never been more true than at this year’s Silmo.”

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM “With 8,000 Boomers turning 60 every day, will low vision and nutraceuticals stop skirting the periphery and finally become an integral part of optometry?”

Overheard

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM “Don’t get spooked by Halloween-themed contact lenses—educate your patients so they buy them from the right place—your practice.”

Stories Supporting the Fight For 'The Right to Sight'

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM It was very encouraging this year to see how the active involvement and proactive use of social media helped propel a wide ranging audience to learn more about the value of vision care and vision correction through this month’s World Sight Day.

Overheard

By Catherine Wolinski
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:00 AM “Conor Oberst crooned, ‘For a sunrise or a sunset, you’re either coming or you just left, but you’re always on the way.’ Keep your heads up, optical!”

Changes at the Top: Leadership in Business

By Marge Axelrad
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00 AM I’m writing this column five days after the news was officially announced about a change in the senior-most management structure at Luxottica Group.

Overheard

By Andy Karp
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:08 AM "‘I admire Eric’s intelligence and managerial courage. He’s very strategic and pragmatic.’ Essilor of America CEO John Carrier on EOA’s new president, Eric Leonard.” akarp@jobson.com

‘Welcome to Permanent Beta’

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM In the tech world, the latest iteration of a software product is often referred to as being in “beta,” meaning it is new or in progress.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM “Note to ECPs in this back-to-school season: AOA survey shows kids spend up to 4 hours per day with their electronic devices.” mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Dee Carroll
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM “With another show season upon us, I am faced once again with the most important of questions… Which shoes to pack?” dcarroll@jobson.com

Overheard

By John Sailer
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM “It’s clear from some prominent recent acquisitions that major retailers are investing heavily in the future of optical e-commerce.” jsailer@jobson.com

It's a Big World, After All

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM I used to think Walt Disney had it wrong, at least as far as the optical industry is concerned. It’s not a small world, after all.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM “Confucius say, ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ Our Cover Story is proof.”
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