Latest News Money ‘Talks' on VisionMonday.com By Staff Wednesday, November 09, 2011 12:18 AM NEW YORK—While optometry schools do a good job preparing future ODs as clinicians, they are sometimes lacking when it comes to teaching sound business practices. To combat this lapse of financial savvy, a former optical exec recently held an event here aimed at students from SUNY Optometry. In this week’s installment of Meetings, read about his new networking idea in For First Meeting, FastOD Uses Meetup to Gather Student ODs. And while we’re on the subject of finances, a recent CBS news release cites new Conference Board data in reporting that consumer confidence dipped in October to its lowest level since March 2009. Read why this could be an ominous sign for the economy in Personnel File: Consumer Confidence at Lowest Since Recession.