Leading Experts Agree the Future Is Now

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NEW YORK—With leaders in their fields discussing Millennials, Big Data, omnichannel retailing, and wearable technologies, the 8th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit once again showed how the future is now.

Anticipating which innovations will impact the optical profession, the VM Summit hosted a sold-out crowd of 400+ of the industry’s leading executives. Sponsoring this year’s “Future/Now” Summit were Premier supporters,Essilor and Luxottica, Signature sponsor  VSP Global, along with Adlens, Alcon, CareCredit, DAC Vision and ThinkAboutYourEyes.com.

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Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) PERC's David Golden, OD, Ken Greene and 4PatientCare's Jeff Guterman, MD.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Rochester Opticals's Ryan Markey, Patrick Ho, Tim Moore and Jobson's Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Ann Hoscheit, OD, Summit Eye Associates; Essilor's Danne Ventura; and Jean-Felix Boisse Duplan, Vision Impact Institute

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Transitions Optical's Larissa Bryan, Mary O'Hara and Sherrianne James.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Penn Moody, OD, Moody Eyes (l) with Ron Blum, OD, The Egg Factory.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) VSP's Don Oakley, Todd Riley, Glenna Glenn, and Dave Delle Donne.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Ocuco's Kristian Kiamos and Dermot Walsh; National Vision's Bruce Steffey and Bob Stein; and Ocuco's Leo Maccanna.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Attendees gathered at The Times Center yesterday morning before the Summit got underway.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Denise Mogil (l), Costco and Dede Neifert, VSP.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Marcolin's Fabrizio Gamberini (l) and Salvatore Rianna, Viva.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Jobson's Marc Ferrara (l) with Mike Daley, The Vision Council.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Essilor's Roy Hessel; Raanan Naftalovich, Shamir Insight; and Marty Bassett, Walman Optical.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Vision Monday's 8th annual Global Leadership Summit was a sold out event.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Insiya Lokhandwala, business development, Google Glass talked about the development and launch of Google Glass.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Jobson's Marge Axelrad sat down with Luxottica's CEO Andrea Guerra for a one-to-one conversation about leadership and innovation.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Vito Romano (l), Costco with Con Ward, OD EyecareCenter.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Canadian Association of Optometrists' Dr. Barry Thienes, Laurie Clement and Dr. Paul Geneau with Dr. Francis Jean of Iris The Visual Group.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Kaiser Permanente's Susy Yu, OD and David Mandler, OD; Bob Stein, National Vision; and Robert Patton, FirstSight Vision Services.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Reade Fahs, National Vision; Dory Carlson, OD, Heartland Eyecare; and Wallace Lovejoy, Lovejoy Eyecare Consulting.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Ellen Haag (l), Essilor with Russ Tolar, Eye Care Centers.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Pat McNeil (l), VSP Global with Jim McGrann, VSP Vision Care.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Alexandra Dreu, Carl Zeiss Vision; John Lahr, OD, EyeMed Vision Care; and Anne Marie Lahr, Hoya Vision Care.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Holly Rush, Luxottica North America; Andrea Guerra, Luxottica Group; and Jobson's Marge Axelrad.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

Cliff Robinson, B. Robinson/Legacie trying out Google Glass.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) Mike Ferrara, Adlens; Megan Molony, Luxottica Retail; and Christine Fraser, Adlens.

Vision Monday Summit 2014

(L to R) David Marco, Marco; Carl Spear,OD, Alcon; and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, Sight & Sun Eyeworks.