Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:02 PM
On Jan 15, 2001, when Wikipedia was launched, founding member Larry Sanger encouraged editors to participate with the words: “Humor me. Go there and add a little article. It will take all of five or ten minutes." With those words, he set the largest participatory encyclopedia
in the world in motion. There are currently 50 million Wikipedia articles maintained by 2.5 million editors.
In 2019, the most read article
on the platform, according to Statista, was the one belonging to the movie "Avengers: Endgame," which was clicked 44.2 million times. Movies are frequently featured among Wikipedia’s most read articles of 2019, with the “Joker” movie and lists of Marvel and highest-grossing films also making appearances.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:12 PM
It's almost impossible to escape talk about Coronavirus right now. But what exactly is the illness that's been making headlines everywhere and is now confirmed in the U.S.? Bloomberg
spoke with Dr. Bill Schaffner, an infectious disease specalist, to make it clear. Head over to Twitter
to learn more.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:03 AM
A new year. A new decade. There’s so much to look forward to—the Summer Olympics, the presidential election, design trends and yes, alcohol abstinence, are all trending as we begin 2020. Here’s a short list of some of the major trends and events in store for us this year. For a look at business trends in the eyewear and eyecare world, check out VM’s
January Cover Story, #PERSPECTIVES 2020
. Read More
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:00 AM
A successful matching of prescription, eyewear and patient is a three-way marriage which yields the outcome intended by the doctor and expected by the patient. Patients usually want and anticipate improved vision and an improved appearance. Additionally, the fit of the eyewear should work well and be comfortable. ECPs face these challenges daily, and they are often difficult to meet. Read More
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:34 AM
We are delivering real change to the health care system. Through HealthHUBs, consumers are at the center of an unmatched retail health experience. The HealthHUB products and services are designed specifically with the consumer's health needs, challenges and goals in mind, so that they can easily receive coordinated, personalized care in a familiar, neighborhood location.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:25 AM
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and sustainability have become almost synonymous. Mido, the leading global eyewear show, and its associated services company have begun a journey aimed at sustainability and corporate transparency.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2020
has announced the third annual OPTImum Retail Award, and is accepting submissions from independent boutique retailers. The OPTImum Retail Award aims to celebrate independent boutique retailers by allowing them to showcase their products, stores, visions and stories to the optical industry. Businesses in the independent retail market are encouraged to submit their stories for consideration by Feb. 7. Applicants are asked to share their in-store innovations, individuality, culture, brand loyalty and technology usage. Details about the process are posted here
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:21 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has named Jane Agbontaen as senior brand director for myopia management–Americas, according to an announcement this week. In this newly created role, Agbontaen will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all activities that support the U.S. growth of CooperVision’s myopia management portfolio—specifically the Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program with MiSight 1 day, the first and only FDA-approved product clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years old in the U.S.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:18 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Nine out of 10 people experience light sensitivity according to “Sensitivity to Light,” a white paper recently published by Transitions Optical. The white paper joins a suite of resources available from Transitions Optical which can be found on www.TransitionsPRO.com/LightManagement. “Understanding how light uniquely impacts each individual’s eye and daily life is imperative to providing the best vision care,” said Cecile Doussinault, category and insight director, Transitions Optical. “To see well, lenses need to manage light. With this knowledge, professionals can prescribe Transitions lenses, optimum light intelligent solution for each patient to enhance their satisfaction and protect their eyes.”
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Jobson Medical Information is pleased to announce that John Sailer has been named editor-in-chief of Review of Myopia Management
) and Special Projects. He will join the Practice Advancement Associates’ executive editorial leadership team of Marjolijn Bijlefeld and Margery Weinstein. On RMM
, he will work directly with Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, chief medical editor, and Bob Burke, managing editor. RMM
is the first multi-platform digital asset dedicated to myopia management. Launched in March 2019 by the Jobson Optical Group, RMM
delivers excellence in education to empower eyecare professionals to provide state-of-the-art myopia management care.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:54 PM
Voice is not new—you’ve been talking to your car with frustration for at least a decade—but it’s not going away.