Sunday, February 6, 2022 3:15 AM
Starting with the launch of Google Glass in 2013, tech giants such as Google, Meta and Amazon have been exploring ways to make eyeglasses a vehicle for their consumer technologies. A prominent example is Ray-Ban Stories, which features a Ray-Ban frame with camera and audio capabilities and is the result of Meta’s collaboration with EssilorLuxottica.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
Sometimes we get so deeply involved in our own little universes that we forget that not everyone lives there, too. I’m reminded of this when I meet people for the first time and they ask me what type of work I do. When I tell them, “I edit magazines about eyeglasses and vision,” I sometimes get a quizzical look, followed by questions such as “Is there really a whole magazine just about eyeglasses? What’s there to write about?”
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 AM
Partnership is one of the most overused words in business communications these days. It seems like nearly every new vendor-customer relationship, distribution deal or joint sales promotion is touted as a “partnership.”
Monday, April 20, 2020 12:41 AM
Just a few years ago, telehealth was on a slow to moderate growth trajectory in the U.S. A 2017 study by the telehealth company Avizia found that most patients—about eight out of 10 U.S. consumers—were largely unaware of how to access telehealth or whether their insurer would cover it.
Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent publication of its first-ever World Report on Vision may have slipped by unnoticed by many VM readers. But it’s actually a big deal that’s worthy of our attention. The report’s release indicates that WHO, which usually concentrates on fighting life threatening diseases, has now elevated poor vision to a prominent place on its agenda.
Monday, August 12, 2019 12:00 AM
Remember Dean Martin’s big hit, That’s Amore? Who could forget a song that starts, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.”
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM
We’ve just wrapped up our 13th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, the highlights of which are featured in a special report beginning on page 30.
Monday, December 17, 2018 12:30 AM
I’ve never spent much time on farms. But I know a silo when I see it. I spotted one the other day at my doctor’s office. The receptionist handed me an iPad and asked to enter my medical history. Height and weight. Major illnesses and surgeries. What medications do you take? Are you a smoker?
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM
How many progressive lens designs do you think are on the market today? 25? 50? 150? Actually, more than 350 different PALs (Progressive Addition Lenses) are now available, according to The Vision Council. That’s an astounding amount of variety, even taking into account the knock offs and older designs still out there.
Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00 AM
One of my most valuable takeaways from CES 2018 was realizing the variety and sophistication of assistive technology for blind or visually impaired people that is now available. Mixed in among the smart devices, self-driving cars and wearable tech were innovative products and systems designed to help blind or visually impaired people be more independent. Here are three example
Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 AM
Last week’s observance of Veteran’s Day got me thinking not only about the crucial role our armed forces play in wartime, but in peacetime as well. In particular, the military, because of its enormous size and vast resources, is a catalyst for change in many fields, not the least of which is vision technology.
Friday, November 10, 2017 12:42 PM
NEW YORK—Today is Veteran’s Day, the federal holiday when Americans formally recognize the contributions of those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. But what about the contributions of the vision care professionals who care for our veterans? Don’t they deserve some recognition, too?
Thursday, October 5, 2017 12:27 PM
NEW YORK—For many people, having their vision corrected for the first time can be a profoundly life-changing experience. In my case, though, there was no “wow” moment. I only began wearing glasses in my mid-30s, and looking through the lenses felt strange for the first few weeks. I recall being conscious of the frame, a solid object that now circumscribed my view. But within a month the sensations went away, and soon the glasses felt natural.
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM
It was 30 years ago this week that I first walked into the offices of Vision Monday, which was then a scrappy start-up whose mission was to cover optical industry business news. I’ve never left.