Follow for a Good Cause

By Staff
Thursday, September 19, 2019 1:44 PM Most of us are always looking for little ways to do our part and help people in need. This year, ABB Optical is making it easy to do your bit while at Vision Expo: for the duration of the show (Sept. 19 - 21, 2019), ABB Optical will donate $1 to Giving Sight for every person who follows their FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter. Click on the links to follow and make a difference in someone's life. 

20/20 Europe: It’s Showtime for Spanish Designer Xavier Garcia

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 AM Xavier Garcia has announced that the brand will attend both DaTE and SILMO in September 2019. Born in Barcelona, the label continues to grow and generate new sales in foreign markets. From its headquarters in Barcelona, the designer has developed his work with collections that “reflect the style, colour and culture of his native Catalan city.” This season, the acetate, metal and sun collections by Garcia express meticulous craftsmanship according to the company, with high quality finishings used and carefully managed technical control carried out in each and every model. Read More

Vision Expo West Online

By Staff
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:16 PM Today is the first official day of Vision Expo West 2019! If you're at the show and sharing on social media, be sure to use the #VisionExpo hashtag to share your images; and if you're watching all the action from home or somewhere else, you can explore the hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to get a front row seat to this year's show. 

Haley Perry OD, Gets Real About the ‘Mom Hustle’ on Her IG

By Staff
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:03 AM ASHEVILLE, N.C.—While Instagram can be a great source for fostering relationships, the platform is a double-edged sword because it opens up your life to the opinions of the world. If people only know you from your page, the assumption is that your day-to-day life is exactly as it is online. While this concept can be a bit daunting, causing many to withdraw from social media or curate their content finely, for Haley Perry OD, it is the thing that motivates her. Her Instagram page, Haley A Perry OD, chronicles her very busy life as a business owner of elite Eye care in Asheville, N.C., and working mother. When it comes to the concept of “balancing it all” Perry is not shy in admitting there is no such thing. Instead, it’s about prioritizing and figuring out which task needs her attention the most. Read More 

20/20 Magazine: Patty Perreira’s Eye for Design

By Staff
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:00 AM Patty Perreira seems to be one of those people who was born with an instinctual eye for design. Her career in eyewear and her role as a designer fell into place in a wonderfully, unexpected way. When given the opportunity for her ability and artistry to be nurtured, cultivated and cherished over time—she took it head on. For Perreira, co-founder and designer of Barton Perreira, it all began with a blind date, a passion for vintage shopping and a ton of creative ability. In this feature from 20/20 Magazine, the Barton Perreira designer opens up about her start in eyewear, creating a brand and designing with passion. Read More

Art Education and Visual Impairment

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Monday, September 16, 2019 11:32 AM When someone says "art," what do you think of? For many people, the answer likely includes some form of visual arts—paintings, photographs, sculptures, maybe even dance or writing. But art is all-encompassing, and it can and should be accessible to everyone, including people with visual impairments. Last week, Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, profiled a partnership between High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and Center for the Visually Impaired Georgia, which is bringing art and museum experiences to people with visual impairments. Head over to Americans for the Arts' blog to read more about this special partnership, and the impact it has on visually impaired people. 

Optical Gears Up for Vision Expo West

By Staff
Monday, September 16, 2019 10:03 AM Twice a year, Vision Expo takes over our Instagram feeds. During and after the show, attendees and exhibitors alike take to social media to share their experiences—and this year, many attendees are sharing their excitement for the show beforehand. There’s a lot to share in anticipation of Expo—Vision Monday will host VM LIVE: Smart Solutions at the Speed of Sight on September 18, and The Modern Lab on September 19, an event in collaboration with LabTalk. So, as we start packing our suitcases and figure out how many pairs of glasses it’s socially acceptable to wear over the course of three days, here's a look at how some in the optical community are gearing up for Expo West. Read More

Review of Ophthalmology: The Latest in Retinal Surgical Instruments

By Staff
Monday, September 16, 2019 10:00 AM “Retina is a rapidly changing field,” said Rahul Reddy, MD, in practice in Phoenix, pointing to the diabetes pandemic, which has been steadily increasing surgeon caseloads. “As we look to the future, what we want is instrumentation that will allow us to get good outcomes and be as efficient as possible so we can help as many patients as possible.” Here’s a look at some of the newest offerings available in vitreoretinal surgical instruments and how they’re improving patient outcomes. Read More

You Can Get A Toilet That Will Monitor Your Health

By Staff
Friday, September 13, 2019 2:49 PM From Apple Watches to Fitbits to a good old pedoemeter, there are plenty of ways to monitor your health at home. And now, there's a new way—through your toilet. According to Fast Company, reseachers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are in the process of developing a smart toilet seat, which can be mounted on a regular toilet to monitor your heart health. Head over to Fast Company to learn about the smart toilet from Nicholas Conn a research scientist in microsystems engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology involved in the project.

Come to Jobson's Modern Lab Event at Vision Expo West

By Staff
Friday, September 13, 2019 10:03 AM VM’s Andrew Karp and LabTalk’s Brian Dunleavy will co-host The Modern Lab, a special, live event that complements their Modern Lab Report in the September issue of Vision Monday. In this video, Karp and Dunleavy describe their program, which will feature exclusive research findings and a panel of lab experts who will discuss the strategic investments optical lab owners and operators are making in technology and personnel. Join them for this one-time-only event, which will take place at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas on September 19, 2019. To register, go to www.visionmonday.com/modernlab.

Indie Father-Daughter Duo Are a San Diego Staple

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Friday, September 13, 2019 10:03 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Independent optometry is part of the Chinn family's DNA. Thirty years ago, Stephen Chinn, OD, opened his very first independent private practice in San Diego, after graduating from U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry in 1972. Throughout his career, Dr. Chinn has had up to three private practices at once—but these days he focuses his attention on one in particular. Today, he and his daughter, Jennifer Chinn, OD, who graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry in 2015, practice together at Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care, in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood. Their independent practice is a member of the Vision Source network. Read More  

ECPs, Educators, Influencers and Brands Get Excited for Vision Expo West

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Friday, September 13, 2019 10:00 AM Twice a year, Vision Expo takes over our Instagram feeds. During and after the show, attendees and exhibitors alike take to social media to share their experiences—and this year, many attendees are sharing their excitement for the show beforehand. There’s a lot to share in anticipation of Expo—Vision Monday will host VM LIVE: Smart Solutions at the Speed of Sight on September 18, and The Modern Lab on September 19, an event in collaboration with LabTalk. So, as we start packing our suitcases and figure out how many pairs of glasses it’s socially acceptable to wear over the course of three days, here's a look at how some in the optical community are gearing up for Expo West.

Review of Optometric Business: The Free Personality Assessment that Helps Us Create a Better Workforce

By Staff
Friday, September 13, 2019 10:00 AM Personality assessments can teach you and your staff about yourselves, and how you can best relate to one another. Here is how one practice uses this tool to help staff work together to deliver topnotch patient care. We use 16 Personalities in our three-OD, 26 support-staff practice. It’s free and highly effective in showing us the kind of work that an employee will be most effective at, and most fulfilled by. We started using this assessment two years ago. It was our office manager’s idea. She had learned about this assessment in a college psychology class, and thought it would be helpful for us to use. The goal for using a personality assessment was to see where the strengths and weaknesses lay for each individual, and to determine the parts of the office they would most likely excel at. Read More  

#WeShareIt for 9-14-19

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Friday, September 13, 2019 8:00 AM Sometimes, a little reminder goes a long way. You can grab this one on Ebay. #WeShareIt

iCare Advisor's Tweet for 9-14-19

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Friday, September 13, 2019 8:00 AM