Marge Axelrad

Marge Axelrad, Sr. VP/Editorial Director

Marge oversees the overall editorial direction of Vision Monday and its print publication, VMail, e-newsletters, VisionMonday.com and special events including VM Global Leadership Summit. She is also in charge of general corporate and company news, industry developments and business trends, financial news. Marge specializes in frame sunwear companies, practice management programs, spectacle lens and contact lens companies, managed care, wholesale laboratories, research. She is also the editor of CLICK, a twice-a-month e-newsletter. Contact Marge at maxelrad@jobson.com.

Embrace the Recurring Themes Emerging in This Very Special Year

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 AM Hopefully all of you, dear readers, like all of us here on the editorial team at Vision Monday/VMAIL, have been having many conversations throughout this unbelievable year, to catch up on how friends, family and colleagues are doing, how business is recovering (or wavering), what’s working, what’s not, what’s still a question mark. And as you exchange ideas about how others are coping—sometimes to gauge how you, personally, are coping with such a large scale of changes—those discussions tend to point in certain directions.

So How Long Does This Year Feel? Like a Lifetime? Sometimes, it Seems That Way

By Marge Axelrad
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:30 PM After the shock of the pandemic in February and mid-March, the closures, the quarantine, the gradual reopenings, we’ve now arrived at what’s “normally” the “start” of a new season—back-to-schools, cultural events, new movies and TV, autumn sports, travel.  This September, however, feels simultaneously like the prolonging of an even longer spring and summer. However, making it to this milestone time of year, it’s important to recognize that both the practical and the critical need to work together as we look to both make it through—and to value the reasons to plan ahead. Read More

So How Long Does This Year Feel? Like a Lifetime? Sometimes, it Seems That Way

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00 AM After the shock of the pandemic in February and mid-March, the closures, the quarantine, the gradual reopenings, we’ve now arrived at what’s “normally” the “start” of a new season—back-to-schools, cultural events, new movies and TV, autumn sports, travel.

Time and Change March On

By Marge Axelrad
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:30 AM First off, I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired. Time has become elastic, hasn’t it? Did that just happen in the last 10 days or 10 minutes? I’m thinking the last four or five months seem like 24 or 25. The VM team just put together this massive July-August special double issue. We’ve been racing to keep up with ‘what’s going on out there’ since the advent of the pandemic. And like everyone, we comment among ourselves, time is elastic, isn’t it? Either it moves waaay too slow, or way too fast. Read More

The Dealmaking Continues

By Marge Axelrad and Mark Tosh
Monday, August 10, 2020 11:00 PM NEW YORK—The outlook was rosy in January and February. Business was strong, the eyecare and eyewear sectors were firing on nearly all cylinders, and, from the perspectives of many involved in practice transitioning and the acquisition of independent and group eyecare practices in the U.S., fueled by private equity firms and other investment models, 2020 was going to be another active year.

Time and Change March On

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 10, 2020 12:00 AM First off, I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired. Time has become elastic, hasn’t it? Did that just happen in the last 10 days or 10 minutes? I’m thinking the last four or five months seem like 24 or 25. The VM team just put together this massive July-August special double issue. We’ve been racing to keep up with ‘what’s going on out there’ since the advent of the pandemic. And like everyone, we comment among ourselves, time is elastic, isn’t it? Either it moves waaay too slow, or way too fast.

Stand For Small

By Marge Axelrad
Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:07 PM NEW YORK – Powered by American Express and a wide range of well-known companies and service partners, “Stand For Small” is a new multi-faceted resource for small and independent businesses who are seeking help and guidance to overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.