Friday, December 6, 2019 4:00 PM
will feature launches from international frame companies, 25 exhibitors focusing on contact lens innovations and a showcase on company positioning. This year’s show will take place Jan. 10 to 12 at the Fairground Munich in Munich, Germany, and will feature over 600 exhibitors within six exhibition halls. The companies debuting at opti 2020 include Brando Eyewear, Miga Eyewear, Kreuzbergkinder, Delirious and EnChroma. Tickets for opti 2020, as well as a full list of exhibitors and events, are available on the show website
Friday, November 22, 2019 2:30 PM
NEW YORK—The healthcare industry is being shaken by powerful forces that are creating new forms of competition and transforming patients into consumers who are seeking pathways to wellness that offer convenience, affordability and personalized care. New market leaders are emerging, and established brands are reinventing themselves with fresh approaches and enhanced customer experiences. Doctor-patient relationships are being redefined. How will these transformative changes impact vision care providers, payors and suppliers? VM’s 14th annual Global Leadership Summit will explore these and other pivotal questions as part of its program, “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020.”
Friday, November 15, 2019 9:00 AM
NEW YORK—Did you know that more than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work every day? And of these injuries, an estimated 10 percent to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss, Prevent Blindness points out. For ECPs, establishing a role in the prescription sector of the occupational and industrial safety business can help extend their expertise in new ways and can also enhance their relationships with workers, their families and organizations in their local communities. In this feature, VM
takes a top-line look at just a few of the Rx Safety collections, products and programs on offer from suppliers, laboratories and distributors in the U.S.
Friday, November 8, 2019 8:00 AM
NEW YORK—The final voting deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 11 for the Vision Monday
Magazine's 11th annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards. The two Jobson Medical Information publications have teamed up once again to collect readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products
in 16 distinct categories. The award categories are: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for prescription labs, optical supplies, in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, Social Purpose missions, and online and social media marketing services.
Friday, November 1, 2019 9:00 AM
NEW YORK—Time is running out to vote in this year’s 11th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards—voting will end on Friday, Nov. 8 at 11:59 p.m. The Readers’ Choice Awards are sponsored by Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
. The two Jobson Medical Information publications have teamed up once again to collect readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products
in 16 distinct categories.
Friday, October 25, 2019 11:00 AM
NEW YORK—From health care to retail, data has become an invaluable resource for businesses and practitioners. It’s what many see as the key ingredient to meeting, and exceeding, patients’ expectations, and it provides a critical yardstick for measuring business success. In eyecare and optical retailing, the growing interest in data also has led to an increase in the number of options partner companies are developing that collect, track and analyze the data for ECPs to draw upon to manage their practice. Vision Monday
in its October issue
profiled several of the groups offering dashboard-type tools and other options for tracking practice performance in a special feature on the "Path to Purchase."
Friday, October 18, 2019 10:00 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are hosting the 11th annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify
the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 15 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for prescription labs, optical supplies, in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems and Social Purpose missions. EyeVote is about you, our readers, and your choices on the top products in the optical industry today, so vote here
Friday, October 11, 2019 11:52 AM
NEW YORK—The voices, social media messages and outreach of thousands of eyecare professionals, dozens of U.S. and international organizations, foundations, social purpose groups and optical companies contributed to a global crescendo about the importance of improving access to vision care in honor of World Sight Day 2019. A series of initiatives advocated for more financial support and increased awareness for the value and importance of healthy vision as well as expanding eyecare and eyewear products and services to those in need. Click here
for additional coverage about optical industry activities and initiatives surrounding World Sight Day.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:30 PM
HOUSTON—There’s really no secret sauce or magic ingredient that goes into Texas State Optical’s (TSO)
formula for success, according to president John Marvin. It all comes down to a “pretty basic” approach to managing a business on the foundation of sound core values and a resolute mission statement. And, perhaps most importantly, serving patients as effectively as possible—with plenty of emphasis on meeting the patients’ needs even as they evolve in a digitally driven marketplace. “It’s our constant focus to make life more convenient for the patient,” said Marvin, who has been president of the 80-year-old TSO organization since 2001.
Friday, September 27, 2019 10:00 AM
LAS VEGAS—From parties featuring astronauts to product launch celebrations and awards for lab industry greats, Las Vegas was the place to be for Vision Expo West’s nighttime festivities. Here’s a slideshow
of some of the major parties that took place around town last week. Look for more Vision Expo West photos covering special sessions, celebrity sightings and other live events coming your way soon on VisionMonday.com. To get all the news from Vision Expo West, click on the links to the Show Dailies digital editions—September 19, 2019
, September 20, 2019
and September 21, 2019.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:00 AM
NEW YORK—Eyewear made in the United States has been experiencing a resurgence in the past few years, as newer firms and startups as well as older, long-time family companies with deep, historical roots in the sector are committed to furthering their presence in the business. Old and new, each is looking to develop or expand connections to a new generation of customers—and eyecare professionals and optical retailers—who appreciate brand stories and authentic history about how products are made and where they come from. From larger players to newer startups, there are a range of looks, options, materials and design styles now coming on stream.
Friday, September 13, 2019 10:03 AM
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
Friday, September 6, 2019 12:00 PM
VM LIVE presents optical innovators who are developing creative ideas and digital tools to build customer loyalty, drive engagement and grow sales. In this video
, VM’s Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp describe the program at this one-time-only event to be held Sept. 18, 2019 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. To register, click here
Friday, August 30, 2019 11:00 AM
LAS VEGAS—Running an optical laboratory has always been challenging, both from a technical and a business standpoint. Today, optical laboratories are facing new challenges in response to heightened service demands from eyecare professionals and their patients. To understand how modern labs are navigating in this fast changing market, Vision Monday and LabTalk magazine are presenting a special live event, Smart Investments: How Optical Labs Adapt and Grow. This one-time-only event, which ties into Vision Monday’s
soon-to-be-released Modern Lab report, will be hosted by VM’s
lens and technology editor, Andrew Karp and Brian Dunleavy, editor of LabTalk
. It will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 19 during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. Registration is open now