Monday, October 25, 2021 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—Escalated by the pandemic, consumers and patients are demonstrating their openness to using new technologies to redefine their own sense of wellness and take care of their own health. This is furthering the advent of new remote monitoring systems and wearables which are directly involving the patient in managing care with their doctors. Experts discussed these "Remote Possibilities" during VM's virtual Leadership Summit last week. They talked about how these technology developments can actually strengthen provider relationships with patients and provide healthier outcomes, too.
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—As the Oct. 20 virtual VM Leadership Summit kicked off on Wednesday afternoon, two expert speakers talked about how the pandemic has put patients' trust to the test, and more importantly, how providers can tackle the issue of misinformation and help counter the formidable challenge of rebuilding that trust. In a session titled Rebuilding Trust, Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer for WebMD
and Jennifer Hauser, head of Edelman’s Wellness 360
business unit, shared views about how today’s eyecare professionals can build trust with their patients.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—There's still time to register for the next virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit
sessions, the latest in the 2021 series, which will take place on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. These two dynamic sessions will bring together a range of speakers from outside the industry and within the eyecare and optical retail space who will examine how the global pandemic has rewritten the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. The upcoming sessions, themed "Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook,"
will be broadcast initially from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST on those dates via a unique VM Summit virtual platform.
Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—With a compelling speaker roster now in place, The Vision Monday Leadership Summit culminates in October this year in two dynamic sessions which explore how new market forces, unleashed and amplified by the global pandemic, are rewriting the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. Part of the series of VM Leadership Summit sessions that started earlier this spring, the Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 virtual programs are themed "Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook."
Monday, September 20, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Three leading technology experts will share their insights about the metaverse and the opportunities it offers brands at the virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit on October 27. Robin Raskin, founder of the Virtual Events Group
and a leading observer of consumer technology trends, will kick off the session by giving Summit attendees a peek inside the metaverse, including a brand experience, an event experience, a game experience for advertising and a fully immersive open-ended experience.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—The 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will culminate next month in two new dynamic virtual sessions in October, "Retail and Healthcare: Upended! Ripping Up the Rulebook."
To be broadcast Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, the virtual sessions extend the 2021 VM Summit series of conversations and presentations under the theme "Creative Disruption,"
in exclusive two-hour programs designed to help business and professional leaders as they continue to manage through with the impact of the pandemic and the changes it has escalated in both retail and health care.
Friday, September 10, 2021 1:45 AM
NEW YORK—The 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will culminate next month in two dynamic sessions, to be broadcast on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, which will explore the theme, “Retail and Healthcare: Upended! Ripping Up the Rulebook.” They extend the 2021 VM Summit series of conversations about how help business and professional leaders can tap the power of “Creative Disruption” as they continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic and the changes it has escalated in both retail and healthcare.
Friday, August 20, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Adapting and pivoting were two of the key actions eyecare professionals said they took over the past 18 months as they looked for ways to respond effectively to the ongoing COVID pandemic. These comments were expressed during the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session, held virtually on Aug. 11. The session, titled “Capturing the Imagination and Loyalty of Today’s Patients,”
was moderated by Matt Alpert, OD, owner of Alpert Vision Care
in Los Angeles. Alpert led four panelists in an in-depth discussion covering the different approaches the four distinct practices took, and are still taking, to manage their business and adapt to changing consumer and patient priorities.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—A well-known health care observer and a leading optometrist delved into how the pandemic changed the mindset of patients and those patients' views of "the patient experience" during the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session which was held virtually on Aug. 11. The session, titled "The Patient Will See You Now," featured a conversation between Destry Sulkes, MD, the executive VP of growth for Klick Health
and Matt Alpert, OD, owner of Alpert Vision Care
Monday, August 16, 2021 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Consumer trend experts offered attendees of the latest Vision Monday Leadership Summit session detailed analyses of how the global pandemic has changed shopping habits. Speaking at the Aug. 11 Summit, John Dick, founder and CEO of CivicScience
, and Stephanie Clarke, SVP, practice head-consumer and lifestyle at Red Havas
looked at how shopping behaviors and retail as a whole have changed in the past year and a half and discussed the trends they predict will carry over into 2022 and beyond.
Friday, August 13, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—New priorities among consumers and patients, transformed over the period of the past 18 months and shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, are raising important questions for both retailers and eyecare professionals about how to address those new mindsets, and how to learn more about what's necessary to re-engage and recalibrate connections. VM's Leadership Summit, in its second virtual event, delved into those questions with consumer trend experts' insights on macro trends, the rise of social media as a shopping channel and new technology changing patients' health care expectations.
Monday, August 2, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Are you clear about how customer and patient priorities have changed in the past 18 months? How to recapture their loyalty and recalibrate your connections to them? There's still time to register for the next Virtual VM Summit session, "ALL CONSUMING, A Deep Dive Into the New Consumer Mindset," which is being broadcast for the first time on Wed., Aug. 11 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET.
Monday, July 19, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Do you know how customer and patient priorities have changed in the past 18 months? Are you clear on how to recapture their loyalty, connect with their concerns and recalibrate your connections to them? Experts who have been talking to consumers are going to share how consumer behavior has already changed and illuminate how patient preferences are realigning. And, a special panel of independent optometrists, opticians and retail execs are going to discuss what they've witnessed in the past 18 months and how they've been rethinking their own tactics and approach during "ALL-CONSUMING: A Deep Dive into The New Consumer Mindset,"
the focus of the Aug. 11 VM Leadership Summit session
, the second in a multi-event series this year.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—ECPs utilizing teleoptometry to perform comprehensive eye exams remotely, with the direct involvement of an optometrist, predicted a bright future for the process as its use across practice settings continues to grow and gain favor with patients. The comments came during a first-of-its-kind panel discussion on the telehealth topic that was part of the June 23 VirtualEYZE!
Session, the first event of this year's VM Leadership Summit.
Monday, June 28, 2021 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—An interview examining telehealth’s expanding role in vision care with Wally Lovejoy, an independent health care consultant, specializing in eyecare and optical retailing, and Julian Roberts, executive director of the National Association of Vision Care Plans
(NAVCP), kicked off the second component of a three-part session of VirtualEYZE! as part of the June 23 VM Leadership Summit.