How Has the Consumer's Mindset Changed? Trends and Tactics to Be the Focus of VM's Virtual Aug. 11 "ALL-CONSUMING" Leadership Summit Session

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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. 

ECP Panelists Cite Unique Opportunites and Advantages of Teleoptometry at VM Leadership Summit Virtual Session

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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.

VM Summit Session Examines Complexities of Reimbursement for Remote, Comprehensive Eye Exams by ODs

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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.

VM Summit Session Features Ocular Telehealth Expert Christopher Brady Highlighting Role of Telehealth Pre- and Post-Pandemic

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Friday, June 25, 2021 12:27 AM Summit session features ocular telehealth expert, Warby files to go public, optical sales dip, Jobson Tracker says, panel says GrandVision deal can be called off and Prevent Blindness promotes fireworks safety all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

VM Summit Session Features Ocular Telehealth Expert Christopher Brady Highlighting Role of Telehealth Pre- and Post-Pandemic

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Friday, June 25, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—With interest and utilization of telehealth services rising across eyecare, as well as other health care settings, a presentation by Christopher Brady, MD, of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) provided a thought-provoking view of where telehealth may be headed as many industry executives Wednesday joined virtually the first session of this year's VM Leadership Summit. The session, titled VirtualEYZE!, examined the opportunities for telehealth to expand eyecare's boundaries and featured the perspective of Brady, an ocular telehealth expert and past chair of the ATA’s Ocular Telemedicine Special Interest Group.

Many Tune in for First VM Leadership Summit 2021 Broadcast: VirtualEYZE!, Exploring Telehealth's Expansion and Eyecare's Expanding Boundaries

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Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Many leading retail execs, eyecare professionals, key opinion leaders and suppliers tuned in yesterday afternoon to the first virtual session of this year's VM Leadership Summit. Yesterday's session, titled VirtualEYZE!, examined the opportunities for telehealth to expand eyecare's boundaries and featured updates sharing the ophthalmic perspective from an ocular telehealth expert at the American Telemedicine Association, two experienced reimbursement executives and a first-of-its-kind discussion with a mix of eyecare practitioners and execs sharing their own experience with remote, comprehensive eye exams before, during and in the current stage of the pandemic.

Registration Remains Open for VirtualEYZE!, the June 23 VM Virtual Summit Session on Remote, Comprehensive Eye Exams

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Monday, June 21, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—With just two days to go before the opening session of the 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit, event organizers said that late registrations are still being accepted. The one-time-only session, VirtualEYZE!, will explore how virtual health is expanding eyecare’s boundaries. It will be held Wednesday, June 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Virtual eyecare, in the form of comprehensive eye exams performed remotely with the direct involvement of an optometrist, is rapidly gaining favor with both patients and practitioners.

Register Now for VM's Virtual Summit First Session, June 23, for Exclusive Take on Remote, Comprehensive Eye Exams

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Virtual eyecare, in the form of comprehensive eye exams performed remotely with the direct involvement of an optometrist, is rapidly gaining favor with both patients and practitioners. VirtualEYZE!, the lead-off session of the 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit, will explore how this reimagining of vision care—a form of “Creative Disruption”—is opening up new possibilities for optometrists in all modes of practice. This one-time-only event is the first in the multi-part 2021 VM Summit program, "CREATIVE DISRUPTION, THE NEW NOW: How to Survive It. Why You Need It." It will bring together experienced optometrists, optical retail executives, insurance reimbursement experts and the former chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s ocular telehealth committee to present an up-to-the-minute take on how this new form of eyecare is gaining ground and credibility.

VM Announces New Dates for First Two Summit Sessions and Speakers for Lead-Off Event on Virtual Health

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Friday, May 21, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—New dates have been announced for two virtual events that are part of the 2021 Vision Monday Leadership Summit. The lead-off Summit event, “VirtualEYZE! How Virtual Health is Expanding Eyecare's Boundaries,” is being rescheduled from June 9 to Wednesday, June 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. The second event, “ALL-CONSUMING: A Deep Dive into the New Consumer Mindset,” which was originally set for July 14, is now scheduled for Wednesday, August 11, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Registration includes both virtual broadcasts, full access to the VM Summit virtual platform, networking, on-demand viewing, door prizes, and exclusive access to attendees-only content after the event. Optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists and students can register for no charge. All other industry registration is $99. Details and registration are posted here.

Registration Is Open for VM's 2021 Leadership Summit, Now a Series of Conversations, Virtual Sessions and Exclusive Events

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Monday, May 10, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—As all businesses and eyecare professional leaders continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic, Vision Monday's Leadership Summit will bring forward a series of conversations, virtual sessions and exclusive events in 2021. Registration is open now for the multi-part program titled, "Creative Disruption, The New Now: How to Survive It. Why You Need It." The 2021 VM Leadership Summit will consist of two virtual session events in June and July, leading into one in-person live + virtual event in September.

VM's 6th Micro Chats on Macro Trends Video Looks at the Growing Retail-Healthcare Convergence

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Friday, April 30, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As evidenced by recent news and Vision Monday's own coverage of pharmacy chains, retailer groups and new competitive business models expanding their commitments in the primary and specialty healthcare space, there is a new interchange between the worlds of "retail" and "healthcare" growing within the current business climate. It's the topic of this week's latest short video, Micro Chats on Macro Trends, a series of conversations between VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp. The video can be viewed by clicking here.

Medical Optometry's Opportunity Is Escalating, and it Is the Focus of VM's Latest Micro Chat Video

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Friday, April 23, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Organized optometry has worked long and hard on widening its scope of practice and this widening scope offers much opportunity as the profession continues to work to raise its profile among all healthcare professionals in the wake of the pandemic. The matter of Optometry's Widening Scope is experiencing a crescendo in light of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape. It's the topic of this week's latest short video, Micro Chats on Macro Trends, a series of conversations between VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp. The video is the 5th in a 6-part series that examines significant trends influencing the way healthcare providers and optical retailers are doing business today, while preparing for the “next normal.” The video can be viewed below or by clicking here.

Micro Chat 1: Brick Learns to Click

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Monday, April 19, 2021 2:00 PM

Micro Chat 2: Rise of Telehealth and Wellness

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Monday, April 19, 2021 1:59 PM