Learn More About VM's Summit: 'Aftershocks...Remaking Healthcare's Future' in a Special Video Message

By Staff
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit will examine the big themes and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the pandemic which has created new challenges on so many levels. Want to learn more about #VMSUMMIT, the most important thought leadership event for our industry in 2020? Learn how it will rethink healthcare and its relationship to the eye health and retail components of the vision care industry in this exclusive video message from Jobson’s CEO Marc Ferrara and find out why this year’s Summit is the can’t miss virtual event of 2020.

A Message from Marc Ferrara, CEO

By Staff
Friday, September 18, 2020 9:37 AM

'Leadership Lessons From Healthcare's Front Lines: What's Next for Payors, Providers...and Vision Care?' Learn More at the VM Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Monday, September 14, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit will examine the big themes and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the pandemic which has created new challenges on so many levels. Titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit will comprise four two-hour sessions to be held over four consecutive weeks, starting Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. This very special event will bring together a wide range of noted healthcare professional and executive leaders as well as accomplished vision care leaders and professionals to address big trends and practical tactics.

Stepping Up the Patient Experience: How Are New Technologies & Tactics Taking Hold? Learn More at VM's Virtual Global Leadership Summit

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Friday, September 11, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—As the pandemic progressed this year, via shutdowns, quarantines and gradual reopenings, digital technology and the tactics for adapting them revved higher. A special session at the upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Virtual Series will examine this with perspectives from leaders in healthcare, technology and vision care. "Stepping Up The Patient Experience—How New Technologies & Tactics Will Transform Engagement:" is part of the four-part series and will be held for registered attendees on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 3:00 p.m. ET to 5:00 p.m. ET.

What's Vision Care's Opportunity? Learn More at VM's Global Leadership Summit

By Staff
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Even before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived to disrupt and reshape impacting our culture, business, consumer attitudes and many aspects of healthcare this year, there were new business modes just starting to emerge to challenge traditional healthcare delivery in the U.S. Many involved major retail players, existing health systems and new concepts as well. At the Oct. 7th session of Vision Monday's four-part virtual Global Leadership Summit Series, a number of leading healthcare and vision care professionals will share their insights in this area. "Who Are the New Gatekeepers? What's Vision's Role," is the second session of "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit's major theme.

Vision Care and Healthcare Leaders Join Roster for AFTERSHOCKS, VM Global Leadership Summit Virtual Series

By Staff
Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Leaders from vision care companies and the healthcare field have joined the roster of those taking part in the the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, a virtual event series that will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping business, culture, consumer attitudes and many aspects of the healthcare field, vision care included. Registration is open now for this very special event which will examine the big themes and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the pandemic. 

Registration Opens for the Virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Series

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, a virtual event series that will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping business, culture, consumer attitudes and many aspects of the healthcare field, vision care included. Titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit will comprise four two-hour sessions to be held over four consecutive weeks, starting Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21.

VM Global Leadership Summit Will Be a Virtual Series This Fall: 'AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020'

By Staff
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The multi-faceted, ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping business, culture, consumer attitudes and many aspects of the healthcare field, vision care included. As a result, the theme and topics of the 2020 Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, originally scheduled as a live event last March, has been reshaped to reflect that and will kick off this fall as a Virtual Event Series. Titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit will comprise four two-hour sessions to be held over four consecutive weeks, starting Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21.

Vision Monday’s 14th Annual Global Leadership Summit Is Postponed

By Staff
Monday, March 9, 2020 12:20 AM NEW YORK—Due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, Vision Monday has decided to postpone the 14th Annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, which was scheduled to take place March 25 at The Times Center in New York City.

A Master Class in Customer Behavior

By Staff
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:00 PM NEW YORK—New messages, new programs, new delivery models: seemingly limitless choices abound for today’s consumers. We want what we want, when we want it—and increasingly, we can get it. This new frontier has transformed the nature of products and services transactions as well as the relationship between sellers and buyers, while creating an onslaught of data (33 zettabytes in 2018!) that must be managed, analyzed and protected.

Consumers at the Crossroads of Retail and Tech: The Big Picture

By Mary Kane, Executive Editor and Andrew Karp, Lens & Tech Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:59 PM In an informative keynote presentation, global retail expert Deborah Weinswig, CEO and founder of Coresight Research, offered a detailed look at how the cross-currents of retail and technology are shaping the customer experience, and what that means for retailers, suppliers and health care companies.

Understanding New Models and Players in the Retail-Health Care Convergence

By Mark Tosh, Senior Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:58 PM New ideas and models of “retail health” are emerging on a regular basis today, driven in part by an empowered and savvier consumer and the convergence of health care business segments, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a health economist, trend analyst, consultant and influential blogger, told attendees at the annual VM Summit last month. Sarasohn-Kahn offered her take on the convergence of retail and health care, and she identified new players and business models that are likely to have a significant impact on this marketplace evolution and the powerful forces that are reshaping patients into health consumers.

Panel Explores Actionable Ideas and Themes From Summit Presenters

By Sara Bonizio, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:57 PM Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, president and CEO, New England College of Optometry, helped attendees extract valuable ideas from Weinswig and Sarasohn-Kahn’s presentations. Together with Ann Hoscheit, OD, FAAO, Dave Brown, president and CEO of IDOC and James Rosin, co-president of Rosin Eyecare, he explored the topics in the keynote presentations and discussed how attendees can take away actionable ideas and information from the Summit to help them compete in this new customer- and patient-centric environment. He also recognized the importance of current and future optometry students to be able to rely on the continued relevance and future existence of their chosen profession, as new technologies affect its evolution.

Student Innovators of the Year Present Their Inventions at the VM Summit

By Gwendolyn Plummer, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:56 PM NEW YORK—Three optometry students, each representing a different school of optometry, were recipients of this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Award at the VM Global Leadership Summit. Named after Rick Bay, former publisher and president of Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, the Foundation’s Student Innovator of the Year award aims to support optometry’s next generation. This year’s winners were Christian Crespo, representing SUNY Optometry; Mahsa Katherine Masoudi, representing UC Berkeley; and Dmitriy Richter, representing the New England College of Optometry.

Navigating the Emerging Data-Scape

By Mark Tosh, Senior Editor
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:55 PM Today, we’re all citizens of the Digital Nation. It’s a vast expanse, a limitless data-scape, where data is both the currency and the lingua franca. That was a key premise of the VM Summit talk by Andrew Karp, VM’s group editor for lenses and technology.