January 27, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


Reporter’s Notebook for CES 2018

Have you ever dreamed you’re in a familiar place, but all the street signs are different and everyone is a stranger? This sense of dislocation grips me every time I walk into the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas during CES, the massive consumer electronics show I attend every January. The exhibit hall at the Sands Expo Center that many of us know so well from Vision Expo West takes on another identity as its familiar landmarks—the Galleria, the medical pavilion, the exhibits stocked with lenses, lab equipment and diagnostic instruments, the thousands of eyeglass frames of every size, shape and color—are transformed into a futuristic landscape populated by robot health assistants, AI-powered activity trackers, sensor equipped sportswear, sleep monitors and an expanding array of vision technology.
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The Vision Council’s new Optical Retail Division, special private equity event at Expo, CooperVision names Aragon to head specialty unit, OWA to host 2 events during Expo East and Acuity Eyecare Group adds 4 execs all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

The Vision Council Establishes New Optical Retail Division

Special Private Equity Event at Vision Expo to Explore Trend’s Impact on Optometry

CooperVision Creates Specialty Unit, Names Juan Carlos Aragon as its President

Optical Women’s Association to Host New York City Events During Vision Expo East

Acuity Eyecare Group Strengthens Team With Addition of Four Senior Executives

What to Watch for in 2018—An A to Z Guide from VM

Here at VM, we recognize that keeping up with optical and vision care market trends are enough of a challenge, as the demands of the day-to-day tend to loom large for many of us. Anticipating trends, though, is the true business advantage in today’s world. It’s critical to determine some top line goals from these for your own business and devise ways to capitalize on them. Particularly after such a dynamic year as 2017, anticipating and planning takes on new urgency. Our team here feels the changes, moving at lightning speed, driven by the revolution in the digital realm that’s now a part of our business, cultural and personal lives. So take a look at our A to Z trend choices for 2018.
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Today’s #WeShareIt comes from our #TuesdayTreat. This eye catching manicure via Habit Cosmetics is definitely something we can get behind.

Independent ECPs Use Social Media to Warn About Dangers of Glaucoma

NEW YORK—The beginning of the new year means it’s time to make appointments for those yearly exams and since January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, ECPs on Main Street have taken to social media to remind patients that getting your comprehensive eye exam and getting screened for glaucoma is just as important as any other aspect of your health.
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