June 9, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


Back to the Future

It's always exciting to look to the future but, sometimes we need to look back first. The year is 1964, I'm a five-year old at the World’s Fair in Flushing, Queens and the future is all around me. My memories of the Fair are vivid because it was like nothing I, or anyone else, had ever seen or experienced before. My 11-year old brother “driving” the car on the Ford's Magic Skyway past scenes featuring dinosaurs, cavemen and a futuristic cityscape. General Electric’s Progressland where we were seated in a revolving auditorium called the Carousel of Progress watching an audio-animatronic presentation of the progress of electricity in the home. Fast forward to 2020. What will be trending then and in the years to come.
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Think About Your Eyes partners with Laila Ali, AOA on accreditation requirements, Tobii and Lumus partnership, ABB Optical acquires Glimpse and 20/20Now sues DigitalOptometrics all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Think About Your Eyes Partners With Laila Ali to Promote Annual Eye Exams

AOA Calls for ‘Full Adherence’ to Institutional Accreditation Requirements

Tobii and Lumus to Partner on Eye Tracking Technology for AR Eyewear

ABB Optical Group Agrees to Acquire Glimpse Live

20/20Now Sues DigitalOptometrics Over Telehealth Patent

Registration Opens for VM LIVE at Expo West: ‘Retail Smart’

NEW YORK—Registration is now open for “Retail Smart,” the VM LIVE event that will explore how technology is impacting consumer behavior and reshaping the shopping experience. The informative session, produced by Vision Monday, will be held at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 26, just prior to Vision Expo West. Attendees will learn how smart retailers are erasing boundaries between discovery, choice and purchase. Using smartphones, tablets, apps, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, they create a fluid, frictionless experience for shoppers, whether online or in-store.
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Today’s #WeShareIt also doubles as the friendship bracelet of the optical industry. Because if your friend doesn’t get this cute wrapped frame bracelet for you, are they really your friend?

‘You Had Me at Sushi Chef’

Lili Liang, OD, MPH, was walking through the Gastown district of Vancouver, an older, artsy part of this British Columbia town. She and an optometrist friend stopped in at Durant Sessions, an optical shop that had such a unique vibe and cool staff that Dr. Liang approached the owner and asked if she could open an optometry office in the back. “I wanted to be at a place where the culture was focused more on catering to customers than simply selling,” she said. With enough space to equip one exam lane, Dr. Liang started out slowly and continues to work just one day a week since the opening in June 2017. Read more about this unusual, yet successful partnership in this feature from Women in Optometry.
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