January 26, 2019|www.visionmonday.com


Plugging Into the Podcast Craze

The exploding popularity of podcasts in the past year has made it one of the fastest growing and digestible forms of media to come along in quite some time. According to a recent CBS News poll, most Americans listen to podcasts and the percentage who do listen has seen a big increase over the past year. A recent segment on CBS Sunday Morning likened the media to “a pre-recorded radio show that you can listen to on your phone as you commute, do errands, cook or work out.” So what makes these “pseudo” streaming radio programs so appealing? Find out as we dig deep into the podcast craze and offer a few listening suggestions.
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NAVCP meeting is set, L’Amy forms luxury company, Marcolin and Barton Perreira pact, free eye exams for NFL refs and Essilor names head of Canada business all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

NAVCP’s Summit Will Address Business Trends, Telemedicine and Tech

L'Amy America Forms New Luxury Company With Acquisition of Mad Vision

Marcolin Group and Barton Perreira Sign Multi-Year Global Distribution Agreement

ECPs Find a Way to Vanquish the Agony of New Orleans Saints' Defeat

Essilor Names Christophe Perreault as President of its Canada Business

Additional Speakers Added to VM Global Summit Program

NEW YORK—A leading health care economist, a prominent public health expert and a blockchain technology business strategist are the latest speakers to join the program for the upcoming Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, Decoding the Consumer: The New Science of Customer Behavior. “These Summit speakers will help us understand how patients are morphing into consumers, and how both health care and retail companies are gathering and leveraging customer data in new ways in order to learn about their preferences and then create better, more personal experiences for them,” said Andrew Karp, Vision Monday’s lens and technology editor. Early-bird registration is now open for this exclusive live event, to be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Times Center here, just prior to Vision Expo East that week.
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Today’s #WeShareIt will keep you warm through the rest of this frigid winter.

Dr. Joseph Allen’s ‘Dr. Eye Health’ Focuses on Teaching the Sciences of Eyecare

Doctor Eye Health is a 6-month-old educational YouTube Channel geared toward anyone who is interested in knowing more about the eyes, disease and vision products. Its creator, Joseph Allen, OD, is a graduate of the Rosenberg School of Optometry who did his residency in ocular disease and vision rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. In an effort to give people content that is factual and easily understandable, Allen created Doctor Eye Health which serves as a visual resource that helps patients narrow their questions and gives them a better scope of their needs when they visit their eye doctor.
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