Since its inception in 2012, Envision: seeing beyond has been an independent optical trade magazine with a specific purpose – providing all categories of eyecare professionals the information they need to succeed.
Covering the multitude of challenges and realities faced by Canadian ECPs on a daily basis, Envision has everything from frames and lenses to merchandising and store design, to the latest medical breakthroughs and practice management tips, to human resources and financial planning…
The combination of experienced, knowledgeable writers and editors along with top-notch graphic direction allows Envision to deliver high-quality, engaging content to its readers.
|Closing Dates||Publishing Dates|
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|January / February||January 24, 2023||January 31, 2023||February 10, 2023||February 17, 2023|
|March / April||March 3, 2023||March 10, 2023||March 20, 2023||March 27, 2023|
|May / June||May 5, 2023||May 12, 2023||May 22, 2023||May 29, 2023|
|July / August||July 3, 2023||July 10, 2023||July 19, 2023||August 14, 2023|
|September / October||September 8, 2023||September 15, 2023||September 25, 2023||October 2, 2023|
|November / December||November 3, 2023||November 10, 2023||November 20, 2023||November 27, 2023|
*Based on the September/October 2017 edition
Editorial Themes 2018
January / February
Nearly one in 30 people over the age of 40 experiences low vision. How can you reach this population and enhance their quality of life? This feature covers the latest in low vision technologies and how best to work with these patients, most of them seniors.
March / April
Sunglasses are a key fashion signifier, as well as protection for all kinds of outdoor activities. This survey of the latest sunwear fashions looks at who is wearing what and why. Here’s what’s jazzy, sexy, sporty and protective in sunwear for 2022.
May / June
The Presbyopia Epidemic
By 2030, it’s estimated that 2.1 billion people globally will be presbyopic. This represents a significant challenge for ECPs as well as a great opportunity. What is driving the presbyopia epidemic? What are the current treatment options and which emerging therapies hold the greatest promise?
July / August
It's never been easier to find men's glasses that reflect the wearer’s personality and enhance his lifestyle. Specs are a man’s most important accessory, with technical improvements that have added new levels of comfort and durability. And when it comes to eyeglass styles, the sky's the limit.
September / October
Annual Lens issue
Freeform technology is allowing the development of many exciting lens technology advances. And the pace of improvement in lens designs keeps quickening. Improvements in lens designs and treatments provide real benefits to the millions of Canadians who depend on corrective lenses for their daily activities. In our annual special lens feature, we bring the most significant new developments to light.
November / December
Advances in Wearable Technology
Smartglasses and AR are considered the next big breakthroughs for wearables technology. Plenty of innovation is coming in this exciting field. Here’s what we can look forward to.
Envision: seeing beyond Senior Editor JoAnne Sommers has spent more than 40 years working as a journalist and communications professional. In addition to her work on Envision magazine, her credits include The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, Canadian Business and Investment Executive. She has been associated with Breton Communications since 1997.
Over the course of twenty years, Evra Taylor has been senior writer for leading communications agencies and publications in Montreal and Toronto. An accomplished journalist, Evra has worked as a features writer for Montreal’s daily The Gazette, for which she launched HealthWatch, the first-ever Evidence-based Medicine newspaper column. Evra’s talent lies in her ability to write informative content with an original twist.
Dr. Shirley Ha started writing her first article for Envision: seeing beyond in 2012 and has been contributing ever since to the Making Contact column. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and a Board-certified Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Therapy (COVD). She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) in the United States, as well as Director of Membership and Treasurer for Vision Therapy Canada. Dr. Ha was on the Ontario Association of Optometrists Board of Directors from 1999 to 2006 and held the position of OAO President in 2004-2005. She is also a contributing member to the Optometry Examining Board of Canada (OEBC), as well as a Clinical Skills Assessor to verify skills competencies through Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE).
Margaret Osborne is a full-time marketing professor at Seneca College, and a registered optician in Ontario. Her education includes a BSc from Carleton University, an MBA from the University of Toronto, and a social media management graduate certificate from Georgetown University. Margaret’s goal is to bring a fresh eye to optical retail management combining academic research, the breadth and depth of 30 years of industry experience, and an admittedly geeky love of all things techie and digital to independent retailers.
Caroline Breton Brider
Caroline Breton Brider, a registered dietitian, is an associate editor for Envision: seeing beyond magazine. She has published several articles on eye health and nutrition. A member of l'Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec and Dietitians of Canada, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from McGill University and a marketing degree from Ryerson University.