May 20, 2017|


Pomp and Circumstance

Graduation season is in full swing which means for the Classes of 2017 taking that first step into the future is just one commencement speech away. Visits to guidance counselors become frequent as do those meetings with career mentors because a good piece of advice can go a long way. As the new graduates begin the next chapters of their lives, we here at VM want to send them off with some quotes from this year’s commencement speakers. We hope our Weekend readers also enjoy these pearls of wisdom even though your school days are in the rearview mirror.
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A sun lens partnership, vision research, acquisitions, “Eye Language,” Luxottica’s stock delisting and VM’s Top 50 Retailers Report all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Augen Optics Rx Lab Partners With Amsun to Expand Sun Lens Offering

Vision Research Program to Receive $15 Million

Hilco Vision Acquires LBI's Cases and Accessories Division

Allergan Releases Survey Revealing the Importance of ‘Eye Language’

Luxottica Group to Voluntarily Delist from New York Stock Exchange

Consolidation Reshapes VM’s Top 50 U.S. Retailers; Vision Source in Top Spot

Polaroid Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary with a Short Film Inspired by Its Founder

Polaroid Eyewear produced and distributed by Safilo Group, is celebrating the company’s 80th anniversary with a short film inspired by Edwin Herbert Land, the inventor of the polarized filter. The film, The Fish Bowl, explores Land’s invention and shows how it shaped history through a series of well-curated scenes, music and minimal dialogue. Take a look at The Fish Bowl and experience the story about the man who changed the way we see the world.
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The Family Holiday Association of the United Kingdom launched Shades Day in 2016 as a national fundraising and awareness day. People are encouraged to wear sunglasses for charity whatever the weather. The goal is to raise funds via contributions that can be used to provide British seaside breaks and day trips to struggling families. The day was celebrated this year on Friday, May 19.

Sharing goes both ways. In this new section for VMail Weekend, we want to share some of our favorite images. This weekend’s pick happens to be our #TuesdayTreat, or should we say #TattooTuesday. Who says hearts are the only thing you can wear on your sleeve (or even elbow). . .

Building Connections Block (Party) By Block (Party)

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—With the weather warming up and summertime in sight, what better way to get the community together, network and of course celebrate summer fun than with a good old neighborhood block party. One of the best ways to maintain a presence in your local community is to be an active part of it and 4 Eyes Optometry, located in the Montford Park neighborhood of Charlotte has the right idea when it comes to creating community connections.
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