July 1, 2017|www.visionmonday.com


#NationalSunglassesDay Comes Just in Time for Summer Festivities

NEW YORK—The summer is now in full swing and for those of us on the East Coast, we’re just glad the weather has stayed consistently warm these past couple of weeks. As we get into one of the hottest months of the year, we start to pull out those fresh pairs of sunglasses or maybe even recycle the ones from years prior. Either way, while prepping for those Fourth of July barbeques and beach visits, we cannot forget the importance of wearing SPF lotion and sunglasses to try and combat damage from harmful UV Rays.
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#NationalSunglassesDay, Prevent Blindness Summit, FYidoctors rebranding, Grand Rapids exec, AOA Meeting and the Optometry Student Bowl all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

National Sunglasses Day Garners 644 Million Impressions and Counting

Prevent Blindness Holds 6th Annual Focus on Eye Health Summit

FYidoctors to Rebrand Quebec Locations Under ‘Visique’ Banner

Roger Valine Joins Grand Rapids Ophthalmology as Chairman

AOA Meeting Comes to a Close With New Officers and Think-Tank Launch

Illinois College of Optometry Takes Top Honors at Essilor Optometry Student Bowl

Brooklyn’s Lowercase Commits to Made in America Manufacturing

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—Lowercase, a Brooklyn-born eyewear company that launched this past January is as unique as the location it calls home, and the young company is on a path of revitalizing the ways in which eyewear manufacturing happens in the U.S. With an interest in origins, more consumers want to know where things are made, how they’re made and who’s making them. See how companies like Lowercase are starting to breathe new life into “Made in America” products as they plant their manufacturing roots firmly on U.S. soil.
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Pinterest is a treasure trove of fun photos, and today we’re sharing this vintage snapshot with you that we found on the website. We’re definitely in the swing of summer, and it’s important to protect our eyes and skin from harmful UV Rays. These ladies are just a reminder that we can make a splash with our sunnies while still remaining stylish.

Canadian Practice ‘Goes to the Dogs’ for Another Good Cause

WATERLOO, Ontario—This month, our neighbors from the north released some photos that made our hearts melt. Insight Eye Care collaborated with Save Our Scruff (SOS), a charity organization that finds homes for dogs, to create a perfect photoshoot that married Insight Eye Care’s stylish frames with Save Our Scruff’s adorable dogs. The photoshoot with SOS was one of four that Insight Eye Care orchestrates every year.
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