July 22, 2017|www.visionmonday.com


My First Job In Optical

First jobs are a bit like first dates. You’re not quite sure what to expect, but you feel excited about the possibilities. You wonder, does this feel right? Will it develop into something more? The only way to find out is to jump in with both feet and hope for the best. This week, we’ve asked some industry veterans to describe their first job in optical, and tell us what they learned from it. Their work experiences provide not only a window on their early career, but also a glimpse into corners of our industry that you may have never have set foot in yourself. If you’ve got a first job story you’d like to share, contact us at VMailWeekend@visionmonday.com.
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Google Glass returns, Swing Fore Sight tourney, Warby eyes expansion, eclipse safety tips, Second Sight and Medicare, and stand-alone vision plans all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Google Redesigns Glass for Industry-Specific Applications

Prevent Blindness’ Vegas Swing Fore Sight Set for Sept. 13

Warby Parker on Track to Open 25 Locations by Year’s End

Experts Give Safety Tips on Proper Way to View Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Second Sight Announces Expansion of Medicare Coverage for Argus II

NAVCP Pushes for Stand-Alone Vision Plans in ACA Exchanges

VM's Most Influential Women in Optical

In this Special Report, VM marks 15 years of honoring women in optical, pulling from the worlds of vision care, retailing, manufacturing, distribution, dispensing and designing. We hope you appreciate their stories of success as much as we enjoyed getting to know and write about these #Women Of Influence
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Everyone—and, yes, literally almost everyone—was talking this week about the woman in the U.K. who had 27 contact lenses removed from her eye. There were many Tweets, Facebook posts and, of course, office jokes about this phenomenon. Chris Meyer, an OD from Newburgh, Ind., even went so far as inserting 27 contact lenses in one of his eyes (see above) to show it could be done. Meyer’s explanation? “I'll admit, I was a skeptic. 27 lenses in one eye seems impossible. But I proved myself wrong for science!,” he wrote in his ODs on Facebook post.

Today’s We Share It comes from Vision Monday’s most recent #TuesdayTreat. These eye shaped mirrors found on Etsy are the perfect addition to an apartment or office. Not only are you showing your love for all things optical but creating an eye-catching (pun totally intended), focal point with your wall décor.

Indiana OD Adds a Second Practice Catering to the Needs of ‘Little Eyes’

CARMEL, Ind.—There aren’t many parents who will open up a new business based on the whims of their children, but Dr. Jeremy Ciano, OD, did just that.When Dr. Ciano’s then 4-year-old son, Alex, told his dad of his dream to one day open a “kids only” optometry practice, Dr. Ciano took the idea to heart. After six years of owning his family practice, RevolutionEYES, Dr. Ciano opened up a second practice just for children and called it Little Eyes. Dr. Ciano and his team have navigated the challenges of opening a pediatric practice and created a unique synergy between the two offices.
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