August 5, 2017|


Don’t Let the Solar Eclipse
Overshadow Your Eye Safety

NEW YORK—The Great American Solar Eclipse will be making its way across North America on Aug. 21. Because many moons have passed since the last one—we’re talking 38 years since it came to North America and 99 years since it last crossed the U.S. from coast to coast—eyecare experts and scientists are vigilant about educating the public about the proper ways to view the eclipse.
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Acquisitions, partnerships, honoring Gloria Nicola, World Sight Day Challenge and a Safilo license renewal all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Johnson & Johnson Vision to Acquire TearScience

Shore Capital Partners, EyeSouth Partners Expand Through Georgia Retina Deal

Fundraising Page in Gloria Nicola’s Honor Supports North Shore Animal League

Hoya Finalizes Deal for Performance Optics, Vision Ease, Daemyung Optical Units

World Sight Day Challenge 2017 Helps Make Children’s Vision Count

Safilo Group and JCPenney Renew Multi-Year License for Liz Claiborne Eyewear

Check.Out: Sunny Eye Shop

Jacques Marie Mage (J.M.M.), is a small-batch, limited-edition eyewear collection that reflects the designer’s vision and refined aesthetic vocabulary, one that reconfigures influences ranging from Art Deco to American Folk to La Belle Époque. “JMM has managed to strike that perfect balance between classic, almost vintage references and modern innovation,” said Sunny Shoaib, OD, from Sunny Eye Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Find out why this collection resonates with her clients.
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Today’s #WeShareIt is made possible by The Great American Solar Eclipse. Even though the Aug. 21 eclipse cuts across the entire U.S., only 10 states are in the path of totality—a stretch of land about 70 miles wide that gets to see the moon completely cover the sun. Because the event has generated so much excitement, generated an animation that allows the user to see just how much of the eclipse they’ll get to view. Curious to see if you will be in the path of totality? Find out here.

Venice Beach Optical Boutique Embraces Community Culture by Supporting Local Artists

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Since 1986, eyewear enthusiast Susie Sykes has owned her optical boutique, Eyes On Main, which is just a short walk away from beautiful Venice Beach. Although her main focus is providing fashionable eyewear and specialty lenses for her customers, the blank, white walls of Eyes On Main reveal another one of her interests—art.
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