September 2, 2017|


Weathering the Storm: ODs Seek Silver Lining in Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON—The story of the week, and probably the year, was the devastating Hurricane that ravaged southeastern Texas this past week. On Sunday, after Harvey made landfall, the National Weather Service issued an ominous statement calling the wreckage of Hurricane Harvey “unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced.” When all was said and done, the rainfall exceeded 50 inches in some areas. VMail Weekend talked to several ODs in the Houston area about how the optical industry rallied to aid those affected by Harvey.
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Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, OneSight’s Global Challenge, VSP’s new chief provider relations officer, tickets for VM LIVE, and FYidoctors adds a location all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Optical Companies Step Up With Donations to Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

OneSight Launches Global Challenge to Raise Funds for Six New Vision Centers

Optical Industry Rallies to Aid Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Skinner Named SVP, Chief Provider Relations Officer at New VSP Solutions Division

Tickets Still Available for ‘Minding the Store,’ VM’s Retail Tech Event

Ontario’s Eyes on Market Joins FYidoctors, Marking First Brantford Location

Heading West

VEGAS BOUND—Vision Expo West is literally around the corner. From Sept. 13 to 16, the industry will descend upon the Sands Convention Center to get their fix for what’s new in fashion, technology, business innovation and education. For a preview of Vision Expo West, check out this special feature which highlights new areas of the show floor, panels, Pop Ups and countless opportunities for education and networking.
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There are many cultures that believe a malevolent stare is a bad omen and create charms, talismans or amulets to guard against them. These tokens of protection are generally referred to as “evil eyes.” In today’s We Share It, we’re bringing you these “evil eye” rings created by Katie Dean Jewelry that was featured as our most recent #TuesdayTreat.

More Than Meets the Eye

In this new section of VMail Weekend, we’re featuring innovative ECPs, and other influencers, who have taken to telling their own stories and sharing professional perspectives via blogs, vlogs and Instagram accounts, to educate the public and share their love of the optical industry. This week we bring you Christine Morra, OD, creator of Morra Than Meets The Eye.
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