October 7, 2017|www.visionmonday.com


First Eyewear Experiences Bring a Whole New World Into Focus

NEW YORK—For many people, having their vision corrected for the first time can be a profoundly life-changing experience. What do you remember about getting your first pair of glasses or contact lenses? How did wearing corrective lenses change the way you see the world, how others see you… and how you see yourself? VMail Weekend asked readers to reminisce about their first experience wearing eyewear and what it meant to them. Here are their stories.
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OptiCon to join Vision Expo, Allergan patent transfer probe, Shire sues Allergan, additional Hurricane relief efforts, Essilor realigns sales teams and registration opens for 100% Optical all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

OptiCon to Join Vision Expo Starting March, 2018

House Committee to Investigate Allergan Patent Transfer to Native American Tribe

Shire Sues Allergan in U.S. District Court Over Marketing of Dry Eye Drugs

Costa, VSP and Optometry Cares Announce Further Hurricane Relief Efforts

Essilor of America Realigns Sales Teams, Creates One Organization for Customers

Registration Opens for 5th Anniversary of 100% Optical in London in January 2018

Optical Gears Up for World Sight Day Challenge on Oct. 12

DENVER—Global eye health and vision care are more important than ever in light of recent natural disasters including major hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and their aftermath. As people deal with these and other health crises, leading North American optometric companies, networks, schools and practices are once again joining a coalition led by Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Sight Day (October 12, 2017) and the World Sight Day Challenge, which runs through October, according to an announcement from Optometry Giving Sight. Read about the vast range of activities planned to raise awareness of the importance of eye health and to provide eyecare and eyewear to people in need.
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‘Runnin’ Down a Dream’

This week’s #WeShareIt is dedicated to the beloved Tom Petty, who passed away on Oct. 2 of cardiac arrest. Petty first rose to fame with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the late 70s and then went on to pursue a solo career. In addition to his family, the musician left behind a legacy of hits such as “American Girl,” “Free Fallin’,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream” and many more. The man and his music will be missed.

OD Finds Her Niche With Monocle Muse Blog

NEW YORK—While Sophia V., OD, has always had an interest in fashion and writing, she feared that she wouldn’t be able to set herself apart from all of the other fashion blogs out there. But Sophia realized that it was her career as an optometrist that would inevitably differentiate her blog, Monocle Muse, from the rest.
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