November 11, 2017|


Keeping an Eye on Veterans’ Eyes

NEW YORK—Today is Veterans Day, the federal holiday when Americans formally recognize the contributions of those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. But what about the contributions of the vision care professionals who care for our veterans’ eyes? Don’t they deserve some recognition, too? To learn about the vital role that the three Os and other professionals play in providing vision care for veterans, VMail Weekend spoke with H. Lindsay Wright, OD. As executive director of the Armed Forces Optometric Society, (AFOS), she believes “Doctors of optometry are literally on the front line of care, often being the first health care professional to identify or detect systemic health issues in veterans.”
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James named CMO for Essilor of America, IDOC’s Fall Optometry Conference, Vision Source’s diabetic patient care, OneSight’s media campaign, Prevent Blindness adds to board and EU regulators weigh in on Essilor-Luxottica merger all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Sherianne James Named Chief Marketing Officer of Essilor of America

IDOC Draws 300-Plus Attendees to Fall 2017 Optometry Conference in Denver

Vision Source Provides Access to Medical Eye Exams for Diabetic Patient Care

OneSight Launches Largest Ever Media Campaign Via ‘Victory Is In Sight’

Prevent Blindness Elects Two Members to National Board of Directors

EU Regulators Suspend Deadline for Luxottica, Essilor Merger Probe

National Vision’s Fahs Forecasts Expansion and a Vision Category of ‘Interdependence’

NEW YORK—Just after National Vision Holdings (Nasdaq: EYE) debuted on the NASDAQ exchange at $28.75, or 31 percent above its initial public offering price of $22, VMail sat down with company CEO, Reade Fahs, to assess the milestone for the firm, its executives, associates, doctors and patients. Asked to characterize the day’s achievement, Fahs talked about the company’s back story. “As you know, back in 2002, the company had recently emerged from bankruptcy, we had a market cap of about $5 million, we had a mountain of debt… When this team came on board, we had a vision of what could be built. So today is certainly a validation.”
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Today’s We Share It comes to you via our #TuesdayTreat. With all the buzz surrounding the new iPhone X, you can also take a look at these Eye Phone cases courtesy of Coucou Suzette.

#EyeSiteStrong: Virginia Practice Hosts Grand Opening After Tragic Fire

COLLINSVILLE, Va.—On Nov. 3, ODs Julie Brown and Shannon Zollinger of The Eye Site held a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the opening of their new modular office. Back in September, the practice, caught fire on what Dr. Brown described to VMail Weekend as a “normal Sunday afternoon.” While the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, the practice was up and running merely days after, operating in a temporary location. Today, however, they have found a more permanent solution in the form of the modular unit, located on 4244 Virginia Ave., the same lot as their old practice.
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