November 25, 2017|


On Thanksgiving, ‘Gratitude Changes Attitude’

NEW YORK—The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, turkey, cornucopias, family and gratitude are some of the things we think about when we talk about Thanksgiving. We here at VMail Weekend decided to ask the optical community to share some of their most memorable Thanksgivings. As you make that trip back home, or relax with that leftover turkey sandwich check out this compilation, featuring some happy accidents, new and old traditions and of course, moments of gratitude.
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ABB Optical’s new brand, PogoTec’s IPO plans, acquisition for Great Lakes Management, ic! Berlin America distribution, De Rigo REM names business director and VSP Global appoints head of retail all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

ABB Optical Group Debuts New Brand for Labs Network

PogoTec Plans to Launch an IPO

Great Lakes Management Services Acquires Walker Surgical Center in Michigan

ic! berlin America, LLC to Distribute Baars Eyewear

De Rigo REM Names Gilda Mehraban Director of Business Development, N. America

VSP Global Names Bill Vaughan as President of VSP Retail

Private Equity Takes Root in Optical

Investors are really, really interested in the vision care space. There have been almost 20 separate new private equity deals within the past 24 months alone and there’s more on the horizon. For the November Cover feature, Vision Monday spoke with leading PE companies, investment advisors, optical retailers and ECPs to find out how these developments are impacting the 3 Os as well as the supplier and managed care sectors.
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Today’s We Share It goes out to all of the glasses wearers who struggle to find a comfortable pillow position while trying to watch TV. Check out the LaySee Pillow that we featured for our #TuesdayTreat for all of the Thanksgiving binge-watching you’ll be doing this weekend.

Dr. Maria Pribis’ OcularPrime Website Addresses Health Care With a Focus on Eyecare

STAMFORD, Conn.—Maria Pribis, OD, describes her website, OcularPrime as a vehicle for education for anyone wanting to learn more about the eyes—from colleagues and peers in the field, her patients walking into her practice, or optometry students who are future practitioners.
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