December 2, 2017|


It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like the Holidays

NEW YORK—The Holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. We could barely get out of our Halloween costumes when Holiday music began to fill the airwaves. VMail Weekend thought it would be fun to present an offbeat take on some obscure Holiday tunes. Learn the back story of Eastern States’ Jason Shyer and the Gods of Fire as they tackle Holiday songs with a heavy metal beat, watch The Maccabeats celebrate Hanukkah, and what would the season be like without some singing cats and dogs? To get into the spirit of the season, we invite you to take a listen.
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CooperVision acquires Paragon Vision Sciences, Centerbridge and Highmark close deal, RightEye partners with Tobii, Canada Oks Essilor-Luxottica deal, FDA approves RxSight lens and MyEyeDr. acquires Schaeffer Eye Center all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperVision Acquires Paragon Vision Sciences, Adding to Myopia Business

Centerbridge and Highmark Close Deal for Affiliation of Superior-Davis Vision

RightEye Partners With Tobii on New Eye-Tracking System for Vision Tests

Proposed Essilor-Luxottica Deal Is Approved in Canada

FDA OKs RxSight’s Light Adjustable Lens, Opening New Treatment for Cataracts

MyEyeDr. Acquires Schaeffer Eye Center

The (Rx) Safety Net

When it comes to prescription safety eyewear, protection is paramount. So, the fact that some of these products also look good is a bonus and an important advantage to compliance among safety customers and companies. For a look at what’s new in safety eyewear and how emerging technologies can help your business, check out this Special Feature.
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This week’s We Share It is definitely a blast from the past. A recent New York Post article detailed the interesting story about John Lennon’s former optometrist. After watching the news and seeing a pair of cable temple frames and his handwritten Rx from 1978, Dr. Gary Tracy realized that these were among the stolen items recovered from Germany that belonged to the late Beatles singer.

Leigh Plowman, OD, Helps ECPs Get New Patients Online

VICTORIA, Australia—Leigh Plowman is an Australian optometrist whose website, Optomly is geared toward helping fellow practitioners get new patients through their websites or via social media. Because most ECPs are utilizing the internet as an extension of the exam room, Dr. Plowman created Optomly to educate them on the best way to communicate their messages.
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