January 6, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


Are You Ready for the (College) Football Championship?

So, after hundreds of games, countless tailgates, and many, many friendly debates about strength of schedule and the value of conference championships, we’ve reached the point where there are just two teams left standing in the college football season. The two teams—the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide—meet Monday night at the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff is scheduled for shortly after 8 p.m. VMAIL Weekend has gone back to its college football panel (VMAIL Weekend, Aug. 26, 2017) to get their views and predictions for the outcome of Monday’s championship game.
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Registration opens for Vision Expo East, Glaucoma Awareness Month, Baronti to head De Rigo REM, Opternative names CEO, first speakers set for VM Global Summit and Charmant USA taps new president/CEO all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Registration Is Now Open for Vision Expo East 2018

Industry Associations Advocate for Glaucoma Awareness Month

De Rigo Group Names Baronti President of North American Subsidiary

Opternative Appoints Former CareerBuilder Executive as CEO

First Speakers Set for ‘workSMART’, VM’s March 14 Global Leadership Summit

Charmant USA Names Masakiyo Honjo New President and CEO

Lowercase Teams Up With N.Y.-Based Apparel Company, Knickerbocker on Frame Collab

NEW YORK—Brooklyn-based eyewear company, Lowercase, has partnered with a neighboring company, Knickerbocker Mfg. Co., on a frame collaboration with a charitable component. Through the partnership, which launched on Nov. 30, Lowercase crafted the RPG (Regulation Prescription Glasses) style which is inspired by the standard issue optical frame for new military recruits that dates back to WWII. While there have been variations of the RPG, this rendition takes inspiration from the late 1970s model.
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Whether it was a “bomb cyclone,” a blizzard or just a crazy weather event, much of the East Coast was hit with severely cold temperatures and high winds this week as an unusual confluence of weather events smacked the states along the Atlantic Coast and beyond. Those brave enough to venture outdoors were bundled up tightly from head to toe.

We’re channeling major winter vibes in today’s We Share It. With snow in Florida, a “Bomb Cyclone” hitting the Northeast and temperatures dropping across the U.S., being warm and cozy inside is how we’d like to spend the weekend.

Dr. Jackie Garlich’s '20/20 Glance' Gives ECPs a Snapshot of Clinical News

MILWAUKEE—Jackie Garlich, OD’s, 20/20 Glance is the perfect newsletter for the practitioner on the go. The weekly newsletter delivers a “rundown of recent headlines for the busy clinician,” and is delivered every Monday morning. Dr. Garlich practices at Ophthalmology Associates, S.C., a multi-specialty eyecare practice in Milwaukee. She started 20/20 Glance in 2016 after realizing there wasn’t a good source for optometrists to keep up with clinically relevant optometry news.
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