February 10, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


Eyes on the Prize at the Winter Olympics

NEW YORK—I’m not much of a winter weather person, but like everyone else, my eyes will be on Pyeongchang, South Korea from Feb. 9 until Feb. 25 as the city hosts the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. As American athlete Dan Gable once said, “Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” So, as these talented, determined athletes vie for the gold, I’ll be watching the action, fashion and fun with lots of snacks (Nestle Sno Caps, perhaps) from my heated apartment. The Olympic Games are always a time where fashion and function converge on the global stage and there’s no doubt that the chosen ensembles and gear will snag as much attention as the athletes wearing them— providing a lot of visibility for performance sunwear and goggles. Let the games (and performance eyewear) begin!
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Expo expands CE program, joint accreditation for OD education, private equity live event, LOH to sell Optica and Kentucky bill on telehealth all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Vision Expo East Expands Education Programming

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education to Include Optometry

CEOs, ODs Join Live Expo Event About Private Equity’s Impact on Optometry

Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH) to Sell Optica Stores to Emerging Vision

Kentucky Considering Legislation That Would Set Requirements for Telehealth

VM to Host Pop Up With 10/10 Optics’ Domber and Center Stage Optique’s Freidus at Expo on March 16

NEW YORK—VM’s associate editor, Jamie Wilson and assistant editor, Stephanie Sengwe will be hosting a Pop Up Talk titled, “Independents A to Z: A Guide to Standing Out on Main Street,” at Vision Expo East. The panel will include Ruth Domber, co-founder of 10/10 Optics and Karen Freidus, co-founder of Center Stage Optique. Domber is passionate about the transformative powers of eyewear, with a positive energy that has been a key force behind the success of 10/10 Optics. Karen Freidus, along with her husband, created the Broadway-themed, Center Stage Optique, located in Manhattan where she gets to use her eye for fashion and love of sales to find her customers the perfect frames.
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Today’s #WeShareIt comes via our most recent #TuesdayTreat. There’s no better way to keep an eye on your makeup than with this iridescent glitter eye cosmetics bag from Nordstrom.

Main Street Promotes Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness

NEW YORK—Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss among people ages 50 and older. AMD causes damage to the macula—a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision—which lets us see objects that are straight ahead, according to the National Eye Institute. February is AMD Awareness month and ECPs have taken to social media to promote awareness—encouraging their patients to eat healthier, get their eyes checked and disseminating as much information as possible about the disease.
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