March 3, 2018|


Then and Now: Red Carpet Eyewear Trends Making a Comeback

NEW YORK—Awards show season is wrapping up, with the final big red carpet being rolled out at the Dolby Theatre tomorrow for the Oscars. While we will all be on the lookout for those one-of-a-kind Dior, Zac Posen and Versace couture gowns, it’s worthwhile to also be on the lookout for some looks that feature eyewear. As I stated in my editor’s column in our February issue, it seems as though when it comes to talking accessories, eyewear gets the short-end of the stick. After any given awards show, stylists and celebrities alike will tag their earrings, bags, shoes, necklaces and watches, but trying to find an ID for a pair of glasses is almost herculean.
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Essilor’s Q4 results, FTC and EU clear Essilor-Luxottica merger, SECO names a new president and Luxottica’s 2017 financials all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Essilor Posts Solid 2017 Earnings and Strong Q4

FTC Clears Proposed Essilor and Luxottica Merger, Without Conditions

European Commission Clears Essilor and Luxottica Merger, Without Conditions

SECO International Names Emilio H. Balius, OD, as President

Luxottica Cites 'Strategic Renewal' for Record Financial Results in Fiscal 2017

VM Summit Expands Telehealth Session With New Topics and Speakers

NEW YORK—The rapid rise of telehealth and its growing impact on vision care will be the focus of a special session at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, “Tackling Disruption: The Telehealth Frontier.” The session, which will feature telehealth experts, leading providers, ECPs and optical retailers, will help Summit attendees increase their understanding of telehealth and examine the decision making process surrounding it. It will also illustrate how health care and business leaders are grappling with a complex and challenging trend Click here for an update on speakers recently added to the co-working session titled “The Agile Company,” which will examine how health and wellness practitioners are working smarter.
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Boston College celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday while also
pointing out the inclement weather due to the Nor’easter hitting the East Coast.

Today’s #WeShareIt has us dreaming about breakfast in bed all weekend long. Take a look at this perfect plate and mug set via GlamOptometrist for all of the eye-lovers out there.

The Long, Scary History of Driving Without Vision Correction

How well do you need to see in order to drive a car? In the early days of driving in the U.S., licenses to operate a motor vehicle could be purchased for fifty cents, no vision tests required. In Georgia, you could get your license by mail and in Missouri you could buy a driver’s license at the gas station. Looking back, it’s easy to laugh at the laxness of these rules. But government officials were hardly qualified to administer eye exams or grasp the vision requirements needed for safe driving. Only the concerted efforts of ECPs and medical tech companies forced politicians to take driving vision seriously. In this latest installment of Deja View, Ted Gioia combs through newly-released documents to tell the story of how eyeglasses went from driving accessory to driving necessity.
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