March 31, 2018|


Our Top 10 Takeaways From Vision Expo

Everybody’s got a Top 10 list. David Letterman’s Top 10 followed his monologue every weeknight on his Late Night Show for years. Who could forget Top Ten Signs You’re Not the Coolest Kid. Even though Vision Expo is well in our rear-view mirror, we feel like we are still living it through post-Expo slideshows and coverage of events like our VM Summit and Private Equity panel. (Watch this space in the coming weeks for some of those highlights). So here is a somewhat personal look at some special moments from Expo. And remember, we’re editors here at VMAIL Weekend, so we promise our Top 10 takeaways won’t be as ridiculous as some of Dave’s.
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pSivida acquires Icon Bioscience, NAVCP sets meeting agenda, Colonial Life adds vision coverage, VM seeks data for Top 50 Retailers and My Eyelab expansion all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

pSivida Acquires Icon Bioscience, Sets $60 Million Equity Financing

NAVCP Sets Keynotes, Agenda for April Meeting in Austin

Colonial Life Launches Vision and Dental Coverage

VM Begins Collection of Sales Data for Top 50 U.S. Retailers Report

My Eyelab Expands Operations in South Texas

Sights and Scenes From Vision Expo

NEW YORK—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap some of the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East. From new booths on the show floor to special product launches and company-sponsored events, it was a busy few days for everyone at Vision Expo East 2018. And if you missed the Expo Party slideshow from VM, click here to catch up on all the nighttime festivities. To read all of the Digital Editions of the Show Dailies, go to the Issue Archives page on
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Today’s #WeShareIt is a shout out to one of our 2017 Most Influential Women honorees, Amanda Sabin from Costa who continues to push boundaries as an influential woman. Sabin was recently featured in USA Today for landing 10 fish species in 11 months as a part of the Billfish Slam and earned herself membership to the International Game Fish Associations (IGFA) Royal Billfish Slam Club. Sabin is the 136th angler to earn the billfish slam but only the 9th to accomplish this all within a calendar year.

Sister, Sister: Twin Sisters Sammy and Honey Hashemian Make the Perfect Double Team

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Twin sisters Sammy and Honey Hashemian give the term double team a new meaning. The pair of fraternal twins has been in practice together at Island Optometry for over a year now, but have been optometrists for six years. They were interested in the medical field from the time they were kids and volunteered at hospitals and senior centers throughout their lives. However, the interest to become optometrists didn’t come until they were undergraduate students at UCLA.
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