April 14, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


‘What’s the Best Meeting You Ever Attended?’

Last month, during his presentation at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, National Vision CEO Reade Fahs asked the audience, “What’s the best meeting you ever attended?” Fahs said that of the countless meetings he has attended throughout his career, his favorite was one that involved Restoring Vision, a non-profit group that provides reading glasses to people who would otherwise not have access to them. I asked an eclectic group of VM readers what was the best optical meeting or event they’ve ever attended, and what they liked about it. Here’s what they had to say.
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ASCRS taps new president, Steve Horowitz to head Eyewear Designs, J&J’s Transitions CL, Opternative launches EZRx and AOA names Hall of Fame honorees all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

ASCRS Names Thomas W. Samuelson, MD, as President

Eyewear Designs Ltd. Announces Appointment of Steve Horowitz as President

J&J Vision Reports ‘Groundbreaking Contact Lens’ Using Transitions’ Technology

Opternative Launches Eyecare Provider Platform Called EZRx

AOA Announces 2018 National Optometry Hall of Fame Inductees

Haiti Opens First School of Optometry & Vision Sciences

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Haiti’s first School of Optometry & Vision Sciences opened here on April 12 at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of I’Université d’État d’Haïti, according to an announcement from Optometry Giving Sight. Over the last five years, Optometry Giving Sight and its partners from the global optometric community have come together to ensure that the people of Haiti can be trained to help their own communities, their country and their fellow Haitians see a better future, quite literally, for generations to come..
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This week’s #WeShareIt is another one of our #TuesdayTreats. This sold-out Mara Hoffman for Anthropologie rug would be the perfect addition to any room for those with an eye for the eclectic.

Behind the Leopard Glasses With
Emma Zielinski

NEW YORK—Emma Zielinski may be a rookie to the eyewear industry, but as a lifelong eyeglass wearer, she’s definitely well-acquainted. Though she has been wearing glasses since she was in the eighth grade, it wasn’t until she took a meeting with 10/10 Optical’s co-founder, Ruth Domber, in the summer of 2016 that she decided to change her career path from teaching high school biology and go to school for business management.
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