April 28, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


Pro Football’s Ideal Focus: Von's Vision Provides Eyewear to Denver Children

DENVER—There’s been an overload of talk about football players the past few days as the National Football League conducted its annual draft of the top college prospects. Some of this talk centered around the debate over whether the Cleveland Browns made the right decision in drafting quarterback Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 choice in the draft and/or whether the New York Giants SHOULD have selected a quarterback with their pick. But what we do know is that one current professional football player did something this past week that REALLY does matter. Von Miller, a standout member of the Denver Broncos defense, held what is referred to as “Reveal Day” at the team’s Mile High Stadium. This is the day Miller’s foundation, Von’s Vision, provides corrective eyewear to area children and most of them have never owned a pair of glasses while struggling with vision problems.
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IDOC names CFO and EVP, Shire board mulls Takeda offer, Robert Marc to exit company, NAVCP seats chairman and EyeCare partners expands again all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

IDOC Names Oliver Spandow CFO and Executive Vice President

Shire’s Board Says It’s ‘Willing to Recommend’ Revised Offer From Takeda

Robert Marc to Exit Robert Marc Eyewear

EyeMed’s Lukas Ruecker Seated as NAVCP Chairman at Summit Meeting

EyeCare Partners Expands in Cincinnati With Acquisition of Mariemont EyeCare

VM’s Summit Explores Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times

NEW YORK—Business trend analysts, branding experts and health and vision care experts shared their views about how leaders can help their organizations adapt to rapid changes in the “climate” of technology and work at the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, held at the Times Center here on March 14. The day-long Summit program and networking event explored the theme, “workSMART: Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.” The diverse range of speakers offered insights about how the fast sweep of digital technology, empowered consumers and unexpected competition is reshaping the world of work. Read a detailed overview of all the day’s events including highlight videos from each session.
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It’s no surprise that the optical industry likes to have a good time! Today’s #WeShareIt from our most recent #TuesdayTreat is the ideal example. This hip flask, Hindsight Is 20/20 reminds us that it's 5 o’clock somewhere.

Preet Kalra Offers a Glimpse of the Optician Life

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.—Being an optician has been a life-long passion for Preet Kalra, lead optician and buyer at Bright Eyes Optometry located here. She even went so far as to fake her first eye exam to get a pair of glasses when she was 11-years-old. In 2003, she went into an optical shop with the intention of getting her vision corrected and walked out with a part-time job. “From 2003 to 2007, I worked part-time and got exposed to the floor of the optical boutique. In January, Kalra took her love for eyewear to the web and created Optician Life—a fashion and lifestyle blog targeted toward anyone interested in the optical field. “I love writing and eyewear is my favorite topic to write about. I want people to see eyewear as an extra piece of jewelry that can be incorporated into their everyday style,” she explained.
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