June 30, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


The Ultimate Guide for a SPEC-tacular Fourth of July

AMERICA—The Fourth of July is just a few days away, and that means it’s time to get ready for the biggest birthday celebration in the country. From a day at the beach or a backyard barbeque to ending the night with fireworks, there are many different ways for people to come together to commemorate Independence Day. But for us in the industry, we have to bring a little ‘opti-flair’ to the day’s celebrations. Here are some fun ways to make the Fourth of July a little more SPEC-tacular.
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Novartis may spinoff Alcon, Transitions white paper on buying habits, OneSight names president, myopia coalition meets and Luxottica acquires Barberini all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Novartis to Seek Shareholder Approval for 100 Percent Spinoff of Alcon

Transitions’ White Paper Looks at Buying Habits of Millennials and Gen Xers

OneSight Names Former Hospital Executive Katherine Overbey as President

Myopia Coalition Holds Event to Create Awareness of Childhood Epidemic

Luxottica Acquires Barberini S.p.A, World Leader in Optical Glass Sun Lenses

An Exclusive Look Inside Luxottica’s New Atlanta Service Center

MCDONOUGH, Ga.—When Luxottica set out to build a new U.S. service center near Atlanta in 2016, and expand upon its existing retail distribution center, its goal was to create the most efficient way to process orders from retail and wholesale customers for Ray-Ban, Oakley and other top selling brands. To accomplish this, the company designed a new service model in which both frames and lenses are assembled and distributed from one location. The culmination of that strategy is the new, 700,000-square foot facility from which Luxottica now services retail, wholesale, e-commerce and managed vision care customers. VM’s Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp recently toured Luxottica’s Atlanta Service Center. Read their exclusive report and watch the accompanying slideshow to find out what they learned and saw.
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After a long week, it’s fair to say that we all deserve a drink or two. Today’s #WeShareIt comes to you via our most recent #TuesdayTreat. This Kate Spade corkscrew and bottle stopper are the ideal treats to help us unwind in style and the perfect optical-themed way to celebrate the much needed weekend.

‘Eyesplain-ing’ Eye Conditions With Caitlin Morrison, OD

NEW YORK—Caitlin Morrison is a practicing optometrist and contact lens specialist in the cornea department at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. In 2014, she created her website, CaitlinJMorrison.com because she wanted to have a place where she could share new information, developments in research and explanations of things in the world of eyes, with her patients outside of the exam room. The website, which features a designated blog section that discusses topics such as “I Have Keratoconus... Why Can't I See Well With Glasses?” and “How Can I Be A Successful Contact Lens Wearer?”—has since transitioned into her Instagram account, Eyesplain.
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