July 21, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


Here’s Looking at You, Kid

I’m grew up in the suburbs, and nobody I knew had any goats, or any other farm animals, for that matter. My first close up look at a goat came when I was 19. When I looked the critter in the eye, I freaked out. They had horizontal pupils! Who knew? Were they aliens? Devil creatures? Whatever they were, they sure looked strange.
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Eye Bonds legislation proposed, For Eyes plans expansion, Walmart taps Monty Iyer for optical unit, Nico Roseillier joins Europa and Healthy Eyes Advantage debuts program all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

‘Eye Bonds’ Legislation to Fund Research, Treatments for Eye Conditions

For Eyes Prepares Store-Opening Wave in Southern California Beginning in Sept.

Walmart Names Mony Iyer as VP of U.S. Optical to Lead ‘Newly Consolidated’ Team

Europa Eyewear Appoints Nico Roseillier as New Creative Director

HEA 20/20 Program Debuts Customized ‘Solutions’ for Independents

THE MODERN LAB: Assessing the Impact of Integrated Systems

Equipping a prescription lab used to be like ordering from an ala carte menu. Labs might buy a generator from one manufacturer, a polisher and blocker from another, an edger from a third vendor, and then try to tie them together with a software system from yet another supplier. Mix and match was the rule. As a result, labs often produced uneven results. Throughput rates and yields could vary widely within the same lab on a daily or even hourly basis. Learn more about integrated systems in this latest installment of The Modern Lab.
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Today’s #WeShareIt comes to us via our most recent #TuesdayTreat. This Marc by Marc Jacobs coin purse is the perfect place to house all of that loose change. It’s definitely a better storage place than the couch.

Nicole Nguyen’s ‘Eye Scribbles’—a Therapeutic Hobby That Turned Into a Business

Nicole Nguyen, OD, has been a fulltime practitioner in the northern Virginia area for a little over a year now and her time as a full-time optometrist at MyEyeDr. in Chantilly, Va. inspired her to create Eye Scribbles, an Etsy shop that eye-related artwork tailored for fellow doctors and lovers of all things eyewear. Eye Scribbles, which Nguyen started this past June has already taken off, gaining traction on Instagram and boasting nearly 600 followers in the short time it’s been up.
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