July 28, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


‘Tooth’ Be Told, We’re Fascinated by Sharks

It’s probably safe to assume that everyone has an opinion about sharks. They’re just not the kind of thing you can be ambivalent about. And sharks were on our mind this week, thanks to the Discovery Channel’s celebration of “Shark Week,” a week-long TV programming block created by the Discovery Channel. This actually is the 30th anniversary of “Shark Week,” which means there’s a whole segment of the population who have been around less time than this cultural phenomenon. Sharks, believe it or not, are somewhat misunderstood (aren’t we all, to a degree?) and they have under-appreciated eyesight characteristics.
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Essilor and Luxottica to seal deal in September, IDOC launches new conference, a preview of Silmo, Luxottica reports strong sales and Opternative expands into Mexico all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

With China Approval, Essilor and Luxottica Say Merger Will be Finalized in Sept.

IDOC Launches The Connection National Conference in Chicago Next Month

Silmo Organizers Preview New Exhibition Features for Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 Event

Luxottica Reports Strong Sales for First Half of 2018

Opternative Expands into Mexico, its First International Market

Most Influential Women: Achievers, Doers, Explorers, Visionaries

Certainly men and women, both (!) are helping to shape the vision care and optical business every single day. The power of this annual report, though, is to particularly reinforce the stories of women as their professional roles, contributions and perspectives in virtually all sectors of the eyecare realm and eyewear business have been evolving and becoming more visible over time. It might surprise many readers out there to learn that sometimes we’re still asked “why” Vision Monday needs to do this special “Most Influential Women in Optical” report. “Doesn’t everyone make a contribution to the future of this industry?” “Why single out women?” “Is this ‘necessary’…?” Well, we say…um, hell, yes.
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Cute trinkets and gift-able items always make great #WeShareIts. The best part about this cute Snellen chart necklace is that it can be personalized with different frames or charms. Take a look at our Facebook page to see where you can snag this.

Wish They All Could Be California [Glasses] Girls

SAN FRANCISCO–Many of us have heard the phrase, “Rep Where You’re From,” and Alana Whitaker, known as “California Glasses Girl,” is taking that to the next level through her growing social media platforms and website aimed at helping other eyewear reps grow their businesses.
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