August 25, 2018|


Happy Birthday! Vision Expo West Turns 30

NEW YORK—It’s been 30 years since Vision Expo West made its splashy debut at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. The very first Western edition of Expo was sponsored by the Vision Industry Council of America and the show organizer was Cahners Exhibition Group. Here are some vital stats from VM’s archives, the April 1988 issue to be exact, about the debut of Vision Expo West back in 1988: attendance was 6,199 with 287 exhibitors in 67,600 square feet of space with the educational program totaling 200 hours. Oh my, how things have changed.
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CL companies seek summary judgment, September is sports eye safety month, Total Eye Care Partners expands, Blue Sky Vision partnership and a new blue light study all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Contact Lens Companies Seek Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Over Pricing

Prevent Blindness Declares September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

Total Eye Care Partners Enters Georgia With Acquisition of The Eye Center

Blue Sky Vision Forms a Partnership with VisionCare Associates of East Lansing

New Study Links Blue Light Exposure to AMD

Kidz Biz—Eyewear for All Seasons

It’s August and although summer is still hanging on, there’s no denying that back-to-school vibe is in the air. No matter the season, kids eyewear always stands ready to help the younger, and youngest generations, express their self-confidence, playful attitudes and trendsetting personalities all at once. This year’s styles run the gamut from durable and comfortable to fun color palettes and dynamic shapes. For those looking for the latest eyewear styles to suit kids of all ages, Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine present the hottest trends in Kidz Biz eyewear for 2018.
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We’re definitely obsessing over today’s #WeShareIt. You can never have too many trinkets, especially when you have cute little eye-themed dishes to store them in.

Running for Office While Running Her Practice

Running a solo practice is a busy job, but Lisa Shin, OD, wants to add another. She’s running for a seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives and says that her experience as an optometrist is a valuable asset. “My platform is focused on education and public health,” she says. Her practice is Los Alamos Family Eye Care in Los Alamos. “Doctors are being left out of the conversation about health care. As a small business owner and job creator, I know what it takes to get our economy moving in the right direction. This is the message that I am running on,” she said.
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