September 1, 2018|


It’s Time to Light the Grill, Tee up the Tailgate, and Get Ready for College Football

The Big House, Camp Randall and Death Valley. For college football fans, the images these names convey is pretty clear. There’s really nothing like a college football Saturday, with the abundance of school colors, getting together with old friends on a crisp fall afternoon, and settling into a stadium with 100,000 other raucous fans to take in an exciting football game. And the optical industry will be well-represented this fall at games from Florida to Oregon and all across the Midwest and Southwest when executives return to their alma maters for a weekend like none other. Even if you’re not a college football fan, the stories we’ve rounded up for this VMail Weekend feature offer a collage of things we in the industry do when we’re kicking back over a weekend.
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Cooper reports sales gains, VisionWeb taps new president, Essilor launches specialty lens service, gearing up for Swing Fore Sight tourney, and EyeSouth Partners’ Florida acquisition all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Cooper Cos Reports Overall Sales Gains for Q3

VisionWeb Appoints Tom Loveless as President

Essilor Launches Specialty Lens Service for U.S. Customers

Tickets and Sponsorships for Prevent Blindness’ Swing Fore Sight Tournament

EyeSouth Partners Adds Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute to Portfolio

Retail Minded’s Nicole Leinbach Reyhle to Kick Off VM LIVE’s ‘Retail Smart’ Program at Expo

NEW YORK—A noted observer of retail trends, particularly those that impact independent retailers of all categories, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, will be the opening speaker of VM LIVE. Reyhle is the founder and publisher of which has been recognized worldwide for its leading retail insight. With a core concentration on independent retailers and small businesses, Reyhle is a frequent guest and contributor to various media outlets that include “The Today Show,” Forbes and countless business-to-business publications. Reyhle rounds out the roster of speakers at VM LIVE, “Retail Smart” the program set for Thursday, Sept. 26 from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. just prior to the opening of Vision Expo West. The special session and panel, will examine how new digital technology is transforming the patient and customer experience.
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Now this is a #WeShareIt that we can drink to! This is the perfect mug to make your Saturday morning coffee that much better. The best part is you can find this cute optical-themed treat on Etsy.

Lisa Wahl, OD, Finds the Perfect Instagram Balance

Lisa Wahl has been a practicing optometrist for just over five years now. She graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2013 and completed a residency in Ocular Disease at the VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center. Now an assistant professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, Calif., she spent the last several years working at the Maloney Vision Institute in Los Angeles.
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