October 6, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


Can You Stomach Eyeballs?

Anthony Bourdain was famous for eating almost anything put on his plate, as long as someone considered it edible. In one episode of his CNN series, “Parts Unknown,” he ate a seal, including the eyes, which his Inuit hosts consider a delicacy. His verdict: “Not bad.” I have no disdain for Bourdain, but unlike the late global gourmand I have no stomach for eyeballs. Maybe it’s because, like many VMAIL readers, I spend so much time thinking about eye health and safety. Yet eating eyes is common in some cultures. A quick web search turned up a number of articles about this culinary phenomenon. In Chinese cuisine, for example, serving a whole fish is customary.
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Eye Health America adds a practice, Expo West breaks attendance record, October is safe CL month, NSU College and NVI end agreement, and Essilor and Luxottica deal closes all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Eye Health America Acquires So. Carolina Optometry Practice of Dr. Sara Bopp, OD

Vision Expo West 2018 Breaks Attendance Records, Show Organizers Say

October Is Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month

NSU College of Optometry and National Vision End Philanthropic Agreement

Essilor and Luxottica Combination Approved, Starting ‘New Chapter’

VM Exclusive: What’s Ahead for EssilorLuxottica?

NEW YORK—The morning after Essilor and Luxottica finalized the deal that combines the companies into an optical colossus, top executives representing each part of the newly formed EssilorLuxottica spoke to VMAIL about what customers, eyecare professionals and patients can expect in the months ahead, and beyond. In an exclusive, joint interview, John Carrier, co-COO of Essilor International and Fabrizio Uguzzoni, president of Luxottica Wholesale North America, spoke with VMAIL editors Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp, about the newly combined company’s plans to leverage its global supply chain, vast research and development capabilities and comprehensive knowledge base to grow the eyewear market while improving access to vision care for people in both the developed and developing world.
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“Eye” See You silk screen collage on canvas offers a cute piece of wall art to anyone in the decorating mood. You can find this #WeShareIt on Etsy.

Erika Mabus, OD, Takes Readers into the World of Organic Products

NEW YORK—On Instagram, Organic Optometrist is an airy page, with carefully curated posts whose color schemes mostly feature green, blue and white. Ran by Erika Mabus, OD, Organic Optometrist is not just a page made to please the eye, it was made purposefully to educate its viewers on some of the skincare products in the ever-changing organic product market. Created in January of this year, Organic Optometrist has garnered over 1,000 followers in just 10 months.
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