November 17, 2018|


This Thanksgiving, A Feast For Our Eyes

NEW YORK—Thanksgiving is upon us, and there’s a lot to be excited about. From spending time with your loved ones to decorating your home for the holidays to baking, cooking, and indulging in sweet treats, Thanksgiving kicks off the most magical time of the year for many of us. But this year, you can also make Thanksgiving a time to think about our eye health. The food options can be overwhelming at Thanksgiving—turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, more pies than you can fit on the table. Some of the food we indulge in on Thanksgiving isn’t so good for us (but it’s the holidays, let it slide), while some of it is great for us (pass the Brussel sprouts, please!). And some of it, believe it or not, is superfood for our eyes.
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NovaBay’s 3Q sales, American Academy of Optometry names president, National Vision reports sales growth, J&J partners with Singapore organizations and Brien Holden Vision opens myopia centre all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Avenova Price Decrease Lowers NovaBay’s 3Q Net Sales

American Academy of Optometry Names Barbara Caffery, OD as President

National Vision Reports 67th Straight Quarter of Same-Store Sales Growth

J&J Vision to Address Myopia Epidemic With Two Singapore Organizations

Brien Holden Vision Institute Launches Online Global Myopia Centre

Dynamic Demos

Chances are you wouldn’t buy a house without seeing it in person. Yet most of us spend almost every waking hour “living” in our eyeglass lenses, but we don’t actually get to experience them until after we’ve purchased them. That’s the eternal problem of selling eyeglass lenses: you can tell patients that digital designs will work better than the standard designs they are wearing today, and that every day, they’ll enjoy a fuller, more satisfying visual experience. But how do you make them see the difference? In this feature, find out how new dispensing tools, like virtual displays, are bringing lenses to life for ECPs and their patients.
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Never misplace your glasses or keys again with this Kate Spade New York Daisy Place Eyeglass Tray.

ECPs Promote Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Eye Health Month and according to a recent Prevent Blindness study, Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, more than 8.1 million Americans suffer from diabetic retinopathy. This projected total will increase to 10.9 million by 2032, and 13.2 million by 2050, the study said. Diabetic retinopathy patients are on average of 66 years old, which is the youngest of all the leading eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration.
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