December 15, 2018|


Anyone Can Take a Holiday Picture, But Who Can Shoot a Photo?

It’s that time of the year again when everyone thinks they should be a photographer. So many situations arise that just need to be captured with a digital memory. Smartphones have done nothing if not exacerbate the common misperception that anyone can take a picture. Well, in a way, it’s true that anyone can take a picture. But not everyone can shoot a photograph. (I believe I can say this without pretension because I am supposed to be a writer not a photographer.) We digress. The point here is that a photograph is something special. It represents more than just a thousand words, as the old saying goes. As the great street-scene photographer Elliott Erwitt once said, “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
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N.J Senate bill on kids vision, SECO partners with ASOS for meeting, Opternative changes name to Visibly, Larry Clarke to head Nassua/OOGP and EyeCare partners acquires seven offices all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

NJ’s Senate Takes Step Toward Requiring Eye Exams for Pre-K Children

SECO Partners With the American Society of Optometric Surgeons for SECO 2019

Opternative Changes Name to ‘Visibly’ to Reflect a Move Toward Partnerships

Larry Clarke Named President Nassau/OOGP, Pete Lothes to Head Satisloh

EyeCare Partners Acquires Kentucky/Indiana’s 20/20 EyeCare’s Seven Offices

Battle of the Sexes: How Millennials' Financial Attitudes, Habits Differ by Gender

As the saying goes, "men are from Mars, women are from Venus." But when it comes to how each sex approaches their finances, the two groups might as well be from different universes, according to findings from the recent PNC Investments Millennials & Investing Survey. Compared to their male counterparts, female Millennials generally report being much more risk-averse, skeptical of alternative investments—including cryptocurrencies and peer-to-peer lending—and have, on average, only saved about two-thirds as much money for retirement as their male peers. When comparing how Millennials invest, the study finds men have greater appetites for higher-risk investing avenues.
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The holidays are here which means between work and home, the party circuit is in full swing. This holiday-themed Snellen Chart found on Esty is definitely the ‘Secret Santa’ gift your opti-friends will love.

Kimberly Chan, OD, Is All About Creating a Work-Life Balance

Kimberly Chan, OD, fell in love with her profession when she got her first pair of contact lenses as a young girl. With contact lenses, Chan, who has had bad eyesight since she was six-years-old, felt as though a new world had opened up to her; suddenly, she didn’t feel restricted by her thick glasses and was able to explore her potential in sports and other hobbies with a new boost of confidence. Years later, she got her Doctor of Optometry Degree from the New England College of Optometry and currently practices in her home city of Toronto.
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