February 2, 2019|www.visionmonday.com


A Look Back at the Evolution of the Super Bowl

NEW YORK—It’s pretty hard to miss Super Bowl Sunday. Regardless of whether or not their team makes the big game, millions of Americans and international viewers tune in every year to watch the action. The Super Bowl is, after all, America’s biggest TV event, each and every year. But it hasn’t always been that way—and, by the looks of it, it might not always be that way either. The first ever Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The NFL’s Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl I, defeating the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs 35—10. In a move that seems almost impossible today, both NBC and CBS broadcast the game simultaneously because, at the time, CBS held the rights to NFL games and NBC held the rights to AFL games. (SOURCE). And Super Bowl I was unique in more ways than one. Read on to find out just how much the big game has changed.
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The Vision Council adds to its board, Essilor Vision Foundation hits milestone, Precision Optical makes acquisition, Luxottica names OD to head engagement and a slideshow wrap-up from CES all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

The Vision Council’s 2019 Executive Summit Names New Board Members

Essilor Vision Foundation Reaches One Million Pairs of Glasses Donated in U.S.

Precision Optical Group Purchases Precise Optical

Luxottica Adds to Eyecare Team With Dr. Weslie Hamada as Senior Director

At CES, the Eyes Have It

Screen Time: Digital Eye Strain Abounds, But Awareness Lags

As recently as a decade ago, a mention of digital eye strain (DES) would have most people scratching their heads. Today it’s ubiquitous, a condition of modern life. From toddlers to millennials to seniors, from city dwellers to shepherds in remote mountain villages, no one is immune from DES and its effects, which include dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision and assorted aches and pains. The sharp rise in DES is directly correlated to the proliferation of smartphones, computers, e-readers and other digital devices and the increasing amounts of time we spend looking at our screens. Just how much time do we spend on screens? Two recent studies measured respondents’ screen time, and the statistics are sobering. Find out more about DES, featuring targeted research from the VisionCouncil’s VisionWatch report and the Jobson/WebMD consumer survey.
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Afternoon tea anyone? We spotted this week’s #WeShareIt item at Kauf Dich Glücklich in Munich during Opti 2019.

Areen Hosein, OD, Uses ‘EyeDocAreen’ to Pay It Forward

Areen Hosein has made it her mission to document her life as a transitioning student to working professional on her Instagram page, EyeDocAreen. The page, which was created a little over a year ago, has already garnered over 1,000 followers. “I really like to stay authentic to my true self, showing that you can be creative, educational, professional, and even silly all at once. That’s what I fell in love with about accounts like these on Instagram. You get to see different sides of health care and the people in it: the good and the bad, the rewarding parts and the struggles. It’s empowering.”
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