Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 16, 2019|


The Music Keeps Playing at this One of a Kind School

I had a dentist friend named Elliot who loved jazz and played good jazz piano. When Elliot began losing his sight in his 70s, he worried how it would affect his playing, or if he’d be able to play at all. Elliot lived in New York City, so he turned to a local music school for visually impaired people that was run at the time by Lighthouse International: the Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School (FMDG), the only community music school for the blind and visually impaired in the U.S. There he found a caring community of expert teachers and fellow musicians who helped him navigate the unfamiliar terrain of vision loss and gave him the tools and support he needed to continue making the music he loved.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Thai Optical Group’s 2018 results, Pearle to expand into Canada, Kering cites “excellent” 2018 sales, VSP Global names new chairman of the board and My Eyelab sets aggressive expansion plans all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Thai Optical Group Releases 2018 Results and Plans to Expand U.S. Customer Base

Pearle Vision Seeking to Expand Franchise Reach into Canada

Strong Performance of Kering Eyewear Cited in Kering's 'Excellent' 2018 Results

VSP Global Names Gordon Jennings, OD, New Chairman of the Board

My Eyelab Sets Plans for Aggressive Expansion in Dallas, Houston Markets

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Rockin’ for New Eyes Tickets on Sale Now

NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for Rockin’ for New Eyes, the annual rock ‘n’ roll fundraiser in support of New Eyes for the Needy. The popular show, which will take place at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square on March 23, features volunteer performers from throughout the optical industry and is a highlight of Vision Expo week. Corporate support, the main source of revenue for the fund-raiser, is on the rise, according to show organizers. They are aiming to top the $217,000 raised at last year’s show for New Eyes for the Needy, a charity that supplies new eyewear to needy children and adults, free of charge. This year’s show will have a ’60s theme, complete with lights, decorations, costumes, live music and dancing to conjure up the spirit of the era.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This weekend’s #WeShareIt mixes the best of art and optometry in the form of this beautiful water color that can be found on Etsy.

Optical on Main Street

February Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

With Valentine’s Day right in the middle of the month, February is, of course, known as the month of love and while there’s sure to be a perfect pair of frames for your loved one at your local eyecare practice, many practitioners are creating awareness for a different cause on social media. This month, ECPs are urging patients to show their eyes a little more love by drawing attention to the fact that February is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) awareness month.
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