Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 2, 2019|


Billie Jean King: A Champion of Vision Care on and off the Court

She’s a winner and an authentic all-around champion. Is there a better way to describe Billie Jean King? Well, add vision care advocate to the long list of King’s achievements over a long and legendary career, both on and off the tennis court. King is recognized for her 39 Grand Slam titles (16 in doubles), including a record 20 titles at Wimbledon, and she undoubtedly is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. But she is perhaps best known for the match in 1973 when 90 million people worldwide watched King soundly defeat Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes,” 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Many believe that no other sporting event has played a more significant role in raising recognition for women athletes.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Rev360 names Filion CEO, National Vision sees double-digit gains, an interview with Thelios’ Zoppas, SECO award winners and Luxottica’s “digital vision” at Mido all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Rev360 Formally Appoints Scott Filion as Chief Executive Officer

National Vision Reports Double-Digit Increases in Sales for Fiscal 2018

Thelios' Zoppas Discusses New Brands and the Expansion of Production in Italy

SECO Announces Award Winners as 2019 Meeting Concludes in New Orleans

Luxottica Unveils 'Digital Vision' at Mido to Accelerate Transformation of Eyewear

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Mido Reports 59,500 in Attendance at 2019 Edition

MILAN—The 49th edition of Mido closed earlier this week with organizers reporting attendance of 59,500, a slight increase in attendance from the prior year, attracting visitors from 159 countries to the three-day event, held here Feb. 23 through 25. “Eyewear is an Italian tradition that is now a leading global industry," stated Dario Galli, Italy’s vice minister of Economic Development, who was one of the dignitaries who visited the fair. He met with Mido and ANFAO president Giovanni Vitaloni during the show's BESTORE awards honoring optical stores from around the world, chosen from among the many candidates from 35 countries.
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Tweet of the Week

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Today’s #WeShareIt is the perfect optical meets fashion accessory. We're loving these winking eye studs which can be found on Etsy.

Optical on Main Street

#BlackGirlMagic: Nishan Pressley Is All About Representation on Social Media

Nishan Presley is a third-year optometry student at the Salus University—Pennsylvania College of Optometry. The first African-American candidate to be accepted into the Accelerated Scholars Optometry Program, (which allows students to get their doctorate in three years versus the traditional four-year program) she will officially be Doctor Pressley on May 23, 2019. Her Instagram page, Nishvn, is a display of all aspects of her life—from her journey through optometry school, her relationship with her boyfriend and her love for travel.
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