Vision Monday VMail Weekend

April 6, 2019|


Seeing Is Believing (Or How New Contact Lenses Helped Patrick Reed Win The Masters)

A year ago, 27-year-old Patrick Reed was relatively unknown outside the world of professional golf. But after a drama-filled Sunday—and hearty challenges from some of the biggest names in golf—Reed rolled in a 3-foot putt for par on the 18th hole at Augusta National to win The Masters by one stroke. He picked up his first major championship that Sunday in April a year ago, and all of the notoriety that comes with winning the most prestigious event in golf (if not all of individual sports).
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Zenni Optical hits milestone, retailers lose $26 billion to poor fits, Safilo considering offers to purchase its Solstice stores, a projected rise seen for myopia in children, and April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Zenni Optical Reports 25 Million Pair of Eyeglasses Sold Over its 16-Year History

New Study Says Retailers Lose $26 Billion a Year to Poor Fits

Safilo Group Receives 'Expressions of Interest' to Purchase Solstice Stores in U.S.

New Research Projects Larger Dramatic Rise in Myopia Among Children

Prevent Blindness Names April Women’s Eye Health And Safety Awareness Month

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

What Are you Sharing About Women's Eye Health and Safety Awareness This Month?

CHICAGO—Women have higher rates of eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration than men. In addition, women tend to have a higher rate prevalence of dry eye, and may often deal with vision changes related to both pregnancy and menopause. Women deal with greater instances of eye disorders, according to the National Eye Institute, in part, due to the fact that they tend to live longer than men, are more likely to undergo cancer treatments which affect vision, and experience age-related hormonal changes that can affect the eyes.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Today’s #WeShareIt comes from our most recent #TuesdayTreat. This eyeglass tissue box is the perfect way to elevate your everyday box of tissues with an optical flair. You can find this item on Etsy.

Optical on Main Street

Eyedvice: Stephanie Doherty Opens Up Her World of Special Effects Contact Lenses

Stephanie Doherty is a London-based optometrist whose main focus is special effects contact lenses. Doherty graduated from Cardiff University Wales in the summer of 2013, and went on to complete her pre-registration year, which in the U.K., means you work under a practicing optometrist for one year before taking the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and registering with the college of optometrists.
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