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April 27, 2019|


How Sunwear Became Funwear

In a 1916 article published by American Optical, chemist H.T. Reeve marveled over an exciting new technology: tinted glass lenses. But this scientist, for all his enthusiasm, was forced to admit that few people really wanted to wear sunwear. These lenses would never get dispensed, he explained, “unless those prescribing them were convinced that such glasses were a necessary and beneficial precaution.” That was the reality 100 years ago. Tinted lenses were viewed with suspicion. But over the next several decades, sunwear became much more than a way of protecting eyes. It turned into a glamorous fashion accessory.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Ontario practice joins FYidoctors, EssilorLuxottica nixes plan for independent directors, B+L names U.S. execs, Omni Eye Services partnership and speakers set for WIO Summit all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Ontario Practice Banducci & Associates Is Latest to Join FYidoctors Organization

EssilorLuxottica's Board Nixes Proposals for New Directors

Bausch + Lomb Names Barnard, Marschall to New U.S. Divisional Leadership Roles

Omni Eye Services Announces Partnership With Ludwick Eye Center

Panel Speakers Now Set for First Women In Optometry Summit

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To Grow Up Healthy, Children Need to Sit Less, Play More and Limit Screen Time, WHO Guidelines Say

GENEVA—Children under five years old must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). Specifically, for infants less than one year and one-year olds, the WHO recommended no sedentary screen time on electronic devices, such as watching TV or videos and playing computer games. For children three- to four-years of age, sedentary screen time should be no more than one hour; and less is better, according to the guidelines. “Improving physical activity, reducing sedentary time and ensuring quality sleep in young children will improve their physical, mental health and wellbeing, and help prevent childhood obesity and diseases later in life,” said WHO's Dr. Fiona Bull.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Today’s #WeShareIt is for all of those people who love shopping for a new season. This eyeglass tunic from Torrid is the perfect addition to any spring wardrobe!

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April Is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

With Women’s History Month behind us and Mother’s Day right around the corner, Prevent Blindness has continued to show some love to the ladies by reminding them to take care of their eyesight this month. The organization declared April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month to highlight the different needs in addressing women’s eye health. According to Prevent Blindness, women often make the majority of their family's health care decisions; in addition to being responsible for their own health, women are often responsible as caregivers for the health care choices of their children, partners, spouse and aging parents.
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