Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 11, 2019|


Here’s to You Mom

The joys of motherhood were front and center this past week as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Meghan and Harry, welcomed their own bundle of joy into the world. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor made his entrance into the royal family on Monday amid much fanfare as his arrival lit up the Twitter-verse. But come tomorrow it won’t just be the royals celebrating motherhood as millions of Americans plan to pay homage to their moms on Mother’s Day. This modern holiday was first celebrated in 1908 by a woman from West Virginia named Anna Jarvis who wanted to honor her late mother, a peace activist during the Civil War. Jarvis campaigned to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” Read on to find out how much the holiday has changed.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

GrandVision names new managing director of For Eyes, National Vision sees 13 percent sales gain, Most Influential Women nominations open, EssilorLuxottica posts solid gains and Oklahoma bill to change ECP regulation all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

GrandVision Names Jorge Gervasi Managing Director of For Eyes Business Unit

National Vision Reports 13 Percent Sales Gain and Comp-Store Increase in Q1

Do You Know an Influential Woman?

EssilorLuxottica Posts Solid Gains in 1Q 2019

Oklahoma Legislature Working on Bill to Allow ECPs to Practice in ‘Big-Box’ Stores

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

World Council of Optometry and Brien Holden Vision Institute Collaborate for Myopia Awareness Week, May 13 to 19

LAKEWOOD, Colo.—Myopia Awareness Week will be May 13 to 19, and is designed to build awareness about myopia among eyecare professionals and to inspire action in caregivers to protect their children's vision. The World Council of Optometry and the Brien Holden Vision Institute are collaborating on the initiative and encouraging others to join in. “We know that almost half the world’s population will be myopic by the year 2050, with nearly one billion people in the high myopia category. Myopia Awareness Week is about getting people talking about myopia in homes and optometry practices around the world,” stated WCO president, Dr Scott Mundle.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

The future of optical never looked so cute in this #WeShareIt!

Optical on Main Street

Haris Mirza Is Your Future ‘Baby Eye Doctor’

Haris Mirza is a first-generation Pakistani-American who is a second-year optometry student at the Western University of Health Sciences. Born and raised in California, Mirza’s love for the field has been growing over the years and was only fueled during his undergraduate studies when he took cognitive psychology and philosophy classes and started to view our ability to see differently.
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