Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 1, 2019|


Putting Glasses on Noses

James Brown was known as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. James Chen might be the Hardest Working Man in the Optical Business, at least the non-profit sector of the optical business. Chen is the driving force behind Clearly, a three year-old non-profit organization whose goal is eliminating poor vision throughout the world. The group’s mission is “Putting Glasses on Noses” of everyone who needs a pair, no matter who they are or where they live.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Cooper reports a solid Q2, Versant Health partners with Essilor, The Vision Council hosts China tariffs calls, Essilor’s new commercial organization and a new partnership for ESP all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Cooper Companies Reports a ‘Solid Quarter’ With a 4 Percent Sales Increase in Q2

Versant Health Announces New Eyewear Dispensing Program With Essilor

The Vision Council Hosts Town Hall Call for Members About Pending China Tariffs

Essilor’s New Commercial Organization: Promotes Liberman to CCO, Etta as CFO

EyeCare Services Partners Enters ‘Strategic Partnership’ With Delray Eye Assoc.

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Editor's Pick

RestoringVision and FGX International Launch Reading Glasses Day for June 7

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—RestoringVision and FGX International have joined forces to launch Reading Glasses Day, a commemorative day dedicated to raising awareness about the lack of access to reading glasses in developing countries, and the impact vision correction through reading glasses can have on people’s lives. The first Reading Glasses Day is set to take place on Friday, June 7, 2019. According to RestoringVision, over 500 million people suffer from near vision impairment and its consequences due to lack of access to reading glasses. As part of Reading Glasses Day, RestoringVision is raising $20,000 to create access to glasses for 25,000 people in impoverished communities in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This weekend’s vintage #WeShareIt is perfect for keeping hair out of your eyes as the weather gets warmer—or for clipping to just about anything to show off your optical love.

Optical on Main Street

Mariam Aslami’s Instagram Proves She Is The Modern OD

Mariam Aslami is a first-generation Afghan-American optometrist who practices at Lenscrafters in Riverside, Calif. A Georgia native, Aslami moved to the Golden State for optometry school and graduated from the Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry in 2016 and has been actively practicing since. In August 2018, Aslami decided to create her Instagram page, The Modern OD.
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