Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 8, 2019|


Screen Time for Kids—How Much Is Too Much?

Growing up in the ‘60s, I watched a LOT of television with friends and family. We were riveted by shows like “That Girl,” “Rat Patrol” and “Dark Shadows” and we spent countless hours in front of the TV. My Mom used to refer to it as the “Boob Tube” and she was constantly yelling at us to “go outside and play.” Well, as usual, it seems like my Mom was on to something. Today’s electronic babysitter of choice is the iPhone and iPad. But the audience has changed—it’s not just teens and tweens glued to the screens but toddlers and babies. New guidelines recently issued by the World Health Organization recommend children under five years old must spend less time sitting watching screens and for infants less than one year, no sedentary screen time. How are these devices affecting children’s vision and overall development? VMail Weekend reached out to three experts to get their take on this very complicated subject.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Template letters for China duties, Acuity Eyecare acquisition, VSP Ventures and Rosin Eyecare form joint venture, Eyeglass World’s new outreach program and Goldman Sachs division to acquire Capital Vision Services all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

The Vision Council Offers Template Letters to Comment on China 301 Duties

Acuity Eyecare Completes Acquisition of Gale’s Vision Source

VSP Ventures and Rosin Eyecare Form JV to Acquire Two Practices in Tennessee

Eyeglass World Launches New Philanthropic Outreach Program Nationwide

Goldman Sachs to Acquire Capital Vision Services, Manager of MyEyeDr. Group

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Learn From Customer Engagement Innovators at VM LIVE Sept. 18 Forum at Expo West

NEW YORK—Today’s customers expect easy, seamless interactions, speedier, more convenient service and new experiences in both retail and health care environments.Vision Monday's Sept. 18 VM LIVE forum will examine this trend with innovators from the independent optical retail sector as well as retail experts tracking the new expectations and tech guiding the customer experience from outside the optical arena. "Smart Solutions at the Speed of Sight" will be held during Vision Expo West at the Sands Convention Center from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and registration is now open. Featured speakers for VM LIVE's 'Smart Solutions at the Speed of Sight" will include co-founders Kyly Zak Rabin and Myles Zakheim, OD, of Los Angeles-based Zak.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

We’re all doing our best to cut down on waste right now, and this week’s #WeShareIt is the perfect way to reduce our impact on the planet, and show off our love for glasses at the same time.

Optical on Main Street

Khanh Ton, aka KT.Opt, Is Here to Look Out for Future Optometry Students

She may have just completed her first year of optometry school at the University of Houston College of Optometry, but Khanh Ton is not waiting until she receives her degree in order to pay it forward. This future eye doctor is already using her social media platform as a resource to inform pre-optometry students on various ways to get into the field. A recipient of a BS in Biology and minor in Psychology (she graduated magna cum lade from the University of Houston), Ton knew early on that she wanted to pursue some avenue in the primary health care field.
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