Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 22, 2019|


Here’s How a Few Optical Industry Colleagues Are Spending Their Summer Vacation

As of about midday yesterday (June 21), we officially began the summer season of 2019. So, basically, what this means is that if you haven’t already scheduled an amazing summer adventure, then you’ve missed out on the best beach rentals, the hot summer shows and much of the off-peak visiting times for just about every national park. But it seems the majority of Americans are very good at planning ahead when it comes to summer travel. According to AAA, about four in 10 U.S. adults (or 100 million Americans) are expecting to take a family trip. This is slightly more than last year, and why wouldn’t it be since the economy is still humming along and unemployment is at or near record lows. The website is expecting even a higher percentage of Americans to hit the road for vacation and travel this summer. Its survey during the spring indicated that of 2,577 adults, 52 percent are vacationing this summer.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Alcon names two executives, comments sought on telehealth-diabetic retinopathy, The Vision Council files tariff letter, NovaBay names two top executives and House advises FTC on contact lens verifications all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Alcon Names New GM of U.S. Vision Care and Director of Professional Education

ATA Seeks Public Comment on Ocular Telehealth-Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines

The Vision Council Files Joint Letter in Opposition of China 301 Tariffs

NovaBay Appoints Justin Hall as President and CEO and Jason Raleigh as CFO

House Subcommittee Urges FTC to Modernize CL Verification Process

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Editor's Pick

Best in Class 2019: Passionate and Dedicated to Optometry

Today’s optometry college graduates reflect diverse backgrounds and an impressive range of professional and individual achievements. The demands of school curriculums span clinical, practical and research arenas and are accompanied by the strong sense of purpose that drive today’s students to give back and take part in local community and international volunteer work as well. Selected by their schools to represent the Best in Class for this special VM report, these students have worked with their peers, organized special events, and played an active role in their college’s future, including reaching out to students in other fields of study. Read their success stories in this Special Report.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This week’s #WeShareIt is the perfect way to accessorize your favorite denim jacket—or anything else you want to use to show off your love for all things optical.

Optical on Main Street

Independent ECPs Embrace Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness is once again using its platform to promote eye safety, by declaring the month of June as Cataracts Awareness Month. As VMAIL previously reported, the organization states that more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, a clouding of the eye's lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. While cataracts are caused by changes related to aging, other factors such as the use of steroids, diabetes, prolonged exposure to UV and metabolic disorders may also contribute to their formation.
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