Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 29, 2019|


Turning Nighttime into Sight Time

I live in a wooded area. There are no streetlights nearby, and after the sun sets it can get pitch black, especially on moonless nights. Sometimes I take the garbage out before going to bed. The garbage can is in a locked bin that sits in a remote corner of the driveway where the houselights don’t reach. Feeling my way in the darkness, I hear the night sounds in the woods. A mockingbird’s song. A rustle in the bushes. Could it be a raccoon? A fox? Even a bear? That’s when I wish I had night vision. Both humans and mammals depend upon visible light to see. But many nocturnal animals, including raccoons and opossums have unusually large eyes to help them see better in the night, helping them sneak up on sleeping or unsuspecting prey. Carnivorous animals such as red foxes use good night vision for hunting as well.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

The Vision Council hosts congressional briefing, AOA installs new officers, VSP Global opens 2 Eyeconic stores, AbbVie to acquire Allergan and Acuity Eyecare makes Arizona acquisition 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 Hosts Congressional Briefing for National Sunglasses Day

AOA Installs New Officers, Commits to New ‘2020 Initiative’ for Eye Exams

VSP Global Opens Its First Two Eyeconic Brick-and-Mortar Stores in Chicago

AbbVie to Acquire Allergan in $63 Billion Deal

Acuity Eyecare Group Acquires Carlsson Family Eye Center Near Phoenix

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Editor's Pick

VSP Global Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Visionworks

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global announced on Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire San Antonio, Texas-based Visionworks, subject to completion of regulatory approval. With a footprint of more than 700 stores in nearly 40 states, the Visionworks acquisition will be the single largest VSP network investment in the company’s 65-year history, the company said. “This transaction is highly complementary to our business and marks a significant leap forward in continuing to fulfill our vision to provide access to affordable, high-quality eyecare and eyewear to more people,” said Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global.
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We Share It

We're constantly looking for new ways to display our frame collections, and this week's #WeShareIt is a perfect way to show off your favorite looks even when you’re not wearing them.

Optical on Main Street

‘FutureOptometrist’ Shares His Education Expertise With Other Budding ODs

CHICAGO—When Tyler Mathenia got his first pair of contact lenses while in middle school, he knew immediately that he wanted to be an optometrist. His then doctor always reminded him that no other medical profession offered its patients instant results the way optometry did and from then on, the seed was planted. “It’s not in many other places that you can walk in with a complaint of blurry vision and something as simple as placing a contact lens helps you see everything clear and crisp again. I love being able to make an impact on people’s lives with something so important as vision,” he stated.
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