Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 20, 2019|


When Optical Went to the Moon

Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 mission brought the first astronauts to the Moon—and it’s surprising how many optical innovations were involved in that historic expedition. In fact, the whole space race relied on ongoing support from some of the leading eyewear companies in the world. This anniversary is now being celebrated by the Optical Heritage Museum in Southbridge, Massachusetts. The Museum draws on the archives of American Optical, now part of Carl Zeiss Vision.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

National Sunglasses Day tops 1 billion impressions, another partnership for Eyecare Services Partners, J&J reports solid 2Q, Vision Monday issues Most Influential Women report and Expo West to offer diverse CE program all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

National Sunglasses Day 2019 Garnered Over 1.2 Billion Impressions

Eyecare Services Partners Agrees to ‘Partnership’ With Eye Surgery Associates

Johnson & Johnson Reports Solid 2Q 2019 Results

Meet the #Achievers—VM's Most Influential Women in Optical 2019

Vision Expo West Offers Diversified Education Content at 2019 Show

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

HAL in Talks With EssilorLuxottica About Possible Sale of GrandVision

SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands—HAL Holding (Euronext: HAL) confirmed today that they are having discussions to sell HAL’s 76.72 percent ownership interest in GrandVision (Euronext: GVNV) to EssilorLuxottica (Euronext: EL). “No agreement has yet been reached and no assurance can be provided that these discussions will lead to such an agreement,” HAL said in a statement posted on its website. The price per share being discussed is approximately €28.00, according to a statement on GrandVision’s website. GrandVision is a global optical retailer that operates over 7,200 stores and has more 37,000 employees.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Who knew that vision charts could look so, so cute while protecting your phone? You can grab this week’s trendy #WeShareIt on Etsy.


Charlene Trinidad, OD, Is Not Afraid of the Unknown and it Really Shows

When people think about jobs in the medical field, they are often hampered by the fact that it takes years to attain what turns out to be a difficult profession. Often times, the message being sent out is mostly about the intensity of the job and the long hours. For Charlene Trinidad, OD, this is all true of course, but more than that, being an optometrist is just as much about having a good time as it is about helping and healing people. Her dedication is evident in the fact that the she moved her entire life to Henderson, Nevada after she graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2014.
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