Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 03, 2019|


Thinking of Dive Masks… and Diver Dan

I went scuba diving once. It was a free lesson. In a pool. I guess that doesn’t really count. But it was fun strapping on the air tank and diving mask and submerging myself for five minutes without having to come up for air. I wished I could have seen a bit better, though. Anyone who has ever gone scuba diving or snorkeling knows that being able to see clearly underwater is essential, especially in the ocean. In addition to seeing fish, coral and other marine life, divers and snorkelers need to navigate and steer clear of obstacles. Some divers wear soft contact lenses, but wearing eyeglasses underneath a diving mask isn’t practical. Learn more about SeaVision, one vendor who specializes in prescription dive masks.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

U.S. to impose 10% tariffs on Chinese goods, acquisitions for Acuity Eyecare, new ad campaign for My Eyelab and Stanton Optical, VSP Global appoints CMO and The Vision Council names Hall of Fame inductees all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

U.S. to Slap 10 Percent Tariff on Remaining Chinese Goods as of September 1

Acuity Eyecare Group Enters Texas Market With Two Multi-Location Acquisitions

New Advertising Campaign Is Launching for My Eyelab and Stanton Optical

VSP Global Names Wendy Hauteman Chief Marketing Officer

The Vision Council to Honor Steve Sutherlin and Six Hall of Fame Inductees

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

EssilorLuxottica Makes Move to Acquire HAL’s Controlling Interest in GrandVision

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica (Reuters: ESLX.PA) announced today that it will significantly expand its retail footprint through an agreement with Hal Optical Investments B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V. to acquire HAL’s controlling interest in GrandVision, a global optical retail powerhouse with over 7,200 stores worldwide, over 37,000 employees and €3.7 billion in annual revenue. Financial analysts valued the deal at €7.1billion, and see it as a sign that tensions between Essilor and Luxottica are easing following months of bickering between the French and Italian partners over the company’s governance.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

A beach bag that you can use as an opti-themed tote bag once summer comes to an end? Seems like a perfect August #WeShareIt to us. This tote is available on Zazzle.


Audrey Raley, OD, Is the Doctor Next Door

Audrey Raley, OD, created her Instagram page, Doc_Raley_OD in May of last year as a way to let her friends and family follow her journey into entrepreneurship with the opening of her own practice, Refined Eye Care. Almost a year later, Dr. Raley opened the doors of Refined Eyecare to her patients and as her practice has gotten on its feet, so has her presence on social media. “I created my IG page in May of 2018 as an announcement of the decision I made to open cold,” she stated.
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