Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 24, 2019|


How to Dispose of Your Contacts and Still Stay Friendly to the Environment

I’ve been a contact lens wearer for over 40 years. I started out wearing contacts that lasted several months and eventually graduated to daily disposable lenses, attracted by their comfort and no fuss maintenance. But looking back, I cringe to think of how many lenses and blister packs I’ve thrown away over the years. Every morning, after inserting my contacts, I put the blister packs in recycling and at night I throw my lenses in the garbage (NOT down the sink or toilet). According to the American Optometric Association, I am one of 45 million people in the U.S. who wear contact lenses. But after researching this feature, I have to ask myself—is there something more I could be doing when it comes to disposing of those used contact lenses. In a word, the answer is yes.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Visibly's online vision test is recalled, VSP Ventures makes acquisition, Pearle and NEXCOM bring optical to naval bases, Giefer named CEO of Modo and MyEyeDr. acquires Wing Eyecare all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

FDA Recalls Visibly’s Online Vision Test

VSP Ventures Acquires EyeZone’s Six Optometry Practices

Pearle Vision and NEXCOM Partner to Bring Optical Stores to Naval Bases

Rebecca Giefer Named CEO of Modo Americas

MyEyeDr. Acquires Wing Eyecare

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Kidz Biz Special Feature: Framing the Future

As kids head into another school year, parents, teachers and the students themselves all want to ensure that everyone puts their best foot forward come September. For many young students, eyewear is an essential piece of the back-to-school puzzle. The right eyewear helps kids see correctly so they can achieve their goals, but the perfect pair of frames also brings confidence, personality and fun to the every day. This year, Vision Monday’s Kidz Biz eyewear special feature shows just how diverse and exciting kids eyewear can be. Today’s styles are dynamic, playful, and most importantly, durable, to stand up to kids’ bustling, rough-and-tumble daily schedules.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Cozy up with these funky eyeball pillows this weekend and sneak in a little shut-eye. You can grab this week’s #WeShareIt from Pebble-Pillows

Optical on Main Street

Back to School Season Is in Full Swing as ODs Promote Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

It’s that time of the year again, when parents are on the run getting school supplies and shopping for new outfits in order to get their children ready for the new school year. As parents ready their preparations, ODs on social media are pushing awareness for Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month and encouraging parents to get their little ones’ eyes checked before they embark on their new journey.
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