Vision Monday VMail Weekend

September 07, 2019|


Looking to the Future of Contact Lens Development With BCLA Medal Winner Lyndon Jones

It’s been a busy 2019 for the contact lens sector of eyecare. Alcon once again became an independent company (following its spinoff from Novartis) and Johnson and Johnson debuted Acuvue Oasys with Transitions lenses, a first-of-its-kind contact lens that can sense lighting conditions. In the summer, Bausch + Lomb launched the Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lens, the first and only multifocal toric lens available as a standard offering in the ECP’s fit set. Researchers are busy pursuing the next new thing that will upend the CL category, including drug-delivering lenses. VMail Weekend sat down with one of those experts Dr. Lyndon Jones, PhD, and director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education in Waterloo, Ontario. Here’s what he had to say.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

EyeCare Partners finalizes Michigan deal, Safilo, Marchon and Luxottica honored by Accessories Council, State Optical acquires AO Eyewear, Acuity continues Texas growth, and Jobson's Modern Lab panel adds speakers all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

EyeCare Partners Completes Acquisition of Associated Retinal Consultants

Safilo, Marchon and Luxottica Honored by Accessories Council

State Optical Co. Acquires AO Eyewear

Acuity Eyecare Group Continues Texas Growth With Acquisition of Eight Locations

Modern Lab Panel Adds Two Speakers

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Come to VM LIVE for Optical Innovation

VM LIVE presents optical innovators who are developing creative ideas and digital tools to build customer loyalty, drive engagement and grow sales. In this video, VM’s Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp describe the program at this one-time-only event to be held Sept. 18, 2019 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. To register, click here.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Fall is almost here, so what better way to kick the season off than with a cute, opti-themed scarf? You can grab this one on Etsy! #WeShareIt


Living Life in 2020 With Gabriela Olivares, OD

For Gabriela Olivares, life as an optometrist is not just about your job. The South Florida native promotes eye health on her page as well as overall wellness. While she encourages the general public to get their eyes checked, her Instagram page, LivingIn2020, is targeted toward her peers—engaging them in conditions she runs into in her practice and urging them to prioritize their own health as much as they prioritize their patients’. Livingin2020 was created in February 2017, in an effort to educate patients and also inspire other health care professionals to live what she calls a 20/20 lifestyle—a well-balanced life that incorporates work, regular exercise and healthy eating habits.
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