Vision Monday VMail Weekend

October 19, 2019|


Getting a Flu Vaccine—The Facts, the Myths and What This Year’s Flu Season Might Look Like

Halloween is only a few weeks away but there’s another season just around the corner that can be just as scary—the start of the flu season, which officially begins at the end of this month. In addition to causing kids to miss school and adults to call out sick from work, there is no denying that the flu can be deadly for thousands, and in some years, tens of thousands of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Today, we will look at why some people are so averse to getting vaccinated and we'll examine some common myths as well as facts about the flu vaccine.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

ELOA to move and expand Bell Optical, ‘Demystifying Private Equity’ adds three seminars, Eyemart Express’ aggressive growth plan, U.S. backs off China duties and Allergan shareholders OK AbbVie deal all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

ELOA to Move and Expand Bell Optical, Creating its Largest Integrated Lab

'Demystifying Private Equity' Opens Registration in Three More Metros

Eyemart Express’ Aggressive Growth Plan to Produce 25 New Locations in 2019

Vision Council: U.S. to Back Off Escalating Certain China Duties From 25% to 30%

Allergan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Acquisition by AbbVie

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Cast Your Vote for Jobson’s 2019 EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 11th annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 15 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for prescription labs, optical supplies, in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems and Social Purpose missions. EyeVote is about you, our readers, and your choices on the top products in the optical industry today, so vote here.
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Tweet of the Week

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This opti-themed clock is literally a work of art. Take a closer look, or pick one up for yourself, at Lumens. #WeShareIt


Jenine Esmail, OD, Prioritizes Patient Education

For Dr. Jenine Esmail, patient education is often lacking in the people she interacts with. Often times, when people come into her exam room, they lack basic information about their eyes. For this reason, she has dedicated her Instagram page, DrJenineEsmail, to filling in those blanks. “One thing that I notice with most of my patients is that they have never actually received proper patient education, which is something I spend time on with each patient during their exam. The more they understand, the more we can prevent diseases and treat them correctly,” she told VMail Weekend.
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