Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 30, 2019|


Historic First: Seven of 10 Students Who Entered Optometry Schools This Fall Are Female

For what is believed to be the first time, the percentage of women who entered North American schools and colleges of optometry this fall increased to the 70 percent plateau, Women In Optometry reported this month. The publication cited data from the 25 optometry schools surveyed for its report, which also found an overall increase of 28 students in optometry schools this fall compared with a year ago.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Essilor and VII Support #glasses4women, UnitedHealthcare to Open Member Medicare Services Centers in Select Walgreens, Glaukos Wraps Avedro Acquisition, National Optometry Hall of Fame Accepts 2020 Nominations, CooperVision Honored for Rebate Program Benefitting Optometry Giving Sight all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Essilor and Vision Impact Institute Support #Glasses4Women

UnitedHealthcare to Open Member Medicare Services Centers in Select Walgreens Stores

Glaukos Completes Acquisition of Avedro

National Optometry Hall of Fame Accepting 2020 Nominations

CooperVision Honored for Rebate Program Benefitting OGS

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Babies in the Womb May See More Than We Thought

BERKELEY, Calif.—By the second trimester, long before a baby’s eyes can see images, they can detect light. But the light-sensitive cells in the developing retina—the thin sheet of brain-like tissue at the back of the eye—were thought to be simple on-off switches, presumably there to set up the 24-hour, day-night rhythms parents hope their baby will follow. University of California, Berkeley, scientists have now found evidence that these simple cells actually talk to one another as part of an interconnected network that gives the retina more light sensitivity than once thought, and that may enhance the influence of light on behavior and brain development in unsuspected ways.

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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This weekend’s #WeShareIt is a sweet, scientific way to show off your love for all things eyes. You can pick it up on Etsy here.

Optical on Main Street

At Belmont Eye, Husband and Wife Team Focus on Building Relationships

BELMONT, North Carolina—It’s been two years since husband and wife team Brad and Rachael Wruble, ODs, took the plunge and opened their independent practice Belmont Eye. Drs. Wruble fell in love while pursuing their degrees at Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, and, after Rachael landed a job in North Carolina, they moved south in 2010. Now, the couple are well established as a local, family-oriented independent practice—but it wasn’t always this smooth going.
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