Vision Monday VMail Weekend

December 28, 2019|


Today’s Read Highlights from 2019

The fun thing about coming up with a story idea for the Today’s Read feature is you just never know where it’s going to take you. Reminiscing about how you got your start in optical or connecting the dots between the environment and contact lens disposal can take VM’s writers and readers in some pretty interesting directions. As 2019 winds down, here’s a small sample of some of our most popular Today’s Read features.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

VSP Ventures acquires Brookside Optometric Group, Lumibird to acquire Ellex’s laser and ultrasound business, Bausch Health licenses Novaliq’s treatment for dry eye disease, STAAR Surgical partners with California Center for Refractive Surgery, and vision care market grows 2.4 percent in 12-months ending September all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

VSP Ventures Acquires Brookside Optometric Group

Lumibird to Acquire Ellex’s Laser and Ultrasound Business

Bausch Health Licenses Novaliq’s Investigational Treatment for Dry Eye Disease

STAAR Surgical Partners With California Center for Refractive Surgery

Vision Care Market Grows 2.4 Percent in 12-Months Ending September

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Editor's Pick

Researchers Shed New Light on Blue’s Effect on Sleep

MANCHESTER, U.K.—Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought, according to University of Manchester scientists. According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be more beneficial to our health. Twilight is both dimmer and bluer than daylight, they say, and the body clock uses both of those features to determine the appropriate times to be asleep and awake. Current technologies designed to limit our evening exposure to blue light, for example by changing the screen color on mobile devices, may therefore send us mixed messages, they argue. This is because the small changes in brightness they produce are accompanied by colors that more resemble day.
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The Best of Voices + Views for 2019

Vision Monday started the Voices + Views department in VMAIL Weekend back in January of 2018. Voices + Views was originally conceived as a way for VM to cover ECPs who had a social media presence on blogs, vlogs and Instagram platforms. At the time, most of the V+V features were written by our associate editor Stephanie Sengwe. Stephanie left us in May of 2018 when she returned to graduate school to pursue a film career. However, she continued to write the Voices + Views features for us on a contributing editor basis, and we’re very happy she did. Through the years, Stephanie wrote over 50 ECP profiles for us in the Weekend Edition. Here are a few of her most popular V+V stories.
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