Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 08, 2020|


Costa Rica Visit Inspires More Than a ‘Pura Vida’ Perspective

MIDLOTHIAN, Va.—Who knows when, or why, inspiration will strike? Dr. Brian Spittle and his wife, Dr. Norma Spittle, found this out while visiting Costa Rica in June of last year. The Spittles, and about 20 other ECPs, traveled to a CooperVision manufacturing facility in Alajuela, where the lens company produces its clariti 1 day contact lenses. The couple returned home from the short trip with much more information and inspiration than they had signed up for. Indeed, the CooperVision facility manufacturing facility in Alajuela is one of the most environmentally friendly production sites in the industry. Find out how the visit inspired the Spittles to become more earth friendly at their practice in Midlothian.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

EssilorLuxottica's proposed acquisition of GrandVision moves to Phase II, Midwest Vision Partners to team up with Specialty Eye Institute, Transitions Optical names Professor Edward August as Brand Ambassador, The Vision Council announces new direction for 2020, and Hoya appoints new president of U.S. vision care business all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.  

EssilorLuxottica’s Proposed Acquisition of GrandVision Moves to Phase II Review

Midwest Vision Partners to Team Up With Specialty Eye Institute of Jackson, Mich.

Transitions Optical Names Professor Edward August as Brand Ambassador

The Vision Council Announces New Direction for 2020

Hoya Appoints Eduardo Martins as President of U.S. Vision Care Business

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Register Now for VM’s Leadership Summit—'The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020'

NEW YORK—Maxwell Kahn, an expert in retail technology and customer experience and Northwell Health's CEO Michael Dowling, the leader of one of the nation’s largest private health systems will share their views on today’s fast changing healthcare landscape when they speak at the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit next month. They will join a diverse roster of healthcare experts who will address the Summit’s theme, “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020,” at the daylong conference on March 25. Kahn is president of Coresight Research, a leading research and advisory firm specializing in disruptive technologies reshaping today’s retail landscape. Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health is one of healthcare’s most influential voices. Register now at
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Independents Take to Instagram to Celebrate Chinese New Year

NEW YORK—January 25, 2020 marked the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar, which also signals the beginning of a Lunar New Year. In 2020, we’re celebrating the Year of the Rat. The rat is the first of the zodiac animals, and can represent the beginning of a day, wealth and surplus, according to For millions of people around the world, Chinese and Lunar New Year mark a time to come together with family, friends and loved ones to wish the old year goodbye and celebrate the dawn of a new one. This year, many independents also shared New Year wishes on their social media accounts.
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