Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 29, 2020|


Rockin’ for New Eyes Stalwarts Keep Rollin’

“It was 20 years ago today,” The Beatles sang, recalling the mythic origins of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Rockin’ for New Eyes Band doesn’t have much in common with Pepper’s outfit. But like that storied aggregation, we did, in fact, start playing together about 20 years ago. I remember it clearly. A few of my optical rock ‘n’ roll buddies came to my house for a loose jam. We had a blast, literally and figuratively. Several months later we got together again, this time at a NYC rehearsal studio. These informal music sessions became a regular event after hours at Vision Expos. After 20 years, what is it that keeps the band going? I asked some of the core members of the RFNE Band to answer this question, and here’s what they told me.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Arbor Centers for Eyecare and Chicago Eye Institute form Ocular Partners Inc., Mido's 50th Edition recheduled for July 2020, Mazzucchelli to manufacture acetate with Eastman's acetate flakes, organizers of DIOPS in Korea postpone exhibition, and The Vision Council says Expo will take place as planned all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Arbor Centers for Eyecare and Chicago Eye Institute Form Ocular Partners Inc.

Mido’s 50th Edition Rescheduled for July 5-7, 2020

Mazzucchelli to Manufacture Acetate Sheet Made from Eastman’s Acetate Flake

Organizers of DIOPS Optical Show in Korea Postpone Their Exhibition

The Vision Council and Partners Say Vision Expo East to Take Place as Planned

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Editor's Pick

Social Media Influencer ‘Doctor Mike’ to Discuss Consumerization of Healthcare at VM Summit

NEW YORK—Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, the social media influencer known to his millions of followers as “Doctor Mike,” will share insights about today’s digitally-connected consumers/patients and their need for accurate, up to date healthcare information with attendees of the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. He will open the first Summit session, which will look at consumerization of healthcare as a major trend that is upending delivery of service, distribution of information and patient-doctor relationships. The Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit will be held March 25 at The Times Center here. Register today at To learn more about the VM Summit, watch this video featuring VM editors Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Nothing says "spring is around the corner" more than a pair of aviators—except for maybe a giant aviator-shaped mirror. You can pick this up on Etsy. #WeShareIt 

Optical on Main Street

Vision Therapy Brings Satisfaction and Opportunity for Dr. Justine Simon Bailey

Justine Simon Bailey, OD, FCOVD, says that nothing quite compares to the experience working with patients through vision therapy (VT) and rehabilitation. “There’s no greater feeling to me when children go into VT and start succeeding in school,” she says. “Not only does VT lift up their academic performance, but it lifts their spirit, confidence, and self-worth.” She first observed VT during her undergraduate studies which led her to attend Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, graduating in 2015.
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