Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 07, 2020|


Ben Franklin, World Wars and Farmers: What You May Not Know About Spring-Ahead Time

NEW YORK—For many of us, this weekend is either the best of times or the worst of times. Or even a combination of the two. Why, you ask. It’s the weekend that we “spring ahead,” which means pushing the clock forward one hour and losing that hour of sleep from Saturday night into Sunday morning. Yes, on Sunday, March 8, most Americans will turn their clocks forward one hour (does anyone still have an analog clock?) as Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins in the U.S. Here's some trivia on the DST tradition.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

CooperCompanies reports Q1 gains, L Catterton makes minority investment in FYidoctors, Patch rebrands to Anagram, HEA to enhance partnerships with four state optometric associations, and four leading retina specialists launch new alliance all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperCompanies Report First Quarter 2020 Revenue Gains

L Catterton Makes Strategic Minority Investment in Canada's FYidoctors

Patch Rebrands to Anagram; Raises $9.1M in Series A Funding

HEA to Enhance Partnerships With Four State Optometric Associations

Four Leading Retina Specialists Launch New Alliance

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Organizers of Vision Expo Plan to Consolidate Vision Expo East With Vision Expo West in Las Vegas

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Yesterday, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced plans to consolidate Vision Expo East, due to be held March 26-29 in New York City, with Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Sept. 23-26. The decision, according to an announcement sent Friday afternoon, "is based on active and close monitoring of ongoing developments related to the COVID-19 virus; recent reports from public health officials and in line with national and regional authorities and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, together with extensive consultation with Vision Expo’s partners at The Vision Council and in the global vision care and services community."
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

We could all use a little bit of positivity today, so how about an opti-themed sign that you can hang up wherever you think you'll need it? Grab it on Overstock here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Independents Take to Social Media and Spread the Word About AMD/Low Vision Awareness

NEW YORK—This year, February was AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. According to Prevent Blindness, AMD, affects an estimated 1.8 million Americans aged 40 years and older, with an additional 7.3 million with large drusen at substantial risk of developing it. Although most of us in the community know the stats and risks associated with AMD, many members of the public might not know just how common AMD actually is. Independents took to social media to share information about AMD and Low Vision Awareness month, including basic information about the disease, resources to help, and more.
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