Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 18, 2020|


As We Age, Seeing Red May Be a Good Thing

Researchers at University College London have given new meaning to the term “seeing red.” Rather than using it to describe someone who is angry, the UCL scientists have conducted a study that found that staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight. The study is the first of its kind performed with humans. Scientists believe the discovery, published in the Journals of Gerontology, could signal the dawn of new affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the millions of people globally with naturally declining vision.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Keplr Vision completes partnership with Cockrell Eyecare Center, Alliance for Patient Safety says U.S. House Committee to delay contact lens rule, U.S. optical revenues increase across all regions, FMO and Media 10 to deliver U.K. show in January, and Accelmed Partners closes acquisition of TearLab all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Keplr Vision Completes Strategic Partnership With Cockrell Eyecare Center

Alliance for Patient Safety Says U.S. House Committee to Delay Contact Lens Rule

Jobson Performance Tracker: U.S. Optical Revenues Increase Across All Regions

FMO and Media 10 to Deliver One Major UK Industry Show in January 2021

Accelmed Partners Closes Acquisition of TearLab

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Jobson Launches Its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

NEW YORK—We could not get through these unprecedented times without our health care workers which is why Jobson is highlighting the work of ECPs for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the Covid-19 pandemic. This past week, Jobson began featuring some of these special heroes in an online gallery located on our Eyecare Heroes site. ECPs in the Gallery were selected from among the nominations submitted by readers of Vision Monday and 20/20. The #EyecareHeroes initiative enabled participating companies to join with the Jobson Optical Group, including Vision Monday and 20/20, to donate to Project C.U.R.E. Nominate an Eyecare Hero by clicking here.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of July 12: Telehealth, Mask Maintenance, and Heading Back to School

Did you follow the optical news this week? Take VM’s News Quiz to see how much you know. This week's quiz takes a look at our interview with an OD who's mastered telehealth, how to sanitize your N95 mask and back to school spending. Click here to take the quiz for the week of July 12. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Virtual Vision Care Grows Up: A VM Conversation With Dr. Jacqueline Evans and Andrew Karp

Jacqueline Evans, OD, has skillfully integrated telehealth into her independent optometric practice in Denver. Colo. In a wide-ranging video interview with VM's Andrew Karp, Dr. Evans explains how she utilizes ocular telehealth technology to provide comprehensive eye exams remotely, what types of patients are best suited for telehealth and what the learning curve is like for optometrists who want to add virtual vision care to their practice. To learn more about the different ocular telehealth options available today, and how more optometrists and patients are learning how to take advantage of them, read VM's June cover story, "Virtual Vision Care Grows Up." 
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