Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 08, 2020|


It’s August – and a Good Time to Consider Children’s Eye Health and Safety

NEW YORK – Every month should be an opportune time to consider children’s eye health and safety, of course, but August works really well because of its connection with back to school. While the back-to-school learning environment may look a little different this year and take a little getting used to, there are no doubts that children’s vision should still be a top priority of parents. Children’s vision, unfortunately, is an often-overlooked and under-appreciated element of education.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

National Vision's sale performance rebounded in June, GrandVision reports steep sales declines in first half and second quarter, Jobson releases new COVID-19 performance tracker, AEG Vision continues Arizona expansion, and ADA launches "Focus on Diabetes: Look Closer at Eye Health" all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

In Q2 Report, National Vision Says Sales Performance Rebounded in June

GrandVision Reports Steep Sales Declines in First Half and Second Quarter

Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker Week Ending Aug. 2

AEG Vision Continues Arizona Expansion

ADA Launches 'Focus on Diabetes: Look Closer at Eye Health'

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Bausch Health Announces Plan To Spin Off Its Eye Health Business Into an Independent Public Company

LAVAL, Quebec—Bausch Health Companies Inc.  (NYSE/TSX: BHC) this morning announced a plan to spin off its leading Bausch + Lomb eye health business into an independent publicly traded entity separate from the remainder of Bausch Health. The spinoff will establish two separate companies, including a fully integrated, pure play eye-health company built on the iconic Bausch + Lomb brand and long history of innovation. The remaining Bausch Health company would be a diversified pharmaceutical company with leading positions in gastroenterology, aesthetics/dermatology, neurology and international pharmaceuticals, according to Thursday’s announcement.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of August 2: Traveling Trade Shows, Keeping Clean and Best In Show

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 new plans for Silmo 2020, a great way to keep exam chairs sanitary, a special honor for Bascom Palmer and more. Click here to take the quiz for the week of August 2. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Optical on Main Street

A Warm Welcome To A (Really) Cold Start

Melissa Bourland, OD, had her plan in place for Duneland Family Eyecare to open at the beginning of April. However, COVID-19 changed all of that. Dr. Bourland graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 2017. She had been working part-time at a private practice when she and her husband, Mike Bourland, who has a business degree and serves as her business manager, decided Chesterton, Indiana, was a great place to start a practice.
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