Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 15, 2020|


A Q&A With Review of Myopia Management’s Chief Medical Editor

VMAIL Weekend recently sat down with (remotely of course) Dwight Akerman, OD, Review of Myopia Management’s chief medical editor, for an update on what’s happening in the world of myopia. Akerman spoke about the effects of the pandemic on myopia management, the dangers of too much screen time for kids and what’s on the horizon for treating the disease. He also offered some sound advice to ECPs who are interested in incorporating myopia management into their primary care practices.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

IAPB and Clearly to merge in 2021, Academy 2020 moves online for a virtual meeting experience, ECP revenue and exam levels differ across 4 U.S. Regions, FDA clears Eyenuk's AI system for diabetic retinopathy screening, and Vision Monday announces its "Most Influential Women in Optical" for 2020 all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Leading International Sight Organizations IAPB and Clearly Set to Merge in 2021

Academy 2020 Moves Online to Create an Innovative Virtual Meeting Experience

ECP Revenue, Exam Levels Differ Across 4 U.S. Regions, Per COVID-19 Tracker

FDA Clears Eyenuk's AI System for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Vision Monday Announces Its 'Most Influential Women in Optical' for 2020

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

VM Global Leadership Summit Will Be a Virtual Series This Fall: 'AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020'

NEW YORK—The multi-faceted, ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping business, culture, consumer attitudes and many aspects of the healthcare field, vision care included. As a result, the theme and topics of the 2020 Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, originally scheduled as a live event last March, has been reshaped to reflect that and will kick off this fall as a Virtual Event Series. Titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit will comprise four two-hour sessions to be held over four consecutive weeks, starting Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of August 9: A Salute to Influential Women, Who Will Get Vaccinated and Another Meeting Goes Virtual

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 Most Influential Women in Optical report, some stats on the COVID-19 vaccine and the American Academy of Optometry opts for a virtual meeting. Click here to take the quiz for the week of August 9. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Community Voices

Indie ODs Prepare for a Very Different Back-To-School

NEW YORK—Although it doesn’t quite feel like it, there’s no denying that we are officially in the beginning of the back-to-school season. Heading back to the classroom this year is looking very different from what we’re used to, with many schools sticking to online learning, while others require masks and in-class social distancing, or attempt a combination of the two.
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