Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 22, 2020|


Celebrating a Pioneering Black Physician and His Remarkable Journey

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) held a socially distant dedication ceremony on August 13 for Dr. David Kearny McDonogh, a pioneering Black physician who fought racial injustice in the 19th century to become the country’s first Black ophthalmology and otolaryngology specialist. Dr. McDonogh practiced at NYEE for more than a decade.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

VSP Vision Care and Livongo partnership reduces gaps in eyecare for diabetics, "FTC at odds with congress" around new contact lens rule, Jobson COVID-19 performance tracker for the week ending Aug. 16, AEG acquires Eyes of the World, and My Eyelab Works to deliver on 2020 vision all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

VSP Vision Care and Livongo Partnership Reduces Gaps in Eyecare for Diabetics

‘FTC at Odds With Congress’ Around New Contact Lens Rule

Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for the Week Ending Aug. 16

AEG Vision Acquires Denver-Based Eyes of the World

My Eyelab Works to Deliver on 2020 Vision and Franchising Growth Plans

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Essilor and Luxottica Launch EssilorLuxottica 360, First Joint Commercial Program in the U.S.

DALLAS and NEW YORK—Essilor and Luxottica, subsidiaries of EssilorLuxottica (Reuters: ESLX.P), and Luxottica’s EyeMed, are announcing today EssilorLuxottica 360, a new joint commercial program that will drive growth for independent eyecare professionals across the U.S, the companies said, adding, "Created at a time when independent ECPs are in need of greater support from the industry, EssilorLuxottica 360 will help increase their traffic, visibility and capture rate, deliver added support around an enhanced patient experience and improve practice profitability. ECPs working to build back their business in a tough environment will have the full power of Essilor and Luxottica behind them.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of August 16: A Reimagined VM Summit, COVID-19 Hits a Milestone and Social Distancing Rules

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 a reimagined VM Summit, COVID-19 hits a milestone and social distancing rules. Click here to take the quiz for the week of August 16. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Community Voices

Indies Spread the Word About National Eye Exam Month

In addition to the last full month of summer, the start of a new school year for many and the start of a new season in fashion, August also marks National Eye Exam Month. While we don’t need a reminder of just how important an annual eye exam is, putting a little something together to remind patients of these facts is always a good idea. This year, many independent ECPs are taking to social media to spread information about National Eye Exam Month, and to encourage their patients to book and go through with their annual appointments, while staying safe from COVID-19. There’s still plenty of time remaining to get involved—this week, we’re taking a look at some of the ways ECPs have shared the news about the importance of eye exams.
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