Vision Monday VMail Weekend

December 12, 2020|


Mojo Vision’s Mike Wiemer Sees the Future Through Smart Contact Lenses

This week, wearable technology company Mojo Vision announced that it is collaborating with contact lens maker Menicon to develop smart contact lens products. The move marks an important step forward for the California-based company, which for the past three years has been developing the Mojo Lens, a sensor-enabled contact lens that can give the wearer augmented reality viewing capability. To date, the only smart, sensor-enabled contact lenses on the market is the Sensimed Triggerfish, which provides an automated recording of continuous ocular dimensional change over 24 hours and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Total Vision adds Dr. Henslick Vision Center, FTC sends warning letters regarding agency's eyeglass rule, optical sales begin to recover to pre-Thanksgiving levels, Optometry Cares–The AOA Foundation announces HEHC grant recipients, and FYidoctors adds Manitoba’s Nowlan & Moore Optometric Practice all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Total Vision Adds Dr. Henslick Vision Center as it Continues to Expand in California

FTC Sends 28 Warning Letters Regarding Agency’s Eyeglass Rule

Optical Sales Begin to Recover to Pre-Thanksgiving Week Levels

Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation Announces HEHC Grant Recipients

FYidoctors Adds Manitoba’s Nowlan & Moore Optometric Practice

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Editor's Pick

Upswing in COVID Cases Leads to Greater Concerns Among Independents

NEW YORK—In close to nine months since the advent of the COVID-19 virus to certain parts of the country in mid-March, now much more widely spread throughout the U.S., ECPs have learned to cope with the impacts of the pandemic on their patients, their staff, their exam room and dispensary operations in different ways. In general, with upswings in the number of cases in most states in late October/November, priorities toward cleaning and sanitation have taken hold and as many as 88 percent of respondents to the Nov. 24-30 Jobson Coronavirus ECP Survey say they believe hygiene protocols will continue post-COVID.
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Tweet of the Week

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Still looking for a holiday gift for your opti-friends (or yourself)? How about a gorgeous Snellen Chart carved into the pages of an old book? You can pick this unique gift up on Etsy.  

Optical on Main Street

A Look at How Indies and the Optical Community Celebrated Shopping Local and #SmallBusinessSaturday

NEW YORK—Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, people across the country come together to Shop Small, and support their local businesses. American Express coined the first Small Business Saturday in 2010, but, this year, things looked a little different, of course. To celebrate shopping small in 2020, independent ECPs took to social media both to share information about their own promotions for the holiday and to spread the love to fellow small, local businesses. As always, Small Business Saturday is a day that showcases the power of community support—no matter if we’re together or apart.
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