Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 01, 2021|


Scientists Gain Insights in Causes of AMD by Studying Worm Physiology

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have identified a new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—the leading cause of blindness among older adults—by studying laboratory-grown roundworms as well as human and mouse eye tissue. The UMSOM researchers said that the findings suggest a new and distinct cause that is different from the previous model of a problematic immune system, showing that the structural organization of the eye’s light-detecting cells may be affected by the disease.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Bausch Health may sell B+L eyecare biz, Eye Health America continues Southeast expansion, optical sales continue to decline, Jobson Tracker says, EssilorLuxottica to exhibit at Expo as fully integrated company and more than 200 exhibitors commit to Vision Expo East all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Bausch Health May Consider Potential Sale of the Bausch + Lomb Eyecare Business, According to Report

Eye Health America Continues Southeast Expansion as it Partners With the Eye Care Center in Upstate South Carolina

Optical Sales in the U.S. Continue its Month-Long Decline, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

Optical Sales in the U.S. Continue its Month-Long Decline, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

EssilorLuxottica to Make First Appearance as Integrated Company at Vision Expo East, Orlando, With a Dual Physical and Virtual Experience Booth

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Editor's Pick

VM's 6th Micro Chats on Macro Trends Video Looks at the Growing Retail-Healthcare Convergence

NEW YORK—As evidenced by recent news and Vision Monday's own coverage of pharmacy chains, retailer groups and new competitive business models expanding their commitments in the primary and specialty healthcare space, there is a new interchange between the worlds of "retail" and "healthcare" growing within the current business climate. It's the topic of this week's latest short video, Micro Chats on Macro Trends, a series of conversations between VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp. The video can be viewed by clicking here.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of April 25: Mother’s Day Spending, Micro Chats on Micro Trends and Oscar Swag Bags

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 Mother’s Day spending, Micro Chats on Micro Trends and swag bags for Oscar nominees.
Click here to take the quiz.

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Optical on Main Street

Indies Tackle Allergy Season

NEW YORK—For many, springtime brings joy. Spring and summer mean longer days, warmer weather, and more outdoor adventures—but, for millions, it can also mean brutal and sometimes debilitating allergies that make this beautiful season unbearable. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, a professional medical membership organization of nearly 6,800 allergist/immunologists and related professionals, roughly 7.8 percent of people 18 and over in the U.S. have hay fever. This week, we’re taking a look at how some ECPs around the country are tackling the dawn of allergy season.
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