Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 26, 2021|


Researchers Develop AI-Powered OCT Analysis Tools to Predict Demand for AMD Treatment

Researchers in Switzerland have developed automated OCT analysis tools based on artificial intelligence, which can assist eye doctors in the assessment of a whole patient OCT-set in just a few seconds. Together with RetinAI, a startup specialized in AI-based eyecare technologies, they now have conducted a retrospective study of patients to assess how well AI can predict demand for anti-VEGF treatment for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) from the start. With the ageing population, cases of AMD, Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) are globally on the rise, making it hard for specialized eye clinics to keep up with the growing demand for regular treatments.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Summit session features ocular telehealth expert, Warby files to go public, optical sales dip, Jobson Tracker says, panel says GrandVision deal can be called off and Prevent Blindness promotes fireworks safety all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

VM Summit Session Features Ocular Telehealth Expert Christopher Brady Highlighting Role of Telehealth Pre- and Post-Pandemic

Warby Parker Files Confidentially to Go Public

Optical Sales Took a Slight Downturn for Week of June 14-20, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

Arbitration Panel’s Ruling Favors EssilorLuxottica and Says Deal to Acquire GrandVision Can Be Called Off

Prevent Blindness Declares June 28-July 4, 2021 as Fireworks Safety Awareness Week

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Warby Parker Files Confidentially to Go Public

NEW YORK—Warby Parker has submitted its paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a public listing. The offering is expected to take place after the SEC completes its review process, the company said. Warby's brief statement said the company "has submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed public listing of its Class A common stock. The public listing is expected to take place after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions."
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 20: Tuning in for the VM Summit, Early Disease Detection and Clear Vision for Kids

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 tuning in for the VM Summit, early disease detection and clear vision for kids.
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Indies Gear Up for National Sunglasses Day

NEW YORK—It’s just a few more days until National Sunglasses Day 2021. This coming Sunday, June 27, people all around the world will take to social media to show off their #SunglassSelfies and their favorite pair of frames for the special day—but those of us in the optical community know there’s so much more to National Sunglasses Day than that. This week, we’re taking a look at how independent ECPs are gearing up for National Sunglasses Day, from special sales to important health and safety reminders. There’s still plenty of time to get geared up yourself—and, as always, The Vision Council has prepared materials including ready-to-use logos, social media images, sample posts, downloadable posters, web banners and more, all available online.
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