Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 03, 2021|


High Caffeine Consumption May Increase Risk of Glaucoma

Back in 2018, VMAIL Weekend took a deep dive into how ECPs could educate patients on how to eat healthier and take care of their eyes at the same time. Linda Hardy, LDO, a contributor to 20/20’s Pro to Pro, said, “It is well known that exercising and discontinuing bad habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol will help us live a healthier life. Eating healthy foods is a big part of that healthy lifestyle—not only will it improve your overall health, but there are some vitamins and minerals that can have a direct effect on healthier vision.” Things like beta-carotene, zinc, Vitamin C and lutein can protect cells in the eyes. But are there foods and beverages out there that can pose a hazard to your eyes? Researchers have found that consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma for those with a genetic predisposition to higher eye pressure, according to a recent study. 
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

EssilorLuxottica acquires HAL’s interest in GrandVision, NECO and Warby expand scholarship program, optical sales show some improvement, Jobson Tracker says, Zeiss welcomes ECPs to new showroom and VM issues its Top 50 Retailers report all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

EssilorLuxottica Acquires HAL's 76.72 Percent Interest in GrandVision and Announces Mandatory Public Offer for Remaining GrandVision Shares

The New England College of Optometry (NECO) and Warby Parker Expand Scholarship to Increase Black Representation in the Field

Overall Optical Sales Showed Slight Improvement for Week of June 21-27, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

Zeiss Invites ECPs to See the Future Through Its Eyes With New Branded Store Concept and Showroom

Consolidation, Balanced by Hard-Won Gains and Some Declines, Shape VM’s Top 50 Estimated Sales for Calendar Year 2020

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EssilorLuxottica Acquires HAL's 76.72 Percent Interest in GrandVision and Announces Mandatory Public Offer for Remaining GrandVision Shares

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica (Euronext: EL) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of a 76.72 percent ownership interest in GrandVision from HAL Optical Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HAL Holding, pursuant to the block trade agreement entered into with HAL on July 30, 2019. As a result of the completion of the transaction contemplated by the block trade agreement, EssilorLuxottica acquired “predominant control over GrandVision and is under an obligation to launch a mandatory public offer for all outstanding shares in GrandVision, in accordance with the applicable Dutch public offer rules.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 27: Gifts from President Biden, VM’s Top 50 Retailers Report and New Digs for Zeiss

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 gifts from President Biden, VM’s Top 50 Retailers Report and new digs for Zeiss.
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Optical on Main Street

Crystal Frames Feel Fresh for the Summer

NEW YORK—Summer has officially descended on the Northern Hemisphere, bringing hot and humid weather with it. When the weather gets overwhelmingly warm, we feel the need to cool down on every level—both physically, of course, and in how we look and dress ourselves. In this case, there’s nothing quite like a fresh, light new pair of frames to update your look for the summer—and nothing feels fresh and cool quite like crystal, translucent frames.
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