Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 17, 2021|


All the News Is Not Bad as Sports Stars Step Up to Raise Eye Health Awareness and Give Back to the Community

NEW YORK—Sports stars are often the subject of negative news stories and social media posts, and sometimes deservedly so, while their efforts at community service and good deeds go unnoticed. Yet, there are numerous examples of the latter—most recently a vision care clinic that the WNBA’s Diamond DeShields pulled together in Chicago—and these do not get as much attention. In an effort to flip-flop the news cycle and spotlight a few good-news stories about high-profile athletes, VMAIL Weekend is highlighting a few recent events in which athletes have stepped up to give back to their communities or to support health-related causes.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Zeiss invites ECPs to their new showroom, Sight Sciences announces IPO fund raising, Luxexcel launches platform for Smart Glasses lenses, optical sales show substantial declines, Jobson Tracker says, and Focus on Eye Health Summit kicks off all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Zeiss Invites ECPs to Experience Its Vision of the Future at New Showroom

Sight Sciences Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Luxexcel Launches Platform for Manufacturing of Prescription Lenses for Smart Glasses

U.S. Optical Sales Show Substantial Declines Due to Independence Day Holiday for Week of July 5-11, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

Focus on Eye Health Virtual Summit Kicks Off This Week

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Zeiss Invites ECPs to Experience Its Vision of the Future at New Showroom

HEBRON, Ky.—The “Zeiss Customer Experience”, featuring a model eyecare practice and optical store of the future, was on full display Wednesday, as Zeiss Vision Care executives welcomed visitors to the company’s new, 2,500-square foot Zeiss Vision Center showroom here. “We invite eyecare practitioners from across the country to visit our new facility so they can then open their own Zeiss Vision Center and provide a unique customer-centric experience for their patients,” said Jens Boy, president of Zeiss Vision Care U.S., who spoke to a group of invited guests and took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony, along with Kentucky state and local officials.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of July 11: Is the 5-Day Workweek Dead, Raising Eye Health Awareness and Tracking Your Life With Wearables

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 whether the 5-day workweek is dead, raising eye health awareness and tracking your life with wearables.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

These hand carved rubber stamps make an adorable addition to any stationary kit—or they can be a great gift for the kids in your life. You can pick them up on Etsy here. #WeShareIt 

Optical on Main Street

In #MyopiaControl Hashtag, Indies Share Knowledge, Tips and Tricks

NEW YORK—There’s no denying that, for many people around the world, eyewear is as much of a fashion statement as it is a medical device. It’s great to see fashion and the general public embrace eyewear, and even expand on our traditional definitions of it, but we of course don’t want people to forget the important medical and health care purpose eyewear serves too. This can be especially true on social media platforms like Instagram, which are visual-heavy and can focus more on how things look than what they do.
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