Vision Monday VMail Weekend

December 4 and 5, 2021|


Biomed Engineering Professor Converts Contact Lenses into Smart Devices to Monitor Glaucoma

New contact lens technology to help diagnose and monitor glaucoma and other ocular health conditions may soon be ready for clinical trials. A team of researchers from Purdue University worked with biomedical, mechanical and chemical engineers, along with clinicians, to develop the novel technology. The team enabled commercial soft contact lenses to be a bioinstrumentation tool for unobtrusive monitoring of clinically important information associated with underlying eye health conditions. “This technology will be greatly beneficial to the painless diagnosis or early detection of many ocular diseases including glaucoma,” said Purdue’s Chi Hwan Lee.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

OcuDoc names Grady Lenski as CEO, Thomas Eye Group acquires Georgia Optometry Group, New Look Vision Group to acquire Luxury Optical Holdings, FYidoctors acquires BonLook and vision care organizations, ECPs and nonprofits encourage generosity on #GivingTuesday all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Ophthalmic Medtech Startup OcuDoc Names Grady Lenski as CEO

Thomas Eye Group Announces Acquisition of Five-Location Georgia Optometry Group in Metro Atlanta

New Look Vision Group to Acquire Luxury Optical Holdings, Creating Largest Network of Premium Locations in North America

FYidoctors Bolsters National Brand Portfolio With BonLook Acquisition, Founders to Remain With the Company

Vision Care Organizations, ECPs and Nonprofits Join Groups Around the World to Encourage Generosity on #GivingTuesday

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

New Look Vision Group to Acquire Luxury Optical Holdings, Creating Largest Network of Premium Locations in North America

MONTREAL, Quebec and NEW YORK—New Look Vision Group announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire New York based Luxury Optical Holdings (LOH). With its existing luxury optical presence in Canada, its prior acquisition of Edward Beiner Group in 2020 and the previously announced partnership with Black Optical earlier this year, New Look Vision Group is now one of the leading luxury optical groups worldwide. The LOH acquisition will more than double New Look's footprint in the U.S., the company said.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of November 28: Vision Expo Teams Up With edCFDA, Festive Facts About Hanukkah and a Work Trend for Seniors

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 Vision Expo teaming up with edCFDA, festive facts about Hanukkah and a work trend for seniors.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This cute, functional recycling box for contact lenses is a great addition to the office that will help patients remember to drop off their contact lens recycling. You can pick it up on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Community Voices

Creative Ways to Share Holiday Hours

NEW YORK—Thanksgiving signaled the official start of the holiday season. This next month or so will be full of busy days and often complicated business hours, from extended hours for holiday shopping to early closures for holiday celebrations. With all the changes and movement, it can be hard for patients—or employees—to keep track of when things are open and when they’re closed, so it’s always beneficial to communicate your holiday hours as early and as clearly as possible. This week, we’re taking a look at how some practices are sharing their holiday hours on social media—a great way to reach patients where they’re at.
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