Vision Monday VMail Weekend

January 29 and 30, 2022|


Researchers Explore Improvements in Night Vision Technology

It’s a well-known fact that both humans and mammals depend upon visible light to see. Many nocturnal animals, including raccoons and opossums, have unusually large eyes to help them see better at night. Back in 2019, Andrew Karp’s feature, Turning Nighttime Into Sight Time explored our ability to see at night. He wrote, “Night vision goggles are a popular option for hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts, as well as the military. Most rely on some type of sensor that can detect heat, also called infrared, or thermal, energy.” Today, it’s looking like night vision technology is about to get a much needed reboot—researchers are developing night-vision devices that are far smaller and lighter in weight than today's night-vision goggles.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Safilo Group reports strong 2021 financial performance, 1-800 Contacts' new company, Luna, to focus on B2B vision technologies, gross revenue at practices decreased, Jobson Tracker says, The Vision Council hosts virtual Annual Business Meeting and the OWA announces 2022 award honorees all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Safilo Group Cites Organic Sales Growth and ‘Effective Brand Portfolio Overhaul’ for Strong 2021 Financial Performance

1-800 Contacts to Announce New Company, Luna, Focused on B2B Vision Technologies and Services

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Jan. 17-23, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

The Vision Council’s Virtual Annual Business Meeting Spotlights Industry Trends and a New Board of Directors

Optical Women’s Association Announces 2022 Award Honorees

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

1-800 Contacts to Announce New Company, Luna, Focused on B2B Vision Technologies and Services

DRAPER, Utah—1-800 Contacts will be announcing the formation of a standalone business focused on providing technology and services to third parties in the vision space, VMAIL has learned. The new business-to-business (B2B) company will offer 20 integrated technologies and services—ranging from telehealth platforms for new and renewal glasses and contacts prescriptions, eyewear virtual try-on, a digital pupillary distance tool, glasses and contacts fulfillment and more. This suite of solutions will enable eyewear retailers, brands and doctors to modernize their customer experience both online and in stores, the company said.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of January 23: Bascom Palmer’s Birthday, Barton Perreira’s Big Collab and The Winter Olympics

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 a Bascom Palmer’s birthday, Barton Perreira’s big collab and The Winter Olympics.
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How Indies Can Help #FocusOnChildEyeHealth

NEW YORK—In honor of International Day of Education on Monday, January 24, 2022, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) rolled out its #FocusOnChildEyeHealth campaign, a chance to “champion equitable, accessible and strong education systems that ensure children have every opportunity to thrive,” according to the IAPB. Proper eyecare and eye health are vital components of a child’s educational journey, but often are neglected, the Agency said. With Focus on Child Eye Health, IAPB “will explore solutions and actions to ensure that vision impairment in children is no longer overlooked on the list of public health priorities.” 
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