Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 14 and 15, 2022|


Ciao, Mido—See You Soon

NEW YORK—After two years without a show, Mido 2022 kicked off in Milan on April 30 through May 2. The trade show was a celebration in more than one way: a reunion for so many, a marking of Mido’s 50th anniversary and a moment to welcome a new era with new energy. About 22,000 visitors from all around the world packed into the Fiera Milano Rho conference center for the event, coming together to network, collaborate and take stock of new technology and products. 
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Prevent Blindness declares third annual Inherited Retinal Disease Genetic Testing Week, National Vision reports Q1 declines, US Eye partners with leading Virginia optometrist, Cornell Capital to acquire Advancing Eyecare and VM to mark 20th anniversary of Most Influential Women in Optical Report all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Prevent Blindness Declares Third Annual Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Genetic Testing Week as May 16-22

Amid Challenges of Pandemic, National Vision Reports Q1 Declines in Revenue and Same-Store Sales, With Move to Expand ‘Remote’ Exam Initiative

US Eye Partners With Leading Virginia Optometrist as Group Plans Expansion in the Tidewater Region

Cornell Capital to Acquire Advancing Eyecare

VM to Mark 20th Anniversary of VM’s Most Influential Women in Optical Report as Nominations Open for 2022

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Cornell Capital to Acquire Advancing Eyecare

NEW YORK and JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Cornell Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in New York and Hong Kong, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Advancing Eyecare, a leading, North America-based provider of ophthalmic instruments, from Atlantic Street Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and comprising seven market-leading brands in eyecare instrumentation, Advancing Eyecare offers a one-stop solution for ophthalmic equipment and servicing needs to a diversified base of customers, ranging from independent eyecare practitioners to national chains, hospitals, teaching institutions and others.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of May 8: A Milestone for VM’s Most Influential Women Report, Eyecare During the Pandemic and the Power of Houseplants

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 milestone for VM’s Most Influential Women Report, eyecare during the pandemic and the power of houseplants.
Click here to take the quiz.

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Optical on Main Street

As Summer Sneaks Up on Us, Indies Show Off Their Sunglasses

NEW YORK—Although there’s still about a month until the official start of summer, there’s no denying that many of us are already thinking about sunny days by the beach or the pool, weekend trips away, ice cream and all of the other unique joys summer has to offer. As we wait for hot weather to fully arrive, there’s no better time than now to remind patients and clients just how important UV protection is—the warm weather and excitement for summer vacations might just make your patients more interested in picking up a new pair of sunglasses in the next few weeks.
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