Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 28 and 29, 2022|


Fruit Flies Give Insight Into Age-Related Changes in Human Vision, Researchers Say

I’m always on the lookout for new research that help us better understand human vision as well as how to preserve and protect it. One study that caught my attention recently concerns a team of researchers at Purdue University who discovered that the circadian clock plays a significant role in protecting eyes from retinal degeneration. The team studied fruit flies, which serve as a good model for the human retina. In a recent interview with Purdue writer Elizabeth K. Gardner, team leader Vikki Weake, associate professor of biochemistry in Purdue's College of Agriculture, discussed how it might be possible to slow or prevent vision loss from retinal degeneration.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

PECAA holds annual meeting, EssilorLuxottica to launch unified foundation, MacuLogix moves to wind down operations, CooperVision appoints Alex Wilkes as president, Americas, and AOA Foundation announces inductees into the National Optometry Hall of Fame all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

PECAA Annual Meeting Shines Bright in Palm Springs

EssilorLuxottica to Launch Unified Foundation to Accelerate its Global Mission Activities

MacuLogix Moves to Wind Down Operations as a 'Going Concern,' as Liquidity Issues Become Insurmountable

CooperVision Appoints Alex Wilkes as President, Americas

AOA Foundation Announces Four Inductees for 2022 into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

EssilorLuxottica to Launch Unified Foundation to Accelerate its Global Mission Activities

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica (Bloomberg:EL:FP) announced today the launch of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation, "marking a new chapter in the group’s journey to achieve its unique mission to help everyone in the world see more and be more. This comes as a major pillar in EssilorLuxottica’s sustainability strategy and supports its commitment to advocate for good vision as a basic human right." The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation unites many of the group’s global advocacy and philanthropic actions and will play a leading role in the fight against poor vision.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of May 28: Will We Need a Monkeypox Vaccine, the ‘Great Return’ to Offices and a Milestone for Shamir

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 we will need a monkeypox vaccine, the ‘great return’ to offices and a milestone for Shamir.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Anatomy of the Human Eye: A Coloring Atlas, created by Lisa Ostrin, OD, PhD, is fun, educational and such a conversation starter. You can purchase it on Amazon here. #WeShareIt. Image via theanatomicaleye on Instagram

Community Voices

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Time Is Running Out—Survey Closes on June 6

NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6, less than 2 weeks away. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.
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