Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 23 and 24, 2022|


Retinal Exam Could Predict Heart Attack Risk, Study Says

A retinal exam may be able to predict a person’s risk of heart attack, when combined with other information, according to a recent study. Researchers found that the pattern of blood vessels in the retina could help identify those who are likely to experience heart problems, according to The Guardian. In a recent article posted on WebMD, writer Carolyn Crist reported that the researchers used data from UK Biobank, which contains medical and lifestyle records for 500,000 people, to calculate a measure known as fractal dimension. The research team then studied people in the database who had experienced a heart attack, or myocardial infarction, after retinal images had been collected, Crist said.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Bausch + Lomb searches for successor to CEO Joseph Papa, ShopVISION celebrates first anniversary, EssilorLuxottica and Politecnico di Milano establish lab to develop smart eyewear, Eyemart Express kicks off cancer research fundraiser and Prevent Blindness holds Focus on Eye Health National Summit all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Bausch + Lomb Begins Search for Successor to CEO Joseph Papa, Who Also Steps Down as B+L’s Board Chairman

Show Organizers Celebrate First Anniversary of ShopVISION and Share Details on Upcoming Platform Enhancements and Features

EssilorLuxottica and Politecnico di Milano Establish Lab to Develop Smart Eyewear

Eyemart Express Kicks Off Seventh Annual Cancer Research Fundraiser in Stores

Prevent Blindness Holds 11th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as Two-Day Virtual Event

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EssilorLuxottica and Politecnico di Milano Establish Lab to Develop Smart Eyewear

MILAN—EssilorLuxottica and Politecnico di Milano have created a joint research center aimed at designing “the smart glasses of the future,” EssilorLuxottica Smart Eyewear Lab. The agreement was announced by Vittorio Colao, minister for technological innovation and digital transition; Giuseppe Sala, mayor of Milan; Fabrizio Sala, Lombardy’s regional minister for research, innovation, university, export and simplification, and internationalization; Ferruccio Resta, rector of Politecnico di Milano; and Francesco Milleri, chairman and CEO of EssilorLuxottica.
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Optical on Main Street

Staff, Community and Connection Make Indie Optical Shop, Eyes on Trade, a Local Staple

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—At Eyes on Trade (EOT), it’s all about teamwork. Marium Warsi-Zehri, OD, a 2016 graduate of the Arizona College of Optometry, heads up the team at the independent, Winston-Salem boutique, but her work is by no means voluntary. The close-knit team at Eyes on Trade is what makes this indie so special—both for those that work there and the community they serve. Practice manager Maggie Campbell, ABOC, found herself working in optical by happenstance nearly a decade ago.
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