Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 30 and 31, 2022|


Cutting the Wires: Mojo Vision Completes First On-Eye Demo of Augmented Reality Smart Contact Lens

SARATOGA, Calif.—Earlier this summer, Mojo Vision chief executive officer Drew Perkins hit a milestone that was not widely noticed. Perkins became the first person to wear the company’s smart contact lens, a “feature complete prototype lens,” during an internal test. The on-eye demo was significant because it “showed the contact lens can remain functional, without any wiring to the device, while being worn,” reports about the demo noted. In his own words, here’s what Perkins had to say: “Wearing the lens was inspiring. Seeing the future literally put me at a loss for words.” There’s much more to the story—and the road to commercial viability—that Perkins and others detailed following the successful test a few weeks ago. Here, VMAIL Weekend will summarize some of the reactions to this milestone event and provide a little more background on the Mojo Lens.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Safilo expands use of sustainable materials, MyEyeDr. adds to practice transitions team, Walmart partners with Waldo contact lenses, Black patients six times more likely to have advanced vision loss after glaucoma diagnosis and Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund expands to additional institutions all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Safilo Introduces Eastman Tenite Renew, Expanding Use of Sustainable Materials

MyEyeDr. Adds Two Experienced Executives to Practice Transitions Team

Walmart Announces Exclusive Partnership With Waldo Contact Lenses, Adding Brand to its Vision Centers Nationwide

Black Patients Found Six Times More Likely to Have Advanced Vision Loss After Glaucoma Diagnosis Than White Patients, New Study Shows

Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund Expands to Seven Additional Institutions Within the National Federation of Opticianry Schools

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Vision Monday to Celebrate 20 Years of Most Influential Women in Optical at Special Vision Expo West Event

NEW YORK—Vision Monday will host a special event during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Most Influential Women Annual Issue. The event, which will take place at The Venetian Las Vegas at noon on Sept. 16, 2022, will highlight the expanding influence of women throughout all sectors of the industry and eyecare community, including honorees from this year and prior years.
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Optical on Main Street

Indies Get Ready for Back to School

NEW YORK—With the Fourth of July behind us and August about to begin, families around the country are beginning to think about what’s next: the back-to-school season. It might not be fun to think about for the kids involved, but parents and caretakers know it’s never too early to start gearing up for a new academic year, from picking up school supplies to, of course, scheduling those annual eye exams. Here, we’re taking a look at how indies are reminding patients to schedule back-to-school eye exams for the kids in their lives.
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