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August 13 and 14, 2022|


Myopia Awareness Campaign Urges Families to Take a ‘Screen Staycation’

All summer long, the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) has been joining forces with children’s optometrist Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford in a myopia awareness campaign known as a Screen Staycation. Did you know that just 76 extra minutes outside a day can reduce the risk of myopia by 50 percent? That’s why Dr. Nate and GMAC are encouraging families to spend more time outdoors this summer and take a Screen Staycation—a challenge to go 24 hours without any screens. To help families get started with their outdoor activities, GMAC has been offering Screen Staycation kits which include, a Frisbee, a kite, sunscreen, and of course, sunglasses. Weekend caught up with Dr. Nate to talk about how the campaign is going and what’s on the horizon for families dealing with myopia.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Warby Parker reports double-digit sales increase in Q2, Alcon reports second-quarter sales and margin increases, Warby Parker downsizes workforce, Panorama Eyecare establishes new LASIK division and Carl Zeiss Meditec reports revenue and orders increased all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Warby Parker Reports Double-Digit Sales Increase in Q2, But Notes Weakness in Eyeglass Demand ‘Industry Wide’

Alcon Says it Is ‘Launching New Products and Gaining Share’ as Second-Quarter Results Show Sales and Margin Increases

Warby Parker Downsizes Workforce, Eliminating 63 Positions

Panorama Eyecare Establishes New LASIK Division Following Addition of Boulder Eyes/Beyer LASIK

Carl Zeiss Meditec Reports Revenue and Orders Increased Over Nine-Month Period

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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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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of August 7: News from Warby Parker, Orbis Is Flying High Again and Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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 news from Warby Parker, Orbis is flying high again and take me out to the ball game.
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Optical on Main Street

Indies Celebrate National Eye Exam Month

NEW YORK—August is officially in full swing, bringing with it the dog days of summer, the back-to-school season, and, of course, National Eye Exam Month. Dedicating an entire month to the importance of eye exams offers a great opportunity to remind clients and patients just how vital their annual exam is—and there’s still plenty of time to get involved. Here, we’re taking a look at how some indies are approaching this month’s cause, focusing on health, fashion and back to school.
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