Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 27 and 28, 2022|


As College Football Kicks Off, Weekend Checks in With Dawgs, Tigers and Fighting Irish

NEW YORK—After the longest offseason in major sports, college football is back this weekend with a handful of games. Nebraska and Northwestern open the season in, of all places, Dublin, Ireland, as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Series. Some fans, especially those in West Virginia and parts of western Pennsylvania, would say the season doesn’t really start until Thursday, when the Mountaineers of Morgantown, W.Va., visit Pittsburgh for another edition of the Backyard Brawl. (Watch out for this Pitt team in ’22, we hear from one of our field reporters.) There are plenty of other contenders as the season opens, including the defending champion Georgia Bulldogs.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Bausch Health continues toward separating Bausch + Lomb, Essilor agrees to pay $16.4 million to resolve alleged False Claims Act liability, Alcon to acquire Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., L’Amy America launches American crafted Seven.Five and Keplr Vision names Tim Mayhew as CEO all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Bausch Health Says It Continues the Process Toward Separating Bausch + Lomb Eye Health Business

Essilor Agrees to Pay $16.4 Million to U.S. to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability for Paying Kickbacks

Alcon to Acquire Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Enhancing its Ophthalmic Pharmaceutical Portfolio

L’Amy America Launches American Crafted Collection Seven.Five

Keplr Vision Names Tim Mayhew as New CEO

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Keplr Vision Names Tim Mayhew as New CEO

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The board of directors of Keplr Vision, one of the 10 largest optical retail companies in the U.S., announced that Tim Mayhew has been named chief executive officer, effective August 22, 2022. Mayhew takes over the position from Nick Williams, who has served as CEO since the company’s inception in 2017. The move was announced to customers and employees in an internal memo obtained by VMAIL and confirmed by Keplr Vision. Mayhew has over 15 years of experience within the optical industry.
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Optical on Main Street

Women In Optometry: From Keiki to Kupuna—OD Fulfills Eyecare Needs for the Whole Family

Charlotte Love, OD, says that she envisioned herself as a practice owner 5-10 years after her 2019 graduation from the Michigan College of Optometry. But after seeing the tremendous need for eyecare services on the rural Big Island of Hawaii, she accelerated her timeline and opened Aloha Love Eyecare on June 18, 2022. Her mission is to provide eyecare for your ‘ohana: from keiki to kupuna, the Hawaiian words for children to elders. The island of Hawaii is underserved medically; it can take over three months to get an appointment with a primary care physician. If a patient needs specialty care, such as emergency retinal surgery or a corneal specialist, they must fly to Oahu for those services.
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