Vision Monday VMail Weekend

September 10 and 11, 2022|


Optical Gets Behind Sports Eye Safety Month, With an Emphasis on Proper Eye Protection

With Labor Day in the rear view mirror, the back-to-school season is upon us, which means kids’ after school sports activities are in full swing. Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer nonprofit eye health organization, has declared September as Sports Eye Safety Month to help educate the public on the importance of wearing the proper eye protection while playing sports. Annual data from Prevent Blindness shows that there were more than 26,000 sports-related eye injuries treated in the U.S. last year. The new data also showed that the category of “non-powder guns, darts, arrows and slingshots” had the overall highest rate of eye injuries for the previous year.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

FYi Health Group will acquire WestGroupe, Walmart and UnitedHealth Group collaborate to deliver access to health care, ECP’s gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says, Vyluma completes last patient visit for myopia eye drop clinical trial and California passes bill allowing optometric surgery all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Canada's FYi Health Group Will Acquire WestGroupe

Walmart and UnitedHealth Group Collaborate on a 10-Year Plan to Deliver Access to High-Quality, Affordable Health Care

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Aug. 29–Sept. 4, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Vyluma Completes Last Patient Visit for Myopia Eye Drop Clinical Trial

California Passes Historic Bill Allowing Optometric Surgery

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Canada's FYi Health Group Will Acquire WestGroupe

CALGARY, Alberta and MONTREAL, Quebec—FYi Health Group which operates the FYidoctors business and others in the eyecare and healthcare space, announced on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to acquire WestGroupe, the Montreal-based eyewear company. In its announcement, FYi Health stated that WestGroupe will continue to operate independently from FYi Health. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This Snellen chart print isn’t exactly functional, but it is a beautiful work of art for use outside the exam room. You can order it on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Finding Inspiration in #StorefrontCollective

NEW YORK—They say not to judge a book by its cover, but there’s no denying that we all do sometimes—and the same goes for judging a shop by its storefront. Although there’s only so much a shop owner can control when it comes to their store’s physical appearance, a bright, welcoming atmosphere can really go a long way. Adding unique elements can also make a store stand out from the crowd, and even entice potential customers to come in.
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