Vision Monday VMail Weekend

October 15 and 16, 2022|


With Halloween Approaching, Contact Lens Safety Is Top of Mind

With Halloween just two weeks away, it’s a good time for ECPs to talk with patients about contact lens safety and the dangers of wearing lenses that are dispensed without an eye exam or a prescription. According to the Food and Drug Administration, wearing decorative contact lenses can be risky and wearing any kind of contact lenses, including decorative ones, can cause serious damage to your eyes if the lenses are obtained without a prescription or are not used correctly. Here are some of the things that can go terribly wrong with your eyes when wearing decorative or cosmetic contact lenses sold in stores or online.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Haag-Streit announces winners of “Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2022”; ECP’s gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; EyeCare Partners adds three Northern Ohio practices; Optical community helps victims of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian; and Visibly names Taylor Tedder, OD, as chief medical officer all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Haag-Streit Announces Winners of ‘Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2022’

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of Oct. 3–9, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

EyeCare Partners Expands Footprint in Northern Ohio With Three Additional Practices

Optical Community Rallies to Help Victims of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian

Visibly Names Taylor Tedder, OD, as Chief Medical Officer

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Time Is Running Out—Vote Now for Vision Monday's and 20/20 Magazine's 2022 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Oct 10: A Transformative Donation, Seeing the World and Silmo Adds a Show

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 a transformative donation, seeing the world and Silmo adds a show.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

These opti-themed drink charms would be perfect for holiday office parties. You can purchase them on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

#PumpkinPatchProject Brings Fun and Awareness to Amblyopia in Children

NEW YORK—Each year, the team at A Child’s Eyes, a pediatric practice, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hosts the Pumpkin Patch Project, a community event to help spread awareness for amblyopia and vision impairment in children. The project involves patching one eye of a jack-o-lantern, and the goal is to designate homes with patched pumpkins as “scary free zones,” where children can trick-or-treat knowing there will be no jump scares. In addition, those taking part in the project can share their patched pumpkins on social media to spread awareness—both about vision impairment in children and the project itself.
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