Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 19 and 20, 2022|


New Study Shows AMD Can Be a Signal of Cardiovascular Disease

It is said that the eyes are a window to the soul, but in some instances the eyes are also a window to the heart. According to a new study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, patients with a specific form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), are also highly likely to have either underlying heart damage from heart failure and heart attacks, or advanced heart valve disease, or carotid artery disease associated with certain types of strokes. The research, published this month, is the first to identify which types of high-risk cardiovascular and carotid artery disease are linked to the eye disorder.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

The Vision Council releases Focused inSights: Online vs. In-Person Buyers 2022; ECPs' gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; Estee Lauder acquires Tom Ford brand; CooperVision Specialty Eyecare announces myopia management survey results; and Luminopia announces oversubscribed seed extension financing round all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

The Vision Council Releases Focused inSights: Online vs. In-Person Buyers 2022

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of Nov. 7–13, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

With Estee Lauder's Acquisition of Tom Ford Brand, Marcolin Announces a New Long-Term License for Tom Ford Eyewear

ECPs Predict Bright Future for Myopia Management, CooperVision Specialty Eyecare Survey Says

Luminopia Announces Oversubscribed Seed Extension Financing Round

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With Estee Lauder's Acquisition of Tom Ford Brand, Marcolin Announces a New Long-Term License for Tom Ford Eyewear

NEW YORK and LONGARONE, Italy—The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) (ELC) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Tom Ford brand, a global leader in luxury. The major deal will establish that ELC, a long-term partner of Tom Ford in the beauty arena, will be the sole owner of the Tom Ford brand and all its intellectual property. Under the stewardship of ELC, the purchase of the brand and the extension of its current licensing partners, including Marcolin S.p.A. for eyewear and Ermenegildo Zegna for fashion, "will allow for continuity and the further evolution of the Tom Ford brand as one of the preeminent global luxury brands of the twenty-first century," ELC's announcement said.
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Indies Remind Patients That It’s Time to 'Use It or Lose It'

NEW YORK—We’re hurtling toward the end of the year, which means, of course, that we’re firmly in the “use it or lose it” season for HSA/FSA benefits. This time of year is often a busy season for everyone—from the holidays to wrapping up work for the year—and it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks or get pushed off until sometime in the new year. As 2022 begins to wrap up, independent ECPs across the country are taking a moment to remind patients to use up their HSA/FSA benefits, encouraging them to schedule their annual appointment or pick out a new pair of frames before these benefits expire.
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