Vision Monday VMail Weekend

December 3 and 4, 2022|


How Two Cutting Edge Machines Changed Optical History

In discussions of optical industry history, Arthur Lemay’s name doesn’t often come up. Unlike celebrated figures like Bernard Maitenaz, who invented the Varilux lens, or Noel Roscrow, Robert Graham and Rene Grandperret, who played key roles in the development of plastic lenses, or O.W. Coburn, who helped commercialize automated surface generators, Arthur Lemay is relatively unknown. Joe Santinelli has made it his mission to change that. For the past 30 years Joe, the founder of lens finishing equipment maker, Santinelli International, has been waging a one-man campaign to get Arthur Lemay the belated recognition he fervently believes Lemay deserves.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

ECPs' gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; NOW by Vision Expo will return to Vision Expo East; EssilorLuxottica pledges $11 million for optometry students and recent graduates; STAAR Surgical opens EVO Experience Center in U.S.; and EnChroma lends its glasses to RWTH Aachen University all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Nov. 21–27, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

NOW by Vision Expo Will Return to Vision Expo East 2023

EssilorLuxottica Pledges $11M in New Technology, Scholarships and Loan Repayments for Optometry Students and Recent Optometry Graduates

STAAR Surgical Opens EVO Experience Center in U.S.

EnChroma Lends its Glasses to Color Blind Students at RWTH Aachen University

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

NOW by Vision Expo Will Return to Vision Expo East 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-owners of Vision Expo, announce that NOW by Vision Expo, the trends showcase that debuted at Vision Expo East 2022, will return at Vision Expo East 2023, taking place March 16-19, 2023 at the Javits Center in New York City. Expanding on last year’s showcase, which featured eyewear trends, the 2023 trends showcase will also feature new innovations in fashion lenses and lens technologies that are shaping the direction of the industry, in addition to frames.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Nov 27: A Better Flu Shot, Facts About Caregivers and Jobson’s Optical Biz Tracker

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 better flu shot, facts about caregivers and Jobson’s Optical Biz Tracker.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

These adorable optometry dinosaurs are the perfect addition to any Christmas tree—or just year-round office d├ęcor. You can purchase them on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

With #OpticalWindow, Indies Show Off Their Window Displays

NEW YORK—One of the most exciting things about running a small business is brainstorming creative ways to bring new customers in. In this day and age it’s more important than ever to attract customers online through social media and reviews, but it remains vital to never forget the power of a show-stopping window display. As they change through the seasons, window displays offer a perfect venue to celebrate a holiday, show off a new collection and set the general tone that customers can expect when they walk into a shop.
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