Vision Monday VMail Weekend

January 14 and 15, 2023|


What’s on the Horizon for Glaucoma Treatment and Detection?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about three million Americans have glaucoma and the disease is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. January is officially National Glaucoma Awareness month and during this time, it’s important to spread the word about this group of diseases that affects many Americans every year. VMAIL Weekend recently sat down with Ashish Singh, MD, who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers. Here’s what he had to say about the early signs of glaucoma, encouraging high-risk patients to get screened on a regular basis and new glaucoma treatments.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

IAPB will host 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE; The Vision Council concludes 2023 Executive Summit; ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; Early Bird Registration for 2023 VM Leadership Summit is extended; and Optical Women’s Association announces 2023 award honorees all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Will Host ‘2030 IN SIGHT LIVE' in Singapore, June 25-26, 2023

The Vision Council Concludes 2023 Executive Summit, Inducts 2023 Board of Directors

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Jan. 2–8, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Early Bird Registration for 2023 VM Leadership Summit Is Extended Through Jan. 16, 2023

Optical Women’s Association Announces 2023 Award Honorees

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Early Bird Registration for 2023 VM Leadership Summit Is Extended Through Jan. 16, 2023

NEW YORK—Special early bird registration has been extended for the live, in-person 2023 Vision Monday Leadership Summit on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The early bird price of $695 will be extended from Jan. 9, 2023 until Jan. 16, 2023 at midnight ET, a savings of $200. Registration details are posted here. This year, "Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations" is the theme for the exclusive and influential event which attracts senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the eyecare and optical industry and profession.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Jan 8: The Vision Council's Executive Summit, The Glasses Market and What We Watch on TV

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 The Vision Council's Executive Summit, the glasses market and what we watch on TV.
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Optical on Main Street

Indies Spread Education This Glaucoma Awareness Month

NEW YORK—Now that the new year is fully in swing and people are back to work, it’s time for ECPs everywhere to remind patients about scheduling their annual eye exam for 2023. January just so happens to be Glaucoma Awareness Month at Prevent Blindness, too—providing the perfect reason to bring up the importance of eye exams. Via the CDC, Prevent Blindness reports that about three million Americans have glaucoma, which is also the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. For many, the “sneak thief of sight” is a scary concept—but patients can keep their eye health in check with their annual eye exam, and there’s no better time than now to remind them about that.
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