Vision Monday VMail Weekend

April 8 and 9, 2023|


Baseball and the Pitch Clock: Swing and a Miss or a Grand Slam?

Tick, tick, tick…what’s that unfamiliar sound at the ballpark? For both the lifelong baseball fan as well the newcomer to America’s pastime, some of the sights and sounds of the ballpark may not ring familiar this season. Sure, there will still be the sound of the home plate umpire bellowing out ball and strike calls, the call of hot dog vendors peddling their confections up and down the aisles, and the amplifying of a player’s favorite “walk-up” song to home plate. But the sound (be it silent) of a pitch clock? Read on for a summary of what the pitch clock and other new rules will mean for this year’s season as well as predictions from some optical industry baseball fans.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

AOA issues consumer health alert for contaminated eye drops; ECPs’ gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; Blue Point announces investment in Europa Eyewear; FDA detects sterilization issues at eye drop manufacturer; and Prevent Blindness designates April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

AOA Issues Consumer Health Alert and Guidance for Contaminated Eye Drops

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of March 27 – April 2, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Blue Point Announces Investment in Europa Eyewear to Support the Growth and Development of a New Platform

FDA Inspection Detects Sterilization Issues at Recalled Eye Drop Manufacturer’s Facility

Prevent Blindness Designates April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to Educate Public on Women’s Vision Issues

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Blue Point Announces Investment in Europa Eyewear to Support the Growth and Development of a New Platform

CHICAGO—Europa Eyewear, a family-owned designer and manufacturer of proprietary eyewear frames, is announcing its partnership with Blue Point Capital Partners, a Midwest investment firm. According to that announcement, "Blue Point Capital has made a meaningful investment in Europa to fuel its growth and expansion." Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded by Alan and Cynthia Shapiro in 1977 and led today by the founders’ son Scott Shapiro, Europa is one of the largest independent eyewear companies in the U.S.
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Family Business to Spotlight Transformational Women of 2023 at its Special Event in Denver in June

NEW YORK—On March 8, International Women’s Day, the people at Family Business announced the women chosen by a panel of their staff members and advisors who will be featured in the May/June 2023 issue of Family Business Magazine, “Transformational Women of 2023.” As part of their Transformational Women in Family Business 2023 Event, the women will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony and dinner to be held in Denver, Colo. on June 7-8.
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