Vision Monday VMail Weekend

April 22 and 23, 2023|


Still Trying to Save the Planet as Earth Day Hits Its 53rd Year

For the last 53 years, we have been celebrating Earth Day and today Americans of all ages will take time out of their very busy lives to participate in events to increase public awareness of environmental concerns and to celebrate their respect for our somewhat fragile environment. Today, more than ever, we need this very important reminder as we are bombarded with headlines about powerful tornadoes and hurricanes, pollution to our oceans, lakes and rivers, and scientific evidence about the perils of climate change as our planet warms toward catastrophic levels. But before we look ahead to what’s in store for Earth Day, let’s take a look back at the history of the environmental observance.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

EssilorLuxottica reports solid start to 2023; ECPs’ gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; National Vision and Topcon invest in Toku, Inc.; Foundation Fighting Blindness to honor Doug Zarkin at 'Night for Sight' gala; and Optometry students awarded Innovator Scholarships from Rick Bay Foundation all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

EssilorLuxottica Reports Solid Start to the Year With Q1 Revenues Up Globally

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of April 10 – 16, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

National Vision and Topcon Invest $8 Million in Series A Funding for Toku, Inc.'s AI Retinal Imaging Technology

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Honor Pearle Vision's Doug Zarkin and Others at May 11 NYC 'Night for Sight' Gala

Nine Optometry Students Honored With Innovator Scholarships From Rick Bay Foundation

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Nine Optometry Students Honored With Innovator Scholarships From Rick Bay Foundation

NEW YORK—Nine optometry students, each representing a different school of optometry, were recipients of this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Award. Named after Rick Bay, former publisher and president of Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, the Foundation’s Student Innovator of the Year award aims to support optometry’s next generation. The Rick Bay Foundation Student Innovator Scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding and innovative idea presented by a student at optical colleges and universities throughout the country.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of April 16: The Origins of Earth Day, Trends in Health Care Spending, and THE Myopia Meeting

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 origins of Earth Day, trends in health care spending, and THE Myopia Meeting.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Gather up all your knickknacks and showcase your passion with this hand-painted tray. You can preorder it from Anthropologie here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Georgetown Optician Steps Into the Future With ‘Adventures in A-EYE’

WASHINGTON, D.C.—There is a lot of talk about products, ideas and innovations that sit at “intersections,” forging new worlds by bridging the gap between two markets. But no matter what, nothing new could ever occupy that intersection between science and style the way eyewear does. Fashion, health and technology are the pillars of good eyewear—and sometimes it can feel like our industry deserves more credit for finding that perfect balance when creating truly good eyewear. For Georgetown Optician in Washington, D.C., the rise of AI technology provided the perfect canvas to showcase that vital intersection, while reflecting the retail’s own pioneering spirit.
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