Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 10 and 11, 2023|


The Battle Against Cataracts Marches On

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one million cataract surgeries are performed each year and more than half of Americans over the age of 80 are living with cataracts. Cataract is the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., as well as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, the CDC said. VMAIL Weekend recently sat down with Dr. David Litoff, a corneal specialist and surgeon specializing in both cataract surgery and refractive surgery. Here’s what he had to say about the early signs of cataract, how patients can protect themselves from developing cataracts and what's involved in cataract surgery.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Novaliq announces FDA approval of Vevye 0.1%; Prevent Blindness provides education and resources on the effects of vision loss on mental health; Optical retailer Fielmann Group enters U.S. market; Registration opens for Vision Expo West 2023; and The Vision Council releases Provider inSights Survey all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Novaliq Announces FDA Approval of Vevye 0.1% for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Prevent Blindness Launches Efforts to Provide Education and Resources on the Effects of Vision Loss and Blindness on Mental Health

Optical Retailer Fielmann Group Enters U.S. Market, Acquires SVS Vision and, to Establish Fielmann USA, to Be Headed by Former EyeMed Exec, Lukas Ruecker

Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2023

ECPs Remain Upbeat Despite Economic Challenges of Inflation and Staffing Needs, The Vision Council's Provider inSights Survey Shows

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Optical Retailer Fielmann Group Enters U.S. Market, Acquires SVS Vision and, to Establish Fielmann USA, to Be Headed by Former EyeMed Exec, Lukas Ruecker

HAMBURG, Germany, and DETROIT—The Fielmann Group (ETR: FIE), a leading European eyewear provider, announced that it is entering the U.S. market with two complementary acquisitions. The company stated this is an important milestone in the internationalization that the German family business is pursuing with its "Vision 2025 growth strategy." The Fielmann Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent equity ownership of SVS Vision, an optical retailer that operates more than 80 stores across nine U.S. states.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 4: Apple’s Vision Pro Headset, Air Quality Alerts and an Eye Health Summit

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 Apple’s Vision Pro Headset, air quality alerts and an Eye Health Summit.

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Optical on Main Street

Indies Celebrate National Eyewear Day

NEW YORK—On June 6, members of the optical community and eyewear fans everywhere took some time to celebrate National Eyewear Day. Founded by Zyloware in 2016, National Eyewear Day offers an opportunity to bring awareness to overall eye health and the importance of an annual comprehensive eye exam—all while showing off how fashionable, fun and full of personality our frames are. While large businesses and multinational companies celebrated National Eyewear Day with sales, free exams and more, indies and small businesses stepped up to do their part, too. We’re taking a look at how some indies celebrated National Eyewear Day 2023.
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