Vision Monday VMail Weekend

September 9 and 10, 2023|


Healthy Aging and the Eye

NEW YORK—September is Healthy Aging Month, 30 days dedicated to promoting healthy habits as people age. Staying healthy as you get older is an all hands on deck activity, of course, involving healthy eating, regular exercise, visits to the doctor, and keeping your eye health at the forefront of your mind. Older adults are at higher risk for a number of eye diseases including AMD, glaucoma and cataract, but, as the National Eye Institute (NEI) said, “getting older does not have to mean losing your vision.” As members of the eyecare community it is part of our duties this month to make that reminder clear—and to ensure older adults have all the resources they need to keep their eyes healthy as they age.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

EyeCare Partners' CEO David Clark leaves, Benjamin Breier named interim CEO; ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; Thélios acquires eyewear brand Vuarnet; Lori Archer named CEO of UnitedHealthcare Vision; and Three Rivers Optical doubles capacity and introduces new products all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

EyeCare Partners' CEO David A. Clark Leaves the Company, Benjamin Breier Named Interim CEO

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Aug. 28–Sept. 3, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Thélios Acquires French Eyewear Brand Vuarnet

Lori Archer Named CEO of UnitedHealthcare Vision

Three Rivers Optical Doubles Capacity and Introduces New Products to Meet Growing Demand

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

VM to Celebrate 2023 ‘Class’ of Influential Women in Optical at Special Luncheon Event at Expo West Featuring Dr. Simone Ahuja as Keynote Speaker

NEW YORK—This year, Vision Monday will be hosting a special luncheon event and program to pay tribute to this year's roster of 2023 Most Influential Women (MIW) in Optical on Sept. 29 during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. These women, along with many prior year MIW honorees and other guests, will be celebrated at the special event in Las Vegas. Tickets to the luncheon are still available. The program will also feature a dynamic guest keynote speaker, Dr. Simone Ahuja, a best-selling author, Harvard Business Review contributor and business school advisor who will speak about innovation and "intrepreneurship" to the audience.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of September 3: opti’s New Visual Campaign, the Great Retirement for ODs, and the Oakley-NFL Connection

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 opti’s new visual campaign, the great retirement for ODs, and the Oakley-NFL connection.
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Optical on Main Street

OPR Eyewear Brings Handmade, Luxury Eyewear to New York’s Hudson Yards

NEW YORK—For many of us, the COVID lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 provided some time to slow down, to reassess and to try to get some rest—but for Idriss and Federica Nestor, the opposite was true. Instead, the married couple used that time to develop OPR Eyewear, their home-grown, family-owned eyewear business in New York City. Idriss told The Independent Eye, “My wife and I have always been very passionate about glasses until one day, during COVID, we decided to finally invest in our dream and create our own brand. I had a consulting company while Federica had a legal background—very different worlds that, nevertheless, prepared us for what we were about to create.”
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