Vision Monday VMail Weekend

September 23 and 24, 2023|


Time to ‘Fall’ Into Seasonal Allergies

Cooling temperatures, shorter days and the turning of leaves to bright autumn colors can also bring unwelcomed seasonal allergies, among them ocular allergies that can include irritating symptoms such as red, swollen, or itchy eyes, burning or tearing of the eyes, and an increased sensitivity to light. According to the American Optometric Association, ocular allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis, is one of the most common ocular surface diseases in primary eyecare. Yet allergic conjunctivitis is often unaddressed largely due to its relatively benign nature. The good news for fall eye allergy sufferers is that prevention and treatment for seasonal allergies is well within reach.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

World leaders discuss "The Value of Vision" at the UN; ECPs’ gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; Prevent Blindness joins with IAPB on World Sight Day initiative; Jim McGrann appointed CEO and David Spear named president and chief strategy officer of Advancing Eyecare; and Silmo reveals Silmo d’Or nominees all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

World Leaders Discuss ‘The Value of Vision’ at the United Nations

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of Sept. 11–17, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Prevent Blindness Joins With IAPB on 2023 World Sight Day Global Initiative

Jim McGrann Appointed CEO and David Spear Named President and Chief Strategy Officer of Advancing Eyecare in Leadership Transition

Silmo Reveals 2023 Silmo d’Or Nominees

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Jim McGrann Appointed CEO and David Spear Named President and Chief Strategy Officer of Advancing Eyecare in Leadership Transition

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Advancing Eyecare, a leading North America provider of ophthalmic instruments, announced the appointments of Jim McGrann as chief executive officer and David Spear as president and chief strategy officer, both effective immediately, as the company positions itself for its next phase of growth. Advancing Eyecare is an alliance of industry leaders offering comprehensive ophthalmic solutions, including Lombart Healthcare, Marco Healthcare, Enhanced Medical Services, Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments, Santinelli International/Sios, Innova Medical and S40Optik.
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Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

For Sports Eye Safety Month, ECPs Get Social

NEW YORK—For sports lovers, Fall is an exciting time. Many sport seasons restart in the Fall, both professional and amateur—which also makes this season the perfect time to talk to patients about keeping their eyes safe while getting active. This Sports Eye Safety Month, Prevent Blindness shared new data that shows more than 32,000 sports-related eye injuries were treated in the U.S. last year—an increase of nearly 20 percent from the previous year.
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