Friday, October 15, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—In events and communications that spanned the world, World Sight Day 2021, yesterday, Oct, 14, enabled many eyecare professionals, companies, NGOs and volunteer organizations to contribute to a crescendo of messaging about the importance of preserving sight with annual sight tests and advancing the need to provide access to more than one billion people around the world suffering from preventable vision loss. Yesterday, to mark the day, key United Nations (UN) diplomats joined together with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
and Global World Sight Day partner OneSight
, for a special sight screening.
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:21 AM
MUNICH—The organizers of opti 2022
, to be held Jan. 14-16, 2022 at the Munich Fairgrounds, stated they are "focused on the essentials," for the show which will return to its four-hall concept and an in-person event, a return since the show's cancellation in January 2021 due to COVID-19.
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—My Vision Show
, a producer of virtual and interactive events, has announced the first My Vision Show Rewind.
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:15 AM
, a top international optical software company, has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2017 certification for its next-generation, cloud-hosted Practice Management Software (PMS) and service offerings.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—The 21st anniversary of World Sight Day has arrived and today, Oct. 14, millions around the world have pledged to support the global #LoveYourEyes campaign designed to build awareness for the need for eyecare and access to adequate eyewear for more than one billion people. As of VMAIL's
deadline, the International Agency to Prevent Blindness (IAPB) reported that more than three million people have committed to get sight tests for World Sight Day as the global pandemic takes a toll on global vision. Eye tests have been carried out at landmarks around the world including Mount Everest, Gateway to India, Santa Barbara beach, Tower Bridge, and more to raise awareness.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations decreased last week, Oct. 4-10, at a rate of -1 index point. That leaves gross revenue 5 index points above where it was at this point in time (Week 41) during 2019 and 6 index points below where it was during Week 41 of last year, according to Jobson’s most recent Practice Performance Tracker. U.S. optical sales were either flat or down slightly last week at rates ranging from 0 to -3 index points.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:18 AM
, the world's largest optometrist-owned and led business, is disclosing ambitious expansion plans for its brand in Canada, just seven months after the U.K.-based company made its first move into the country.
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:15 AM
BANGKOK—Hoya Vision Care
has announced a partnership with Orbis International
, the global organization that mentors, trains, and inspires local eyecare professionals to save sight in their communities.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:27 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision
, a leader in myopia management, announced a new U.S. education initiative called “Take Control: Myopia & You” to increase awareness of the disease and encourage parents to schedule eye exams for their young children. Childhood myopia has been increasing in prevalence and severity in recent decades, a trend that may have been exacerbated by increased time spent on screens and other “near work” indoors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the company’s announcement Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Sales revenue for the vision correction industry is returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to The Vision Council’s
newly released VisionWatch market research reports for Q2 of 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Companies, organizations and eyecare professionals around the world are finalizing their plans to encourage eye health awareness, access to eyecare for the underserved and to commit pledges to #LoveYourEyes for this year's World Sight Day, tomorrow, Oct. 14.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunglasses, and Lacoste, S.A.
, the French fashion sport brand, announced the long-term, multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:15 AM
ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University
has announced the 2021 recipients of the Alumni Association Awards and the Presidential Medal of Honor Awards, with the latter group including National Vision Holdings
chief executive officer Reade Fahs. Both groups of awardees were honored during a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia. Award recipients from across the Salus University community were chosen by their peers through a nomination and voting process, according to the university’s announcement of the 2021 honorees.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—There's still time to register for the next virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit
sessions, the latest in the 2021 series, which will take place on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. These two dynamic sessions will bring together a range of speakers from outside the industry and within the eyecare and optical retail space who will examine how the global pandemic has rewritten the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. The upcoming sessions, themed "Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook,"
will be broadcast initially from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST on those dates via a unique VM Summit virtual platform.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:24 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Two bills signed into law recently by Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom will expand the scope of practice for optometrists in the state, according to a recent announcement by the California Optometric Association