March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

By Jaleesa Baulkman
Monday, March 16, 2020 1:00 AM In addition to ushering in Spring, March is also Workplace Eye Wellness month. Regardless of one’s occupation, whether it’s in construction or an office job that requires extended use of computers, taking care of the eyes should always be a priority.

Prevent Blindness and Bausch + Lomb Team Up for AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

By Jaleesa Baulkman
Monday, February 10, 2020 1:00 AM Many people (rightfully) associate February with love, romance, candy hearts and dark chocolate. But February is also National AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month, which gives many eyecare professionals an opportunity to address the realities of vision loss and inform people how they can take care of their eyes.

A Look at Americans’ 2020 Resolutions

By Staff
Monday, January 20, 2020 12:00 AM NEW YORK—For many people, a new year—and in this case, a new decade—means new resolutions. This year, a survey by Ipsos for Urban Plates, reported in Statista, took a look at Americans’ top resolutions for 2020, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, most of them involve taking up healthy habits: for their bodies, minds, and the planet. 

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Monday, January 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Optical Steps Up for Diabetes Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—According to the World Health Organization’s “World Report on Vision,” released in October 2019, the number of people with diabetes-related retinopathy globally is estimated to increase from 146 million in 2014 to 180.6 million in 2030. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults in the U.S. Statistics like these may be hard to wrap your head around—but they do remind us just how important Diabetes Awareness Month is, which occurs every November.

Optical Does its Part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, October 21, 2019 12:00 AM Almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way—according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, there are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. alone, and aside from skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women.

Key quotes about SUMMER

By Staff
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:00 AM “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

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Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval

#VisionExpo 2019 Was Social Media Magic

By Staff
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East 2019 is behind us, but that doesn’t mean we have to forget about it. This year, show attendees took to Instagram to document their time at Vision Expo, so, thanks to social media, we have an online scrapbook of Vision Expo East 2019.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:45 PM “The beautiful spring came, and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs

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Monday, February 11, 2019 12:30 AM

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:00 AM

Moving the Needle on Women’s Workplace Status

By Staff
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM Gender equality is now a top priority for 78 percent of companies (up from 56 percent in 2012), yet less than half of employees feel companies aren’t doing enough, according to Benevity, a company specializing in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering and integrated grant management solutions.

Flashing Back to Vision Expo East 2018

By Staff
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East went off without a hitch, with education starting on March 15 and the show officially opening on March 16 and continuing through March 18. As usual, the Javits was packed with exhibitors showing new collections, offering entertainment, as well as special promotions and giveaways.

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Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00 AM