Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:51 PM
Women are approaching a milestone in gender parity. 2019 will likely be the first year in which they are a majority of the college-educated labor force. As of the first quarter of 2019, 29.5 million women in the labor force had at least a bachelor’s degree, effectively matching the number of college-educated men in the workforce (29.3 million), according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This milestone matters for women because educational attainment is highly correlated with income. Women now comprise 50.2 percent of the college-educated labor force, up from 45.1 percent in 2000. They remain less than half
(46.7 percent) of the overall workforce ages 25 and older.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:35 PM
Reading and learning about the adverse effects of a sedentary lifestyle can be daunting. The laundry list of sitting’s negative effects is enough to make even the most active person worry about the amount of time they spend on the couch. But, thankfully it’s not all bad news. Harvard Health recently reported that even brief periods of movement can reverse the harmful effects sitting has on our bodies. According to a 10-year-long study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology
in January 2019, even small amounts of movement throughout the day seem to counteract at least some of bad effects of sitting. Light movement like vacuuming can make a big difference. Check out the full report from Harvard Health
to learn all the details.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:55 AM
This is yet another transaction driven by diversification, scale and low borrowing costs, rather than portfolio or top line synergies.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:00 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon
launched a new art-focused campaign in honor of Cataract Awareness Month, which illustrates the impact cataracts can have on seeing color and encourages those diagnosed with cataracts to understand the benefits of cataract surgery. The campaign is part of Alcon’s continued commitment to educate patients about cataracts and treatment options, the company said.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:27 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global
enters brick-and-mortar retailing today with the opening of the company’s first two Eyeconic
stores in the country, located in the Chicago market. The Bucktown location has had a soft opening since mid-June and will have a grand opening on June 29, while the second will be in Fulton Market opening on July 13 , the company said. In an interview with VMAIL
, Bill Vaughan, president of VSP Retail, described some of the thinking and planning that went into creating the digital and merchandising features of the new locations.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:25 AM
As part of the #DifferenceMakers campaign, Essilor of America employees and clients traveled to Southeast Asia last March to meet Essilor teams in Singapore and conduct two days of vision screening. Launched last November, the #DifferenceMakers campaign supports Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight, in order to eradicate poor vision by 2050.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:24 AM
LONGARONE, Italy—Marcolin Group
has announced a new licensing agreement with sporting goods brand Adidas
. The partnership will stretch until 2024, with Adidas eyewear hitting the markets beginning in 2020. Under the terms of the agreement, Marcolin Group will design, develop, manufacture, market and sell eyewear products under the Adidas Badge of Sport and Originals labels. Adidas’ Badge of Sport line is characterized by innovating manufacturing techniques, high-quality materials, and lightness. They are designed to have a comfortable fit and ultimate vision and lens protection.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:21 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc.
(NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers, hosted more than 1,000 optometrists from its affiliated practices during the company’s annual continuing education symposium, which was held June 1 through 4 in Dallas. The company’s growing community of optometrists gathered for continued education, recognition for notable tenure and accomplishments, and conversations surrounding the state of the optical industry, according to a company announcement. In addition, the record-number of attendees heard from a respected lineup of speakers, giving all COPE-approved lectures.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:15 AM
, the optometrist-owned eyecare company operating in Canada, announced this week that it has taken its first step toward expanding into Pembroke, Ontario. The practice of Dr. Vernon Prentice, OD, and his staff have officially joining the FYidoctors organization, according to the announcement. This acquisition marks the third for FYidoctors in Ontario within the last two months, the announcement noted. “FYidoctors has shown me that after the 37 years I've spent in practice, it is possible to operate at the highest level of care without the mental overhead private practice constantly demands,” Dr. Prentice said in the announcement.