McGee Group Names Gina Kwok Marketing Director

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:24 AM MARIETTA, Ga.—McGee Group, a leader in the design and manufacturing of branded eyewear, has announced the appointment of Gina Kwok as marketing director. Kwok joins McGee after a distinguished career at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta, where she served as associate chair of luxury and brand management and associate chair and professor of fashion marketing and management. Before joining SCAD, Kwok served as vice president of marketing at Boxcraft and vice president of apparel marketing at AmericasMart.

VSP Vision Awards Six Scholarships at 2024 National Optometric Association Convention

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision announced that it had recognized six optometry students during the annual National Optometric Student Association Scholarship ceremony, part of the four-day National Optometric Association (NOA) convention held recently in Philadelphia. The celebration honored each students’ leadership and service to the optometric profession. Five students were awarded the Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award, provided in partnership with NOA in honor of Dr. Poston, the first Black optometrist on the West Coast and co-founder of VSP Vision.

Ultimate Partners: A Special 20/20 and Vision Monday Section Celebrates Readers' Nominations of Outstanding 2024 Business Support Partners

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Now in its fourth year, Jobson’s 2024 Ultimate Partners program gives readers the opportunity to highlight their great business support partners and showcase their support. This spring, via the Ultimate Partners program, Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine asked their readers from all eyecare professions to share their choices for great business support partners in another challenging business year. Specifically, they were asked to recall when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2023 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to help solve a problem.

Weave Recognized in G2’s 2024 Summer Report

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:15 AM LEHI, Utah—Weave (NYSE: WEAV), an all-in-one experience platform for small- and medium-sized health care practices, was named in the top 50 of best software products for small businesses in the G2 2024 Summer Report. Recognition in the G2 reports is based on the cumulative data obtained through the responses of real users for each of the categories featured in the review database, according to the company. Weave ranked first in 27 categories, according to the announcement, was named in 83 reports and earned 54 badges, including best usability and best implementation for small business.

Ultimate Partners 2024

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:12 AM The Ultimate Partners initiative was originally conceived in 2021 to pay tribute to businesses who stepped up to help their clients navigate the challenging circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it was providing much-needed PPE, delivering products despite serious disruptions in the supply chain, or just being able to offer guidance and hope to those in need, being a solid business partner during those terrible times mattered.

Eyefinity Introduces Eyefinity PatientNavigator

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:08 AM

CooperVision Launches New Multifocal Contact Lens

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024 12:05 AM

Zeiss Group Opens New R&D and Manufacturing Site in China

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Monday, July 15, 2024 2:01 PM SUZHOU, China—The Zeiss Group announced the opening of its new R&D and manufacturing site on July 8, 2024, in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Covering an area of more than 13,000 square meters, the new site marks the group's first land purchase for its self-built project in China.

Keeping Your Eyes Safe While Swimming and Sunning

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Monday, July 15, 2024 1:11 PM It's official—summer has arrived. Last week, a large region of the United States was engulfed by a stubborn heat wave that just won’t seem to quit. The Western part of the country has been especially hard hit as the region suffered through triple-digit temperatures as high as 115 degrees in Las Vegas. As people head to pools, lakes and beaches to escape the scorching temperatures, the heat is not the only danger out there. According to the New England College of Optometry (NECO), swimming can expose your eyes to various potential hazards, including chlorine irritation, eye infections and UV rays. Read More

Review of Myopia Management: Hoya Vision Care’s CEO Encourages Making Myopia a Public Health Care Priority

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Monday, July 15, 2024 12:55 PM At the 2024 Global Health Summit held in Geneva, May 31, 2024, Hoya Vision Care’s CEO Alexandre Montague pushed for urgent action to improve early detection and reduce the burden of myopia in children. Montague’s goal is to make myopia a global priority for governments and public health bodies, encouraging them to act collectively to ensure early detection and increase education and awareness. Review of Myopia Management recently caught up with Montague to learn about the importance of prioritizing myopia care, how Hoya is working to spread the message of myopia management, the potential long-term burden on health care systems if myopia is unaddressed, and more. Read More

A Breakthrough in Lupus Research

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Monday, July 15, 2024 12:51 PM Researchers may have identified a cause of lupus, which could help find a cure for the condition. Head over to WebMD for more. 

Location Determines New Home Sales Prices, Census Bureau Report Says

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Monday, July 15, 2024 12:33 PM A home’s location has never been more important to its sales’ value, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report found that the price of new homes sold in 2023 varied by as much as $74 per square foot, depending on the area of the country. 

The average median price per square foot for a new home in the South was just over $146, while a home in the Midwest averaged $156.26. The Northeast saw the highest average price at $220.95 per square foot. The West averaged $195.38 per square foot. 

The organization noted that 660,000 single family homes were built in 2023, with an average median price of $428,000. These new homes had an average median size of nearly 2,300 square feet and a median price of $154.70 per square foot. 

The Northeast had the highest average median price for a home priced at $760,700 at a size of 2,430 square feet, followed by the West at $536,200, at 2,170 square feet. The average median price in the Midwest was $396,300 at 2,176 square feet, while the South saw an average home price of $388,800 at a size of 2,335 square feet, according to the Census Bureau.

Consumers Can’t Wait to Start Their Holiday Shopping

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Monday, July 15, 2024 9:41 AM In today's market, it's crucial for brands to create authentic and engaging content at the consumer's preferred place and moment of engagement.

New Tactic to Speed Long COVID Treatments to Patients

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Monday, July 15, 2024 8:02 AM Kaila Trawitzki was diagnosed with long COVID in November 2020 and, since then, has never recovered. The Sacramento, California, software engineering consultant said her ongoing symptoms, as well as the cost and risk for travel, make most onsite clinical research trials off limits.