August 26, 2017|


Are You Ready for Some (College) Football?

Well, you’re not alone, since so many in the optical business are loyal and proud fans of their college alma maters. Yes, for many of us, the most lasting connection to our college days are those ties to Saturday afternoons at the stadium. And, even if you’re not a college football fan, you’ll be amazed at some of the stories we’ve rounded up for this VMail Weekend feature. One of our contributors actually got married at a college football game, can you top that? Yes, we’re certainly ready for some college football when the season kicks off later today. Can’t you feel the goose bumps already? It’s almost time for kickoff.
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COPE’s CE accreditation, Texas State Optical’s board additions, a Zeiss acquisition, a Hoya partnership, WCO award winners and VM’s Pop Up Talk at Expo West all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

COPE’s CE Accreditation System Earns High Rating Following ACCME Review

Texas State Optical Elects Peña as Chairman and Five New Board Members

Zeiss Acquires Veracity Innovations, a Cataract Surgery Platform

Hoya Partners With Tifosi Optics on Sunglass Offering for ODs, Consumers

World Council of Optometry Announces International Optometry Award Winners

Vision Monday’s Editors to Discuss Frame/Sunwear Choice With Independent ECPs

Secrets of an ‘Intelligent’ Practice

As many optometrists today recognize, the challenges of running a successful practice seem to mount on a regular basis. There are the day-to-day issues of dealing with managed care and government regulatory requirements, just to name a few. In this Special Feature, Secrets of an Intelligent Practice, find out how new technologies and practice-management tools are helping ECPs overcome the challenges of running an office and allow ODs to concentrate on what they do best: practicing patient care.
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The Great American Solar Eclipse garnered much attention as thousands across the country gathered to witness and celebrate this major astronomical event. Some purchased their solar eclipse eyewear while others went the DIY route. For today’s We Share It, we’re bringing you a roundup courtesy of BuzzFeed to show how others throughout history have viewed solar eclipses.

Dark Side of the Moon: ECPs Talk After Effects of Rare Solar Event

NEW YORK—This week’s solar eclipse generated a ton of interest because of its rarity. The last eclipse to hit North America was in 1979 and the last one to cross the country from coast to coast was last seen in 1918. As VMail previously reported, ECPs, organizations and associations were vehement about warning the public of solar retinopathy, also known as eclipse blindness.
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