Staying Safe While Being Spooky

By Staff
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 10:43 AM From pumpkin carving to costume making, there's a lot to do before Halloween arrives this Sunday. But to keep the spooky holiday fun and memorable, it's also important to keep safety in mind. Pumpkin carving is the number one cause of Halloween-related injuries, WebMD reports, but there are a few easy ways to keep yourself and your loved ones as safe as possible. Head over to WebMD to learn more.

Time Is Running Out—Cast Your Votes By Nov. 1 for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

By Staff
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

CooperVision’s Michele Andrews Talks About the Evolution of the ‘Best Practices’ Recognition Program

By Staff
Monday, October 25, 2021 2:21 PM NEW YORK—CooperVision opened the application process for its Best Practices program in mid-September, and in doing so provided some updates that are designed to make it easier for eyecare practices to enter the program and for the judges to evaluate the diverse group of entries and focus areas the competition has come to attract. With the changes, in 2022 Best Practices will be recognized specifically for the areas of optometry in which they truly shine, CooperVision noted. VMAIL Weekend recently sat down with Michele Andrews, OD, CooperVision’s vice president, professional & government affairs, to get a better understanding of what’s new in the Best Practices program. Read More

Review of Ophthalmology: First Ranibizumab Biosimilar Approved

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Monday, October 25, 2021 2:13 PM It was no surprise to those who follow industry and regulatory developments affecting the retina specialty. On September 17, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of the first ophthalmology biosimilar to ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech/Roche), the anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agent Byooviz. But as more biosimilar approvals seem imminent as patents expire, some wonder how this regulatory approach translates to ophthalmology and what impact it could have on community practices and patients downstream. Read More

It May Be Time to Start Your Holiday Shopping

By Staff
Monday, October 25, 2021 1:26 PM It's not even November yet, but it may be time to get started on your holiday shopping. It's likely that you've heard about massive supply chain issues and labor shortages this year, and these two things combined could make for a stressful and unsatisfying holiday shopping season. Head over to HuffPost to learn how to save yourself some stress this year, from shopping early to avoiding shipping delays. 

VM Summit Session Examines How to Rebuild Patient Trust in the Wake of the Pandemic

By Staff
Friday, October 22, 2021 2:30 PM NEW YORK—As the Oct. 20 virtual VM Leadership Summit kicked off on Wednesday afternoon, two expert speakers talked about how the pandemic has put patients' trust to the test, and more importantly, how providers can tackle the issue of misinformation and help counter the formidable challenge of rebuilding that trust. In a session titled Rebuilding Trust, Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer for WebMD and Jennifer Hauser, head of Edelman’s Wellness 360 business unit, shared views about how today’s eyecare professionals can build trust with their patients. Read More

Review of Myopia Management: Parents Increasingly Seek Myopia Management, Says GMAC’s Two-Year Study

By Staff
Friday, October 22, 2021 2:26 PM The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) conducted a study between 2019 and 2021 to get a better idea of parents’ awareness and perceptions about myopia. The organization analyzed two main sources of data: an online survey that was sent to parents of children under 18 years old, and Google trends that tracked the ongoing searches related to myopia. Now, GMAC has released the results from this two-year study, and there were several key takeaways. Read More

Predicting This Year's Most Popular Costumes

By Staff
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:54 PM With Halloween just around the corner, you may be finding yourself in one of two scenarios: stuck for costume ideas, or worried everyone will be wearing the same thing as you this October 31. Thankfully, Google's annual Frightgeist feature, which complies Google searches and data to determine the most popular Halloween costimes each year, is here to help. Head over to Patch to learn more about the feature, or head straight to Frightgeist to try it out for yourself. You can search locally or nationwide. 

CooperVision’s Michele Andrews Talks About the Evolution of the ‘Best Practices’ Recognition Program

By Mark Tosh
Friday, October 22, 2021 8:30 AM NEW YORK—CooperVision opened the application process for its Best Practices program in mid-September, and in doing so provided some updates that are designed to make it easier for eyecare practices to enter the program and for the judges to evaluate the diverse group of entries and focus areas the competition has come to attract. With the changes, in 2022 Best Practices will be recognized specifically for the areas of optometry in which they truly shine, CooperVision noted. VMAIL Weekend recently sat down with Michele Andrews, OD, CooperVision’s vice president, professional & government affairs, to get a better understanding of what’s new in the Best Practices program.

Insta-Pick for 10-23-21

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Friday, October 22, 2021 8:25 AM

VM's News Quiz for the Week of October 17: A New Program for Eyemart Express, Breakthrough Infections and Virtual Try-On Tech

By Staff
Friday, October 22, 2021 8:20 AM Did you follow the optical news this week? Take VM’s News Quiz to see how much you know. This week's quiz takes a look at a new program for Eyemart Express, breakthrough COVID-19 infections and virtual try-on tech.

Allentown Optical's Tweet for 10-23-21

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Friday, October 22, 2021 8:15 AM

InVision Eye Care's Tweet for 10-23-21

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Friday, October 22, 2021 8:14 AM

WeShareIt 10-23-21

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Friday, October 22, 2021 8:10 AM These vintage-inspired prints are a unique, interesting way to change up your office wall décor. You can pick them up on Amazon here. #WeShareIt

Registration is Now Open for IDOC’s The Connection 2022 Event to Feature IDOC’s New Practice Management Services

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:30 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Returning to a live, in-person format for 2022, IDOC’s annual national conference, The Connection, is scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Orlando, Fla.