March 4, 2017|


What Are You Reading?

We’re launching a semi-regular feature called “What Are You Reading?” We’re hoping you’ll start sending us submissions about your recent reads (books, blogs, digimags). In the meantime, let’s kick things off with a look at what inspires some of us here at Jobson.
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The speaker lineup for VM’s Summit, record attendance at Mido, eye health, acquisitions and Snap’s sales all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Notable Speakers Added to VM’s Final Lineup for Artificial Intelligence Summit

Mido Reports Record Attendance at 47th Edition of the Milan Optical Fair

Prevent Blindness Declares March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Johnson & Johnson Vision Is Created With Close of J&J’s Acquisition of AMO

Former AOA President Richard L. Wallingford Jr. Dies at 67

Snap Inc. Moves Sales of Trendy Spectacles Sunglasses to Website

Nicola Zotta: Diverse Portfolio and ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’ Drives Marchon’s Approach

In Vision Monday’s latest Newsmaker, we sat down with Marchon’s president Nicola Zotta and SVP Thomas Burkhardt as they outlined how the company’s diverse portfolio and “entrepreneurial spirit” were the driving forces behind Marchon’s approach.
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Specsavers, the U.K.-based, multi-national eyewear retailer who has been running their “Should’ve Gone to Specsavers” ad campaign for years now, offered this take (left) on the historic Best Picture envelope flub at the Academy Awards. In a related post, AllAboutVision, the eye health website, suggested that reading glasses might have been in order for the “Bonnie and Clyde” presenters, aka, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

To view a clip of the envelope mix up at the Oscars, click here.

Are You an #Optical on Main Street?

Tell us your story about what it’s like running an independent business. Email the editors at

A New Location Means a Brand New Look For
Occhio Optometry

SAMMAMISH, Wash.—When deciding to move the location of their business, Jay Kaufman, OD, owner of Occhio Optometry, located here, used this opportunity to give his new retail location an update that sought to break the traditional mold. Read More

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