May 6, 2017|


Addicted to (Phone) Love

A few weeks ago, my very, very old (2013) iPhone died. On a Saturday morning. Despite being plugged in all night it refused to recharge. It was dead, mort, finis—or so I thought. I tried everything to bring it back to life. I must have checked the phone 30 times that morning to see if it had resurrected itself. Panic began to set in. No phone for the weekend? No Google maps? No text messages? No news?!! I sent an SOS email to the Jobson IT department. None of their suggestions worked. I had run out of options. At that moment, I realized it was official—I was addicted to my phone.
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VM’s Influential Women Report, Exchange Conference, succession plans, business forecasts and children’s eye exams all topped this week's VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Nominations Open for VM’s 2017 Most Influential Women in Optical

Vision Source Execs Highlight New Initiatives at Exchange Conference

AAO Observes May as Healthy Vision Month

GrandVision Announces Launch of CEO Succession Plan for Kiesselbach

Luxottica Execs Forecast Good Year Ahead, Focus on Reevaluating Stores

NAVCP and EyeMed Add Support to Calif. Bill on Children’s Eye Exams

De Rigo REM Readies New Brands

NEW YORK – It’s been a very busy 10 months for De Rigo REM. The relocation and absorption of a distribution facility from Florida to California. The determination of an expanded brand portfolio for a diverse mix of customers in the U.S. market, and how those brands would be sequenced to come into the market here. The development of a second sales force. Putting together plans for a careful transition to new systems, IT support and sophisticated business tools for its customers.
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Memorial Weekend: The Unofficial Start to Summer

DID YOU KNOW ... Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, Memorial Day Weekend is usually considered the unofficial beginning of summer. From planning a short getaway for the three-day weekend to hosting a backyard barbeque or hitting the beach there are so many activities to participate in during the holiday weekend.

Here at VMail Weekend, we want to know what you all have planned to ring in the start of summer. Shoot us a quick email with some great photos and tell us about your Memorial Day Weekend plans at

Sixth Annual Great Glasses Play Day to Take Place May 6 to 7

PORTLAND, Ore.—The sixth annual Great Glasses Play Day — an event that aims to celebrate children and the advances that help them see better, while promoting awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues—will be taking place nationwide May 6 to 7.
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