May 13, 2017|


Making Memories With Mom

Did you know? In 1912, West Virginia became the first state to officially recognize Mother's Day, and in 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed it into national observance, declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, according to FYI, not all countries celebrate Mother's Day in May: Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different dates and in different ways. This year, Mother’s Day in the U.S. falls on May 14 – yep, that’s tomorrow! -- and we here at Weekend asked some of our readers: What are your favorite memories of Mom and how has she influenced you?
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Essilor and Luxottica's merger, VM's top 50 optical retailers, promotions, lab closings, and leadership changes all topped this week's VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Essilor Shareholders Approve the Combination Between Essilor and Luxottica

Watch for VM’s Signature Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report on Monday

Dr. Stephen S. Lane Joins Alcon as Chief Medical Officer

HVHC’s Davis Vision Closes Plainview, NY Laboratory

Essilor Of America Announces New Roles And Leadership Changes

Tom Rosewall Steps Down as VFAN Chief Executive, Interim Leader Named

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

NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead.
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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

Ohio-based Small Businesses Unite To Create Stronger Community Connections

CANTON, Ohio—There’s truth to the saying “there’s strength in numbers,” and for the staff at Eisenbrei Plaza Optical located in Canton, Ohio they understand the benefit of partnering with other local businesses to create a bigger wave in the community. That’s why the 54-year old optical location joined forces with the four-year-old restaurant, Shy Cellars, to educate the community about one another.
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