May 27, 2017|


All In The Family

The Mondavis. The Fords. The Marriotts. Warner Brothers. All examples of famous family businesses that prospered and thrived through several generations. What’s it like working with your loved ones day in and day out? Peter Englisch of Ernst & Young’s Global Family Business Center of Excellence summed it up best, “The challenge is to combine the most rational world of business with the most emotional world of family.” We here at VMail Weekend wondered how family businesses were faring in optical land and more importantly, what was it like growing up and into a family-run company. Here’s what our respondents had to say about keeping it all in the family.
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Treating Glaucoma, VM’s Influential Women, celebrating sunwear, Warby’s newest service, private equity and independents, all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Proposed Legislation in Massachusetts Would Permit ODs to Treat Glaucoma

Time Is Running Out—Nominate an Influential Woman in Optical Now

One Month Until National Sunglasses Day 2017

How Warby Parker’s New Prescription Check Service Works

Warby Parker Rolls Out Mobile Refraction Service

ROB Publishes Report on Private Equity Investment in Independent Optometry

Surf’s Up With Sama Eyewear

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif—What goes best with bathing suits, bronzed bodies and the beach? A perfect pairs of sunglasses of course, and the upcoming Baywatch movie will feature a custom-pair of aviators designed by Sheila Vance of Sama Eyewear. The sunglasses, created for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character, Mitch Buchannon, were designed by Sheila with the direction of the film’s costume designer, Dayna Pink.
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Sharing goes both ways. In this new section for VMail Weekend, we want to share some of our favorite images. This weekend’s pick is another one of our #TuesdayTreats. In case you were thinking of sprucing up your closet for the spring, here are some pieces to show your love for all things optical.

Margot and Camille Optique Celebrates Its Customers

PHILADELPHIA—Eyewear retailer, Margot & Camille Optique, with locations in Philadelphia and Doylestown, Pennsylvania has decided to say thank you to its close knit customer base instead of having a traditional anniversary celebration. For the next two weeks, they’ll be gifting customers with goodies bags to show their appreciation.
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