November 4, 2017|


Chaos of Clocks: Dealing With Daylight Saving Time

“I’m late! I’m late, for a very important date!” When you look at the clocks around your house tomorrow, don’t worry, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. It’s just that time of the year again—Daylight Saving Time (DST) to be exact. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that DST does have a pretty colorful history of confusing us all.
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Vision Care Specialists makes acquisition, NECO partners with Orbis, Nautic creates largest ECP alliance, 1-800 Contacts to appeal FTC decision, diabetic eye disease month and reports about CVS and Aetna merging all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Denver’s Vision Care Specialists Announces Deal to Acquire Englewood Eyecare

New England College of Optometry and Orbis Announce Partnership

Nautic Forms Healthy Eyes Advantage With Four Leading Buying Groups

After FTC Decision, 1-800 Contacts Asserts Trademark Agreements Are ‘Lawful’

Prevent Blindness Designates November Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Reports: CVS Talks With Aetna About an Acquisition for Some $66 Billion

Tackling Managed Vision Care

Health care can be a fast-paced, highly regulated marketplace, which requires companies in this business segment to be nimble, innovative and strategic. This also holds true for the companies—both longtime players and innovative startups—in the narrower business of managed vision care. Sweeping changes in the health plan marketplace have combined to present new and greater challenges for ECPs and their health plan partners. In this Special Feature, VM looks at four companies that are working with health plans and providers to change procedures in the new managed vision care climate.
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This week’s #WeShareIt comes from Jobson’s N.Y. offices. Team members from different departments put adulting aside, channeling their inner kids and got all dressed up for Halloween. From the iconic Iris Apfel, to Charlie Brown, to Little Red Riding Hood and even the March Hare, these Jobsonites put some serious thoughts into their costumes and made for a festive day.

Makeup for Glasses: This Makeup Enthusiast Focuses on Rx Glass Wearers

NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada—Twenty-five year old Sam Marie Slipp a.k.a Samaries, got her first pair of glasses when she was only eight-years-old and became a makeup enthusiast around 2009, when YouTube was still small and the idea of vlogging was not the phenomenon it is today.
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