January 20, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


What to Do About the Flu?

This year’s flu season is shaping up to be much more serious than your usual aches and pains. States like Ohio, New Jersey and California have been hit hard. The strain of this year’s virus, known as A (H3N2), is not responding as well to the flu vaccine as health officials had hoped. Earlier this week, health experts met at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide an update on the current flu season. One doctor at the meeting described this year’s flu as “very active” and said “there are early signs that the season may be severe.” What can you do to stem the flu tide in your eyecare practice or optical business? While everyone wants to maintain a healthy workplace, “employers need to respect individual employee’s beliefs about flu vaccines,” according to HR Corner editor, Hedley Lawson, Jr.
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Jobson’s Q4 OBB Report, AOA weighs in on N.J. law, a data deal for The Vision Council and Glimpse Live, Expo names an event director and Accenture reports on patients’ pharma needs all topped this week’s VMail news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

2017 Ratings Finish Strong in Almost Every Business Category, OBB Report Says

AOA Commends New Jersey Legislators’ for New Law Removing ‘Barriers’ to Care

The Vision Council and Glimpse Live, LLC Announce Data Deal

Vision Expo Names Joanne Mohr as New Event Director

Accenture Report Highlights What Patients Want in New Treatments From Pharma

Opti 2018 Puts Emphasis on the Future of Business and Spotlights Newcomers

MUNICH, Germany—Opti 2018, held at Fairground Munich, boasted 28,430 visitors and 668 exhibitors as the show continues to expand. This year, in addition to the traditional four trade show halls C1 to C4, Hall B4 was also used. Walking the show floor, the five halls that encompassed opti 2018, from Friday, Jan. 12 to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 were buzzing with foot traffic as attendees sought out many of the new experiences that this year’s show had to offer. The show expanded to a new space in hall B4 which was home to the new Futureshop.
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Today’s #WeShareIt adds the perfect bit of optical flair to any suit. These Paul Smith Men’s eye cufflinks from our #TuesdayTreat are the ideal finishing touch for a fancy night out.

Vlogging With a Vision at Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear

SALISBURY, N.C.—While the list of services on Salisbury Eyecare and Eyewear’s website include comprehensive eye exams, medical eyecare and emergency eyecare, Melanie J. Denton, OD, MBA, FAAO is also providing a fun, digitally savvy twist for her patients through her practice’s informative and entertaining YouTube channel.
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