March 24, 2018|


A Tip of the Glasses to Sir Elton on His Birthday

NEW YORK—Happy 71st birthday Sir Elton John. Ok, his birthday is really tomorrow (March 25), but forgive us for being a wee bit early in acknowledging the upcoming celebration. Given the focus Sir Elton has brought to eyewear over the past 50 years, who better than people in optical to be first to offer him birthday wishes, right?
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A “strong” show for Vision Expo, formation of Eye Health America, Shamir names president/CEO, contest winners at Expo and how private equity impacts optometry all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Vision Expo Reports Strong Show, ‘Top Show’ Ranking after Vision Expo East 2018

PE Firm LLR Partners Forms Eye Health America and Announces Acquisitions

Shamir Optical Industry Names Yagen Moshe as CEO and President

Vision Expo Names Best Booth, Vision Choice Award Contest Winners

ODs and Investors Discuss the Pros and Cons of PE Investment in Optical Retail

VM’s Summit Explores Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times

NEW YORK—Business trend analysts, branding experts and health and vision care experts shared their views about how leaders can help their organizations adapt to rapid changes in the “climate” of technology and work at the 12th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, held at the Times Center here on March 14. The day-long Summit program and networking event explored the theme, “workSMART: Leadership Tactics for Transformative Times.” The diverse range of speakers offered insights about how the fast sweep of digital technology, empowered consumers and unexpected competition is reshaping the world of work.
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Your sunglasses protect your eyes, so it’s only fitting that you return the favor and protect those gorgeous sunnies. Today’s #WeShareIt via our latest #Tuesdaytreat is a cute little suncover pocket by ANY DI.

Main Street Takes on Vision Expo During VM Pop Up Talk

NEW YORK—Vision Monday’s associate editor, Jamie Wilson and assistant editor, Stephanie Sengwe, hosted a Pop Up Talk, “Independents A to Z: A Guide to Standing out on Main Street,” at this year’s Vision Expo East. Their panel discussion featured Ruth Domber, co-founder of 10/10 Optics who has over four decades of optical experience and Karen Freidus, whose optical boutique, Center Stage Optique will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary.
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