April 7, 2018|www.visionmonday.com


A Celebration of Iconic Women in Eyewear

NEW YORK—April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month and what better way to kick off this month than with a commemoration feature that celebrates some of the most iconic women in history with their signature eyewear—and a few women who are icons-in-the-making, we think. Why not take a moment of fashionable bliss and celebrate some historic ladies who have managed to change the course of history and those set to influence new generations of women. From the realms of politics, entertainment, sports or fashion—they all are known for donning some cool frames.
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Effects of proposed China tariffs, GSRx names president, optometry residencies rise, IDOC launches satisfaction program and Walmart may buy Humana, all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Some Optical Products May be Impacted by Proposed China Tariff

Keith Posin Named President of GSRx

ASCO Reports Optometry Residencies Rise for Third Consecutive Year

IDOC Launches ‘Satisfaction Guarantee’ on Membership Plans and New CL Offering

Walmart in Acquisition Talks With Humana, Reports Say

Vision Monday Is Seeking Industry Sales Data for May Top 50 U.S. Retailers Report

NEW YORK—Jobson Medical Information, publisher of Vision Monday, launched its annual survey of optical retailers across the U.S. for inclusion in the 2018 Top U.S. Optical Retailers report. Results from the survey will be published in the May 2018 digital and print issue of Vision Monday. This survey is being sent to chief executives of retail operations, both chain and independent. The survey, and the 2018 Top U.S. Optical Retailers report, will be based upon revenues for the calendar year that ended Dec. 31, 2017. The 2017 report is accessible here and can be downloaded as a pdf here.
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While she claims she isn’t a star but actually just a “geriatric starlet,” it’s undeniable that Iris Apfel exudes a larger-than-life persona just like her iconic eyewear. Today’s #WeShareIt is all about Iris Apfel and her new Barbie. Take a look at this video of the legendary accessories maven as she shares some gems of wisdom about style.

Estelle Glancy, First Lady of Optics

During her entire career, she was the only female scientist in the field of eyewear lens design. Now, forty years after her death, Glancy is starting to get recognition for her innovative work. Women have faced a glass ceiling in many fields, but the glass ceiling in glasses may have been the toughest to break through. During the first half of the twentieth century, only one woman managed to overcome the obstacles and rise to the top in the field of eyewear lens design, Dr. Estelle Glancy.
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