December 8, 2018|


Happy Work Anniversary

It used to be that work anniversaries were typically celebrated on milestone years. After 10 years on the job, a loyal employee might receive a plaque commending them for their years of service. A quarter century’s worth of work might be rewarded with a ceremony at which the boss might make a speech and present the employee with a gold watch inscribed with their name. Today, work anniversaries are announced on social media. Hardly a day passes without being notified by Facebook or LinkedIn that we should congratulate some of our contacts on the length of their employment—even if they’re self-employed. These constant reminders make me wonder if these occasions are still meaningful so I contacted a few of my social network contacts who recently had a work anniversary. Here’s what they had to say.
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Prevent Blindness’ Center for Vision, Takeda, Shire shareholders OK deal, Hilco makes acquisition, Sam’s Club revamps frame lines and EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Prevent Blindness' Center for Vision and Health Targets National Eye Health Efforts

Takeda, Shire Shareholders Approve Steps Toward Completing Planned Deal

Hilco Vision Acquires Eye Care and Cure

Sam’s Club Revamps its Optical Assortment With New Frame Lines

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2018

Register Now for ‘Decoding the Consumer’—the VM 2019 Global Leadership Summit

NEW YORK—Vision Monday will take an in-depth look at the new science of customer behavior at the 13th annual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. Keeping with 2019 Summit’s theme, “Decoding the Consumer,” top retail analysts, health care experts, data scientists and marketing innovators will detail trends and tactics that are shaping businesses decision making. They will explain how to connect with customers and patients on their terms, and how to deliver the in-store and online experiences they want. Early-bird registration is now open for the day-long exclusive live event, to be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Times Center here, just prior to Vision Expo East that week.
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Happy Hanukkah to all celebrating! These festive children's glasses from Target are sure to light up any celebration.

Emilie Seitz Gets a Head Start on Engaging With the Industry Through ‘EyeSeitz’

Emilie Seitz is a third-year optometry student attending the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. She knew she wanted to be in the health care field from a young age but felt that some areas of medicine didn’t give practitioners enough opportunity to build real relationships with patients. “I realized early on that what I wanted out of my career went even deeper than ‘chair time.’ I wanted the ability grow and experience the twist and turns of life alongside my patients. It was in the field of optometry that I found that opportunity.” After moving from home to optometry school, she realized that it wasn’t enough to merely describe her experiences to her friends and family so she took to Instagram to show her journey through school.
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