Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 23, 2019|


Taking the Long Way Home

A few months ago, I had an interesting commute home to Connecticut from New York City. If you know anything about commuting in and out of the city, “interesting” does not always translate into a positive experience, but this particular trip home would turn out to be an eye opener for me. As I made my way from the subway to the shuttle which would take me to Grand Central Station, I was struck as I often am at the hordes of people, coming and going in zigzag patterns, usually walking but sometimes running right at me. Actually making it to the platform can make you feel a bit like a running back who’s just completed a long run upfield and when you finally arrive you think, touchdown! That night, I found myself standing next to a middle-aged woman with a guide dog, both patiently waiting for the shuttle to chug in.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Deals in ophthalmology sector grows, Expo Boutique Buyer Panel set, NAVCP Summit names keynote speaker, a new president for Total ECP and Police is official eyewear for "Men in Black" all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

‘Add-on Acquisition’ Deals in 2018 Key to PE Growth in Ophthalmology Sector

Vendor and Retail Panelists Set for Boutique Buyer Panel at Vision Expo East

NAVCP Summit to Feature P&G’s ‘Chief Troublemaker’ as Keynote Speaker

Total ECP Names Dr. Ben Gaddie President and Launches New Platform

De Rigo REM’s Police Is Official Eyewear in Sony's ‘Men in Black: International’

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Retail, Health Care and Branding Experts Join VM Summit Program

NEW YORK—The Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit is deepening its focus on consumer trends and behavior as experts in retailing, health care and branding join the day-long program. The live exclusive event, titled, "Decoding the Consumer: The New Science of Customer Behavior," will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Times Center here, just prior to Vision Expo East. Six new speakers have been added to the Summit program. They include Dave Bovenschulte, vice president, strategy for Klick Health; Amy Heymans (Cueva), founder and chief experience officer at Mad*Pow; Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO and CEO of the New England College of Optometry; David Hoodis, the president of retail at IRI; Nevin Raj, the co-founder and COO of Grata Data; and John Ryan, general manager of UnitedHealthcare Vision.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Today’s #WeShareIt is taking an eco-friendly approach. Reduce, reuse and recycle in style with this retro floral shopper tote from Forever 21.

Optical on Main Street

Jennifer Centeno’s ‘Opticianista_LA’ Combines Her Love for Luxury Retail and Optical

Jennifer Centeno is a California-based optician who’s been practicing for four years. Her Instagram page, Opticianista_LA is a hub of eyewear, inspirational quotes, tips on lash care and eye-related trinkets. Before becoming an optician, Centeno was a luxury retail manager and she has carried her love for the finer things in life into her practice as an optician. “Opticianista_LA is space for me to discuss my thoughts on topics ranging from frames, lens treatments, fashion, beauty, and day-to-day operations,” she said. “I love combining my experience in luxury retail, and optical because the two are really similar.”
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