Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 30, 2019|


5 Takeaways From Vision Expo East

NEW YORK—Think of it, just one week ago today many of us were in the thick of it at Vision Expo East. It was a very busy three days crammed with appointments, show floor events, celebrity sightings and parties that stretched into the night. Show organizers deemed this year’s Vision Expo East “a great success with Expo experiencing an overall attendance increase of 2.6 percent with a 5 percent rise in registration for optical buyers.” As always at Vision Expo there was a lot to take in and there were many events to attend and opportunities to network and connect. In my book, WestGroupe gets the prize for most unusual booth giveaway. The company created a novel way for attendees to get some down time—a hot shave and, if they wanted, a haircut from Barber Bonzy. Pictured here, one lucky showgoer got the treatment from Barber Bonzy. Read on for some select highlights from the show.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

J&J Vision names Acuvue ambassador, EssilorLuxottica merger update, Expo East attendance is up, inaugural myopia conference set, and Oakley partners with MVP quarterback all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Baseball Star Bryce Harper Named ‘Ambassador’ for Acuvue Oasys

Delfin Calls for Arbitration on EssilorLuxottica Merger

Vision Expo East 2019 Reports Increase in Overall Attendance and Optical Buyers

Global Council on Myopia Management Announces Inaugural Conference

Oakley Announces Partnership With MVP Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes II

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Editor's Pick

There's Still Time to be Considered for the 2019 VM Top 50 Optical Retailers Report

NEW YORK—Vision Monday is once again surveying optical retailers and large regional ECP groups across the U.S. to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Annual Top U.S. Optical Retailers Report. Results from the survey will be published in the May 2019 digital and print issue of Vision Monday and posted on The survey and final report is based on revenues for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2018. The survey asks for your total revenues, including sales from both company-owned and franchised stores (if applicable), managed vision care revenues, online sales, and any share of affiliated doctors’ fees or laser-surgery fees that companies receive. Click here for Vision Monday's 2019 Top U.S. Optical Retailers survey. The survey information will be directed to VM's Research group and VM's editors. The deadline for completion of the forms is no later than Friday, April 5, 2019.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Today’s #WeShareIt is taking the phrase "eyes bigger than your stomach" to a whole new level with this eyeball lunchbox from Think Geek.

Optical on Main Street

It Takes Two: BFFs Shreya Bhandari and Lara Bregman are Tackling Instagram Together

Shreya Bhandari and Lara Bregman are second year optometry students at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. The pair originates from Toronto and while both went to the University of Western Ontario for undergrad, it wasn’t until they moved to the States that they connected and became friends. “It’s kind of a funny story actually. Lara and I attended the University of Western Ontario but we did not know each other,” Bhandari explained. “We first met at our optometry school interview at Salus in Pennsylvania. We instantly connected and spent the entire interview day chatting. When Lara saw that I joined the Nova incoming class of 2021 Facebook group, she reached out to me and we have been best friends ever since.”
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