Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 4, 2019|


What I Learned From My First Optical Job

Lately, I’ve been thinking about my first year in the optical industry, and what I learned during that formative period that led me to spend the next 30 years writing, researching and analyzing this business. I came to optical from the advertising industry where we called copywriters, art directors and producers “creatives.” When I arrived in optical, it became apparent to me that not only are frame designers and marketing people creative, but so are the people who design lenses, equipment and software, run prescription labs and research and develop new products. That was a powerful lesson from my first year in optical, and I’ve never forgotten it. I’ve often wondered what others learned during the first year on the job, and how it helped them advance their career. Here are anecdotes from five industry veterans who shared their experiences with me.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Maryland expands scope of practice, sale of Shopko’s optical biz gets court’s OK, the cost of uncorrected myopia, May is UV awareness month and mediator is named for EssilorLuxottica feud all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Maryland Expands Scope of Practice

Sale of Shopko’s Optical Business Receives Bankruptcy Court’s Approval

New Study Reveals High Cost of Uncorrected Myopia

Prevent Blindness Names May UV Awareness Month for 2019

French Mediator Appointed in EssilorLuxottica Feud

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Nominations Now Open for VM’s 2019 Most Influential Women in Optical

NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue, marking the 17th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is May 20.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This #WeShareIt will definitely have all eyes on you. We’re head over heels for this eye print shift dress from Kenzo.

Optical on Main Street

Roxanna Jahangirian’s EyebyDr.J Showcases a Work-Life Balance

Roxanna Jahangirian is a California-based optometrist who’s been practicing since 2015. A graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry, Jahangirian opened her practice, West LA Optometry (a sublease model inside of LensCrafters), in July of 2017. That same year, she also created her Instagram page—EyesbyDr.J—a feel-good, lifestyle page that aims to show how this optometrist creates a balance between educating, practicing and traveling.
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