Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 15, 2019|


Framing The Father’s Day Retail Landscape

NEW YORK—According to the National Retail Federation, this year’s Father’s Day is slated to be bigger than ever before. The NRF reports that Father’s Day spending in 2019 is expected to reach an all-time high of $16 billion, with an average planned spending of about $139 per person. In the same vein, this year, the optical community is getting online and getting involved with Father’s Day in a major way. Many retailers are ringing in Father’s Day with special values for men's frames, including Edward Beiner locations and Van Brunt Optical Haus in Costa Mesa, California. Others are using the holiday as a reminder of just how important regular eye exams are for everyone—including Dad.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

CooperVision’s commitment to sustainability, Kering’s Vedovotto feted at Ace Awards, Zoppas takes on new role at Thelios, exec moves at EyePoint Pharmaceuticals and ROB launches teach-ins on PE all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperVision Outlines Commitment to Sustainability in New CL Costa Rica Facility

Kering Eyewear's Vedovotto Honored at Accessories Council ACE Awards

Zoppas to Focus on Thelios CEO, Overseeing Venture Between Marcolin and LVMH

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals Strengthens Leadership Team with Jones and Saim

ROB Launches Teach-In Series on Private Equity’s Investment in Optometry

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Editor's Pick

Megatrend: Remote Possibilities

Many different forms of ocular telemedicine—also referred to as ocular telehealth—have emerged in the past few years. They create a dynamic but fragmented market in which different business models and service offerings compete for consumer dollars and buy-in from eyecare professionals. The proliferation of ocular telehealth options and the growing investment in the category leaves little doubt that it is gaining momentum, VM has learned for this special Megatrend report by Andrew Karp titled Remote Possibilities—New Business Models Unlock Telemedicine’s Potential for Eyecare.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

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Optical on Main Street

Vancouver-Based Durant Sessions Opens Second Location in Canada

Durant Sessions (DS) started as an optical boutique serving the Gastown community in downtown Vancouver. Founded in 2015, the practice didn’t offer any optometric services until Lili Liang, OD, arrived on the scene and partnered with the store in 2017. “I first came on board in May 2017. I was strolling around Gastown with my other OD friend checking out all the optical shops back in December 2016. I stepped into DS and I instantly knew that I want to make this my work space,” she told VMail Weekend.
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