Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 31, 2019|


Just in Time for Labor Day: The Outlook for Optical’s Union Workers

Like many of you, I’m kicking back and enjoying some downtime on this Labor Day weekend. We can thank labor unions for creating this annual three-day holiday, which pays tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of American workers and has been a federal holiday since 1894. Organized labor in the U.S. has suffered major setbacks over the past few decades, but unions still remain a powerful force in many industries, as well as in the public sector. Yet among the millions of people employed in the optical industry, relatively few are union members. 
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

CooperCompanies sees 3Q sales bump, Hoya Vision Care plans lab expansion, Prevent Blindness urges eye protection in sports, Section 301 tariffs to rise 30 percent, and DigitalOptometrics and Melling Medical partner on tele-optometry all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperCompanies Cites ‘Market-Leading Products’ as Factor in 3Q Sales Increase

Hoya Vision Care Plans $25 Million Dollar Expansion of U.S. Lab

Prevent Blindness Wants Eye Protection to Be Part of the Uniform for Sports

U.S. to Raise Section 301 Tariffs to 30 Percent on October 1 for Lists of Merchandise

DigitalOptometrics, Melling Medical to Bring Tele-Optometry to VA Hospitals

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Special Event in Vegas Will Probe Optical Lab Investment Strategies

LAS VEGAS—Running an optical laboratory has always been challenging, both from a technical and a business standpoint. Today, optical laboratories are facing new challenges in response to heightened service demands from eyecare professionals and their patients. To understand how modern labs are navigating in this fast changing market, Vision Monday and LabTalk magazine are presenting a special live event, Smart Investments: How Optical Labs Adapt and Grow. This one-time-only event, which ties into Vision Monday’s soon-to-be-released Modern Lab report, will be hosted by VM’s lens and technology editor, Andrew Karp and Brian Dunleavy, editor of LabTalk. It will be held in Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 19 during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. Registration is open now.
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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Dr. Shalu Pal’s Instagram Page Is Emblematic of Her Jovial Team

TORONTO, Ontario—Going to the doctor’s office can be quite daunting to some. The experience can be impersonal, with practitioners who are matter of fact and impersonable. And let’s face it, the whole thing can culminate into a dire diagnosis. Shalu Pal and her team at Dr. Shalu Pal & Associates in Yorkville, Toronto, are aware of this and have made it a mission to give you major FOMO through their Instagram page, helmed by Pal herself. The page is a fun outlet for the practice, intended to lure you and curb your reservations about doctors and the often harrowing experience of being in an examination room.
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