Vision Monday VMail Weekend

December 14, 2019|


Are We Feeling ‘Blue’?

For anyone who’s ever undertaken a home improvement project, the colors you choose can make all the difference. Something as simple as the color of a room can cement the look and feel of any new space. Who knew color could be so important? Well, the folks at the Pantone Color Institute know a thing or two about color and the effect it can have on creating just the right mood or atmosphere. Classic Blue 19-4052, which Pantone describes as “a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity” has been named the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020. “Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a stable foundation…as we cross the threshold into a new era.” While there’s plenty to be anxious about as we head into 2020, it’s no coincidence that Pantone is trying to soothe our fears with this restful, calm-inducing color.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

House passes new Medicare vision benefits, Transitions Optical announces Innovation Award finalists, Safilo’s business plan aims for growth, Safilo Group acquires 70% of Blenders Eyewear, and VM and 20/20 Magazine announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019 all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

House Passes New Medicare Vision Benefits Contained in H.R. 3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Transitions Optical Announces 2019 Transitions Innovation Award Finalists

Safilo's Business Plan Aims for Growth Via Customer-Centric Model, Digital Transformation, Launches and Italy Work Force Cuts

Safilo Group Announces Acquisition of 70 Percent of Blenders Eyewear

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019

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Editor's Pick

VM’s 14th Annual Global Leadership Summit Will Explore 2020's Pivotal Issues That Are Transforming Healthcare

NEW YORK—The healthcare industry is being shaken by powerful forces that are creating new forms of competition and transforming patients into consumers who are seeking pathways to wellness that offer convenience, affordability and personalized care. New market leaders are emerging, and established brands are reinventing themselves with fresh approaches and enhanced customer experiences. Doctor-patient relationships are being redefined. How will these transformative changes impact vision care providers, payors and suppliers? VM’s 14th annual Global Leadership Summit will explore these and other pivotal questions as part of its program, “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020.”
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Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

Family and Fun Make Independent Best Vision Optometry Stand Out

DES PLAINES, Ill.—After Shelley Kim, OD, graduated from Illinois College of Optometry, she, like many other independents, never really planned on opening her own practice. But, in April of 2002 she did exactly that, opening Best Vision Optometry in Des Plaines, Illinois, inspired, mostly, by her desire to spend more time with her sons. At the time, her youngest son was just nine months old, and owning her own business while raising her kids “worked out in a way that the boys grew up more mature and independent at earlier age,” Emily Alpizar, Best Vision’s office manager, told Vision Monday
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