Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 22, 2020|


Five Questions for Kerry Gelb, OD Star of ‘Open Your Eyes’ Documentary

NEW YORK—On March 27, Vision Expo East will host the world premiere of “Open Your Eyes,” a documentary that aims to highlight the importance of optometric testing in preventive medicine. Created by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Wayne Chester and the ALLDocs Association, (the Association of Leaseholding LensCrafters Doctors) the documentary follows Kerry Gelb, OD, a practicing optometrist and president of ALLDocs, and podcast host Chris Maraboli as they travel across North America, Europe and Costa Rica to show how eye tests can tip doctors off to other diseases. VMail Weekend caught up with Dr. Gelb to ask him a few questions about the documentary, his experience making it, and what message he hopes his work will convey.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Johnson & Johnson Vision's Prioritize Your Eyes program, Eyefinity, Kno2 team up on health care experience, 3 speakers added to VM Summit program, Sam's Club to open 10 optical centers in Oklahoma, and Coronavirus' impact ripples around the world all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Announces ‘Prioritize Your Eyes’ Program

Eyefinity, Kno2 Team Up to Streamline Health Care Experience

3 Speakers added to VM Summit’s ‘Future of Healthcare’ Program

Sam’s Club to Open 10 Optical Centers in Oklahoma

Coronavirus' Impact Ripples Around the World, Including Eyewear Business

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Stay Ahead of the Healthcare Landscape Curve—Register Today for VM’s Global Leadership Summit

The healthcare landscape is shifting quickly. Technology is changing what's possible. Doctor-patient relationships are being redefined. How will vision care providers, payors, suppliers and patients adapt? Find out the answers to these questions and more at VM’s Global Leadership Summit—this one-of-a-kind live networking NYC event will offer actionable ideas and practical strategies for growth. Don’t miss out. Register today for “The Future of Healthcare: Beyond 2020 and stay ahead of the healthcare landscape curve.
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Tweet of the Week

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Maybe your New Year's resolution to "read more" has led to you having way too many books to keep track of, or maybe you can't bring yourself to get rid of your old textbooks from optometry school. No matter what your reasoning, most of us have more books than we know what to do with. That's where these fun optical themed bookends, which you can pick up on Etsy, come in. #WeShareIt


#DollyPartonChallenge Inspires Indies to Show Their Many Sides

NEW YORK—If you were on social media at all last month, you’ve probably noticed the Dolly Parton Challenge taking over your feed. The meme challenge—in which users share four different pictures of themselves to represent their different personalities on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn—kicked off when the country star shared her own interpretation of it, and it took the internet by storm. Actors, musicians, athletes and other public figures all across the world have been sharing their own Dolly Parton Challenges, but the fun doesn’t stop there: the optical industry has also taken the challenge. Here’s a look at a handful of Dolly Parton Challenges from independents that prove just how many sides there are to independents—and just how much you can change up your look by swapping out your eyewear.
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