Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 21, 2020|


Saving Your Sanity During a Crisis

NEW YORK—For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic means we’re spending more time at home than we’re probably used to. We all know that this, fundamentally, is an act of love—we’re staying home so that hospitals don’t get overwhelmed, so that we don’t accidentally get our friends, family, and strangers sick, and so healthcare professionals can do their jobs with as little interference as possible. We all know we’re making a sacrifice to do a good thing—but, honestly, that doesn’t really make it any less of a difficult, unhappy situation. 
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Additional optical retailers and ECPs to temporarily close locations, MyEyeDr. to temporarily close all offices, many ECPs reduce office hours as COVID-19 expands, optical retailers temporarily close locations, and National Vision will temporarily close all of its stores, all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed. 

Additional Optical Retailers and ECPs to Temporarily Close Locations

MyEyeDr. to Temporarily Close All Offices in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Many ECPs Reduce Office Hours, Expect Lower Revenues as COVID-19 Expands

More Optical Retailers and ECPs Temporarily Close Locations, Modify Services

National Vision Will Temporarily Close All of its Stores in Response to COVID-19

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Vision Monday Houses COVID-19 News, Resources, Coverage in New VM Coronavirus BRIEFING Digital Section

NEW YORK—As the uncertainty and spread of the coronavirus pandemic continues, impacting, like never before, our daily lives and those of eyecare patients, providers, suppliers, retailers and all aspects of the vision care profession and optical industry, Vision Monday and VMAIL are committed to supporting our readers during this unprecedented crisis. VM has established a dedicated space for our continued business news and coverage of its impact. The new section, called the VM Coronavirus BRIEFING, is now housing all of the news we've issued since the COVID-19 escalation began.
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Tweet of the Week

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Well, there's not much to do now but stock up on cozy clothes. You can pick this sweatshirt up on Etsy. #TuesdayTreat


Independents Get Educational for #WorldGlaucomaWeek

NEW YORK—Last week (March 8—14, 2020) was World Glaucoma Week. A global initiative headed up by the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patient Committee (WGP), World Glaucoma Week aims to raise awareness around glaucoma, who it can affect and how it can affect them. Although many of us in the industry feel well educated about glaucoma, that doesn’t mean our neighbors and patients feel the same way—and with more than 3.2 million Americans ages 40 and over affected by glaucoma according to Prevent Blindness, there can never be too much information about the sneak thief of sight.
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