Vision Monday VMail Weekend

April 25, 2020|


Celebrating Fifty Years of Earth Day, This Time at Home

NEW YORK—This Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and although it looked a little different this year, with most of us unable to gather for events like rallies and gardening sessions, Earth Day remains an increasingly vital holiday. For half a century now, people around the world have come together on April 22 to do good and demand good for our home planet—and it all started with Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin, Pete McCloskey, a Republican Congressman, and Denis Hayes, a young activist. Together, they organized campus teach-ins across the country on April 22, 1970, in response to an oil spill in Santa Barbara. That movement blossomed into the Earth Day we know today, which is “widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world.”
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

National Vision to gradually reopen retail locations, AOA warns patients against avoidable ER visits, Versant Health's Kirk Rothrock assumes NAVCP's chairman role, Jobson Research survey finds eyecare professionals reconsider scheduling, and MyEyeDr. to selectively reopen 60 locations all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

National Vision Plans ‘Gradual Reopening of Retail Locations’ Beginning April 27

AOA Cautions Patients Against Avoidable ER Visits for Primary Eyecare Services

Versant Health’s Kirk Rothrock Assumes NAVCP’s Chairman Role

ECPs Consider Scheduling and Staff Protection, Jobson Research Survey Finds

MyEyeDr. Is Selectively Reopening 60 Locations to Provide Essential Care

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VM Extends Deadline to be Considered for the 2020 Top 50 Optical Retailers Report

NEW YORK—The deadline to be considered for the 2020 VM Top 50 Optical Retailers Report has been extended to Wednesday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Vision Monday is once again surveying optical retailers and large regional ECP groups across the U.S. to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Annual Top U.S. Optical Retailers Report. Although the business climate is incredibly challenging right now, Vision Monday believes that having important benchmarks about 2019 will be important as the optical sector moves forward to a dramatically different 2020-2021 business environment. The survey and final report are based on revenues for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2019. Click here to access VISION MONDAY's 2020 Top U.S. Optical Retailers survey. 
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Is spending more time at home giving you the itch to redecorate? You can pick up this opti-themed watercolor painting on Etsy. #WeShareIt 

Community Voices

Indie OD Brings Community Together With Online ‘Eye Jeopardy’ Game Show

ALBERTA, Canada—While we’re all practicing keeping our distance, people all over the world are turning to social media to come together. Social media is full of ways to connect: for fun, for work, and for education. When you think like Rob Kloepfer, OD, does, Instagram provides the perfect platform for all three. Dr. Kloepfer is a Canadian optometrist who practices at Downtown Vision Care in Calgary, Alberta and Seema Eye Care Centre, also in Calgary. Currently, Dr. Kloepfer uses his Instagram account with nearly 5,000 followers, EyeDrKloepfer, as a platform to educate, connect, and have fun. But with most of his followers practicing social distancing, Dr. Kloepfer has been coming up with ways to keep everyone connected. Namely, he’s been developing and hosting Eye Jeopardy.
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