Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 16, 2020|


The Fog Is Starting to Lift

The other day I was rummaging around in my desk drawer searching for Cat Crap. Before you say, “Yecch,” let me explain. Cat Crap—an attention-getting brand name if there ever was one—is a wax-like product that you apply to eyeglass lenses to prevent them from fogging up. My glasses tend to fog up when I put on my face mask and venture outside, a problem many of us are encountering since the pandemic began.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

UnitedHealthCare and agree to network relationship, Prevent Blindness unveils new brand identity, Shopko Optical launches reopening plan, upticks in business seen across the U.S. according to Jobson COVID-19 Tracker, and 1-800 Contacts builds integrated, full-service vision business all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.  

UnitedHealthcare and Agree to Network Relationship

Prevent Blindness Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo and Website

Shopko Optical Launches Reopening Plan With Safety Measures in Place

Upticks in Business Seen Across the U.S., According to Jobson COVID-19 Tracker

1-800 Contacts Builds Integrated, Full-Service Vision Business

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Editor's Pick

Eyecare Practices That Have Reopened Find Many Patients 'Eager' to Reschedule Appointments, Recent Jobson Research Survey Finds

NEW YORK—A number of positive signs for ECPs have emerged in Wave 9 of the Jobson Optical Research Coronavirus ECP survey, including the finding that 75 percent of respondents whose practices are open have found that patient demand is as expected (49 percent) or even higher (26 percent) than expected. In addition, 91 percent of the respondents said their patients were either “eager to reschedule” (33 percent) or willing to reschedule if they are “comfortable with the safety precautions in place” (58 percent), according to the survey’s findings which were released on Friday. Another positive sign that emerged is that respondents expressed strong interest in rehiring staff that had been let go or laid off in response to the shutdowns related to COVID-19. Click here to see the complete survey results.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Baking and cooking more than usual these days? This opti-themed cutting board could be the perfect addition to your kitchen, and you can pick it up on Etsy. #WeShareIt

Community Voices

How Do I Choose to Look Back? Painting the Future

Jennifer Trakhtenberg, Senior Talent Leader for ClearVision Optical wrote the following article about her experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a New Yorker, a mother of two, and a leader of a human resources function at ClearVision, her perspective is thoughtful, captivating and unique. She captures the sentiments that many of us are feeling right now during this moment in time,” according to Lauren Candela, PR and marketing content manager for ClearVision.

Throughout the past two months, I have had this unusual sense of going and doing, while simultaneously envisioning how I want to look back at this period of time. It may be a byproduct of my optimism, which encourages me to contemplate “an after.” It likely has something to do with my personal and professional responsibilities—leading an HR function, while being a mom of two. I keenly recognize that each day I get to choose how I want to show up, and in doing so, I am painting the picture of how I will recall this unimaginable chapter.
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