Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 23, 2020|


Yet Another Change...Celebrating Memorial Day 2020—Virtually, of Course

NEW YORK—Memorial Day 2020 is shaping up to look pretty different from the unofficial start of summer that most of us are used to. This year, with social gatherings and interstate traveling off the table, most Americans will be unable to celebrate Memorial Day in the traditional ways—but that doesn’t mean we have to write the holiday off completely. This year will mark another change in Memorial Day’s history: our first ever virtual Memorial Day. So there’s no better time than now to sit down and actually learn about the history of Memorial Day, and how it evolved into what we know now today.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Early registration opens for Academy 2020 Meeting, EyeCare Partners reinstates all services, Reopen Eyecare website launches, latest COVID-19 Business Tracker reveals optical continues an upward trend, and consolidation impacting 2019's Top 50 ranking in mid to upper tiers all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed. 

Early Registration Opens for Academy 2020 Meeting, Oct. 7-10, in Nashville

EyeCare Partners Reinstates All Services, New Health and Safety Guidelines

Reopen Eyecare Website Is Launched to Help ECPs Navigate Reopening Process

U.S. Optical Biz Continues Upward Trend, New COVID-19 Business Tracker Reports

Consolidation Impacted 2019's Top 50 Ranking in Mid to Upper Tiers

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Nominations Now Open for VM’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical; VM Adds New 'Above & Beyond' Category

NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.  In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities.
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Tweet of the Week

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Community Voices

Solving Everyday Problems—What Are Your Solutions?

NEW YORK—If nothing else, living through this pandemic has forced all of us to learn how to adapt. Many of us have shifted our habits to bend to the constrictions imposed by COVID-19: working from home, shopping and socializing online, home schooling our children, worrying about our health, our jobs, our finances, and ultimately, what the future might hold—all while trying to keep our sanity in this very surreal time. But isn’t it amazing how resourceful we’ve become. I guess necessity really is the mother of invention. That’s why we have come up with a new department called Problem Solved—we want to hear how you are overcoming obstacles and challenges in your business.
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