Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 27, 2020|


Say Cheese for Your #SunglassesSelfie—It’s National Sunglasses Day

NEW YORK—Happy National Sunglasses Day! Every year on June 27, the optical community comes together to celebrate National Sunglasses Day, a day meant to promote the importance of UV protective eyewear for overall health. The holiday, promoted by The Vision Council, is a reminder that sunglasses are both a fashion statement and a health necessity—especially this year, as millions of people across the country spend more time outside in parks, beaches, and backyards due to COVID-19. Today, we can all get involved with National Sunglasses Day online by posting selfies on social media using the official hashtags #SunglassesSelfie and #NationalSunglassesDay.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

NEW YORK—Results of the 12th Wave Jobson ECP Coronavirus Survey (conducted June 19-23) are in and some 95 percent of ECPs across the U.S. have reopened and reflect an uptick in topline business, seeing more patients and generating more sales than in prior surveys. The majority report they are seeing on average of18.4 patients per day—lower than pre-pandemic levels which for them averaged 24.3 per day. Nevertheless, these ECPs say they are generating some 67 percent of the weekly revenues they'd have seen prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a jump from the 62 percent of pre-pandemic revenues among those ECPs who reported their sales in the June 5-9 11th Wave.

ECPs See More Patients at Reopened Practices, Per New Jobson Coronavirus Study

HEA and Abyde Partner to Deliver HIPAA Compliance to Independent ECPs

Revenues at ECP Locations Up 2 Index Points, Per Jobson Performance Tracker

GrandVision Secures Additional Funding, Announces Amendment to Credit Facility

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Editor's Pick

FTC Announces Final Amendments to Controversial Contact Lens Rule

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Federal Trade Commission voted 5-0 yesterday to approve a Final Rule amending the agency’s Contact Lens Rule, which facilitates shopping for contact lenses by requiring prescribers to automatically provide a copy of a patient’s prescription to the patient and to verify or provide prescriptions to third-party sellers. The Final Rule, known as 16 CFR Part 315, requires prescribers to request that their patients confirm that they have received their prescription, and allows flexibility in the way the prescription and confirmation are provided, the FTC said in a statement.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 21: A Special Auction, Custom Face Masks and a Sentimental Keepsake

Did you follow the optical news this week? Take VM’s News Quiz to see how much you know. This week's quiz takes a look at a special fundraising auction, custom-designed face masks and the meaning behind a sentimental keepsake. Click here to take the quiz for the week of June 21. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Schneider Rethinks Preventive Maintenance for Labs

Prescription labs are always looking for ways to operate more profitably and cost effectively. But with machines working as fast as they can, utilization as high as possible and costs cut to a minimum, what other options do labs have for optimization? Lab equipment maker Schneider believes that a lab’s further potential can only be unleashed with advanced service. However, highly skilled service staff will always be a scarce resource. To solve this problem, Schneider has developed a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) that helps labs become self-sufficient when performing preventive maintenance.
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