Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 01, 2020|


Taking a Break From Reality

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says “May you live in Interesting times.” Well as my Mom used to say, “Be careful what you wish for.” These times are indeed interesting and stressful and unprecedented and downright mind blowing. Getting away from it all is not as easy as it used to be. Depending on which part of the country you are in, even hitting the beach for a long weekend is laden with restrictions.

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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

EssilorLuxottica reacts to GrandVision initiating arbitration proceedings, "Essilor Experts" star in lens maker's campaign, Kering Group and Kering Eyewear report Q2 sales, Johnson & Johnson Vision receives FDA's breakthrough device designation, and Kentucky College of Optometry earns ACOE accreditation all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

EssilorLuxottica Says GrandVision Initiating Arbitration Proceedings Is ‘Surprising’

‘Essilor Experts’ Star in Lens Maker’s New Consumer Campaign

Kering Group and Kering Eyewear Report Sharp Impact on Q2 Sales

Johnson & Johnson Vision Receives FDA’s Breakthrough Device Designation

Kentucky College of Optometry Earns ACOE Accreditation

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Editor's Pick

Overall ECP Revenues Are Flat, and Northeast Region Is Strongest, Per Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for Week Ending July 26

NEW YORK—Even while COVID-19 spread throughout the country over the past week, the U.S. optical business held its own, reporting flat revenues to slight decreases for the period, depending on the region, according to the latest Jobson COVID-19 Performance Tracker for the week ending July 26. With COVID-19 cases dramatically increasing throughout the U.S., even in some Northeastern states where the virus has previously been on the decline, according to the CDC COVID Data Tracker, the U.S. optical business remained either flat or declined only a few index points slightly across all service/product categories.
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Community Voices

Taking to Instagram for UV Awareness

NEW YORK—Warm summer weather brings more time spent outdoors, so it makes sense that we celebrate UV Safety Awareness Month in July, at the height of the season. Although many associate UV safety with skin and sunscreen, we also understand how important it is to protect the eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Last month, many ECPs have taken to Instagram to remind their patients just how important this is—and give them tips and tricks to keep their eyes safe in the sunny, summer months. There’s still plenty of time to spread the word—so here’s a look at how some ECPs are using social media for UV Safety Awareness Month. 
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