Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 29, 2020|


See the World Like Your Dog

NEW YORK—It’s normal that every week has its ups and downs, its good days and its bad days. But this past week, there was one clear day that blew every other day out of the water: Wednesday, August 26, National Dog Day. According to the official National Dog Day website, animal welfare advocate and pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige founded the day in 2004 as a day to raise awareness of the number of dogs who need to be adopted each year. It is a day to celebrate all dogs, all breeds, and all variations of man’s best friend. And, boy, is it a great day to be on Instagram. Online, people all around celebrated National Dog Day by sharing sweet pictures and videos of their furry friends—in the optical industry, many showed off their dogs in glasses, or highlighted the importance of protecting your dogs’ eyes from sun, wind and debris the same way you’d protect your own.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Six California eyecare practices choose VSP Ventures for practice transition, Versant Health announces collaboration with Befitting, registration opens for the virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Series, VSP Global delays formularly changes until 2021, and Court denies EssilorLuxottica's bid to review GrandVision's performance all topped this week's VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Six California Eyecare Practices Choose VSP Ventures for Practice Transition

Versant Health Announces Collaboration With Befitting

Registration Opens for the Virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Series

VSP Global Delays Formulary Changes Until 2021

Court Denies EssilorLuxottica’s Bid to Review GrandVision’s Performance

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Warby Parker Receives Additional $245 Million Investment, Sources Peg Company's Valuation at $3 Billion

NEW YORK—Warby Parker announced today a $245 million fundraising, with investment from D1 Capital Partners, Durable Capital Partners, T. Rowe Price, and Baillie Gifford. According to a source familiar with the company's financing, the new investment values the e-commerce/brick-and-mortar retailer at $3 billion. The company previously raised a total of $290 million, including, as VMAIL reported in March 2018, a $75 million investment.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of August 23: Survival Kits, Pandemic Fatigue and Sports Eye Safety

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 survival kits, pandemic fatigue and sports eye safety. Click here to take the quiz for the week of August 23. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

It’s definitely not too early to start thinking about Halloween decorations, right? This sweet ghost in glasses is the perfect print for in-office celebrations. You can download it instantly on Etsy. #WeShareIt

Community Voices

‘Frequent, Open’ Communication With Staff Is One Way to Tackle Pandemic Fatigue in the Office

SAN DIEGO—Call it “pandemic fatigue.” Or, better yet, as San Diego-based eyecare professional Michael Kling, OD, sees it people have begun hitting the “pandemic wall.” This is the feeling many of us have as we near the six-month mark of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. It’s particularly true for those who work in a retail or customer/patient-service type of environment where patience often is running at very low levels. “With crisis fatigue setting in, your staff may need a morale boost,” Kling wrote recently on the Review of Optometric Business website in his essay titled, “Signs Your Staff Needs a Mid-Pandemic Morale Boost–and How to Do It.”
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