Vision Monday VMail Weekend

October 03, 2020|


Billie Jean King’s 50 Years of Leadership, Activism and Style. From the ‘Original 9’ to Advocating for ‘Seeing Clearly’

NEW YORK—We’re not one to throw in the towel on a regular basis, but there’s just no topping this recent Glamour headline: “No One Plays the Game Like Billie Jean King.” So true, as anyone who remembers the legendary tennis star’s career—or even follows her very active and outspoken Twitter account—can attest. King, and several of her women’s tennis contemporaries, have been in the news recently because it’s the 50th anniversary of the “Original 9.”
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

CooperVision begins search for 2021 Best Practices honorees, National Vision opens 1,200th store, the virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit kicks off, EyeCare Partners launches crisis aid relief for employees foundation, and "First IMPACT HBCU: If You Can See It, You Can Be It" event all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperVision Begins Search for 2021 Best Practices Honorees

National Vision Opens 1,200th Store in Florida

The Virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Kicks Off Today

EyeCare Partners Launches Crisis Aid Relief for Employees Foundation

'First IMPACT HBCU: If You Can See It, You Can Be It' Event to Launch on Oct. 6

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Organizers of Vision Expo Announce New Dates for Vision Expo East 2021: May 25 – 28, 2021 at the Javits Center in NYC

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today have announced that Vision Expo East 2021, originally scheduled to take place from March 18-21, will now take place May 25-28, 2021 (Education: May 25-28; Exhibition: May 26-28) at the Javits Center in New York City. The date change reflects a proactive decision by the show’s organizers "in the interest of providing more time for companies to effectively plan their participation during this challenging period for the optical marketplace," the announcement said.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Sept. 27: A Convention Rescheduled, Trusting Social Media and Eye Health Awareness

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 another convention is rescheduled, trusting social media sites and an eye health awareness campaign. Click here to take the quiz for the week of September 27. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

For Indie Oxford Eyes, a Grand Reopening Is the Talk of the Town

ORLANDO, Fla—For the team at Oxford Eyes in Orlando, Florida, it’s been an exciting, bustling two years on Swanson’s Ivanhoe Row in Ivanhoe Village—and now things are about to get even better. This week, the family-owned indie eyewear shop is moving on up—six doors down, that is, to a larger location on “The Row,” in Ivanhoe Village, which will allow the shop to host bigger trunk shows, popups, and other events, as well as carry an expanded eyewear collection and offer other additional services in the future. 
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