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October 10, 2020|


VM’s Summit Examines Seismic Changes in Optical Landscape Due to Pandemic

For the first time since its inception 14 years ago, Vision Monday held the opening session of its Global Leadership Summit on a virtual platform due to the pandemic. So it was only fitting that the theme of the four-part, month-long Summit, titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," took “attendees” on a quest for answers to the many business challenges and urgent questions facing ECPs and vision care decision makers in light of the virus. If the first session was any indication, Vision Monday more than delivered on its promise to serve up a thought-provoking program and bring together a wide range of noted experts to address big trends and practical tactics in the face of COVID-19. Here is a top-line look at some of the messages.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Vision companies launch new initiatives on World Sight Day, VSP Premier Program extends benefits, 3 optometric organizations partner to deliver diversity symposium, America’s Best to sponsor PCO’s Summer Enrichment Program, and Hoya’s celebrates ‘visionaries’ with new brand positioning all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed. 

Vision Companies Use World Sight Day as a Springboard for New Initiatives

VSP Premier Program Extends Status and Benefits into 2021

Three Optometric Organizations Partner to Deliver Symposium on Diversity

America’s Best to Sponsor PCO’s Summer Enrichment Program

Hoya’s Celebrates ‘Visionaries’ With New Global Brand Positioning

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J&J Vision Says New Survey on Eye Health Finds Most People Don’t Know the Importance of an Annual Eye Exam

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision  announced findings from a comprehensive, large-scale global eye health survey in advance of World Sight Day on Thursday, Oct. 8. The survey reveals both a disconnect in patient views toward the importance of eye health and how patients prioritize it as part of their overall health, as well as unique barriers to care and varying attitudes toward eye health specific to different regions, generations, and genders, according to the announcement on Tuesday.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Oct. 4: Why People Wear Contacts, World Sight Day Highlights and Being Sick of COVID

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 the reasons why people wear contacts, highlights from World Sight Day activities and being sick and tired of COVID. Click here to take the quiz for the week of October 4th. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend.
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Community Voices

World Sight Day Brings Optical Community Together, Even When We’re Apart

NEW YORK—On Thursday, members of the optical community from all around the world came together for one purpose: World Sight Day. The annual holiday is one of the most important days for fundraising and education regarding eye health and advocacy, and this year was no exception. Even with COVID-10 putting a hold on large gatherings and social events, the optical community was able to adapt and change for a safe—and mostly virtual—World Sight Day, taking the message online as well as into our own communities. 
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