Vision Monday VMail Weekend

October 24, 2020|


What’s Next? Third Summit Session Features Pandemic Leadership Lessons from Healthcare’s Front Lines

NEW YORK—Top executives from regional and national healthcare systems joined the third Virtual VM Summit broadcast on October 14 to share how administrators, clinicians and support staff have responded to the global coronavirus pandemic, which has stressed hospital and provider systems in unprecedented ways. Citing resilience, adaptation and teamwork as key ingredients to meet the challenge, these business leaders discussed how they see insurance coverage and patient access to care evolving with these shifts, and how systemic changes in healthcare will provide an opportunity for vision care providers to chart a new direction and play a wider role.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Myopia Profile and Essilor unite to tackle childhood myopia, Total Vision partners with Foothill Optometric Group, Jobson Tracker: Optical sales remain flat despite uptick in COVID-19 cases, VSP Global intensifies focus on innovation, and the 12th annual EyeVote Reader's Choice Awards all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Myopia Profile and Essilor Unite to Tackle Childhood Myopia

Vote for VM's and 20/20 Magazine's Annual 2020 EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards

Total Vision Partners With Foothill Optometric Group in Pleasanton, Calif.

Optical Sales Remain Flat Despite Uptick in COVID-19 Cases in Nearly All States

VSP Global Intensifies Focus on Innovation With ‘Futurist Report’

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Editor's Pick

Increased COVID Cases Concern ECPs, While Capture Rates and Profits Are Up, Per Wave 16 of the Jobson Coronavirus Survey

NEW YORK—A noted rise in COVID-19 cases in their regions are a concern among the ECP respondents of Wave 16 of Jobson's Coronavirus Survey, conducted Oct. 16 through 20 by Jobson Research. At the same time, 30 percent of respondents reported their optical sales for this month were about the same compared to the prior year's October while another 27 percent said they were experiencing higher sales this month than last year. Thirty nine percent reported their profitability was on a par with last year at this time while 27 percent said their profitability was higher.
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Tweet of the Week

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In need of new art for the office? There’s nothing better than a happy dog in glasses. You can pick these sweet prints up on Etsy. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Indies Warn Patients to Beware the Scary Consequences of Halloween Contacts

NEW YORK—With Halloween quickly approaching, many people are getting their costume plans in order—even if we’re just going to wear them to sit on the couch and watch scary movies this year. For many Halloween lovers, a great costume also involves theatrical contact lenses in order to get the perfectly spooky look—but many consumers don’t realize the dangers involved in purchasing costume contact lenses from unverified sources. As October is also Contact Lens Safety Month, there is no better time than now for ECPs to remind their patients how important it is to ensure their contacts are legitimate and safe.
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