Vision Monday VMail Weekend

October 31, 2020|


Final VM Summit Session Addresses Elevating the Patient Experience With Tech and Retail Leaders

NEW YORK—Wrapping up with the proverbial bang, the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit virtual conference concluded its four-session series last week with its much-anticipated “Stepping Up the Patient Experience” program. The two-hour session took a deep dive into the way digital technologies are bringing doctors, patients and consumers into the healthcare process in exciting new ways. The session was highlighted by an eclectic mix of speakers drawn from the tech, retail and vision care fields who discussed how new tactics are transforming patient engagement by blending physical experiences with virtual ones.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Kala Pharmaceuticals announces FDA approval of dry eye drug, Prevent Blindness declares November as diabetes-related eye disease month, optical sales remain flat, Sterling Vision acquires Cascade Vision Center, and Blanchard and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare support GlobalEyes podcast all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Kala Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Dry Eye Drug

Prevent Blindness Declares November as Diabetes-Related Eye Disease Month

Optical Sales Remain Flat Despite Upward Trend of COVID-19 Cases

Continuing its Oregon Expansion, Sterling Vision Acquires Cascade Vision Center

Blanchard and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Support GlobalEyes Podcast

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Editor's Pick

CVS Launches 'QuickRenew' At-Home Contact Lens Prescription Renewal Tool and Eyeglasses Push With $79 Frame and SV Lens Offer

WOONSOCKET, R.I.—CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, is moving more aggressively into the optical business with an announcement Tuesday that it is now offering a telehealth contact lens renewal tool via its website across more than 30 states. The drugstore chain announced the launch of QuickRenew, an online contact lens prescription renewal tool powered by technology from Premium Vision. (Premium Vision is one of 1-800 Contacts’ portfolio companies, along with Liingo Eyewear and others.)
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Oct. 25: A Drugstore Chain Enters the Optical Lane, Adding Up the Ballots and What’s Wrong With Bono’s Eyes

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 a drugstore chain entering the optical lane, adding up election ballots and what’s wrong with Bono’s eyes. Click here to take the quiz.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

It’s hot coffee season, and what better way to celebrate than with a new mug featuring a hidden joke? You can pick this one up on Etsy. #WeShareIt

Community Voices

Yes, We’re Thinking About the Holidays Already

NEW YORK—Yes, I know, it’s not even November yet. But I’m a Virgo: I like to be prepared, and I love to have a game plan—and so do small businesses. As we begin to approach what is sure to be a very different holiday season than the ones we’re used to, many small businesses across the country have joined the campaign to Shop Early, Shop Local, which encourages consumers to get their holiday shopping done ahead of time and to support local businesses in the process. This week, we’re taking a look at how different small businesses across the country are promoting this idea—giving you plenty of inspiration to get your practice on board, too.
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