Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 14, 2020|


The Birth of a Bifocal Lament

Writing parody songs is a tricky business. Lots of folks try their hand at it, but it’s harder than it seems. Unless you’re Weird Al Yankovic, who has made a career of taking hit songs and transforming them into something totally different, with often hilarious results, you’d better be darn clever and have a deft way with a rhyme if you’re going to mess with someone’s perfectly good song in the hopes of making them laugh. Otherwise, the result can be laughable for all the wrong reasons. Writing an optical parody song is even trickier. The subject matter is much more limited, and so is the audience that can appreciate such esoterica.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

The Vision Council shares insights on market trends at all-member virtual meeting, Alcon reports "significant recovery" in Q3 sales, FYidoctors merges with Planet Vision, New Look Vision Group reports strong third-quarter results and Essilor Awards bonus points worth more than $1 million to 3,000 ECPs all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

The Vision Council Shares Insights on Market Trends at All-Member Virtual Meeting

Alcon Says ‘Significant Recovery’ in Q3 Sales Improved Operating Results

FYidoctors Continues Growth in Quebec With Merger of Planet Vision

New Look Vision Group Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results

Essilor Awards Bonus Points Worth More Than $1 Million to 3,000 ECPs

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Editor's Pick

Optical Sales Throughout the U.S. Are on the Upswing Despite Relentless Spread of COVID-19 Cases

NEW YORK—As daily records of new COVID-19 cases throughout the U.S. are reaching well above 100,000, optical sales were up in all service/product categories being tracked over the past week (Nov. 2-8). According to the latest Practice Performance Tracker from Jobson Research, sales increases ranged from a high of 3 index points for gross revenue and contact lenses to a low of 1 index point for exams/refractions.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Nov. 8: Expanding ODs’ Scope of Practice, New Guidance on Masks and Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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 expanding ODs’ scope of practice, new guidance on masks and Thanksgiving side dishes.
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