Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 21, 2020|


Embracing a Very Different Thanksgiving

NEW YORK—Like almost everything else that’s happened in 2020, this year’s Thanksgiving celebrations are going to be very different from what we’re used to. Although we’ve been battling COVID-19 for months now, the passage of time hasn’t actually made missing out on events and gatherings with our loved ones much easier, and Thanksgiving is no exception. This time of year is associated with spending time with loved ones who we might not get to see otherwise—but this year, experts including the CDC have heavily discouraged travel and gathering with people outside our immediate households. While these sacrifices are imperative for protecting physical health, there’s no question they have an effect on our mental health—positive in some ways, and negative in others.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Eversight-led study confirms presence of SARS-Cov-2 in postmortem eye tissue, RCA adds Retina Associates of Sarasota to group, optical sales remain flat, Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week to increase understanding of disease, and Eyes on 2021 virtual event set for Nov. 20-22 all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Eversight-Led Study Confirms Presence of SARS-Cov-2 in Postmortem Eye Tissue

Retina Consultants of America Adds Retina Associates of Sarasota to Group

Optical Sales Remain Flat as COVID-19 Cases Increase, Jobson Tracker Says

Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week to Increase Understanding of Rare Disease

Registration Still Open for Eyes On 2021, Virtual Event Set for Nov. 20-22

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Editor's Pick

Inspecs Group Agrees to Conditionally Acquire Eschenbach Holding GmBH

BATH, England and NUREMBERG, Germany—Inspecs Group PLC (LSE: SPEC), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames, announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire all of the equity interests in Eschenbach Holding GmbH for €94.85 million (approximately £84.7 million). The consideration will be paid wholly in cash on closing. Eschenbach is a leading, global, eyewear supplier headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. It has two divisions, one focused on designing and distributing eyeglass frames and sunglasses (which consists of Tura in the U.S.) and one on designing, manufacturing and distributing specialty optics products and low vision technologies, which is the Optics Division (Eschenbach Optik of America). 
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Nov. 15: Presidential Pets, Who Will Take the Vaccine and An Eyewear Acquisition

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 Presidential pets, who will take the vaccine and a major eyewear acquisition.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

Yes, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet—but it’s never, ever too early for an opti-themed Christmas sweater. You can pick this one up on Etsy. 

Community Voices

American Express to Feature Eyewear Designers Coco and Breezy in New ‘Built to Last’ Black-Owned Small Business Podcast

NEW YORK—American Express’ #ShopSmall  initiative has taken on new dimensions in this unique year, extending the spotlight on the importance of supporting local small businesses to consumers in a range of categories. Just last month, Amex launched a new podcast, “Built to Last,” a series of conversations with trailblazing Black small business owners. The podcast is hosted by Elaine Welteroth, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, journalist, producer and New York Times best-selling author. Welteroth said, “I am excited to partner with American Express to shine a light on Black entrepreneurs that are blazing new trails and finding innovative ways to thrive despite unprecedented challenges.”
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