Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 28, 2020|


#ShopSmall and Small Business Saturday Take on More Meaning in 2020

NEW YORK—This has been a difficult year for many businesses, but perhaps small businesses have been hurt more than most. This is one reason many small-business owners are looking forward to the annual Small Business Saturday event that takes place today, Nov. 28, sandwiched in between Black Friday (which won’t look the same this year) and Cyber Monday, which is projected to be another boon for retailers with an online presence.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Optical sales remain flat, Eyes on 2021 concludes as one of the largest virtual optometry events of 2020, Satisloh announces formation of specialized STEP team, Premier Academy360 offers badges on VSP's Find a Doctor directory, and CooperVision announces 2021 Best Practices Scholarship Program all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Optical Sales Remain Flat Nationwide, Jobson Tracker Says

Eyes On 2021 Concludes as One of the Largest Virtual Optometry Events of 2020

Satisloh Announces Formation of Specialized STEP Team

Premier Academy360 Offers Specialized Badges on VSP’s Find a Doctor Directory

CooperVision Announces 2021 Best Practices Scholarship Program

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Editor's Pick

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 12th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 19 distinct categories.
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Community Voices

141 Years of History, and a New Location to Boot: St. Louis Icon Erkers Eyewear

ST. LOUIS—It was over 100 years ago, in 1879, when A.P. Erker arrived in the U.S. from Germany and founded Erkers in St. Louis, Missouri. Within a few years, A.P.’s brother August joined the business, and the rest, as they say, is history. Erkers is officially the first optical laboratory west of the Mississippi River, and also served as the official photographer for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The company is a steadfast and integral part of both St. Louis’ history and American optical history—and that stands true to today. 
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