Vision Monday VMail Weekend

December 05, 2020|


The Promise of the Vaccine

This past Wednesday, there were 3,157 COVID-19 deaths reported across the U.S.—an all-time high since the pandemic began. Wednesday’s death toll surpassed the number of people killed in the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said the next few months of the COVID-19 pandemic will be among “the most difficult in the public health history of this nation.” A very sobering milestone and a dire prediction from one of the country’s leading health care officials. But the past few weeks have also brought us some very positive news. It seems there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and unlike a lot of things in 2020, it’s not a train heading our way. That bright and very hopeful light is the long-awaited vaccine for COVID-19.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

CooperCompanies reports solid Q4 results, upswing in COVID cases leads to greater concerns among independents, optical sales throughout the U.S. experience a substantial decline, Noha Abdalla joins MyEyeDr. leadership team, and Frames Data and OptiStore One launch new Canadian integration all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperCompanies Reports ‘Solid’ Q4 Results

Upswing in COVID Cases Leads to Greater Concerns Among Independents

Optical Sales Throughout the U.S. Experience a Substantial Decline

Noha Abdalla Joins MyEyeDr. Leadership Team as Chief Marketing Officer

Frames Data and OptiStore ONE Launch New Canadian Integration

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Sustainability Gains Traction in Optical Industry: VM's Cover Topic

NEW YORK—In this year like no other, the topic of sustainability is gaining ground in the optical industry. As individuals, families, companies and businesses large and small start to reprioritize as a result of new examples of climate change, economic challenges, social causes and the pandemic, there is more concern about companies' and brands' approach to the matter. In VM's November issue, the cover topic explores some of the latest findings about consumers' changing attitudes towards the subject.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Nov. 29: Jobson’s Latest ECP Survey, Eye Health Awareness and the Race to the Vaccine

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 Jobson’s latest ECP survey, eye health awareness and the race to the vaccine.
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Tweet of the Week

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Community Voices

Rolling With the Punches: The 2020 Edition

Our much touted “Year of Vision” turned out to be a giant dumpster fire. I’ve heard it said that going through something hard without learning lessons along the way is the true meaning of suffering, so I do try to look at hard times with my “perspective glasses” on. I don’t want to have gone through something difficult and not learned anything from it. So, here are a few nuggets I’ve picked up about business, people, and emerging from tough times. This story by Johnna Dukes, ABOC, originally appeared in 20/20's Pro to Pro.
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