Vision Monday VMail Weekend

January 30, 2021|


A Swirl of News About COVID-19 as J&J's New Vaccine Reports Positive Trial Results

The news from Johnson & Johnson early Friday about the positive results of its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial comes amid a swirl of conflicting news about coronavirus, including the increasing spread of variants of the virus, a push by the Biden Administration to speed up the immunization process for Americans and reports that the number of COVID-19 cases globally surpassed 100 million (or 1.3 percent of the world’s population) in mid-week, according to news reports. To catch you up on what the companies and some health care observers are saying about the vaccines, VMAIL Weekend recaps some of the latest developments.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

The Vision Council raises $150K for scholarship program, Safilo reports full year sales, tracker says optical sales are up, Senior Vision Services parent company rebrands and Vision Source sets August dates for The Exchange 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 Raises More Than $150,000 for Open Your Eyes Scholarship Program

Safilo Group Reports Full Year 2020 Preliminary Sales

Optical Sales Across the U.S. Increase in Most Categories for the Week of Jan. 18-24, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

Senior Vision Services’ Parent Company Rebrands as Aria Care Partners, Expands Vision Services and Leadership Team

Vision Source Sets August Dates for The Exchange Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Organizers of Vision Expo Announce That Vision Expo East 2021 Will Now Take Place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that Vision Expo East 2021, originally scheduled to take place at the Javits Center in New York City from May 25-28, 2021, will now take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from June 2-5, 2021. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits will open Thursday, June 3. The decision was based on the current restrictions on large gatherings in New York State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This beautiful opti-themed mug is the perfect excuse to have one more cup of coffee in the morning. You can pick it up from Anthropologie here.

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Cascadia Eye Inspires Patients to Embrace Its Patient Portal

SKAGIT VALLEY, Wash.—Rolling out a brand new patient portal can be tough. Sometimes, patients are resistant to change, or need some help getting the grasp of how a new system works and why it’s necessary. The transition can be a lengthy, frustrating, and slow process—but there are ways to make everything a little bit easier. The team at Cascadia Eye, located in Washington State, came up with a special incentive to get patients to enroll in the portal system: a gift card drawing. Patients who signed up for the new portal were entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card, and the winner received a special shout-out on social media.
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