Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 06, 2021|


CES, Much Smaller in Virtual Form, Remains a Prime Showcase for Optical Tech

It’s hard to say how many miles of aisles I’ve walked over the 10 years that I’ve attended CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Let’s just say I have worn out several pairs of shoes while treading the floors of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands Convention Center and other CES venues.  This year I spared my soles and let my fingers do the walking, as they used to say in those old Yellow Pages ads. (Remember them?) That’s because CES, like countless conventions and meetings around the world, was a virtual event.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

PPG makes major investment to advance racial equity, Quigley Eye Specialists partners with Beraja Medical Institute, Jobson Tracker says U.S. sales decline, ECP survey shows lower weekly revenues remain, and a new president for Johnson and Johnson Vision all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

PPG to Invest $20 Million By 2025 to Advance Racial Equity

In Second Announced Deal of 2021, Quigley Eye Specialists Partners With Beraja Medical Institute in Miami-Dade County

Optical Sales Across the U.S. Decline for the Week of Jan. 25-31, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

Lower Weekly Revenue Remains a Constant for Most ECPs, Wave 19 of Jobson's Coronavirus Survey Finds

Johnson & Johnson Vision Names Peter Menziuso as Worldwide President for Vision Care

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies Announce Joint Venture for Acquisition of SightGlass Vision and Move to Expand Myopia Management Category

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, and SAN RAMON, Calif.—EssilorLuxottica (Reuters: ESLA.PA) and CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), two of the world’s leading vision care companies, said late Wednesday that they have entered into an agreement to create a 50/50 joint venture for the acquisition of SightGlass Vision, a U.S.-based life sciences company focused on developing innovative spectacle lenses to reduce the progression of myopia in children. EssilorLuxottica and CooperCompanies will leverage their shared expertise and global leadership in myopia management to accelerate the commercialization of SightGlass Vision spectacle lenses.
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Tweet of the Week

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It’s never too late to get in on a good meme, especially when it’s opti-themed. Head over to Etsy to pick up a opti-themed twist of the Bernie meme—in sticker form.

Optical on Main Street

Indies and Etnia Barcelona Team Up for Super Bowl Vision Day Program

BRANDON, Fla.—When we think of the Super Bowl, we think of lots of things: football, of course; beer, probably; snacks and commercials, naturally—but probably very few people immediately think of eye health when the Super Bowl comes to mind. This year, Etnia Barcelona is changing that. At Bell Shoals Church in Brandon, Florida, just an hour outside of Tampa, where Super Bowl LV will take place, Etnia Barcelona is teaming up with five local optometrists to provide free eye exams to children and students in need.
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