Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 20, 2021|


The Pandemic Takes Its Toll on Our Mental Health

It’s no secret that after living with COVID-19 for nearly a year now, most of us are pretty burned out. Many of us are coming up on the one-year anniversary of working from home, and let’s face it, working where you live isn’t everything we thought it would be. Sure, saving money and time on the daily commute is a plus, but the ability and addiction to work harder and longer hours has blurred the lines between our work and personal lives. Add in the stress of trying to stay safe from COVID-19, home-schooling kids, and juggling the responsibilities of work and family and you have a recipe for a mental health pandemic.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Lancet Global Health Commission issues report, Clear Sight Partners adds to team, The Vision Council releases ECP survey, optical sales continue to fall and IDOC forms consulting partnership all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Landmark Lancet Global Health Commission Report Outlines the Essential Role Vision Care Plays

Clear Sight Partners Adds Three New Members to Executive Management Team

The Vision Council Releases Results of January 2021 Eyecare Provider Insights Survey

U.S. Optical Sales Fall Further Entering a Third Straight Week of Declines, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

IDOC Announces Strategic Consulting Partnership With Diversity Perspective ODs to Increase Adoption of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Principles

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Editor's Pick

VM's Conversation With HEA’s Justin Manning, OD: Eyecare Professionals Adapt and Prosper Through a Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals have shown both their resilience and their willingness to adapt over the past year as the coronavirus pandemic has forced practice closings, upended in-office procedures and put more emphasis on digital offerings and meeting new patient expectations. But through it all, many ECPs have managed to continue growing their practices and making the changes that will be necessary to succeed going forward after the COVID-19 threat subsides, according to Justin Manning, OD, MPH, FAAO, executive vice president, professional strategies for Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA).
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Feb 14: ‘Partying’ in the Big Easy, 100% Optical Event and the Healing Powers of Coffee

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 ‘partying’ in the Big Easy, 100% Optical event and the healing powers of coffee.

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Community Voices

Indies Head Online to Celebrate Mardi Gras

NEW YORK—Like most things in 2020 and 2021, Mardi Gras this year is looking a lot different. New Orleans’ annual parade was cancelled, prompting locals to celebrate Yardi Gras instead, but by no means does a parade cancellation mean that the spirit of the holiday is suffering. Mardi Gras remains a day of celebration for many—including independent ECPs in the New Orleans area (and some far away) who took to social media to celebrate in the small ways they could.
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