Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 27, 2021|


After What We’ve All Been Through, the Optical Industry Is Pining for Baseball to Begin

NEW YORK—Spring is in the air—at least we can hope. Yes, it does appear the tide is finally starting to turn against this awful year-long pandemic and perhaps even the harshest days of winter are winding down across the country. But another sure sign that a new spring isn’t far off is the start of the Major League Baseball season. Those magic words—pitchers and catchers are reporting—resonated against a wintry backdrop just two weeks ago and, thankfully, the real spring training games begin this weekend.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Total Vision forms new partnership, Bausch Health adds directors to board, Alcon reports Q4 sales gain, Jobson Research issues COVID-19 special report and Solstice Sunglassess files for bankruptcy protection all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

California’s Total Vision Adds New Partnership With Golden Hills Optometry of San Jose Region

Bausch Health Adds Two Icahn-Designated Directors to its Board, as Company Outperforms 2020 Revenue Guidance

Alcon Reports Fourth-Quarter Sales Gain and Notes That New Product Launches Drove Market-Share Gains in 2020

COVID's Impact on Optical, Examines the Year of 2020 Numbers in Review in a Special Report from Jobson Research

Citing the Impact of COVID-19, Solstice Sunglasses Files for Bankruptcy Protection, With Plans to Reorganize

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All Optical Sales Categories Suffer Substantial Declines Due to Severe Winter Weather, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

NEW YORK—All optical sales categories suffered substantial declines nationally over the course of last week (Feb. 15-21) due to historically severe winter weather, according to Jobson’s Practice Performance Tracker. Declines in optical sales ranged from -14 index points for contact lenses to -16 index points for gross revenue and lens pairs. These numbers are likely to rebound when the impact from severe winter weather has passed. Also this past week, the U.S. approached an unfortunate milestone, half a million dead due to COVID-19, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
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Indies Celebrate Black History Month By Looking to the Past and the Future

NEW YORK—In 1915, Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). In 1926, the association, which “was dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent,” according to, began sponsoring a national “Negro History Week.” Celebrated on the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, this week-long event grew into the Black History Month we now celebrate each and every February. President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month in 1976.
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