Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 13, 2021|


Last Weekend, Oprah’s Frames Stole the Show

NEW YORK—If you spent any time on the internet at all last week, you probably saw people talking about Meghan, Harry and Oprah. Oprah’s bombshell interview with the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex trended for days, prompting important discussions about race, mental health and misogyny, and has reframed how many look at institutions like the British royal family. In addition to these important discussions, the two-hour long interview inspired another trend: serious love for Oprah’s glasses. In fact, her Götti OR02 frames in the colorway Sand pretty much stole the show—and prompted people all across the world to post on social media about how much they loved the frames, or wanted them for themselves.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Bausch Health names succession CFO, GrandVision issues annual report, optical sales see gains, Tracker says, CooperVision announces “Best Practices” honorees and Safilo to use Eastman’s sustainable materials all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Bausch Health Announces CFO Succession and Updates Spinoff Plans for Bausch + Lomb

GrandVision Says it Achieved 'Underlying Operational Improvements’ at U.S. For Eyes Locations in 2020

U.S. Optical Sales Experience Gains in All Categories, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

CooperVision Introduces 2021 ‘Best Practices’ Honorees as Program Celebrates U.S. Optometry Practices

Safilo Group to Use Eastman's Sustainable Materials in its Eyewear Collections, Starting in SS22

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White House's Accelerated Vaccine Rollout Plan Calls for More Professionals to Take Part in Administering Shots, Including Optometrists

WASHINGTON D.C.—President Biden addressed the nation last night on the one-year anniversary of the WHO declaration of the coronavirus pandemic and detailed plans to continue to escalate vaccinations for all Americans, characterizing it as a "war-time effort to vaccinate the U.S. population with the goal of getting the nation closer to normal by July 4th." Just afterward, The White House issued its fact sheet that called for more health care professionals to get directly involved with the efforts and contribute to the administration, including, specifically, optometrists.
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A Few Ideas for Workplace Eye Wellness Month

NEW YORK—This year, March is Workplace Eye and Wellness Month at Prevent Blindness. The goal of Workplace Eye Wellness Month is to raise awareness of potential damage to the eyes at work—this year, due to the ongoing pandemic and thus the increase in digital screen time for many remote workers, Prevent Blindness is emphasizing the dangers of digital eye strain. So far this month, many ECPs have taken to social media to share the message. Here’s a look at some of the ways ECPs across the country are doing just that—feel free to get inspired.
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CooperVision Introduces 2021 ‘Best Practices’ Honorees as Program Celebrates U.S. Optometry Practices

SAN RAMON, Calif.—During a year of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, eyecare practices across the nation have adapted to meet the changing needs of their patients and find ways to not only survive, but thrive. In celebration of 10 such practices, on Monday CooperVision announced its 2021 “Best Practices” honorees. Now in its sixth year, CooperVision’s Best Practices program highlights optometric practices in the U.S. that advance the profession.
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