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March 20, 2021|


Digital Eye Strain—Another Pandemic Pain Point

We’ve all seen those notifications and displays on our phones tallying up our average screen time for the week. Ever since we went into lockdown last March, we’ve all been spending way too much time not just on our phones, but on electronic devices in general—including laptops, ipads and TVs. And once you add in children learning remotely on screens, you have a recipe for digital overload throughout the entire family. Here are some eye opening statistics about the rise of Digital Eye Strain (DES) and some advice from several eye doctors on how to combat the problem.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

FFL Partners and CDPQ agree to acquire New Look Vision Group, Mississippi to expand scope of optometry care, a partnership between the World Council of Optometry and CooperVision, Standard Optical acquires West Point Eye Center and EssilorLuxottica rebounds with a strong 2020 second half all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

FFL Partners and CDPQ Agree to Acquire New Look Vision Group Inc. in an All-Cash Transaction That Values New Look at $800 Million

Mississippi Set to Expand the Scope of Optometric Care as Governor Signs New Legislation

The World Council of Optometry and CooperVision Partner to Define and Promote a Standard of Care to Treat Myopia Progression

Standard Optical Acquires West Point Eye Center, to Establish Northern Utah Regional Medical Hub

EssilorLuxottica Rebounds With Strong Performance in Second Half of FY2020

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Editor's Pick

National Optical Sales Were Flat for Week of March 8-14, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

NEW YORK—National optical sales were flat across the board last week (March 8-14), except for contact lens sales, which were down -3 index points, according to Jobson’s Practice Performance Tracker. All other categories (gross revenue, exams/refractions, frame units, and lens pairs) showed no changed when comparing optical sales last week with the previous week (March 1-7). This coincides with the number of new COVID cases nationally also remaining flat, averaging out at about 65,000 new cases per day over the course of the last two weeks, according to the 7-day Moving Average on the CDC COVID Data Tracker.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of March 14: Jobson's Practice Performance Tracker, Celebrating St. Patrick's Day and a New Lacoste Collection

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 recent numbers from Jobson's Practice Performance Tracker, celebrating St. Patrick's Day and a new Lacoste collection from Marchon.
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Spring is here, which means it’s the perfect time to decorate with flowers or other plants in the office. This adorable plant pot serves double duty as a frame display. You can pick it up on Amazon here.

Optical on Main Street

Indies Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on Social

NEW YORK—These days, it’s not uncommon for things to feel a little stagnant. Many people are still spending most of their time safe and at home, and without things like concerts, live sporting events and parties to break up the months, it can feel like every day is the same—which makes holidays even more fun to celebrate. This week, millions of people around the world donned their trusty green T-shirts and headed to the store to buy a can of Guinness to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, no matter how far away they are from The Emerald Isle. To bring a little joy into the monotony, we’re taking a look at how independent ECPs celebrated March 17, ranging from getting all dressed up to special sales.
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