Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 27, 2021|


Meet the New Office: Out Go the Desks, In Come the Breakout Spaces and Armchairs

NEW YORK—Many Americans have been working remotely for much of the past 12 months. But recently there has been much discussion about how and when those who have been out of their offices will begin the process of re-entry and what the office will look like when they arrive. The return to work in New York City took a step forward this week when mayor Bill de Blasio said city employees would begin making a return to their offices beginning May 3. “We’re going to make it safe, but we need our city workers back in their offices where they can do the most to help their fellow New Yorkers,” he said. Read on for a look at how some of the country’s biggest employers hope to get their workers back to life in the office.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting moves to Denver, VM kicks off trends video series, EssilorLuxottica to acquire Walman, Apax Funds to acquire Rodenstock, and Mido postpones exhibition to 2022 all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Optometry's Meeting 2021 to Now Take Place in Denver, June 24-26

VM Kicks Off Video Series of ‘Micro Chats on Macro Trends’

EssilorLuxottica to Acquire Walman, the Largest Independent Lab Group in the U.S.

Apax Funds to Acquire Ophthalmic Lens Innovator Rodenstock

Mido's Next Live Exhibition Postponed to Feb. 12-14, 2022, Details of a New Virtual Event in June Will be Shared Soon

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

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EssilorLuxottica to Acquire Walman, the Largest Independent Lab Group in the U.S.

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, and MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—EssilorLuxottica has entered into an agreement to acquire Walman, the largest independent optical laboratory group in the U.S. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Walman, which is employee-owned and operated, has long been a top wholesale distributor of Essilor lenses in the U.S. It has been a leading partner to vision care practices around the country since its founding in 1915. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., the diversified company operates a network of 35 facilities across the U.S., including prescription lens-finishing labs and hubs for optical instruments and other vision care products. It generated approximately $500 million in revenues in 2020, according to EssilorLuxottica and Walman.
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PopSockets are such a fun way to make it easier to hold your phone and show off your personality, so why not have one with a Snellen Chart on it? You can pick this one up on Amazon.

Optical on Main Street

Setting Up Shop for Spring

NEW YORK—It may not feel like it, but Spring has officially arrived. Marking the start of a new season is always a fun excuse for a bit of a celebration—especially when it means rotating out some new spring-appropriate frames, or changing the d├ęcor inside and outside the shop. This week, we’re taking a look at how some indies are marking the start of Spring online—there’s still plenty of time to get inspired and celebrate the new season.
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