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April 10, 2021|


The Optical Community Takes to Instagram to Mark Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

NEW YORK—For many of us, April is when Spring truly begins. It’s a month of more sunlight, warmer days, blooming flowers, and a look toward what summer might have in store. And in the optical world, April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, too. Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, as declared by Prevent Blindness, is an effort to raise awareness of women’s increased risk of vision health issues, as well as the steps that they can take to prevent vision loss.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical announced this morning that it is cancelling Transitions Academy 2021, scheduled for June 13 – 16, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. The annual meeting is one of the industry’s most well-recognized educational events, bringing together independent eyecare professionals, national and regional retailers, educators, optical laboratories, managed vision care companies, and other industry professionals from across North America and around the globe. In lieu of Transitions Academy 2021, Transitions Optical said it will continue to connect with and support the optical industry through virtual events like Transitions The Pulse, which brought together over 10,000 global attendees, and its Innovation Awards, virtual education and customized training events.

Transitions Optical Cancels Transitions Academy 2021

Third VM ‘Micro Chat’ Explores Access to Care and Social Determinants of Health

J&J Vision Launches Global Collaboration With Menicon Aimed at Managing Myopia Progression in Children

National Optical Sales Experience Significant Declines for Week of March 29 to April 4, Jobson Practice Performance Tracker Says

Eyemart Express Expands to Tennessee, its 42nd State, With a New Store in Jackson

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Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine Kick Off Nominations for Their Readers' Choices of Business Support from 'Ultimate Partners'

NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked to share their choices for great business support partners in a challenging business year, via the new Ultimate Partners program, with nominations opening on April 7. Readers are being asked to recall the time when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2020 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to reshape that problem into an opportunity or name which supplier (or representative) came to the rescue with valuable new solutions. ECPs and optical retailers can submit nominations starting today for their Ultimate Partners here.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of April 4: Vaccines of the Future, Saluting Business Partners and An Onslaught of Insects

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 vaccines of the future, saluting business partners and an upcoming onslaught of insects.
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Florals? For Spring? Absolutely groundbreaking when you combine them with this adorable, opti-themed keychain. You can pick it up from EyeLoveLifeDesigns on Etsy here.

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Third VM ‘Micro Chat’ Explores Access to Care and Social Determinants of Health

NEW YORK—With millions of Americans facing job losses and other economic hardships resulting from the pandemic, providing access to healthcare for those in need has taken on new urgency. The crisis is prompting healthcare policy makers and researchers to sharpen their focus on the underlying causes that prevent many people from getting the healthcare services they need. In a new video, “Access to Care: The Social Determinants of Health,” VM editorial director Marge Axelrad and lens and technology editor Andrew Karp discuss this timely topic and how it impacts vision care. The video, the third in a series of “Micro Chats on Macro Topics,” can be viewed here.
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