Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 08, 2021|


Celebrating Mother’s Day, and Protecting Eye Health

NEW YORK—Celebrating mothers and motherhood has been a part of human history for pretty much as long as it has existed, but it wasn’t until 1914 that Mother’s Day actually became an official holiday in the United States. The first American Mother’s Day happened in 1908, when West Virginia woman Anna Jarvis wanted a way to honor the sacrifices that mothers make for their children, History reports. Jarvis’ own mom had died three years prior, so she organized the first Mother’s Day celebration as a tribute to her, at a Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The holiday took off, and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson officially declared the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day throughout the country.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

EssilorLuxottica’s revenue rises for Q1, some positive business trends emerge for practices, Vision Expo extends free registration, Midwest Vision Partners announces a partnership and Rx Optical and MyEyeDr. strike a deal all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

EssilorLuxottica 1Q 2021 Revenue Rises 7.3 Percent, to €4.1 Billion

Some Positive Trends, but Many Eyecare Practices Still Lag April 2019 Performance Metrics, Jobson Research Survey Finds

Vision Expo Extends Free Registration, as Show Organizers Anticipate 5,000+ Attendees for Vision Expo East Orlando

Midwest Vision Partners Announces Partnership With Balian Eye Center as it Expands to 50-Plus Locations

Rx Optical Will Partner With MyEyeDr.

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Rx Optical Will Partner With MyEyeDr.

VIENNA, Va.–Rx Optical, with 54 locations across Michigan and Indiana, announced today that it is partnering with the MyEyeDr. family of practices. The deal will bring the total MyEyeDr. office count to 731 over 26 states and the District of Columbia. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The partnership further solidifies the presence of MyEyeDr. in the Midwest. Since partnering with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking in 2019, MyEyeDr. has added 185 offices to its list of optometric practices focused on the vision healthcare needs of a diverse patient base across the country, the company said.
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Getting Colorful This Spring

NEW YORK—With the days letting longer and warmer, and the sun seemingly getting brighter, there’s no better time than Spring to break out the colorful eyewear. Colorful frames and lenses help brighten up the requisite rainy days in Spring, but also help make the bright days even brighter—plus, there’s nothing like walking down the street in frames that match the blooming tulips. As we settle into Spring, many indies and eyewear brands are focusing on showing off their most colorful, springtime frames. This week, we’re taking a look through Instagram to offer inspiration and excitement for this vibrant season.
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