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May 15, 2021|


Vaccine Hesitancy and the Road to Herd Immunity

As the country slowly but surely begins to open up, the mood surrounding COVID-19 is very hopeful as each day brings more good news about the pandemic winding down. Currently, infections have dropped from 60,000 per day to 30,000, and deaths and hospitalizations from the virus are also going in the right direction—downward. However, the stats concerning the number of people who have gotten the vaccine could be better—36 percent of adults in the country are vaccinated but 53 percent have not gotten the vaccine, according to numbers reported yesterday by CNN. It has become apparent that vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. is a thing. For a roundup of how employers and employees are handling the situation, we’ve highlighted some recent articles that offer tips and advice on returning to the workplace.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

National Vision reports strong Q1, Walmart Health acquires MeMD, Shopko Optical opens 100th location, EyeSouth expands presence in North Georgia, and registration opens for VM’s Leadership Summit all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

National Vision Reports a ‘Truly Remarkable Start to the Year’ as 18 Percent Comp-Store Growth Highlights Strong Q1 Results

Walmart Health to Acquire Telehealth Provider MeMD as it Moves to Expand ‘Focus on Seamless Experience’

Shopko Optical Hits a Milestone with the Opening of its 100th Eyecare Location and Plans for Further Expansion in 2021

EyeSouth Partners Expands Presence in North Georgia With Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons Affiliation

Registration Is Open for VM's 2021 Leadership Summit, Now a Series of Conversations, Virtual Sessions and Exclusive Events

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Are You a Top U.S. Optical Retailer? Take Part in Vision Monday's 2021 Top 50 Optical Retailers Survey By May 19

NEW YORK—After an extraordinary year of business challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition this year. The industry's leading news platform is kicking off its annual survey among regional and national retailers today for the signature report, which collates and presents sales and operations data for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2020. "We felt the survey this year had to be designed to reflect and account for the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis that began in March 2020 and continues to reverberate," said Marge Axelrad, VM's SVP and editorial director. A link to the survey is posted HERE.
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This monogram-able catchall tray is perfectly constructed to hold frames when you don’t have the case on hand—or just as a cute, subtle opti-themed storage solution. You can pick it up from Mark & Graham here.


Nominations Now Open for VM’s 2021 Most Influential Women in Optical

NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue, marking the 19th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.
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