Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 05, 2021|


National Eyewear Day Takes Center Stage on June 6

NEW YORK—Tomorrow, June 6, marks the sixth annual National Eyewear Day—a day set aside for the optical community, and dedicated to promoting tips, tools and philanthropic initiatives that bring awareness to the importance of comprehensive eye exams and overall eye health. National Eyewear Day became official in 2016, after Zyloware submitted it to the Registrar at National Day Calendar, and everyone can get involved with National Eyewear Day by posting on social media and using the hashtags #NationalEyewearDay #ZylowareEyewear #WeAreZyloware.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Engaging events at Vision Expo East, U.S. optical sales decline, Jobson Tracker says, staffing is a challenge, according to ECP survey, Keplr continues its growth trend and WHO adopts eye health targets all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Engaging Events Lead the Way at Vision Expo East 2021

U.S. Optical Sales Decline for Week of May 24-30 as Gross Revenue Remains Substantially Higher Than Comparable Weeks of 2019 and 2020, Jobson’s Weekly Tracker Shows

Staffing Is a Challenge for Many ECPs Right Now as Business Builds Back; New CDC Mask Confusion Is Creating Tension, Per Jobson's New Coronavirus Survey

Continuing Its Growth, Keplr Vision Reports 43 New Partnerships Added in 2021’s First Half

World Health Leaders Adopt Two New Ambitious Global Eye Health Targets for 2030

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now

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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Tweet of the Week

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Getting Involved With UV Awareness Month

NEW YORK—Memorial Day is right around the corner, marking the unofficial start of summer all across the United States. Of course, we know how important UV protection is year-round, but there is no better time than the start of summer to remind patients and loved ones to grab their sunglasses before heading out of the house, which makes May the perfect month to celebrate UV Awareness Month. There’s still time to get involved, and the need for UV protection never ends, so this week we’re taking a look at some social media posts that celebrate UV Awareness Month to provide you with some ideas and inspiration to get involved on your own.
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