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June 12, 2021|


A Very Different Show Experience: The Sights and Sounds of Vision Expo East

The headline in the June 5 Show Daily from Vision Expo East said it all: “Show Attendees Feel Excited, Safe and Happy to be Back.” As Expo got into full swing on Friday, VM’s Gwendolyn Plummer, the onsite eyes and ears of our Expo Show Daily observed, “No matter where this year’s Vision Expo East attendees came from, and no matter what their plans are at the show, there seems to be one common feeling among everyone: it’s good to be back. Out on the show floor, attendees and exhibitors are back to doing what they love most, all while staying safe and cautious. The overall feeling of the show has been one of optimism and happiness—of a long overdue reunion that has finally arrived.”
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Luxottica and Mazzucchelli announce a collaboration, GrandVision acquisition clears another hurdle, register for VM’s virtual Summit session, Memorial Day holiday derails optical sales and Expo concludes show in Orlando all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Luxottica and Mazzucchelli Enter into Collaboration for Sustainable Acetate and for Luxottica Investment of 35 Percent of Mazzucchelli Share Capital

EssilorLuxottica’s Bid to Acquire GrandVision Completes Regulatory Approval Process, Awaits Arbitration Outcome

Register Now for VM's Virtual Summit First Session, June 23, for Exclusive Take on Remote, Comprehensive Eye Exams

The Memorial Day Holiday Led to Declines in ECPs’ Gross Revenue for the Week of May 31 to June 6, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

Vision Expo East 2021 Concludes Show in Orlando, Brings Together Members for Education and Exhibition

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

If You Know an Influential Woman in Optical Nominate Her Now—Nominations Will Close on Sunday, June 13

NEW YORK—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. The deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 13. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 6: Another Show Goes Virtual, Eyes in Overdrive and a Special Donation

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 another show going virtual, eyes in overdrive and a special donation.
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Indies Head Out to Vision Expo East

ORLANDO—Last week, ECPs, students, and optical companies across the country headed down to Orlando, Florida, for Vision Expo East—the first in-person Vision Expo event since September 2019. Though slightly, and understandably, smaller than past shows, there was no lack of enthusiasm or excitement at East 2021—in fact, the feeling on the show floor was as electric as ever, full of members of the optical community who were so excited to get back to doing what they love. This week, we’re taking a look at posts from some independent ECPs and students who packed a suitcase and headed to Orlando—all to give you a look at the Vision Expo East 2021 experience.
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