Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 19, 2021|


CooperVision’s Jerry Warner Talks About Myopia Management, Independent ODs and More

VMAIL Weekend recently sat down with CooperVision’s Jerry Warner, Executive Vice President – President Americas & Global Commercial Functions, for an update on various efforts the company is pursuing. Warner, who was interviewed at the recent Vision Expo East meeting, spoke about independent ODs and their resilience during the pandemic, the proposed joint venture with EssilorLuxottica that is working to develop a spectacle lens for myopia and the launch of the MiSight 1 day lens for myopia management.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Texas expands ODs’ scope of practice, saving sight in Bangladesh, optical sales recover, Jobson Tracker says, the latest Internet Influence Report and Prevent Blindness to honor Jobson’s Marc Ferrara all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Texas Expands ODs’ Scope of Practice to Include Oral Meds, Glaucoma Authority

Digital Diagnostics and Orbis International Announce Study to Help Save Sight in Bangladesh

Optical Sales Recovered for the Week of June 7-13 Following Steep Declines During Memorial Day Holiday, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

Consumers' Online Eyewear Purchases and Research Before Buying Increased Significantly in 2020, Per Latest Vision Council Internet Influence Research Report

Prevent Blindness to Present its 2021 Person of Vision Award to Marc Ferrara of Jobson Medical Information, at Vision Expo West

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Editor's Pick

Optical Sales Recovered for the Week of June 7-13 Following Steep Declines During Memorial Day Holiday, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Tracker Shows

NEW YORK—Optical sales recovered last week, June 7-13, following the steep declines experienced during the Memorial Day holiday of the previous week (May 31-June 6), according to data from Jobson’s latest Practice Performance Tracker. Gross revenue recovered and surpassed the -17 index points it lost the previous week by adding 23 index points last week. Not only did gross revenue recover last week (Week 24), but it also surpassed the comparable weeks of both 2019 and 2020.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 13: Honoring Marc Ferrara, Working Toward a Sustainable Future and Lifesaving Techniques

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 honoring Marc Ferrara, working toward a sustainable future and lifesaving techniques.
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Community Voices

The Optical Industry Honors Juneteenth, Now a Federal Holiday

NEW YORK—This week, President Biden officially declared Juneteenth—today, June 19—a federal holiday. Juneteenth marks the day that Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in the summer of 1865 and freed more than 150,000 Black Americans, who had remained enslaved despite President Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation nearly two years earlier. The anniversary has long been important to the Black community in the United States, and after nationwide Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, more and more U.S.-based organizations began to acknowledge this important day, too.
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