Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 28, 2021|


Looking Out for Our Children’s Eyesight

The eyewear retailer Warby Parker made big news this week when it filed for a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. As part of the filing, Warby offered a detailed look at the company’s finances and said that people spending more time with screens would be good for business. “The rising usage of smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices has contributed significantly to increased vision correction needs and consistent new customer growth within the eyewear market,” the company said in the filing. Screen time over the last 18 months has indeed skyrocketed, especially for children, resulting in a concerning uptick in myopia, digital eye strain and screen addiction. 
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

New Look Vision Group partners with Black Optical, gross revenue declines, Jobson Tracker says, Warby Parker registers for direct listing on NYSE, PERC holds its first Elevate National Conference and registration opens for VM’s Sept. 22 Leadership Summit session all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

New Look Vision Group Partners With Black Optical

Gross Revenue Declined for Week of Aug. 16-22, Jobson’s Latest Weekly Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Warby Parker Files Registration for Proposed Direct Listing of its Shares on NYSE, Filing Details Sales and Income as 'Emerging Growth Company'

PERC’s First National Conference for Independent ECPs Focuses on Personal and Professional Growth

Registration Now Open for VM's Sept. 22 Leadership Summit In-Person Session in Las Vegas

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Editor's Pick

Warby Parker Files Registration for Proposed Direct Listing of its Shares on NYSE, Filing Details Sales and Income as 'Emerging Growth Company'

NEW YORK—Warby Parker Inc. announced today that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed public listing of its Class A common stock. The Form S-1 is expected to become effective after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions. Warby Parker intends to list its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “WRBY,” according to its announcement today.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This holographic, opti-themed water bottle will make keeping up with your hydration goals fun. You can pick it up on Esty here. #WeShareIt 

Optical on Main Street

Indies Embrace Video Content to Ramp Up Social Media

NEW YORK—There’s no question that maintaining a great social media presence is invaluable for any small business, ECPs included—but there’s also no question that social media can be tricky, fickle and frustrating. Things online are constantly changing, from trends to algorithms to follower counts, and it can feel next to impossible to stay on top of it all. But embracing change doesn’t have to be hard or scary, and sometimes it can lead to fun, exciting new discoveries or hobbies for small business owners.
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