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October 16, 2021|


Halloween: A History

NEW YORK—Earlier this week, Dr. Fauci told CNN’s State of the Union that he thinks Halloween 2021 is a go. “I think that, particularly if you're vaccinated, you can get out there and enjoy it,” he said, referring to trick-or-treating for kids, and Halloween parties for adults.  Last year, Halloween celebrations were muted, with fewer parties and fewer trick-or-treaters all around—and while there’s nothing wrong with a cozy, spooky Halloween at home celebrated with a scary movie marathon, there’s something special about knowing we can get back out there this year and spread the Halloween joy.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Optical industry marks World Sight Day, gross revenue decreases, Jobson Tracker says, CooperVision launches new myopia education campaign for U.S. parents, The Vision Council reports industry’s Q2 2021 sales and VM Summit programs tackle wide-ranging topics all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

World Sight Day Festivities Raise Dollars, Commitments to Eye Tests and Advocacy for Raising Awareness for Eyecare Access as UN Diplomats Mark World Sight Day

National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for Week of Oct. 4-10, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

CooperVision Launches New Myopia Education Campaign for U.S. Parents

The Vision Council Reports Industry’s Q2 2021 Sales Hit $10.7 Billion, Up 3.3 Percent Over 2019

Wide-Ranging VM Summit Programs Tackle Consumer Trust, Remote Patient Monitoring, Fresh Retail Concepts and the Metaverse

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Wide-Ranging VM Summit Programs Tackle Consumer Trust, Remote Patient Monitoring, Fresh Retail Concepts and the Metaverse

NEW YORK—There's still time to register for the next virtual Vision Monday Leadership Summit sessions, the latest in the 2021 series, which will take place on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. These two dynamic sessions will bring together a range of speakers from outside the industry and within the eyecare and optical retail space who will examine how the global pandemic has rewritten the fundamental rules of customer/patient engagement for both retailers and healthcare providers. The upcoming sessions, themed "Retail and Healthcare: UPENDED! Ripping Up the Rulebook," will be broadcast initially from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST on those dates via a unique VM Summit virtual platform.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of October 10: World Sight Day Efforts, Staying Safe This Halloween and the Vision Monday Leadership Summit

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 World Sight Day efforts, staying safe this Halloween and the Vision Monday Leadership Summit.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

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Optical on Main Street

Indies Around the World Take to Social Media for World Sight Day

NEW YORK—In addition to doing our part to help people all around the world access eyecare, one of the most important things we can do on World Sight Day each year is spread awareness. This year, as always, it’s vital to use our platforms to encourage everyone to prioritize their eye health, be aware of warning signs and learn more about why our eye health is so important.
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