Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 13, 2021|


Staying Safe From COVID While Giving Thanks

With the kickoff of the holiday season right around the corner, the picture for this year’s Thanksgiving festivities is beginning to look a lot different from last year’s, when a majority of people opted not to travel or even gather as a family. This time around, Americans' outlook for the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. has improved, as the summer surge brought on by the delta variant has waned in many parts of the country. So while many of us are starting to feel better about a return to normalcy, we are not out of the pandemic woods just yet. As people make plans to travel and gather indoors for Thanksgiving, the threat of COVID is still real. Read on for some advice on how to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday season.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Kenmark Eyewear and Paradigm to partner with Eastman on ISCC certified eyewear, National Vision reports increased sales, earnings and comp stores, gross revenue remains flat, Jobson Tracker says, the metaverse is everywhere, including the VM Summit and The Vision Council announces details for the 2022 Executive Summit all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Kenmark Eyewear and Paradigm to Partner With Eastman on ISCC Certified Acetate Renew Product

National Vision Reports Increased Sales, Earnings and Comp Store Increases in Q3 and Year-to-Date

Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Remains Flat for Week of Nov. 1-7, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

The Metaverse Seems to be Everywhere, Including the VM Summit

The Vision Council Announces Agenda Details and Keynote Speaker Lineup for the 2022 Executive Summit

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

The Metaverse Seems to be Everywhere, Including the VM Summit

NEW YORK—The metaverse’s star is on the rise. In the past few weeks, virtually every mainstream media outlet on the planet has been buzzing with news about this dynamic new digital realm and how it can serve as a platform for creating novel experiences that engage brands and consumers in new ways. The increasing visibility of this previously obscure dimension of cyberspace is evident in everything from Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that Facebook is changing its name to Meta to the recent rise in metaverse conferences and exhibits, the visibility of companies like Roblox which has gone public, and a new fascination with NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and cryptocurrencies.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of November 7: The Vision Council Executive Summit, the End of Daylight Saving Time and Gallup’s COVID-19 Survey

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 The Vision Council Executive Summit, the end of Daylight Saving Time and Gallup’s COVID-19 survey.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This fun, silly opti-themed mug is perfect now that the weather is cooling down and hot coffee and tea are beginning to replace iced. You can pick it up on Zazzle here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Indies Remind Patients to Take Care This Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

NEW YORK—With Prevent Blindness declaring November as Diabetes-Related Eye Disease Awareness Month, optometrists across the country are taking the time to remind their patients about the importance of looking after their eyes if they have diabetes. Prevent Blindness has put together a variety of resources including a dedicated webpage providing detailed information on diabetes-related eye diseases, and downloadable fact sheets in English and Spanish, and shareable social media graphics for optometrists to use. In addition to using these resources, many optometrists are taking to social media to share information broadly.
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