Vision Monday VMail Weekend

January 22 and 23, 2022|


Taking the Temperature of Optometry as a Profession

NEW YORK—This seems to be the time of the year when “taking the temperature” of various professions and industry sectors is a popular undertaking. It’s especially popular these days because of all the upheaval and displacement in the labor force that observers lay at the feet of the COVID-19 pandemic. Who among us doesn’t want to get a better understanding of what’s going on in our day jobs? For ODs and others working in eyecare practices, three surveys and/or reports have dropped over the past few weeks that shine a light on where ODs stand on a number of topics today. Here’s a brief summary of the key findings.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

ASCO adds two new doctors to its 'Optometry Gives Me Life' campaign, more than 240 exhibitors commit to Vision Expo East 2022, gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says, VSP Ventures acquires Eye Trends of North Houston and AOA's Eye Deserve More campaign will expand in 2022 all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

ASCO Adds Two New Doctors of Optometry to its 'Optometry Gives Me Life' Campaign

More than 240 Exhibitors Commit to Vision Expo East 2022, Taking Place In-Person from March 31-April 3 at NYC's Javits Center

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of Jan. 10-16, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

VSP Ventures Moves Into Texas With Acquisition of Six-Location Eye Trends of North Houston

AOA's Eye Deserve More Campaign Reinforces Essential Care of Optometrists and Will Expand in 2022

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Editor's Pick

More than 240 Exhibitors Commit to Vision Expo East 2022, Taking Place In-Person from March 31-April 3 at NYC's Javits Center

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, announced that more than 240 exhibitors have committed to Vision Expo East. Vision Expo East 2022 will take place from March 31-April 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. “We are looking forward to hosting a dynamic Show. With more than 240 exhibitors already committed and more than 75 additional exhibitors expected to join, representing a diverse range of companies across the vision care landscape, the momentum is strong and reflects industry-wide excitement to be back in-person in New York City for the first time since 2019,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of January 16: AOA’s Eye Deserve More Campaign, Trends for Women ODs and the Journey of a COVID Test

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 AOA’s Eye Deserve More campaign, trends for women ODs and the journey of a COVID test.
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Tweet of the Week

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Community Voices

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Optical Industry: Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board Creates Inspirational New Video

NEW YORK—In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, four members of Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board  are sharing actionable ways eyecare professionals can foster diversity, equity and inclusion in their lives and careers in a new video, being shared for the first time today, on the national holiday honoring the leader. Viewers can understand the impact of the most visible spokesman and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement from conversations with Dr. Darryl Glover, Defocus Media and MyEyeDr., Dr. Essence Johnson, Black Eyecare Perspective, Dr. Janette Dumas Pepper, Southern College of Optometry and Dr. Devin Sasser, Eye Clarity. The Transitions Diversity Advisory Board members also share their dreams for the optical industry and world and how eyecare professionals can honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s principle of equality.
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