Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 5 and 6, 2022|


The Month of March Is All About Eye Health and Safety

Optometrists will be front and center during the month of March as several organizations put the focus on eye health and eye safety as we head into Spring and eventually the Summer seasons. Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety nonprofit, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness month and is providing sight-saving resources to employees and employers alike. In addition to Prevent Blindness, other organizations, including the American Optometric Association and the Centers for Disease Control, are focusing on various eye health and safety programs this month.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

CooperCompanies reports a ‘strong start’ to fiscal year, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care receives OK for drug-eluting contact lens, gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says, National Vision’s annual sales top $2 billion and VSP Ventures and Optometric Management Group make acquisitions all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperCompanies Reports a ‘Strong Start’ to Fiscal Year as CooperVision Unit Is ‘Gaining Share’

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Receives U.S. Approval for Acuvue Theravision With Ketotifen, the First Drug-Eluting Contact Lens

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of Feb. 21-27, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

National Vision’s Annual Sales Top $2 Billion for First Time as Company Plans to Increase New-Store Openings and Telehealth Services in 2022

VSP Ventures and Optometric Management Group Continue to Bring a Care-Focused Transition Solution to Ohio Eye Doctors

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Editor's Pick

Optical Rockers to Reunite at Hard Rock With Fundraiser for Vision Non-Profit ECN Purpose

NEW YORK—“We’re putting the band back together.” This iconic line, famously uttered by John Belushi’s "Joliet" Jake Blues character in the Blues Brothers movie, has become the rallying cry of a group of optical industry musicians and singers who have a burning desire to rock for a good cause. That good cause is ECN Purpose, a recently formed non-profit foundation dedicated to helping educate the public about eye health and facilitate access to vision care among people who are unemployed, uninsured, impoverished, elderly, immobile or in foster programs or youth sanctuaries.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of February 27: Carrera and Ducati Team Up, Rocking for a Good Cause and A Birthday for Orbis

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 a Carrera and Ducati partnership, rocking for a good cause and a birthday for Orbis.
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Optical on Main Street

Indies Celebrate the Start of Women’s History Month

NEW YORK—With March comes the start of spring, longer days, and Women’s History Month. As this month, dedicated to celebrating and honoring women’s history, kicks off, the optical world is celebrating too. In fact, women's history and the optical world are closely intertwined and the number of women ODs in practice has been steadily rising over the past 10 years, according to polls from Women In Optometry. In the fall of 2019, VM reported that 7 out of 10 students entering optometry school were women—making optometry part of women's futures, as well.
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