Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 19 and 20, 2022|


Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Thomas Swinnen Talks About How the Company Works to Support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Programs

VMAIL Weekend had an opportunity to talk with Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Thomas Swinnen earlier this month. Swinnen, who is president, North America, with responsibility for J&J Vision’s U.S. and Canadian businesses, is a strong supporter of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. J&J Vision was one of the first companies to sign the 13% Promise, an initiative created by Black EyeCare Perspective to increase equity and representation in the industry and in optometry schools by increasing the number of Black students to mirror the 13 percent of Black people in the U.S. population. Swinnen spoke to Weekend about DE&I and how J&J Vision is working with its partners to increase diversity and support underprivileged students in the U.S.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Warby Parker reports sales increase in 2021, gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says, ECPs still facing staffing and supply chain challenges, Jobson's ECP Coronavirus Survey says, Kering Eyewear to acquire Maui Jim and SECO 2022 wraps up in New Orleans all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Warby Parker Reports Sales Increase of 37 Percent in 2021, With a Widening Net Loss in Both the Fourth Quarter and Full Year

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of March 7-13, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

ECPs Still Facing Staffing and Some Supply Chain Challenges, Wave 29 of Jobson's Latest ECP Coronavirus Survey Reports

Kering Eyewear to Acquire Maui Jim

SECO 2022 Wraps Up in New Orleans as Award Winners and an Expanded Opticianry Partnership for 2023 Event Are Announced

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Kering Eyewear to Acquire Maui Jim

PARIS—In an announcement issued earlier this week, Kering Eyewear said it will acquire Maui Jim, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1987, Maui Jim is the world’s largest independently owned high-end eyewear brands with a leading position in North America. In its announcement, Kering said, "The acquisition of Maui Jim represents a major milestone in the successful expansion strategy of Kering Eyewear. Only a few months after the acquisition of Lindberg, Kering Eyewear will own a second proprietary brand, reinforce its status in the high-end eyewear segment and broaden its offer to cover the full scope from functional to timeless and fashion luxury products." Click here to see VM's follow-up story.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of March 12: The Effects of Daylight Saving Time, Industry Support for Ukraine and a Look at SECO 2022

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 effects of Daylight Saving Time, industry support for Ukraine and a look at SECO 2022.
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Optical on Main Street

Women In Optometry: OD Tackles Inspection Hurdles and COVID Delays to Open Private Practice

Celesta Ferreira, OD, was raised by hardworking, entrepreneurial parents, who taught her at a young age about management quirks and realities. Not surprisingly, her end goal was to own her own business, and that idea only grew as she attained her optometry degree. A native Texan and family-oriented person, she had a few items on her location checklist. First, the spot had to be up-and-coming with promised growth opportunities. “The practice should be located in a place where people of all ages and multi-generational families resided—a neighborhood that was primarily occupied by schools and residential areas,” she says.
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