Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 21 and 22, 2022|


Summer Travel Tip: Make an ‘Insightful’ Side Trip to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont for a Look at America’s ‘Vision’ Story

NEW YORK—As many Northeasterners know, there are a thousand reasons to visit New England in the summertime. Let’s make that one thousand and one this year, with the recent opening of the “Eyesight & Insight: Lens on American Art” exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vt. The unique exhibit, looking at America’s history of creative response to perceptions of vision, opened May 15 and runs until Oct. 16. There’s also an online component to the exhibit, for those who don’t have Vermont in their summer travel itineraries. (Heck, I’d go to Vermont just to visit the Ben and Jerry’s factory experience in Waterbury.)
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Super Optical International is purchased by engineering and software executive, Zeiss’s half-year revenue up 20 percent, gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says, Warby Parker reports increase in Q1 sales and Gryphon Investors partners with Vision Innovation Partners all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Super Optical International Is Purchased by Engineering and Software Executive

Zeiss’s Half-Year Revenue Up 20 Percent Over Year-Ago

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of May 9-15, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Warby Parker Reports 10 Percent Increase in Q1 Sales as ‘Active’ Customer Count Climbs 18 Percent, But Net Loss Also Widens

Gryphon Investors Enters Vision Care With Investment in Vision Innovation Partners, Leading Eyecare Group in Mid-Atlantic Region

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Are You a Top 50 U.S. Retailer? Submissions Still Being Accepted for VM's Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report

NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition. A link to the survey is posted here. The current deadline to submit to be considered for inclusion in the Special Report is no later than Wednesday, May 25. The optical industry's leading news platform has kicked off this annual survey among regional and national retailers for the signature report, which collates and presents sales and operations data for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2021.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of May 15: A Milestone for Alcon, Warby Parker’s Q1 Financials and Twitter Usage Trends

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 milestone for Alcon, Warby Parker’s Q1 financials and Twitter usage trends.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This quirky, handmade planter with an all over optical pattern would make a great pop of color in the office. You can purchase it on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Getting ‘Zen’ About Clever Merchandising and Window Display Ideas

NEW YORK—Springtime weather is here and as the summer approaches, people, in smaller town main streets or urban center neighborhoods are out and about. Independent retailers and practices are starting to turn their attention to clever in-store and window displays highlighting new colorful eyewear styles and sunglasses to get their attention. One interesting resource for ideas is Zen Merchandiser, which engages with a community of creatives, from jewelry to clothing to beauty stores and more who show and tell what’s working for them.
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