Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 25 and 26, 2022|


June 27: National Sunglasses Day Is Almost Here

NEW YORK—We’re just a few days away from National Sunglasses Day 2022, and the excitement is building across the industry. National Sunglasses Day falls on June 27 each year, but preparations for the day have started early for many. Independent eyecare professionals are among those reminding their patients about National Sunglasses Day: how they can get involved, why sunglasses are so important, and any promotions or deals they have running for the holiday. We take a look at how indies are getting ready to celebrate one of our industry’s favorite holidays.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Prevent Blindness declares Fireworks Safety Awareness Week, AAOF announces BRIGHT IDEAS Pitch Competition, ECP’s gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says, Optometry’s Meeting completes four-day run in Chicago, and CVS Health will exit the in-store optical business all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Prevent Blindness Declares Second Annual Fireworks Safety Awareness Week as June 28-July 4 to Educate on the Dangers of Fireworks

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces Inaugural BRIGHT IDEAS Pitch Competition

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of June 13-19, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Optometry’s Meeting Completes Four-Day Run in Chicago as Leaders Note ‘Optometry Is Advancing’ and Has Many Opportunities to Explore

CVS Health Will Exit the In-Store Optical Business, With 46 Remaining Optical Departments Expected to Close By August

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Shopko Optical Begins Transition Plan for Incorporating Newly Acquired Midwest Vision Centers in Minnesota and North Dakota

GREEN BAY, Wis.—Executives of Shopko Optical and Midwest Vision Centers have been meeting for at least the past two months as they worked to smooth the path forward once Shopko Optical completed its planned acquisition of the smaller optical retailer, executives of Shopko Optical said Monday on a conference call announcing the finalization of the deal. During the call, Shopko Optical executives noted that Dr. Myrel A. Neumann, the former owner of Midwest Vision Centers, will serve in an advisory role moving forward to help manage through the transition.
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Indies Join See & Be Seen Frame Benefit for Opening Your Eyes Scholarship

NEW YORK—This week, 20 leading independent eyewear designers teamed up with Tarrence Lackran (@theopticalpoet on Instagram) to put together a frame auction that will benefit The Vision Council's Opening Your Eyes Scholarship (OYES), which provides full scholarships and paid internships to high school seniors from underrepresented communities who have an interest in pursuing a career in the optical industry. Lackran who is VP, Community Relations – Diversity & Inclusion at Luxury Optical Holdings, said, “I chose the theme See & Be Seen because it illustrates the need for more representation of people of color in our industry.
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