Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 16 and 17, 2022|


As Inflation Rises, Back to School Season Kicks Off

NEW YORK—Inflation has been at the forefront of most everyone’s minds recently, as prices of goods and necessities rise across all industries. But even with rising prices, there are some non-negotiables: most timely, back to school shopping. This week, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that one third of consumers “said they are cutting back in other spending areas to cover the cost of items for the upcoming school year,” and that most families are expecting to spend more than usual this year, due to continuously rising prices.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Johnson & Johnson Vision and A*STAR establish Eye Health Digital Innovation Consortium, ECP’s gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says, Transitions Optical announces 2022 golf tournament sponsorship, Unifeye Vision Partners expands and Advancing Eyecare names Peter Lothes global chief operating officer all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Johnson & Johnson Vision and A*STAR Establish a First-Of-Its-Kind Eye Health Digital Innovation Consortium

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased Substantially for the Week of July 4-10, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Transitions Optical Announces 2022 Golf Tournament Sponsorship With Four Premier Golf Events Across the U.S.

Unifeye Vision Partners Expands in Both California and Minnesota

Advancing Eyecare Names Peter Lothes as Global Chief Operating Officer to Help Drive Company’s Next Phase of Growth

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Editor's Pick

Advancing Eyecare Names Peter Lothes as Global Chief Operating Officer to Help Drive Company’s Next Phase of Growth

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Advancing Eyecare (AEC), North America’s leading provider of ophthalmic instruments, announced that it has named Peter Lothes as global chief operating officer. Lothes will oversee all operations of Advancing Eyecare’s industry-leading ophthalmic equipment businesses, including Lombart Instrument, Marco Ophthalmic, Innova Medical and Santinelli International. Lothes joins Advancing Eyecare with over 30 years of global leadership experience in vision care, including manufacturing, supply chain and global operations.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of July 10: The Status of In-Person Conferences, Partnering With Zenni and Images From Space

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 status of in-person conferences, partnering with Zenni and images from space.
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Community Voices

Women In Optometry: Three Female Doctors Say Diversity in Leadership and Advocacy Will Strengthen the Profession

At a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., Mesheca Bunyon, OD, president of the Optometry Board of Examiners for Maryland, was delighted to discover the similarities she shared with the presidents of her neighboring Washington, D.C., and Virginia boards—Lisa Johnson, OD, and Lisa Wallace-Davis, OD, respectively. All three happen to be graduates of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University—and all three happen to be Black women ODs. The three graduated from PCO at seven-year intervals, and they believe that this is the first time that these leadership positions are held by Black women at the same time.
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