Vision Monday VMail Weekend

October 1 and 2, 2022|


Skeletons, Spellcasting, ‘Stranger Things’ and Spending: A Look at 2022’s Halloween Trends

NEW YORK—October has arrived, and for many people that can only mean one thing: Halloween season is in full swing. There are just 30 days until the sweetest and spookiest day of the year, and, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), Americans are taking full advantage of the witching season. The NRF reported that Halloween spending is back to pre-pandemic levels this year, with Halloween sales up to $10.6 billion in 2022, up from $10.1 billion in 2021. Consumers are planning to spend $100 on average for Halloween candy, d├ęcor, cards and costumes; the NRF said that this amount is on par with last year’s record of $103 and is the second highest in the survey’s history.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Safilo Group signs new financing agreement; nominations open for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards; EyeCare Partners launches an Innovation Center; Guide Dogs for the Blind and American Foundation for the Blind release research findings; and Jobson releases latest Q3 ECPulse Survey all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Safilo Group Signs New Financing Agreement, Early Repayment of Existing Bank Debt

Nominations for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

EyeCare Partners Launches an Innovation Center With Goal of Improving Patient Outcomes and Enhancing Care

Guide Dogs for the Blind and American Foundation for the Blind Release Research Study Findings

ECPs and Optical Retailers Adjust Costs, Note Supply Chain Issues in Latest Q3 Jobson ECPulse Survey

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Nominations for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Sept. 26: EnChroma Hits the Road, NASA Meets an Asteroid, and Skipping Medical Treatment

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 EnChroma hits the road, NASA meets an asteroid, and skipping medical treatment.
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Optical on Main Street

October Is Office Manager/Administrator Appreciation Month; CareCredit Offers Social Media Tools to Help Celebrate Their Role

NEW YORK—CareCredit, a leading provider of financing for health care purchases, is launching Office Manager/Administrator Appreciation Month on Oct. 1, 2022. Providers, teams and especially office managers and administrators are invited to celebrate and recognize everything these #AwesomeOMAs do for their teams, patients and practices. The centerpiece of the celebration is the new Office Manager/Administrator Appreciation Month (OMAAM) website, created by CareCredit. Here, providers and their teams can find ideas and resources to help make celebrating OMAAM festive, fun and easy.
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