Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 5 and 6, 2022|


Shining a Spotlight on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

NEW YORK—Long term societal issues, like those of diversity, equity & inclusion, have been fighting the hard fight for many years. With the escalation of the disruption unleashed by the global pandemic, the brighter spotlight on the topic from media, and a groundswell among individuals and organizations that more vocal and active commitment was needed, DE&I initiatives continue to expand. Voices from within health care, business, family, politics and culture are starting to join with those in structured organizations along with more assertive storytelling from groups victimized or impacted by the lack of inclusion in hiring, in receiving or accessing fair and equitable business or health care services and more. Individuals, groups and organizations across the optical industry and vision care profession, are stepping up to support these as part of an expanding commitment.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

CooperVision adds SynergEyes; Bill Scott named president of Jobson Optical Group and James DeMatteis named publisher of Vision Monday and 20/20; ECP’s gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; Prevent Blindness offers resources for Diabetes-Related Eye Disease Awareness Month; and Polaris Dawn to conduct eyecare experiments all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

CooperVision Adds SynergEyes to Expand Specialty Contact Lens Adoption in North America

Bill Scott Named President of Jobson Optical Group; James DeMatteis Named Publisher of Vision Monday and 20/20

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Oct. 24-30, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Prevent Blindness Offers New Educational Resources for November’s Diabetes-Related Eye Disease Awareness Month

Polaris Dawn to Conduct Eyecare Experiments During Spaceflight Mission

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Bill Scott Named President of Jobson Optical Group; James DeMatteis Named Publisher of Vision Monday and 20/20

NEW YORK—Executives at WebMD and Jobson have announced that Bill Scott, currently president of the Research, ECP & PAA divisions of the Jobson Optical Group, has been appointed president of the Jobson Optical/U.S. Pharmacist Group, effective immediately. Scott, a long-time Jobson business leader, has served two stints at the company, totaling 30 years. "Over that time, Bill has done an excellent job leading various divisions of the Optical Group," stated Blake DiSimone, chief financial officer and executive VP of WebMD. In addition, the company said, "We are pleased to announce that James DeMatteis, currently director of digital products, for the New York Optical retail division, has been promoted to the position of publisher of the 20/20 and VisionMonday divisions of the Optical Group."
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Oct 30: The Space Age, You Gotta Be in It to Win It and Tracking Eye Doctor Visits

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 the space age, you gotta be in it to win it and tracking eye doctor visits.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

The holiday season has officially arrived—and this phoropter ornament would make a perfect gift for yourself, your team and your OD friends. You can purchase it on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Indies Show Off Their #FallFrames

NEW YORK—Thanksgiving is in the air, and fall is in full swing. Fall is remarkable for so many things, but there are few more special than the gorgeous, showstopping colors that appear in nature every autumn. The reds, oranges and yellows of fall provide some of nature’s most beautiful moments, so it makes perfect sense for those shades to carry over into fashion, too. Here, we’re taking a look at how some indies are incorporating the colors of fall into their frame staging and social media strategy. Get inspired—there are still plenty of leaves to fall.
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