Vision Monday VMail Weekend

November 26 and 27, 2022|


The Dangers of Diabetes to Our Vision

According to the 2022 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 11 percent of the U.S. population (approximately 37.3 million people) have diabetes. Alarmingly, 96 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes, which is 38 percent of the adult U.S. population. And, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 18–64 years. VMAIL Weekend sat down with Kristen Nwanyanwu, MD, MBA, MHS, associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale School of Medicine. Here’s what she had to say about how ECPs can improve the lines of communication with Primary Care Physicians and why it’s so important for diabetes patients to have a care plan.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

ECP’s gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; CES honors four eyewear and eyecare companies; Employees expect ECPs to explain their vision benefits; VM and 20/20 Magazine announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022; and Daniel Breeman joins Vision Monday and VMAIL all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Nov. 14–20, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

CES Honors Four Eyewear and Eyecare Companies With Innovation Awards

Employees Expect ECPs to Explain Their Vision Benefits, a New Transitions Optical Workplace Wellness Survey Finds

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022

Daniel Breeman Joins Vision Monday and VMAIL as Senior Editor

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VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 14th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies/consumables/tools, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, patient engagement systems, online ordering website, social purpose missions, online and social media marketing services, PPE, telehealth solution, virtual/omnichannel sales tool and sustainable eyewear materials.
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Optical on Main Street

This November, Diabetes Awareness Takes Center Stage for Indies

NEW YORK—On October 31, President Biden released a statement declaring November 2022 as National Diabetes Month. In the statement, the President said, “Over 10 percent of Americans have Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes, and tens of millions more remain at risk of developing this chronic condition… I call upon all Americans, school systems, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, research institutions, and other interested groups to join in activities that raise diabetes awareness and help prevent, treat and manage this disease.”
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