Vision Monday VMail Weekend

February 4 and 5, 2023|


Books Offer Respite From the Long, Dark Days of Winter

With the new year comes a renewed interest in catching up on reading. Whether looking for a book that helps with self-improvement or picking up the latest New York Times bestseller, books offer the perfect escape from the dull days of winter. Just like the diversity and uniqueness of the optical industry itself, so too are the selection of reads being devoured in our roundup of best reads. This particular collection of books shows that readers in the optical industry are reflecting on the world around them, from current events to politics.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Nidek and Hoya Vision Care form global partnership; Prevent Blindness provides resources for AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month; ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; Submissions open for Vision Expo’s OPTImum Retail Award; and Kathleen Steele named president of VSP Ventures all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Nidek and Hoya Vision Care Form Global Partnership to Provide Instruments and Products to ECPs

Prevent Blindness Provides Free Resources for February’s Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of Jan. 23–29, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Independent Boutique Optical Retailers Are Invited to Submit Their Stories for Vision Expo’s 5th Annual OPTImum Retail Award

Kathleen Steele Named President of VSP Ventures

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Four New Speakers Announced for VM Summit 'Insight, Unseen' Program on March 15 in NYC

NEW YORK—Four new speakers will offer fresh perspectives on major business and health care trends at the Vision Monday Leadership Summit, organizers of the event announced. The addition of these speakers to the VM Summit, “Insight, Unseen: How Leaders Uncover, Design and Scale Innovations,” significantly expands its scope. The live in-person event will feature prominent voices and key opinion leaders in communications, business consulting, human resources, retailing and vision care. Their ideas will inform a daylong program designed for senior decision makers and influencers from throughout the optical industry and eyecare professions.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Jan 29: COVID Emergency Funding to Change, the Outlook for Energy Prices and the Rock4Sight Concert

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 changes to COVID emergency funding, the outlook for energy prices and the Rock4Sight concert.
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Tweet of the Week

We Share It

This Grey’s Anatomy-inspired sticker has an opti twist that makes it perfect for your water bottle, laptop or notebook. You can purchase it in blue or pink on Etsy here. #WeShareIt

Optical on Main Street

Ringing in the Lunar New Year With Indies

NEW YORK—On January 22, billions of people around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year, saying goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and ringing in the Year of the Rabbit. The holiday, which is celebrated by about 2 billion people worldwide, will last until February 5 in some countries—a full cycle from one new moon to the next full moon, USA Today reported.
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