Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 6 and 7, 2023|


The Kentucky Derby: History, Fun, Fashion—And a Local Eyewear Connection

Today marks the 149th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby, which brings with it all the history and pageantry (mint julep, fancy hats, anyone?) spectators and participants alike have grown accustomed to at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky. Traditionally held the first Saturday in May, the Derby is the longest running sporting event in the U.S., dating back to 1875. It also makes up one third of the coveted Triple Crown along with the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes. These days, the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby is one of celebration and can be a boon for many local businesses, including ECPs and optical retailers, including Kenmark Eyewear which celebrated its 50th anniversary throughout 2022 with a variety of giveaways and promotions, some of which centered around this year’s Derby.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Nominations open for VM’s 2023 Most Influential Women in Optical; Bausch + Lomb announces first quarter 2023 results; Dr. Alan Glazier and Dr. Dorothy Hitchmoth join Percept Corp.; BHVI announces launch of Myopia Awareness Week; and VM opens its Annual Top 50 U.S. Retailers survey all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Nominations Are Now Open for VM’s 2023 Most Influential Women in Optical

Bausch + Lomb Announces First Quarter 2023 Results

Dr. Alan Glazier and Dr. Dorothy Hitchmoth Join Percept Corp. to Lead Vision Technology and Clinical Expansion

BHVI Announces Launch of Myopia Awareness Week for May 22 -26

Are You a Top U.S. Optical Retailer? VM Opens its Annual Top 50 U.S. Retailers Survey, Sets May 18 Deadline

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Are You a Top U.S. Optical Retailer? VM Opens its Annual Top 50 U.S. Retailers Survey, Sets May 18 Deadline

NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be publishing its signature Annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in its upcoming June print/digital edition this year. The industry's leading news platform is kicking off its annual survey among regional and national retailers for the exclusive report, which will collect and present sales and operations data for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2022. Noted Marge Axelrad, SVP/editorial director of Vision Monday, "Given the still-challenging business climate of the past year, it’s important that we collect information directly from as many optical retailers as we can, so we can best manage the task of developing VM estimates for companies and their businesses."
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of April 30: The Met Gala, the Risk of Stroke and VM’s Most Influential Women

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 Met Gala, the risk of stroke and VM’s Most Influential Women.
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Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

Why Indie OD Tommasina Sideris Loves Independent Eyewear and Creative Frames

LITCHFIELD, Conn.—Tommasina Sideris, OD, owner/operator of Eyes On Litchfield in Litchfield, Connecticut, makes no secret of her love for independent, creative and unexpected eyewear. In fact, she only sells independent designs in her own practice, acting as a champion for the unique, exciting and often cutting edge world of eyewear design. Here, in a special feature for Jobson’s Independent Strong, Dr. Sideris discusses her passion for independent eyewear, her decision to keep her practice independent and her journey to Italy to design her own independent eyewear. 
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