Vision Monday VMail Weekend

May 20 and 21, 2023|


As Sustainability Takes Root, Optical Steps Up

It seems only fitting that after celebrating Earth Day last month, VM tackled the subject of sustainability in the optical industry in our May Cover Story titled "Sustainability Takes Root." Across most sectors of the industry, eyewear companies, contact lens manufacturers, lens makers, optical labs and ECPs are all hopping on the sustainability bandwagon. And for good reason. One of the most powerful ways that people can help save the environment is to support and buy from companies with a sustainability mindset. VM’s Editors talked to a wide variety of optical players for this special feature and one theme resonated—optical companies are adopting, expanding and advancing their sustainability practices and their efforts are inspiring other optical players to get on board the sustainability train.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Now Optics opens new corporate headquarters; The Vision Council releases 2023 Q1 Consumer inSights Report; ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; Lack of men of color graduating from health professions declared a crisis; and Transitions Optical announces 2022 Innovation Award finalists all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Now Optics Announces Grand Opening of New Corporate Headquarters

The Vision Council Releases 2023 Q1 Consumer inSights Report Highlighting Comparative Demographic Trends

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of May 8 – 14, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Lack of Men of Color Graduating From the Health Professions Declared a Crisis by Association CEOs

Transitions Optical Announces 2022 Innovation Award Finalists

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Deadline Extended to May 24: Still Time to Nominate a Supportive Business Partner, for the 20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday 2023 'Ultimate Partners' Program

NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked to share their choices for great business support partners in another challenging business year, via the new Ultimate Partners program. Nominations for 2023 have been coming in over the past several weeks and the deadline for submissions has been extended until 11:59 p.m., ET, on May 24. Readers are being asked to recall when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2022 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to reshape that problem into an opportunity or name which supplier, or representative, came to the rescue with valuable new solutions.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of May 14: Working From Home, Memorial Day Travel and an EssilorLuxottica Partnership

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 working from home, Memorial Day travel and an EssilorLuxottica partnership.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

Are You a Candidate for America’s Top Small Business Awards?

WASHINGTON D.C.—Could your small business help inspire others? Want to get recognized for the small business you’re building? Applications are now open for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s America’s Top Small Business 2023 Awards. This year’s awards will recognize the contributions of small business to America. The deadline for submissions is July 8. And the Chamber says it is looking for examples of “Ingenuity. Grit. Perseverance.” Rules are posted online, but to enter, applicants must be legal residents of the U.S., they must be a for-profit business operating for at least one year, primarily within the U.S., the business has to have fewer than 250 employees or gross revenue or less than $20 million for both 2021 and 2022.
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