Vision Monday VMail Weekend

June 24 and 25, 2023|


The Industry Gears Up for National Sunglasses Day

NEW YORK—National Sunglasses Day is often a day when those both within and outside the optical industry can celebrate together—and this Tuesday, June 27, is gearing up for exactly that. For those of us within the industry, National Sunglasses Day offers a perfect opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of protecting their eyes from UV rays, and for those outside the industry, the day offers the perfect moment to learn about UV protection while showing off their best sunglasses selfie. We’re just a few days out from National Sunglasses Day 2023, but there’s still plenty of time to get ready and get involved with the big day.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Optometry’s essential and expanding role in health care amplified at Optometry’s Meeting; Prevent Blindness declares June 28-July 4 as Fireworks Awareness Week; ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; Hubble Contacts debuts comprehensive rebrand; and AOA launches mobile board game all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Affiliates and Members to Amplify Optometry’s Essential and Expanding Role in Health Care During Optometry’s Meeting

Prevent Blindness Declares June 28-July 4 as Third Annual Fireworks Awareness Week

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of June 12 – 18, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

New Leadership at Hubble Contacts Debuts Comprehensive Rebrand, Website Design and Updated Outreach to ECPs

AOA Launches Eye-Friendly Mobile Board Game Blink Land

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Affiliates and Members to Amplify Optometry’s Essential and Expanding Role in Health Care During Optometry’s Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Against the backdrop of Optometry’s Meeting being held this week in Washington, D.C, more than 650 doctors of optometry, students and paraoptometric professionals are attending more than 450 AOA on Capitol Hill meetings to advocate for optometry’s policy priorities and reinforce the profession’s essential and expanding role in health care. Doctors and students will connect with legislators to urge support for the Dental and Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act, key federal legislation to push back against anti-patient, anti-doctor policies implemented by health insurers and vision plans.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of June 18: The Effects of Cataract Surgery, Body Mass Index and National Sunglasses Day

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 effects of cataract surgery, body mass index and National Sunglasses Day.
Click here to take the quiz.

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Optical on Main Street

Number of Job Openings on Main Street USA Remain High, NFIB Report Says

Small business owners continue to struggle to find workers, with 45 percent (seasonally adjusted) of all owners reporting job openings they could not fill in the current period, according to a recent jobs report by NFIB. The share of owners with unfilled job openings exceeds the 49-year historical average of 23 percent. Of those hiring or trying to hire, 92 percent of owners reported few or no qualified applications for the positions they were trying to fill.
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