Vision Monday VMail Weekend

July 29 and 30, 2023|


Optical Puts the Focus on Children's Eye Health as Back-to-School Season Heats Up

As summer calendars creep toward August, thoughts of last-chance family vacations and barbecues and back-to-school shopping quickly become foremost in our minds. Once the long beach days end, the focus may quickly turn to getting the kids ready for back-to-school. Shopping for the best outfit for their first day in the classroom, making sure they have all the basic supplies they need are all on most parents’ checklists. But what about making sure children are prepared to face all the challenges ahead like studies and sports by making certain they are up-to-date on their eye exams? Here’s how are some ECPs and organizational supporters are spreading the word about children’s eye health just in time for the back-to-school season.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; National Vision announces Walmart partnership ending in 2024; EssilorLuxottica acquires Israel's Nuance; Silmo announces awards nominees, debuts Responsible Company Prize; and VM debuts Going Green e-newsletter 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 July 17–23, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

National Vision Announces Walmart Partnership Is Ending in 2024

EssilorLuxottica to Enter Hearing Solutions Category With Acquisition of Israel's Nuance

Silmo Announces Nominees for International Optician of the Year Award and Optical Design Contest, Debuts Responsible Company Prize

VM Debuts Going Green E-Newsletter Focused on Sustainability Trends and Tactics for ECPs

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

National Vision Announces Walmart Partnership Is Ending in 2024

DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) announced that its partnership with Walmart Inc. will be ending in 2024. This includes supplying and operating Vision Centers in select Walmart stores, providing contact lens distribution and related services to Walmart and its affiliate, and arranging for the provision of optometric services at certain Walmart locations in California. “We value and appreciate the contributions that our partnership with Walmart has had in helping us grow National Vision over the past three decades," said Reade Fahs CEO of National Vision.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of July 23: The Back-to-School Season, FDA Gives Nod to New Drug and a Box Office Bonanza

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 back-to-school season, FDA gives nod to new drug and a box office bonanza.
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Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

What Do Indies Need to Know About Threads?

NEW YORK—Earlier this month, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, officially launched Threads, its brand new Twitter competitor. Threads is designed to look and operate similarly to Twitter, with a feed of mostly text posts that other users can reply to or repost. Users can also attach images and videos to their Threads posts, and the posts themselves have a 500 character limit. In its first week, CNN reported, Threads received 100 million signups, with many celebrities and other public figures migrating over to the new platform. So what does the optical community need to know about Threads? Should ECPs be rushing to sign up?
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