Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 5 and 6, 2023|


Meet VM’s 2023 ‘Class’ of Most Influential Women in Optical

For more than 20 years, Vision Monday has been shining a spotlight on women in the optical industry who check all the boxes. They are high achievers, difference makers and trendsetters who just plain stand out and every July we are honored to share their stories of success in our Most Influential Women in Optical Report. This year’s “class” of honorees does not disappoint. Having finally emerged from the shadows of the pandemic, this year’s honorees are at long last looking forward to a brighter and more promising future. Their positivity and can-do attitudes are apparent as we chronicle their achievements in an ever-changing optical landscape.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

GMAC welcomes the Canadian Association of Optometrists; iCare Health Solutions acquires Florida's Optical Outlets; FDA issues guidance for hydrogen peroxide-based contact lens care products; ECPs’ gross revenue decreased, Jobson Tracker says; and Marcolin Group sees net sales and income rise all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) Welcomes the Canadian Association of Optometrists

VSP Vision's iCare Health Solutions Acquires Florida's Optical Outlets

FDA Issues Guidance for Hydrogen Peroxide-Based Contact Lens Care Products

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Decreased for the Week of July 24–30, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Marcolin Group Sees Net Sales and Income Rise in First Half Results

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) Welcomes the Canadian Association of Optometrists

ST. LOUIS—The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) has announced that the Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) has joined the coalition as an association member. This marks a significant growth of GMAC’s reach into the Canadian eyecare professionals’ sector, whose role is vital to successfully raising awareness and promoting action to address childhood myopia as a treatable disease. As an industry coalition, GMAC was founded with a mission to promote public awareness of childhood myopia as a treatable disease through direct-to-consumer channels and awareness with governments, NGOs, and other health care associations. GMAC does not advocate for specific clinical approaches.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of July 30: COVID Studies, Celebrating Influential Women and a Shamir Product Launch

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 COVID Studies, celebrating Influential Women and a Shamir product launch.
Click here to take the quiz.

Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

Indies Make Contact Lens Recycling Easy

NEW YORK—For many ECPs, joining a contact lens recycling program is a relatively easy and impactful way to make a practice more eco-friendly. But a major question always remains: how do you let patients know that this is something they can participate in? It’s easy to forget to set your blister packs and used contact lenses aside for recycling, and even easier to throw them out without looking up whether or not they are even recyclable. This, of course, is where social media comes in handy.
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