Vision Monday VMail Weekend

August 19 and 20, 2023|


The Power of Continuing Education

With the end of summer fast approaching, many in the optical industry are focused on professional development and experiencing an exceptional roster of learning opportunities. Events like Silmo and Vision Expo West offer learning and continuing education opportunities that help industry members grow their knowledge base and explore new products. Many companies also offer their own in-house learning opportunities for clients to build their practice. Here are just a few of the learning opportunities some eyecare industry members are taking part in this fall.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Vision Expo West 2023 to debut first-ever EYEnovate Series; Accel-KKR backs Ocuco with growth equity investment; Alcon reports Q2 sales and net income growth; ECPs’ gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says; and KITS Eyecare reports record Q2 revenue growth all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Vision Expo West 2023 to Spotlight Eyecare Innovations With First-Ever EYEnovate Series, Including the New Vision Expo Ocular Horizon Awards

Accel-KKR Backs Ocuco With Growth Equity Investment to Fuel Global Expansion

Alcon Reports Q2 Sales and Net Income Growth, Raises Full-Year Guidance

The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of Aug. 7–13, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

KITS Eyecare Reports Record Q2 Revenue Growth

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Editor's Pick

Accel-KKR Backs Ocuco With Growth Equity Investment to Fuel Global Expansion

DUBLIN, Ireland and MENLO PARK, Calif.—Ocuco, a global leader in eyecare software solutions, announced a €60 million minority stake investment from Accel-KKR, a global technology-focused private equity firm. The investment, the announcement said, "is set to boost Ocuco's global momentum, enabling the company to meet the eyecare industry’s burgeoning omnichannel demand through Acuitas 3 OmniChannel Edition, Ocuco’s category-defining cloud-based software solution. With Accel-KKR’s backing, Ocuco will also continue to capitalize on strategic M&A opportunities." Leo Mac Canna, founder and CEO of Ocuco, said, "We are excited to partner with Accel-KKR, given their expertise in practice management software and proven track record in scaling vertical SaaS companies in the U.S. and globally."
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of August 13: Back-to-School Tips, How Many Steps Are Needed and How Fishing Boosts the Economy

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 back-to-school tips, how many steps are needed and how fishing boosts the economy.
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Tweet of the Week

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Optical on Main Street

ECPs Show Off Their Sustainable Collections Online

NEW YORK—Having sustainable eyewear offerings in your practice is becoming a nonnegotiable these days—many patients are looking specifically to make purchases that are kinder to the planet, and sustainable eyewear has become just as fashionable and varied as traditional collections. But getting those sustainable collections into your practice is only half the battle—patients need to know that you have them available. One of the best ways to show off your in-office eyewear offerings is on social media—specifically apps like Instagram, TikTok and Facebook, which prioritize image and video sharing.
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