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The Vision Council Announces Dates for the 2021 Virtual Executive Summit: January 26-28, 2021

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council today announced that the 2021 Executive Summit will take place from January 26-28, 2021. Presented under the banner of “An OPTImistic View of the Future,” the 2021 Executive Summit will be conducted in an all-new, virtual format designed to accommodate the needs of attendees from around the globe. “While we would typically be looking forward to gathering in person for this important annual event, The Vision Council is committed to offering the same unparalleled opportunities for meaningful networking and leadership development to the leaders of our community,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. 

What’s Next? Third Summit Session Features Pandemic Leadership Lessons from Healthcare’s Front Lines

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Monday, October 19, 2020 12:45 AM NEW YORK—Top executives from regional and national healthcare systems joined the third Virtual VM Summit broadcast on October 14 to share how administrators, clinicians and support staff have responded to the global coronavirus pandemic, which has stressed hospital and provider systems in unprecedented ways. Citing resilience, adaptation and teamwork as key ingredients to meet the challenge, speakers discussed how they see insurance coverage and patient access to care evolving with these shifts.

Vote Now for Vision Monday's and 20/20 Magazine's 12th Annual 2020 EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards

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Monday, October 19, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 12th annual EyeVote Reader’s Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 19 distinct categories.

Luxottica and Versace to Tackle COVID-19 Among Employees in Italy

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Monday, October 19, 2020 12:25 AM Luxottica and Versace announced that Luxottica will share part of its robust COVID-19 prevention, detection and research program in Italy with Versace in the country. A successful element of the program revolves around active surveillance and risk management.

ClearVision Debuts Fabric Masks With Optical Designs

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Monday, October 19, 2020 12:03 AM

UPDATED: Eyewear ArtWalk Postpones New England Dates and Sets November Dates for Tour in Florida

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Friday, October 16, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Organizers of the new Eyewear ArtWalk, a series of collective exhibits planned for independent eyewear brands in different parts of the country, have postponed their planned New England dates for this month due to new COVID-19 protocols in the state of Massachusetts. However, they have expanded list of participating companies/collections for the concept and plan additional tours in Florida in November.

Small Household Gatherings Driving COVID Increase

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:52 AM

The Great Invader: How COVID Attacks Every Organ

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:49 AM

Satisloh NA to Debut On-site Studio for Safe Customer Meetings

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:12 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Wanting to stay close to their customers, but worried about “Zoom fatigue” Satisloh North America added “Satisloh Studio,” a 3,100 square feet state-of-the art production studio to their Germantown headquarters. It has all of the company’s most recent machines and is fully-equipped for live streaming and recording the company’s equipment lines.

Healthcare's New ‘Gatekeepers’ Star in Second VM Summit Session

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:30 AM NEW YORK—Leading experts from innovative medical, retail and eyecare companies described how new healthcare business models are delivering convenience, greater access and more affordable and personalized medicine during a wide-ranging program at the latest session of the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. The speakers offered diverse points of view on the program’s theme, “Who Are the New Gatekeepers? What’s Vision’s Role?” Collectively, they exemplified a new approach to vision care that is wider in scope, more accessible and more fully integrated into the broader healthcare matrix. The Summit program, held October 7, was the second in the four-part virtual series "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Summit's major theme. Read More

Today's VM Global Leadership Summit Session Illuminates 'Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines'

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Today's session of Vision Monday's virtual Global Leadership Summit Series, which will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, is "Leadership Lessons From Healthcare's Front Lines: What's Next for Payors, Providers...and Vision Care?"

Review of Optometric Business: How to Pay an Employee Who Reports Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:00 AM How does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act help if an employee (or doctor) has been advised by a health-care provider to self-quarantine because of COVID-19 or is experiencing COVID symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis? Here are the details on optimizing this law to keep your patients and practice safe. Both American employees and employers benefit from the relief found in the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, which are both part of the (FFCRA). American private employers with less than 500 employees receive tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave for specific reasons related to COVID-19. The goal of the law is to keep employees on the payroll and off unemployment by removing the need for employees to choose between working and public health measures put in place to combat the virus. Read More

CEO Says Regeneron Must Ration COVID-19 Treatment

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Monday, October 12, 2020 6:17 PM

Fauci’s Daughters Won’t Visit for Thanksgiving

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Monday, October 12, 2020 6:14 PM

VM's News Quiz for the Week of Oct. 4: Why People Wear Contacts, World Sight Day Highlights and Being Sick of COVID

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Monday, October 12, 2020 10:30 AM 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 reasons why people wear contacts, highlights from World Sight Day activities and being sick and tired of COVID. Click here to take the quiz for the week of October 4th. VM's News Quiz is published every Saturday as part of VMAIL Weekend. Read More