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The Vision Council Launches 2024 National Sunglasses Day Campaign With Spotlight on Sports Eyewear

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With the summer Olympics, warmer weather and more outdoor time on the horizon, The Vision Council has kicked off its National Sunglasses Day 2024 campaign, with a Read more.

ARG N . David Rips, President/CEQ of Younger Optics

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The National Average for Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Remained Flat for the Week of May 6–12, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations remained flat last week, May 6–12, when compared with the previous week. That places gross Read more.

Prevent Blindness Launches ‘It Started With an Eye Exam’ Campaign to Encourage, Educate and Empower the Public to Make Eye Health Part of Their Overall Health Care

CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, is launching a new campaign titled, “It Started With an Eye Exam” to encourage consumers Read more.

Zyloware Encourages Eyecare Professionals to Celebrate National Eyewear Day on June 6

PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Zyloware is inviting all eyecare professionals and eyewear enthusiasts to once again join the company in celebration of the 9th annual Read more.

PECAA 2024 Annual Meeting Brings Together Independent ECPs for Networking and Learning

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Nearly 900 eyecare professionals, strategic vendor partners and industry leaders attended the Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) 2024 Annual Meeting held April 29 to May Read more.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her by May 23 for Vision Monday's Special Report

NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July-August issue, marking the 22nd year of our Read more.



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There’s no single smoking gun explaining why consumers were more downbeat.

Bill Adams, chief economist at Comerica Bank, commented on a recent University of Michigan survey of consumers that found consumer sentiment plunged to the lowest level in six months as price increases reaccelerated and inflation and unemployment concerns resurfaced. Read the CNN article, “Consumers Haven’t Felt This Bad About the Economy Since November.”




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FRAME COLLECTION

Lacoste Debuts Arthur Fils for The Line Collection

Quick Take: Lacoste, from Marchon Eyewear, reveals Arthur Fils as the face of its The Line eyewear collection. 
Specifics: Fils is one of the most promising talents in French tennis, and was chosen as the brand ambassador for Lacoste textile and eyewear collections. The Line Collection brings together classic and current trends, with frames featuring details such as the iconic Crocodile symbol, Petit Piqué pattern and new interpretation of the ribbon concept that gets
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Ultra Limited Presents SS24 Campaign

Quick Take: Ultra Limited is presenting its Spring/Summer 2024 campaign, showcasing new styles.
Specifics: The campaign features recent releases showcased at Mido 2024, including the models Spargi, Lido, Pellestrina, Tropea and Manfredonia. The frames are paired with silk scarves featuring vibrant colors and patterns that mirror the eyewear. Best selling models Catanzaro, Carrara, Brindisi and Siracusa Tortona are also featured. 
Selling Point: Ultra Limited’s Tommaso Poltrone said, “For the Spring/Summer 2024 campaign, we evolved the
Read more.

FRAME COLLECTION

Charmant’s Elle Intros New TR90 Styles

Quick Take: Elle, from Charmant, is introducing new TR90 optical styles. 
Specifics: The new styles are EL13524 and EL13552. EL13524 is an uplifting cat eye with a TR90 front, metal temples and matching TR90 temple tips. It is available in crystal and havana. EL13552 is a soft rectangular TR90 frame with ornate temple details. It is available in light brown, red and black. 
Selling Point: The newest TR90 models from Elle are stylish
Read more.

To submit items for LaunchPad, email [email protected].


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More Americans Move Out of Metro Areas Post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed more Americans out of urban areas, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. New data shows that Americans Read more.




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Walmart Reports Strong First Quarter Results, Reaffirms Commitment to Optical Business

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced first quarter financial results for the three months ending on April 30, 2024, showcasing strong growth in revenue and operating income. The results shared by the omnichannel, global retailer are for Q1 of its 2025 fiscal year, which runs for 12 months ending January 31, 2025. Specific highlights for the first quarter include consolidated revenue of $161.5 billion, up 6.0 percent, or 5.8 percent constant currency versus the same period last year; reported operating income up $0.6 billion (9.6 percent) and adjusted operating income up 13.7 percent, attributed to higher gross margins and growth in membership income; and growth in global e-commerce sales by 21 percent, led by store-fulfilled pickup/delivery and marketplace. Read More

Review of Myopia Management: How to Present Myopia Management Fees to Low-Income Families

Presenting myopia management fees to low-income families can be a challenging task. However, with a careful and compassionate approach, it’s possible to communicate the critical importance of early myopia control and the long-term health and financial benefits it can offer. I’ve developed strategies to present myopia management fees to low-income families, emphasizing the pathological importance of myopia control, the potential for long-term savings and the flexibility of payment plan programs. It is critical we explain simply what myopia is to a parent and why it concerns you as the health care practitioner. Read More


ClearVision Celebrates Highest Finish Yet With Ninth Best Companies to Work for in New York Award

ClearVision Optical was recognized for the ninth time as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) and Best Companies Group. ClearVision’s fifth-place finish in the Best Companies to Work for in New York State reflects the company’s dedication, focused work, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Read more.

 

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T E] modz @@ 'v'-"\ Affordable & Rx-able Learn more! m Advertisement MAY 20, 2024 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.visionmonday.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NoTiNAL owHAY THE VISION COUNCIL THE VISION COUNCIL LAUNCHES 2024 NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY CAMPAIGN WITH SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS EYEWEAR ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With the summer Olympics, warmer weather and more outdoor time on the horizon, The Vision Council has kicked off its National Sunglasses Day 2024 campaign, with a Read more. ARG N . David Rips, President/CEQ of Younger Optics Advertisement THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR GROSS REVENUE AT ECP LOCATIONS REMAINED FLAT FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 6–12, JOBSON’S LATEST PRACTICE PERFORMANCE TRACKER SHOWS NEW YORK—The national average for gross revenue at ECP locations remained flat last week, May 6–12, when compared with the previous week. That places gross Read more. PREVENT BLINDNESS LAUNCHES ‘IT STARTED WITH AN EYE EXAM’ CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER THE PUBLIC TO MAKE EYE HEALTH PART OF THEIR OVERALL HEALTH CARE CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, is launching a new campaign titled, “It Started With an Eye Exam” to encourage consumers Read more. ZYLOWARE ENCOURAGES EYECARE PROFESSIONALS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL EYEWEAR DAY ON JUNE 6 PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Zyloware is inviting all eyecare professionals and eyewear enthusiasts to once again join the company in celebration of the 9th annual Read more. PECAA 2024 ANNUAL MEETING BRINGS TOGETHER INDEPENDENT ECPS FOR NETWORKING AND LEARNING BOCA RATON, Fla.—Nearly 900 eyecare professionals, strategic vendor partners and industry leaders attended the Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) 2024 Annual Meeting held April 29 to May Read more. DO YOU KNOW AN INFLUENTIAL WOMAN IN OPTICAL? NOMINATE HER BY MAY 23 FOR VISION MONDAY'S SPECIAL REPORT NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July-August issue, marking the 22nd year of our Read more. Advertisement ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CoronavirusBriefingNews COVID STILL DEADLIER THAN THE FLU—BUT THE GAP IS NARROWING ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE IMMUNOLOGY OF COVID AND THE FUTURE ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR GROSS REVENUE AT ECP LOCATIONS DECREASED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 29–MAY 5, JOBSON’S LATEST PRACTICE PERFORMANCE TRACKER SHOWS H Up to 25% more near vision va rlluXO width® than Varilux® XR design SR - - o Advertisement ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THERE’S NO SINGLE SMOKING GUN EXPLAINING WHY CONSUMERS WERE MORE DOWNBEAT. BILL ADAMS, CHIEF ECONOMIST AT COMERICA BANK, COMMENTED ON A RECENT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SURVEY OF CONSUMERS THAT FOUND CONSUMER SENTIMENT PLUNGED TO THE LOWEST LEVEL IN SIX MONTHS AS PRICE INCREASES REACCELERATED AND INFLATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT CONCERNS RESURFACED. READ THE CNN ARTICLE, “CONSUMERS HAVEN’T FELT THIS BAD ABOUT THE ECONOMY SINCE NOVEMBER.” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advertisement Now Incorporating VMail ProductWatch and VMail Technology FRAME COLLECTION LACOSTE DEBUTS ARTHUR FILS FOR THE LINE COLLECTION Quick Take: Lacoste, from Marchon Eyewear, reveals Arthur Fils as the face of its The Line eyewear collection.  Specifics: Fils is one of the most promising talents in French tennis, and was chosen as the brand ambassador for Lacoste textile and eyewear collections. The Line Collection brings together classic and current trends, with frames featuring details such as the iconic Crocodile symbol, Petit Piqué pattern and new interpretation of the ribbon concept that gets Read more. ALSO NEW ULTRA LIMITED PRESENTS SS24 CAMPAIGN Quick Take: Ultra Limited is presenting its Spring/Summer 2024 campaign, showcasing new styles. Specifics: The campaign features recent releases showcased at Mido 2024, including the models Spargi, Lido, Pellestrina, Tropea and Manfredonia. The frames are paired with silk scarves featuring vibrant colors and patterns that mirror the eyewear. Best selling models Catanzaro, Carrara, Brindisi and Siracusa Tortona are also featured.  Selling Point: Ultra Limited’s Tommaso Poltrone said, “For the Spring/Summer 2024 campaign, we evolved the Read more. FRAME COLLECTION CHARMANT’S ELLE INTROS NEW TR90 STYLES Quick Take: Elle, from Charmant, is introducing new TR90 optical styles.  Specifics: The new styles are EL13524 and EL13552. EL13524 is an uplifting cat eye with a TR90 front, metal temples and matching TR90 temple tips. It is available in crystal and havana. EL13552 is a soft rectangular TR90 frame with ornate temple details. It is available in light brown, red and black.  Selling Point: The newest TR90 models from Elle are stylish Read more. To submit items for LaunchPad, email [email protected]. Advertisement ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MORE AMERICANS MOVE OUT OF METRO AREAS POST COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic pushed more Americans out of urban areas, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. New data shows that Americans Read more. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advertisement WALMART REPORTS STRONG FIRST QUARTER RESULTS, REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO OPTICAL BUSINESS BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced first quarter financial results for the three months ending on April 30, 2024, showcasing strong growth in revenue and operating income. The results shared by the omnichannel, global retailer are for Q1 of its 2025 fiscal year, which runs for 12 months ending January 31, 2025. Specific highlights for the first quarter include consolidated revenue of $161.5 billion, up 6.0 percent, or 5.8 percent constant currency versus the same period last year; reported operating income up $0.6 billion (9.6 percent) and adjusted operating income up 13.7 percent, attributed to higher gross margins and growth in membership income; and growth in global e-commerce sales by 21 percent, led by store-fulfilled pickup/delivery and marketplace. Read More REVIEW OF MYOPIA MANAGEMENT: HOW TO PRESENT MYOPIA MANAGEMENT FEES TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES Presenting myopia management fees to low-income families can be a challenging task. However, with a careful and compassionate approach, it’s possible to communicate the critical importance of early myopia control and the long-term health and financial benefits it can offer. I’ve developed strategies to present myopia management fees to low-income families, emphasizing the pathological importance of myopia control, the potential for long-term savings and the flexibility of payment plan programs. It is critical we explain simply what myopia is to a parent and why it concerns you as the health care practitioner. Read More ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CLEARVISION CELEBRATES HIGHEST FINISH YET WITH NINTH BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN NEW YORK AWARD ClearVision Optical was recognized for the ninth time as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) and Best Companies Group. ClearVision’s fifth-place finish in the Best Companies to Work for in New York State reflects the company’s dedication, focused work, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Read more.  
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