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October 23, 2021|www.visionmonday.com



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CooperVision’s Michele Andrews Talks About the Evolution of the ‘Best Practices’ Recognition Program

NEW YORK—CooperVision opened the application process for its Best Practices program in mid-September, and in doing so provided some updates that are designed to make it easier for eyecare practices to enter the program and for the judges to evaluate the diverse group of entries and focus areas the competition has come to attract. With the changes, in 2022 Best Practices will be recognized specifically for the areas of optometry in which they truly shine, CooperVision noted. VMAIL Weekend recently sat down with Michele Andrews, OD, CooperVision’s vice president, professional & government affairs, to get a better understanding of what’s new in the Best Practices program.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

VM Summit session examines rebuilding patient trust, Retina Consultants of America adds Colorado Retina Associates, ECPs are hopeful about business but concerned about staffing, Jobson’s ECP Survey says, Eyemart Express rolls out ‘Buy-Online, Pick-Up in Store’ and Optical Academy launches mobile vision lab fleet all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.


VM Summit Session Examines How to Rebuild Patient Trust in the Wake of the Pandemic


Retina Consultants of America Announces Addition of Colorado Retina Associates


ECPs Are Hopeful About Business This Month, But Staffing Challenges Lead Their Concerns, Per Wave 27 of Jobson Research's Latest ECP Coronavirus Survey


Eyemart Express Begins Rolling Out ‘Buy-Online, Pick-Up in Store’ Across the Company


Optical Academy Launches Mobile Vision Lab Fleet


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Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards—Nominations Close on Nov. 1

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' 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 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.
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VM's News Quiz for the Week of October 17: A New Program for Eyemart Express, Breakthrough Infections and Virtual Try-On Tech

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 a new program for Eyemart Express, breakthrough COVID-19 infections and virtual try-on tech.
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Indies Get Spooky for Halloween

NEW YORK—Believe it or not, Halloween season has arrived. Halloween this year is feeling a lot more “normal” than it did in 2020, with kids around the country getting ready to head out for Trick or Treating and Halloween parties once again. We still have a few weeks until the beloved, spooky holiday, which gives plenty of time to decorate the office, plan a group costume and give your patients a heads up about potential dangers to their eyes this Halloween season.
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