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05/20/2020
The Guide to Getting Back to Business, Managing the Tough Times, and Thriving Again Dear Valued Member, The Vision Council is proud to support the launch of Reopeneyecare.com, a new digital platform designed to help eyecare providers navigate the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. The website is sponsored by The Vision... Read More »
05/14/2020
The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team's recent studies. More than one third of... Read More »
05/13/2020
Dear Member, I hope you are managing to stay safe and sane during these challenging times. I wanted to provide an update on the Lab Division activities at The Vision Council. As many of you are aware, Steve Sutherlin who has served as our Lab Division Liaison has recently retired. We thank Steve for his countless contributions to the division, The... Read More »
05/04/2020
Product and Package Sanitization Methods At the request of members as well as the industry at large, The Vision Council has created a compilation of information regarding best sanitization methods for products and packages. The summary includes information regarding: Cleaning solutions Steps for cleaning products Operating assumptions for... Read More »
05/01/2020
Dear Member, I hope you are managing to stay safe and sane during these challenging times. I wanted to provide an update on Low Vision Division activities at The Vision Council. As you may have heard, Greg Chavez who has served as our Low Vision Division liaison is now the CEO of the Dental Trade Alliance. We wish Greg nothing but the best in his... Read More »
04/29/2020
Yesterday, The Vision Council sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, Schumer and McCarthy on behalf of members to request various levels of support in the next stimulus package. As the pandemic and economic shutdown has affected countless businesses and consumers across the country, including hundreds of thousands of jobs within... Read More »
04/23/2020
After receiving Congressional approval and with the President's signature, H.R. 266 will reopen the shuttered Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Members who qualify for funding from this program and did not receive funding through the initial funding should examine the benefits of the program, here. This... Read More »
04/23/2020
INVISION Magazine's webinar, "What is the Future of Eyecare," is now available to download. The webinar presented some of the industry's top thought leaders as they discussed the changes the vision community may experience following the COVID-19 pandemic and how the crisis will impact manufacturers, eyecare providers and consumers. Panelists... Read More »
04/21/2020
INVISION Magazine Presents: What is the Future of Eyecare? Wednesday, April 22 at 3 p.m. EDT This Wednesday, INVISION Magazine will host a webinar, "What is the Future of Eyecare," that will delve into the changes the optical industry may see following the COVID-19 pandemic such as the implementation of telemedicine, e-commerce and telecommuting.... Read More »
04/17/2020
U.S. Consumer Sentiment and Market Insights During the Covid-19 Crisis The Vision Council's second webinar presentation, U.S. Consumer Sentiment and Market Insights During the Covid-19 Crisis, is now available for download. The research team presented data from the latest VisionWatch report including a detailed breakdown of consumers' attitudes as... Read More »

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