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Additional Optical Retailers and ECPs to Temporarily Close Locations

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2020 6:30 PM Additional optical retailers and ECPs to temporarily close locations, MyEyeDr. to temporarily close all offices, many ECPs reduce office hours as COVID-19 expands, optical retailers temporarily close locations, and National Vision will temporarily close all of its stores, all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed. 

A Majority of ECPs Reduce Office Hours, Expect Lower Revenues as COVID-19 Situation Expands, Jobson Research Survey Finds

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2020 5:09 PM NEW YORK—Almost four in five eyecare professionals (primarily independent optometrists and opticians) have taken steps, or are considering, a move to reduce office hours, and about four in 10 are considering temporarily closing their offices in response to the coronavirus outbreak. These are a few of the key findings in a second round of a Jobson Research survey conducted this week. Among the respondents considering a reduction in hours, 43.6 percent said they are considering temporarily closing their offices and 21.2 percent said they are evaluating whether to open fewer days per week.

Independent ECPs Embrace Cataract Awareness Month

By Stephanie Sengwe
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:28 AM Prevent Blindness is once again using its platform to promote eye safety, by declaring the month of June as Cataracts Awareness Month. As VMAIL previously reported, the organization states that more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataract, a clouding of the eye's lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. While cataracts are caused by changes related to aging, other factors can contribute to their formation.