The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Open

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) issued a call for nominations for the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Vision Inc. Kick Off Multi-Year Partnership

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:15 AM ATLANTA—Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Vision Inc. (NVI) officially kicked-off their multi-year partnership here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club with an eye screening and glasses fitting program.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Version of Digital Eye Strain Report

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

CooperVision Seeks Proposals for S&T Awards Program

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—CooperVision Inc. announced a call for proposals for the CooperVison Science and Technology (S&T) Awards Program.

Transitions Optical Offers Four Ways to Attend Their Annual Academy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical Inc. is providing four ways for interested industry professionals to attend the 21st annual Transitions Academy, taking place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2017, in Orlando.

The Vision Council Offers Industry-Focused Infographic of Digital Eye Strain Report

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:00 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council www.thevisioncouncil.org has developed an industry-focused version of the successful consumer Digital Eye Strain Report, which is now available to Vision Council members.

The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education Hosts Over 100 Attendees

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:21 AM CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) held a training workshop on April 1, 2016 to educate CE providers on its new accreditation criteria and changes to the COPE accreditation process.

Richard E. Weisbarth Receives the James A. Boucher Award From the National Academies of Practice

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEXINGTON, Ky.—Richard E. Weisbarth, OD, has been presented with the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Optometry’s James A. Boucher Award of Excellence.

Vision Expo East Attendance Tops 16,000

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—When Vision Expo East closed its doors here on April 17, strong attendance figures showed more than 16,000 attendees had gathered to celebrate 30 years of empowering the optical community.

Transitions Optical Consumer Campaign Expands in 2016

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical, Inc has launched a new consumer outreach campaign that will highlight the stories and experiences told by influential Transitions lens wearers.

Prevent Blindness Announces Fifth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness and its partners announced the fifth annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit, to be held on July 13 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

ARVO’s 2016 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) announced recipients of the 2016 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

Jobson Optical Group Joins Industry-Wide Think About Your Eyes Initiative as an Official Media Partner

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:45 PM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Jobson Optical Group, the leading source for information and marketing for the worldwide ophthalmic community, has been announced as the official media partner of Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers on the benefits of vision health.

Vision Expo East Programs Address Industry Growth and Eyecare’s Outlook

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Monday, April 11, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Show organizers are putting the finishing touches on programs and plans for Vision Expo East to be held at the Javits Center here from April 14 to 17.
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