Country Music and a Country-Wide Play Day Celebrating Eye Health on


NASHVILLE—The country’s leading optical retailers gathered together with top managed vision care executives at the Specialty Health Summit held here last week. Sponsored jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations for the third year in a row, this year’s ‘Music City’ venue inspired its theme—“Specialty Health: Creating Harmony in a Discordant Market”—and hosted entertainment by country music singer/songwriters. View the slideshow here to see some attendees and presenters.

After you’ve absorbed some specialty health harmony, jump into another VM slideshow to see children’s vision health celebrated across the country for the third annual Great Glasses Play Day. The parent-organized Play Day campaign, co-founded by Peeps Eyewear owner Kristin Ellsworth and Little Four Eyes blogger Ann Zawistoski, has gained support from several optical organizations and more than tripled its span of locations since its launch in 2012. See the harmony GGPD 2014 created for glasses-clad and vision impaired children and their families in the Scene + Heard: Events section on