Vision Source Exchange Program Draws a Top-Flight Crowd to Nashville

By Mark Tosh
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:46 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center here was the setting for Vision Source Exchange 2017, the 26th annual member meeting of the optometric alliance Vision Source. The “Music City” meeting, which ran May 3 to 6, drew close to 4,700 attendees over four days (a more than 10 percent increase over last year) and the exhibition show floor easily sold out.

Sixth Annual Great Glasses Play Day to Take Place May 6 to 7

By Stephanie Sengwe
Friday, May 5, 2017 12:15 PM

PORTLAND, Ore.—The sixth annual Great Glasses Play Day — an event that aims to celebrate children and the advances that help them see better, while promoting awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues—will be taking place nationwide May 6 to 7.

Go Behind the Scenes With Randy Jackson Before His Dr. Oz Show Appearance

By Staff
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:16 PM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Randy Jackson, will be appearing on The Dr. Oz Show on April 26, 2017 at 1 p.m. EST on Fox WNYW (check your local listings for network) to discuss his personal experiences with Type 2 Diabetes.

Scene & Heard Around Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, April 10, 2017 11:16 AM NEW YORK—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap some of the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East. From new booths on the show floor to special product launches and company-sponsored events, it was a busy weekend for all at Vision Expo 2017.

Gwen Stefani Makes Surprise Appearance at Tura Inc.’s 2017 National Sales Meeting

By Staff
Friday, April 7, 2017 4:17 PM

NEW YORK—During Tura Inc.’s national sales meeting, held on March 3, 2017, Tura’s sales consultants were surprised with a special appearance from Gwen Stefani.

Optometry Student Parodies Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”

By Staff
Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:51 PM WATERLOO, Ontario—If you thought you were the only one unable to get Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” out of your head, you are not the only one. University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science’s Jonathan Dinh—accompanied by fellow singers Mariko Hirano and Lindsay Gallowitz—loved the song so much, he created an “optometry parody,” replacing the original lyrics with optometry puns and using office tools as instruments. Watch the video below.

The Nighttime Party Scene at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:36 PM NEW YORK—From recognizing women as major players in optical to celebrating company partnerships and products, New York City was a busy place to be during Vision Expo East’s nighttime festivities. Here’s a slideshow of some of the major parties that took place around town. Look for more Vision Expo East photos coming soon on

Sjögren’s Awareness Month Infographic

By Staff
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:37 PM


By Staff
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:30 AM “There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” – Michael Jordan

SECO 2017 Adds a New Element to its Formula With Health Care Business Management Session

By Mark Tosh
Sunday, March 26, 2017 3:56 PM ATLANTA—A new health care business program, more exhibitors in the frames category and a plethora of continuing education sessions were among the highlights of SECO 2017, one of this year’s major education and exhibition events for eyecare professionals.

Award-Winning Actor and Hip-Hop Artist, Common, Joins Allergan’s See America Initiative

By Staff
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:59 PM

DUBLIN—Award winning artist, Common, has partnered with Allergan for the company’s See America initiative, which fights against preventable blindness in the U.S. The company released a video featuring the rapper delivering a spoken word piece calling on Americans to fight against vision loss and prioritize their vision. Common highlights the 61 million Americans at risk of severe loss, and challenges the viewer to imagine life without sight.

Vision Council Blue Light Video from South by Southwest

By Staff
Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:27 PM AUSTIN, Texas—The Vision Council solidified its presence at South by Southwest by not only reaching nearly 3,000 attendees at the booth, but also scoring a segment on KVUE ABC Austin Midday.

It’s All in the Eyes

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM They say eyes are the windows to the soul and while that theory is yet to be proven, studies have shown that eyes are definite windows to our overall health.

#GucciDreamscape, An Eyewear Fantasy

By Staff
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:37 PM A preview of the #GucciDreamscape, a new video by director Petra Collins was shown during Fashion Week in Milan at Kering Eyewear’s formal debut of Gucci Eyewear at a special event for fashion press and other invited guests.  Rich color, luxe fabrics and other images of wearers young and old, are showcased in Collins’ Director’s Cut of the video, illustrating a fantasy story of eyewear, style and the collections most dramatic pieces.  All reflect the imaginative world of Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele.

View VM's Slideshow of the 2017 Transitions Academy Meeting

By Mark Tosh
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:56 PM

ORLANDO—More than 650 industry professionals gathered at the Swan Resort here in late January for the 21st annual Transitions Academy organized by Transitions Optical.