Dr. Dean Bok Awarded Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

By Staff
Friday, May 6, 2016 12:18 AM SEATTLE—Noted vision researcher Dean Bok, PhD. of UCLA has been awarded the 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research.

Take Part in Earth Day

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2016 12:19 AM Are you thinking about ways to celebrate Earth Day? ECPs can participate in Earth Day with various lines, products and services from many companies within the optical industry. Here’s a helpful resource list to get you started on some of today’s sustainable products and activities.

Show Organizers Expect Strong Attendance

By Staff
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—When Vision Expo opens its doors this morning, nearly 650 exhibitors representing 5,000 brands will be showcased here, a sure sign that Expo is the top event for innovation and building relationships with high volume buyers and independent practices alike, show organizers said.

VM Summit Connects the Dots Between the Brain, Technology and Leadership

By Staff
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The power of creative thinking and its application in both the professional and personal realm was on full display at Vision Monday’s 10th annual Global Leadership Summit, held here Wednesday.

New Advanced Buying Program Highlights Exhibitor Discounts

By Staff
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—International Vision Expo & Conference has introduced an advanced Buying Program, making it easier for attendees to sort through exhibitor discounts being offered only at the show.

Vision Expo East Introduces New Lounge Space

By Staff
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Attendees to next month’s International Vision Expo East will have new options for taking a break during busy days filled with exhibitor meetings, show floor events and education courses.

Living the Eye Life

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:30 AM Despite the flexibility offered by the optometric profession, “new” ODs are not without their challenges when entering the work force ranging from student debt to a lack of business skills. Yet, even in the face of these obstacles, the leaders of this cohort are able to adapt and succeed, as exemplified by the 10 young optometrists VM spoke to for this story.

New ODs Step Out of the Exam Room to Connect With the Community

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:29 AM Of course, connecting with the community can—and should—happen inside the exam room as well as out. Involvement in the community, whether through optometric associations or local neighborhood groups, is both a personal choice and a networking tool that many young ODs are proponents of. Here are some ways they’re getting involved.

Business Solutions Track Expands to 100+ Hours

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—To help you zero-in on the topics you need most, and the courses that are essential for your practice, Vision Expo East’s Business Solutions Track has expanded this year to include more than 100 hours of curriculum organized around five key areas of focus that address core business needs: Leadership, Customer Experience, Human Resources, Big Data and Profitability & Growth

Conference Advisory Board Chairman Makes Top Picks for CE

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo has built its reputation as a leader in world-class education. With 325 hours of content from which to choose Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO co-chair of the Conference Advisory Board admits that it can be challenging to narrow down selections.

Education on a Time Crunch: Making the Most of Your CE

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—It’s well known that there is little time for a rest at International Vision Expo & Conference. Offering the most robust and comprehensive education available to the profession, and a bustling exhibit hall that spans the length of five football fields, it can be difficult to fit everything into just a few short days.

New No. 7 Subway Line Extension Makes Getting to the Javits Easy

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East attendees have a new option for getting to the Javits Center, courtesy of the New York City Subway System.

Optical Fair: Record Attendance, Lots of New Companies and High Energy Launches

By Staff
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM MILAN, Italy—Mido’s 46th edition closed its three-day exhibition here late last month with organizers reporting a new all-time record attendance of over 52,000 visitors, an increase of 7 percent over the 2015 show.

Services to be Held for Robert E. Duffens

By Staff
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:18 AM TOPEKA, Kan.—Optical laboratory pioneer Robert E. Duffens of Topeka passed away February 23 at age 92. Duffens was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Salina, Kansas to Robert F. and Lena Duffens.

Services to be Held for Hy Schwartz

By Staff
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:18 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Herman (Hy) Schwartz, an optical industry veteran, died here on Jan. 31 at age 89.
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