Gerard Cottet, an Architect of Essilor’s Growth, Dies at 84

By Staff
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:18 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—Gerard Cottet, a longtime Essilor International executive who was a principal architect of the company’s transformation from a French optical exporting company into a leading global optical supplier, passed away July 17 at age 84.

Prevent Blindness Launches The Focus Initiative, a Virtual Forum for Vision And Public Health Workers

By Staff
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness is launching The Focus Initiative, a virtual forum for those working in the vision and public health sector.

Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration has opened for Vision Expo West 2016 in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17).

Zenni Optical Supports 2016 Graduates With $1 Million Eyewear Giveaway

By Staff
Friday, June 17, 2016 12:15 AM NOVATO, Calif.—Zenni Optical, a leader in online prescription eyewear, has launched Class of Zenni, a massive giveaway of $1 million in glasses to 2016 graduates.

Bonnie Sericko, a Champion of Independent Labs, Dies at 99

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:21 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Juanita (Bonnie) M. Sericko, a veteran optical laboratory owner who played an influential role in the development of the U.S. lab industry, passed away here on May 24 at the age of 99.

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.
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