New at Vision Expo West: Fast-paced, Intimate and Interactive Pop-Up Talks

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Friday, August 19, 2016 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Attendees will have a free opportunity to engage and discuss relevant topics in a non-traditional, dynamic learning format with pop-up talks occurring at International Vision Expo—to be held in Las Vegas this September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center (Education: Sept. 14-17, 2016; Exhibition: Sept. 15-17, 2016).

Dr. Harry Fagades, a Founder of Diversified Ophthalmics, Dies at 85

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:18 AM CINCINNATI, Ohio—Harry E. Fagedes, OD, a founder of Diversified Ophthalmics, passed away on Aug. 5, 2016 at age 85.

OWA Adds Luxottica’s Debra Bulken and Walman’s Lorinda Fraboni to Its Board of Directors

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association has named Debra Bulken of Luxottica and Lorinda Fraboni of Walman, as their newest board members.

Optometrists and Optometric Students Are Targets of Far-Reaching Data Breach

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Friday, August 5, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Optometrists and optometry students nationwide are being targeted in a far-reaching data breach involving Chase Amazon credit cards. Reports of the breach began surfacing this week from ODs and students who have received unsolicited Chase Amazon credit cards in the mail. Some say they have been notified of fraud alerts by credit monitoring services after suspected cyberattackers tried to open up accounts in cardholders’ names.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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