World Council of Optometry Moves to American Optometric Association Headquarters

By Staff
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announced Wed., May 20, 2015, that the organization will move its offices from London to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) headquarters here.

Submit Your Nominations for VM’s 2015 Most Influential Women in Optical

By Staff
Friday, May 15, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead.

Prevent Blindness Set Speakers and Program for 4th Annual Focus on Eye Health Summit

By Staff
Friday, May 01, 2015 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness and its partners set program details for the 4th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, to be held on  June 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Memorial Service to be Held for Claude E. Le Page

By Staff
Friday, May 01, 2015 12:15 AM ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—Claude E. Le Page, an optician, lab owner and longtime Essilor executive, passed away here on March 26, 2015 at age 72.

Unaudited Numbers Indicate 15,156 Attendees at Expo East, Organizers Say

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Focused on a fresh new theme—Visionaries in Education, Fashion, and Technology—this year’s International Vision Expo East featured four days of education and exhibits with preliminary reports of 15,156 attendees, according to unaudited attendance figures show organizers told VM.

The Vision Council’s Portal Helps ECPs and Retail Outlets Promote National Sunglasses Day

By Staff
Friday, April 10, 2015 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, V.A.—In raising awareness for National Sunglasses Day on June 27, 2015 The Vision Council’s recently launched online portal will provide access to marketing materials for retailers and ECPs.

Services to be Held for Thomas Edward Abbott, Optical Sales Veteran

By Staff
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:21 AM MARIETTA, Ga.—Thomas Edward Abbott, a veteran sales representative for Visual Eyes Eyewear, died at his home here on March 31, following a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 76 years-old.

New SECO President, Stan Dickerson, OD, Outlines His Initiatives for the Coming Year

By Stan Dickerson, OD
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:07 PM ATLANTA—What an honor, privilege and feeling of real responsibility it is to be assuming the position of president of the Southern Council of Optometrists. SECO has been a leader in continuing education for 90+ years, so part of what I want to accomplish is to make sure we maintain that position in a world that’s ever changing.

Services to be Held for John Enright, Co-Founder, Perferx Optical

By Staff
Friday, March 27, 2015 12:21 AM DALTON, Mass.—Services will be held today for John Enright, 79, co-founder of Perferx Optical Co., who passed away on March 22 here.

EyeRock Goes Beyond Traditional Volunteering

By Staff
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—When you think about volunteering for an organization that provides free prescription eyeglasses to the needy, you don’t think of scheduling practice sessions, making up set lists of classic rock ’n’ roll songs and renting drums and guitar amps.

U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry Accepts $25,000 Grant from Hoya

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care presented a $25,000 grant to go toward the renovation of the physical plant and educational equipment at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry teaching laboratory.

Optical Lab Veteran Duane Reese Dies at 89

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Optical laboratory veteran Duane C. Reese passed away on Jan. 30 at his home here after an extended illness. He was 89 years-old.

The AAO Acquires Rare, 16th-19th Century Texts on Ophthalmology

By Tiffany Wong
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Museum of Vision recently received an extensive donation of more than 130 rare books and catalogs on ophthalmology

Memorial Service Held for Optical Lab Veteran Duane Reese

By Staff
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:21 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Optical laboratory veteran Duane C. Reese passed away Jan. 30 at his home here after an extended illness. He was 89 years-old.

The Vision Council Presents Annual Executive Summit, Announces New Board Members

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:30 AM PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit was in full swing here this week, as industry leaders gathered for executive-level networking, leadership development, and the latest in economic trends and business strategies.