Schneider Showcases Innovative Technologies at Digicon

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:56 PM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider Optical Machines presented its latest innovations in ophthalmic surfacing, finishing, cleaning and coating and analyzed trends in lens processing technology at the Digicon Europe 2015.

American Optometric Association Swears in 2015-2016 Leadership Team

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:27 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) swore in its 2015-2016 leadership team on Sat. June 27, 2015, during the 118th AOA Congress held here.

Marshall B. Ketchum Begins Construction on a New Multi-Disciplinary Health Center

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:15 AM FULLERTON, Calif.—Marshall B. Ketchum University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 15, 2015 to begin the extensive renovation for what will be known as Ketchum Health, a multi-disciplinary health care center offering optometry, general medical practice and pharmacy services.

Optometry’s Meeting Converges on the Emerald City with Some Opening Day Changes

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Some opening day changes, including a new presentation format and opening general session sponsor, were in store for the optometrists and other allied professionals who attended Optometry’s Meeting, held June 24 to 28, 2015, in the Washington State Convention Center, and hosted by the American Optometric Association  and the American Optometric Student Association.

PECAA Sponsors Open House for New HQ That Doubles the Alliance’s Space

By Staff
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:24 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Professional Eye Care Associates of America held an open house on June 23,  to welcome its members, vendors and staff to the independent optometrist alliance’s new offices here. (L to R) PECAA’s Jamie Hughes, Chris Millet, Lance Anderson, OD, Gunnar Bjorklund, and Scott Walters hosted optical industry partners at an open house to celebrate the move.

Retailers and ECPs Participate in National Sunglasses Day

By Staff
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:14 AM ALEXANDRIA Va.—In raising awareness for the harmful effects of UV exposure, dozens of companies, optical retailers and ECPs around the country are making an effort to promote the June 27 observance of National Sunglasses Day through various contests and interactive approaches.

American Optometric Association Gets Ready for Optometry’s Meeting Next Week in Seattle

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Final details are being put into place for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 118th Annual Congress and the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) 45th Annual Conference, Optometry’s Meeting, which will get underway here next week at the Washington State Convention Center, June 24 to 27, with a series of leadership events, continuing education and workshops, special honors and exhibits.

Get in the #VMSpirit and #PutSunniesOnIt

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Summer is right around the corner, so there’s no better time than now to kick start another #VMSpirit social media campaign.

Luxottica NSM Accentuates ‘Transformation’ in Vancouver

By VM Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM VANCOUVER, B.C.—Luxottica Wholesale North America held its annual sales convention last month, this time with Vancouver, Canada as the backdrop.

Power Practice Holds 12th Annual National Client Meeting

By VM Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—A record number of clients of The Power Practice, the nationally known optometric practice management consulting firm, recently attended the company’s 12th annual client meeting here.

Satisloh Tech Team Holds Annual North American Service Summit

By VM Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM DALLAS—Satisloh’s technical service team recently gathered in Dallas for the company’s eighth annual Service Summit. More than 110 service staff attended the three-day event, taking courses taught by colleagues as well as vendor partners.

The Vision Source Exchange Hosts Record Attendance at Annual Member Meeting

By VM Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM PHOENIX—Vision Source hosted a record attendance group of member doctors, staff and vendors at its national meeting, The Vision Source Exchange, held here last month from April 29 to May 2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The theme of the 2015 Vision Source Exchange was Connection, Passion, Purpose.

What Are You Wearing? / Mt. View Eyecare Center, Vancouver, Wash.

By VM Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM Christen has been working in the optical industry since 1984. He got his start when “It was snowing at the Army Firing Range in Grafenwohr, Germany back in 1973.

Opticians Association of America Open Nominations for Board of Directors

By Staff
Monday, June 08, 2015 12:18 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America is currently accepting nominations for the board of directors, to Shirley Earley, the association’s immediate past president and this year's nominating committee chair.

Optometry Cares- The AOA Foundation Celebrates 10 Years of InfantSEE

By Staff
Friday, June 05, 2015 12:18 AM ST LOUIS—Optometry Cares- The AOA Foundation will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its InfantSEE program at Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle, Wash. on Friday, June 26.
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