Alcon Hosts Sports Vision Training Event at IMG Academy

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM BRADENTON, Fla.—Alcon traveled to IMG Academy, the world-renowned multi-sport training and educational institution, to evaluate the visual-motor skills of its athletes and bring them the latest innovations in vision care technology, including Dailies Total1 contact lenses. Alcon also invited professional football player Victor Cruz to participate in the eye evaluations and share his perspective on the importance of vision with IMG Academy student-athletes and campers.

ODs Meet at First World Congress of Optometry in Columbia

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM MEDELLIN, Colombia—Thousands of optometric professionals from around the globe converged here in mid-August at the first World Congress of Optometry. It was a meeting described by organizers as “the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eyecare.”

What Are You Wearing? / Brooklyn Spectacles

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM Jenny’s family has been in the optical business for as long as she can remember, so she fell in love with the industry at a young age. She wanted to learn the ins and outs from the people she trusted most and knew she wanted to create an element that would connect the customer more directly with brands. That led to the opening of Luxeye stores and the recent launch of Brooklyn Spectacles.

Wild, Wild West Word Scramble

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM

The Vision Council Announces 2016 Executive Summit Agenda and Keynote Speakers

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Monday, August 31, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the agenda, slate of keynote speakers and the opening of registration for the 2016 Executive Summit—an exclusive annual event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting, and the latest business strategies.

Global Contact Lens Forum Brings Leaders Together

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Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo West once again will host The Global Contact Lens Forum, an exclusive “meeting within a meeting” which brings together many of the most highly respected leaders in the contact lens field to share their expertise. The event combines the latest scientific content with critical business strategies, covering topics from profitability, disease and technology, as well as forecasting the future of the contact lens industry.

Hear/Say

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Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM “There’s a fast track if you can do the networking. For some personalities it works, for mine it doesn’t.” – Idris ElbA, actor

Getting Shady on VisionMonday.com

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—From June 15 to Aug. 7, we asked you all to get in the #VMSpirit and #PutSunniesOnIt by posting photos of your favorite shades on unconventional items.

Hyderabad to Host 2017 World Congress of Optometry Conference

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Friday, August 21, 2015 12:24 AM HYDERABAD, India—India will host the 2017 World Congress of Optometry Conference in Hyderabad from Sept. 11 to 13 as announced by Susan Cooper, president of the World Council of Optometry.

Local Eye Site, Vision Expo West Partner on ‘Job Link’ Event

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Friday, August 21, 2015 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—In partnership with Vison Expo West, Local Eye Site announced the creation of a new networking event, “Job Link at Vision Expo West.”

PECAA to Hold Free Optical Merchandising Workshop for Members and Non-Members

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:15 AM OVERLAND PARK, Mo.—Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA), a nationwide alliance of independent optometrists based in Portland, Ore., will hold a free optical merchandising workshop here for its members as well as for potential members.

American Optometric Association Invites ECPs to Participate in Paraoptometric Recognition Week

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) will honor paraoptometrics with its 13th annual Paraoptometric Recognition Week, Sept. 13 to 15, 2015. Eyecare practices across the country are invited to participate in a variety of creative ways to recognize these integral members of the eyecare delivery team.

Getting Shady

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM

GS-Rx Named Unity Lab of the Year by VSP Optics Group

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics Group has named Global Source Rx (GS-Rx) as its “Unity Lab of the Year.” GS-Rx, an optical manufacturing laboratory based in Scottsdale, Ariz., received the award for performance in 2014 which demonstrated exceptional quality of work, consistently beating Unity targets and providing superior customer service.

Ilori/Luxottica Retail’s Jankowski Honored With Accessories Council’s ‘Hall of Fame’

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Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Friends, family and colleagues from throughout his career turned out for a celebratory event to honor Ed Jankowski, vice president, general manager, for Luxotttica Luxury Retail Group, which includes the Ilori, optical Shops of Aspen and Persol brands.
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