Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration is now open for International Vision Expo & Conference East 2015, scheduled to be held at the Javits Center in New York March 19 to 22 (Education: March 19 to 22, Exhibition: March 20 to 22).

ACE Awards Spotlight Accessories’ Influence

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK— Fashion press, major and specialty retailers, senior executives, designers and celebrities were among those (glamorously) packing the house at Cipriani’s 42nd Street here for the 2014 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards and dinner gala, an occasion which also marked the 20th anniversary of the Council, which advances the interests of all those connected to the fashion accessories field.

Cute Overload: #VMSpirit #PetsInSpex Campaign

By Mary Kane
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM From Oct. 13 to Oct. 31, 2014, Vision Monday invited readers to post pictures of their beloved pets to Facebook and Twitter for our most recent #VMSpirit campaign, #PetsInSpex.

Safilo Hosts Bloggers Day in Paris

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM PARIS—During Paris Fashion week, Safilo hosted its latest Bloggers Day at its Parisian showroom gathering a community of international bloggers, models, actors and influencers.

The ECP Network and Diversified Ophthalmics Host Education

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM MASON, Ohio—The ECP Network and Diversified Ophthalmics welcomed ECPs from seven states to the Kings Island Summer Seminar in Mason, Ohio, on Aug. 24. The seminar featured nine hours of optometric continuing education along with a 19-space exhibit experience.

SECO 2015 Meeting and Registration Dates Announced

By Staff
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:15 AM ATLANTA— SECO International has announced the dates for its 92nd annual meeting to be held here on March 4 to 8, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and contains the theme, “Where Sight Meets Vision.”

Dates Announced for NAVCP/NASHO 2015 Specialty Health Summit

By Staff
Monday, November 03, 2014 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—The 2015 Specialty Health Summit is scheduled for May 4 to 6, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.

Great Western Council of Optometry Hosts Record Number of Attendees to Its Annual Congress

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:15 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—A record-breaking number of optometrists attended the Great Western Council of Optometry annual congress at the Oregon Convention Center and Crowne Plaza hotel here earlier this month, Oct. 9 to 12, 2014. The 635 ODs, 127 allied ophthalmic professionals, and 231 students in attendance came from 41 states and three Canadian provinces.

10 ‘Optical Pioneers’ Honored at Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members of The Vision Council’s Optical Lab Division celebrated the contributions of 10 industry veterans at the Director’s Choice and Fifteenth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, held Sept. 15 at the Mirage Hotel.

Accessories Council Honors 20/20 Magazine With ‘Hall of Fame’ Award

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—The Accessories Council, the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessory design in America, honored 20/20 Magazine on Sept. 19 with its annual Hall of Fame Award.

Digitizing the Store

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM

Labapalooza Pays Tribute to Wholesale Labs

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Labapalooza, a lab industry favorite gathering, took place here Sept. 18 in the Venetian Hotel.

Optical Women’s Association Networking Event at Expo

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members and friends of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) gathered at the annual networking reception and raffle event held Sept. 19 in the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center.

Connecting, Learning, and Buying Marks an Upbeat Show Experience

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—Whether exhibiting, shopping for products or looking for technologies to upgrade optical practices, the business atmosphere at this year’s Expo was positive, according to comments from attendees and exhibitors.

Oakley VIP Days Elevate the Game

By Marge Axelrad
Friday, October 17, 2014 3:00 PM DANA POINT, Calif.—Four days of workshops, product experience, buying sessions, a Roaring '20s party and Oakley VIP DAYS Golf Classic comprised this year's Oakley VIP Days here Oct. 6-10 at the Laguna Hills Resort & Spa. The sessions brought together 40 Oakley sales reps and staff with 160 people from 67 accounts around the country.