Illinois College of Optometry Takes Top Honors at Essilor Optometry Student Bowl

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Taylor Harris, a student from the Illinois College of Optometry, propelled his team to victory at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl (OSB) Thursday by correctly answering the winning question concerning the correct contact lens power to order for an infant with an aphakic eye.

Prevent Blindness Holds 12th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be holding its 12th annual Eyes on Capitol Hill advocacy day tomorrow, June 27, in Washington D.C. Since 2006, Prevent Blindness and its affiliates have brought citizens from across the country to meet with members of the House and Senate and their staff, to discuss the importance of vision and eye health programs and research.

Tomorrow Is National Sunglasses Day—Don’t Forget to Throw Some Shade on UV Rays

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Monday, June 26, 2017 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the fourth consecutive year, The Vision Council is promoting the importance of UV-protective eyewear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day, taking place tomorrow, June 27.

AOA Kicks Off Optometry’s Meeting with Capitol Hill Rally as Advocacy Takes on a Central Role

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:27 AM WASHINGTON—The nation’s capital was an appropriate setting this week for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual congress, as advocacy for the profession and patient care are both playing more important roles in the association’s day-to-day activities.

Retail CX Expert, Ed King, to Kick Off VM LIVE ‘Minding the Store’ Event in Las Vegas Sept. 13

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Monday, June 19, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Ed King, a retail innovator and customer experience (CX) expert, will be the featured opening speaker at the VM LIVE session, “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience,” planned for Wednesday Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

Digital Eye Lab Honored for Community Employment Program

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Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM HAWTHORNE, N.Y.—Digital Eye Lab (DEL), a division of ABB Optical Group, was recognized at Arc of Westchester’s Annual Employer Breakfast on April 26 with the New Business Partner Award.

The Accessories Council Hosts 20th Annual FIT Next Generation Awards With Sponsorship From Tura Inc.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council hosted the 20th annual FIT Next Generation Awards with sponsorship from Tura Inc. in the optical category, at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) here on May 10, 2017.

Prevent Blindness Announces Sixth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will hold the sixth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 28 form 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the National Press Club Washington D.C. The Summit will include presentations related to this year’s theme, “What’s in Sight?”

Registration for International Vision Expo West 2017 Now Open

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration for the International Vision Expo West 2017, taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, is now open. The show will take place Sept. 13 to 16, with education beginning on Sept. 13 and the exhibition opening on Sept. 14.

‘Digital Tech Reinvisions the Shopper’s Experience’—Registration Is Open for Sept. 13 VM LIVE

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Digitization is impacting all businesses. But reports of retail’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar retailers need to compete with online players; both are adapting techniques from each other. With those developments in mind, Vision Monday’s upcoming VM LIVE event will tackle “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions the Shopper’s Experience.”

Transitions Optical Announces Dates for Transition Academy 2018

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Friday, June 9, 2017 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has announced that the 22nd annual Transitions Academy  will be held Feb. 11 to 14, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.

Ninth Annual Professional Eye Care Associates of America Meeting Held in Nashville

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:27 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA)—a nationwide doctor alliance group for independent doctors—held its 9th annual meeting here from May 18 to 20.

One Month Until National Sunglasses Day 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—National Sunglasses Day 2017 is just one month away. The event, held annually on June 27, aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and encourages the optical community to stress the importance of wearing sunglasses.

Schneider’s Digicon 2017 Features Tech Topics… and Baseball

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:15 AM FRISCO, Texas—Digicon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies.

Hear/Say

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Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” – Gail Tsukiyama
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