Officers and Board Elected at NAVCP Vision Health Summit

By Staff
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—The program agenda was “Future Focused” as executives of the country’s largest managed vision care plans and insurers, joined by allied members and some major optical retailers, came together here for two days at the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) annual Vision Health Summit.

Academy 2017 Chicago Registration and Housing Now Open

By Staff
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago, will take place October 11 to 14, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Hear/Say

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM “The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” – Edward Teller

OWA Honors Award Winners at Breakfast and Networking Reception

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) heads into its 20th year of celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in the optical industry with a Champagne Breakfast Event held on March 30 and an invitation-only VIP OWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event on Saturday, April 1.

Prevent Blindness Honors VM's Marge Axelrad as 2017 'Person of Vision'

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness honored Marge Axelrad, senior vice president, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group as the recipient of the 2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award was presented on March 30, 2017, at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner at the Lotte New York Palace, New York City, in conjunction with International Vision Expo East.

Rockin’ the Night Away for Fun and Funds

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians gathered for the fourth annual fundraising concert, Rockin’ for New Eyes, at the Hard Rock Cafe on April 1. The show featured industry stalwarts as well as optometric students, and once again benefitted New Eyes for the Needy’s prescription eyeglass program for children and adults in need in the U.S.

Signs Pointing in a Positive Direction for Corporate Optometry

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Despite some uncertainty around health care and the implications of new technologies, there was still plenty of optimism in the air and among the speakers who participated in the Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) program on March 30. The annual half-day session held a day ahead of Vision Expo East’s opening was sponsored by Alcon and VisionWeb.

Sjogren’s Awareness Month

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM Sjogren’s syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Along with symptoms of extensive dryness, including dry eyes and corneal infections, other serious complications include profound fatigue, chronic pain, major organ involvement, neuropathies and lymphomas.

First Annual National Eyecare Facilities Conference Announced

By Staff
Friday, April 21, 2017 12:18 AM ONEONTA, N.Y.—Cleinman Performance Partners is hosting the First Annual National Eyecare Facilities Conference, a two-day conference designed to help ECPs develop a facility that separates their brand from the competition.

OWL to Host Signature Event and Networking Program at ASCRS/ASOA 2017

By Staff
Monday, April 17, 2017 12:24 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.—OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership announced that it will host its annual OWL Signature Event and a Networking Program at the 2017 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators held May 5 to 9, 2017 in Los Angeles.

OWA’s Tuesday Talk Featuring Sue Downes Rescheduled to April 25

By Staff
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:18 AM DALLAS—The April 11 OWA Tuesday Talk featuring Sue Downes, co-founder and CEO of MyEyeDr., has been rescheduled to April 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

Scene & Heard Around Vision Expo East

By Staff
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap some of the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East.

Scene & Heard Around Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, April 10, 2017 11:16 AM NEW YORK—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap some of the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East. From new booths on the show floor to special product launches and company-sponsored events, it was a busy weekend for all at Vision Expo 2017.

Gwen Stefani Makes Surprise Appearance at Tura Inc.’s 2017 National Sales Meeting

By Staff
Monday, April 10, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—During Tura Inc.’s national sales meeting, held on March 3, 2017, Tura’s sales consultants were surprised with a special appearance from Gwen Stefani.

The Nighttime Party Scene at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—From recognizing women as major players in optical to celebrating company partnerships and products, New York City was a busy place to be during Vision Expo East’s nighttime festivities.
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