Vision Expo Education Positively Impacts Practices, Research Shows

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—The Vision Expo continuing education (CE) program, positively impacts practices and ultimately patients, according to research following Vision Expo East.

Prevent Blindness Holds 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Friday, July 22, 2016 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 13, Prevent Blindness held its 5th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit at the National Press Club here and featured presentations from a variety of leading experts in vision and public health. The full webcast and copies of the all the presentations can be found here.

Catching Some Shade on National Sunglasses Day

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM National Sunglasses Day, The Vision Council's campaign to raise awareness about the negative effects UV rays may have on eye health and promote the use of sunwear, made a big impression this year.

COPE Hosts Training Workshop on Accreditation Processes

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) held a training workshop on April 1, 2016 to educate CE providers on its new accreditation criteria and changes to the COPE accreditation processes. Over 100 people attended the workshop, which took place at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill.

Massachusetts Opticians Bring Eyewear to the Cinema

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM FOXBORO, Mass.—The Opticians Association of Massachusetts (OAM) came up with a new venue and concept for its latest ABO CE seminar, holding its first ever Cinema Meeting here at a movie theater.

Optyx Opens 9th Location on Long Island’s North Shore

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM Greenvale, N.Y.—Optyx, the New York based optical retailer, with locations throughout Manhattan and one in East Hampton, opened its 9th store here last month, featuring a unique design and merchandise mix of luxury brands, on the North Shore of Long Island, in upscale Wheatley Plaza.

Preparing an ‘Optics Flagship’ Via Exhibition and Academy

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK and PARIS—Readying its plans for the 2016 edition of Silmo, to be held Sept. 23 to 26 at the Paris Nord Villepinte center, organizers report that over 100 new companies will be attending the exhibition along with new add on services, special concept areas like themed pop-up stores, interactive terminals, trend spotlights and new education for exhibitors attending from around the world.

WestGroupe Sales Meeting Mixes Business With Pleasure

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM MONTREAL—WestGroupe, a leader in the international eyewear industry, hosted its June sales meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

Organizers Prepare for 10th Anniversary of Opti in Munich This January

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:27 AM MUNICH, Germany—Organizers are preparing for the 10th anniversary of Opti, the international trade fair for optical design, to be held here Saturday, Jan. 28 through Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

New AOA President, Andrea Thau, OD, and Trustees Sworn in at Optometry’s Meeting

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON—The American Optometric Association (AOA) elected new officers and board members at the House of Delegates meeting during Optometry’s Meeting held here last week.

Optometry's Meeting Honors Leaders at Boston Conference

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Friday, July 1, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON—As the meeting’s organizers noted, the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting “lifted off” here on June 29, with an awards ceremony and a keynote address by astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Honors Four With 2016 Special Recognition Awards

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Friday, July 1, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) bestowed several honors at its annual luncheon held here earlier this week during Optometry’s Meeting. Among these were the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Morris Berman; the Industry Leadership Award to R. Mike Daley, The Vision Council; and two ASCO Rising Star honorees, Dr. Nathan Lighthizer, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, and Dr. Nicole Ross, New England College of Optometry.

Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2016

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration has opened for Vision Expo West 2016 in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17).

PECAA Brings Its Annual Meeting to The Big Easy

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:15 AM NEW ORLEANS—Marking its 10th anniversary this year, PECAA (Professional Eyecare Associates of America) held its annual meeting here last month, a blend of business and networking opportunities against the backdrop of the unique atmosphere, sights and sounds of New Orleans.

Don’t Forget to Participate in National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day, held annually on June 27.
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