Getting Shady on VisionMonday.com

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM

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

By Staff
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’

By Staff
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.

Optifog Lenses Earn American Culinary Federation Seal of Approval

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM DALLAS—After completing a variety of tests by a panel of qualified chefs, Essilor’s Optifog lenses have been awarded the Seal of Approval by the American Culinary Federation, the largest professional organization of chefs and cooks in the U.S. The lenses were judged based on standard criteria including: ease of use, versatility of the product, consistency, and product guarantees and claims.

PECAA Celebrates New Headquarters With Open House

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—The Professional Eye Care Associates of America alliance of independent eyecare professionals, better known as PECAA, held an open house to celebrate its move to new headquarters.

Santinelli Sales Team Meets in D.C. for Annual Meeting

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International recently convened its sales team in Washington, D.C. for their annual National Sales Meeting. The three-day session led by Rick Clemente, executive vice president of sales and client services, focused on progressive ways of meeting customer needs and increasing efficiency through technology, while also setting the table for several other new initiatives.

Thinking About Brands and Accessories’ Potential at 1st Accessories Council Summit

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The changing expectations of a more demanding—and digital device-enabled—consumer are revolutionizing all retail and professional businesses. Speakers with various perspectives on those changes, from top-of-the-trees stats and data to closer-than-ever to the customer brand, tech and retail experts took to the podium at the first Accessories Council Summit to bring those ideas to the audience attending the event, held here late last month, in partnership with the NPD Group, LIM College and WWD.

Vision Expo West 2015 Expands Opportunities for Young Professionals, Students

By Staff
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo & Conference will be welcoming an increasing number of young eyecare professionals and students to Vision Expo West 2015 (Education: Sept. 16 to 19, 2015; Exhibition: Sept. 17 to 19, 2015).

Energeyes Combines Its East Coast Regional Meeting With SECO 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Energeyes has partnered with SECO International to co-locate its East Coast Regional Meeting with SECO 2016 to be held Feb. 24 to 28, 2016.

Marchon ‘Re-Visions’ Art With Recycled Eyewear Exhibit

By Staff
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:00 PM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon Eyewear hosted its Re-Visions of Art exhibit at its New York City showroom on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Over 150 attended, including VIP guests, Marchon employees and media representatives, all of whom gathered for an evening of art, cocktails, music and passed hors d’oeuvres.
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