Eyes on New York Gala Honors Allergan’s Saunders and Walman

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The Optometric Center of New York, the affiliated foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry honored two dynamic industry leaders at its 13th Annual “Eyes on New York” gala at The Plaza Hotel here on April 15.

Michael Block Honored as Prevent Blindness’ Person of Vision

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness honored Michael Block of the Block Business Group as the recipient of the 2016 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award was presented at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner on April 14, here at the Lotte New York Palace.

OWA Awards Reception Shines at One World Observatory

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—With One World Observatory and the New York City skyline as its stage, the Optical Women’s Association honored MyEyeDr.’s Sue Downes with the Pleiades Award and Solutions’ Ann Englert with the Pyxis Award.

Silmo Academy to Feature €10,000 Grant at 2016 Symposium

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:15 AM PARIS—To mark its 7th edition, Silmo Academy is making some changes to the schedule and content of its scientific symposium.

Envision Names Joshua A. Miele Keynote Speaker for September Conference

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that Joshua A. Miele, PhD, founder and director of the Video Description Research and Development Center and associate director of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual Envision Conference, Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies 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.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Open

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) issued a call for nominations for the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

Transitions Optical Offers Four Ways to Attend Their Annual Academy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical Inc. is providing four ways for interested industry professionals to attend the 21st annual Transitions Academy, taking place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2017, in Orlando.

Fifth Annual Great Glasses Play Day Set for May 7 to 8

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The fifth annual Great Glasses Play Day— a weekend of raising awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues, while celebrating visually impaired children—is now set for May 7 to 8.

The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education Hosts Over 100 Attendees

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:21 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 process.

Take Part in Earth Day

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:18 AM Are you thinking about ways to celebrate Earth Day? ECPs can participate in Earth Day with various lines, products and services from many companies within the optical industry.

Vision Expo East Attendance Tops 16,000

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—When Vision Expo East closed its doors here on April 17, strong attendance figures showed more than 16,000 attendees had gathered to celebrate 30 years of empowering the optical community.

Younger Optics and Transitions Optical Announce Accredited Two-Seminar Tour

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Friday, February 12, 2016 12:18 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Optical and Younger Optics will be touring the country this spring with a free continuing education program for eyecare professionals.

edCFDA Eyewear Showcase Highlights Nine Member Brands

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Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On Nov. 19, nine eyewear members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held an eyewear showcase at the CFDA headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Participating brands were Barton Perreira, Blake Kuwahara, Christian Roth, l.a.Eyeworks, Leisure Society, Morgenthal Federics, Oliver Peoples, Robert Marc and Selima Optique.

Optician’s Association of Massachusetts Hosts Dinner Event

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Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00 AM SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass.—The Optical Heritage Museum (OHM) hosted a dinner and wine tasting event on the eve of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts’s (OAM) annual meeting on Nov. 14. Over 100 opticians and friends toured the museum and had the opportunity to see demonstrations of the Zeiss iTerminal in a 1970s era optical dispensary along with many other exhibits.
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