Registration Opens for 2017 VM Summit, as Meeting’s Focus Turns to Artificial Intelligence

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Diagnosing an illness that confounds the experts. Accurately predicting the perfect product choice. Interpreting massive amounts of data and spotting trends. These and other scenarios that involve Artificial Intelligence (AI), the most transformative technology in today’s digital world, will be explored at the VM Summit on March 29.

New Halls, More Hours and a Focus on Influencers Are Set for 2017 Opti in Munich

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Monday, November 21, 2016 12:27 AM MUNICH, Germany—The 2017 Opti show in Munich,  to be held here on Jan. 28 through 30 will serve as the stage for frame design  in the industry as well as celebrating the comeback of classics.

Marie Claire Hosted a Viewing Party for the ‘Project Runway’ Episode Featuring Transitions

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Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On Sept. 29, Marie Claire hosted a viewing event in Hearst Tower for Lifetime’s “Project Runway” episode featuring Transitions lenses.

Zeiss Celebrates 200th Birthday of its Founder

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Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM JENA, Germany—Zeiss threw a birthday party here for Carl Zeiss, its founder and namesake, on Sept. 11, 2016, 200 years after he was born in the town of Weimar. The mechanic opened a small workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena in 1846, laying the foundation for today’s global technology player Zeiss.

Accessories Council Summit Speakers to Tackle Technology, Innovation, Managing Change

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Monday, October 10, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has released the details of its second Accessories Council Summit on Nov. 14 here, a day of inspiring discussion and presentations from notable industry thought leaders.

View a Slideshow of Booths, Panels and Product Launches at Vision Expo West 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016 12:45 AM LAS VEGAS—Get the up close and personal view of Vision Expo West brought to you by the editors of Vision Monday, highlighting what was happening on the show floor—ranging from sessions on the latest business trends to product launches and press conferences.

Zenni Optical Conducting Western U.S. College Tour

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Friday, September 23, 2016 12:18 AM NOVATO, Calif.—The online eyewear brand Zenni Optical is conducting a college tour in the Western U.S., where students can experience how easy and affordable it is to accessorize with eyeglasses and sunglasses.

View a Slideshow of VM LIVE - Customer X 360

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:32 PM LAS VEGAS—VM LIVE’s “Customer X 360” session, presented by Vision Monday was held here at the start of Vision Expo West. The program offered a standing-room only crowd of optical retailers and suppliers perspectives on the rapid changes in technology and shifting consumer expectations.

Time to Party at Vision Expo West

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:39 PM

LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around Vegas last week. Highlights include a look at how the optical community honored Top Labs at Labapalooza and individuals who have made lasting contributions to the industry, as well as company milestones and celebrations of product launches.

Zeiss ‘Crafting Success’ Tour Launches Across America

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Monday, September 12, 2016 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO—A roomful of ODs raised glasses of tasty craft brew at Stone Brewing Company here on Aug. 9, at the premier of “Crafting Success.”

Santinelli Team Gathers for Strategy Meeting in New York

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Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—All team members of Santinelli International, the lens finishing equipment leader, recently gathered on Long Island for presentations, strategic meetings and a company-wide celebration. Sales and service associates traveled from around the country to attend sales and service meetings, connect with home office associates and celebrate the company’s 25-year anniversary with equipment manufacturer, Nidek Co., Ltd.

PEN to Offer Seven Educational Events in September

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Friday, August 26, 2016 12:15 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—The Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, will be offering eyecare practitioners seven educational opportunities this September.

Michael Kling, OD, to Share Customer X 360 Experience at VM LIVE Event on Sept. 14

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Friday, August 19, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—One of the country’s innovative optometrists, Michael Kling, OD, owner and CEO of Invision Optometry of San Diego, Calif. has joined the roster of speakers who will be addressing the topic of “Customer X 360,” examining how a mix of cutting edge technologies, data management and unique presentations are changing the customer experience, the theme of a new VM LIVE event at Vision Expo West on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Envision’s Annual Research Proposal Competition Now Open

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Friday, August 19, 2016 12:15 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced the return of the Research Proposal Competition to the 2016 Envision Conference, taking place Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

Austria-Based Neubau Eyewear Debuts Stateside With NYC Launch Party

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Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On July 19, Austria-based eyewear brand Neubau Eyewear from Silhouette celebrated its U.S. launch with an Austrian-themed evening at Freud restaurant here in New York City.
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