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.

Vision Ease Hosts Annual Business Forum

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Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease hosted more than 150 industry professionals at its sixth annual VELA Forum from Oct. 18 to 22 at Secrets Capri Riviera Maya, Cancun, Mexico. Those attending the event came from 50 companies in 15 countries across North and Latin America for business education and training.

Primary Eyecare Network Is Offering Educational Webinars This December

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Monday, November 30, 2015 12:18 AM ALAMEDA, Calif.—Primary Eyecare Network (PEN), a division of ABB Optical Group, is offering ECPs two educational events coming up this December.

Accessories Get Their Due on VisionMonday.com

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Friday, November 6, 2015 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The 2015 The Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards were held Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at Cipriani 42nd St, and Vision Monday was on the scene to catch all the action.

Among the attendees where a slew of high profile celebs, including honorees Ivanka Trump and Taraji P. Henson, as well as Gina Gershon; while designers like John Varvatos, Alexander Wang and Carolina Herrera and rubbed elbows with eyewear folks from Luxottica, Marchon, VSP, Safilo, FGX International, Silhouette, REM Eyewear and the Vision Council.

Click here for a slideshow of pictures from the night.

The American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting Hosts Record-Breaking Attendance

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Monday, October 26, 2015 12:30 AM NEW ORLEANS—The American Academy of Optometry’s 94th annual meeting held here Oct. 7 to 10 was the largest ever in the organization’s history.

Project Runway Host Tim Gunn Pops Up in Manhattan

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:00 PM NEW YORK—Fashion icon Tim Gunn popped up in Manhattan at the Transitions Optical pop-up optical shop in Flatiron Plaza, where the lens technology company partnered with Visionworks to help consumers select frames for their face shape and experience adaptive lenses.

VSP Global Marks 60 Years of Helping People See

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 5:00 PM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—VSP Global celebrated 60 years of helping people see on Sept. 30 in activities at its headquarters and around the country. In honor of the milestone anniversary, VSP hosted its largest multi-city mobile eyecare clinic event in the company’s history and provided no-cost eye exams and glasses for 1,637 people in-need.

OWA to Host Customer Experience Webinar

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:15 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced a new webinar for its members, “Empowering Your Team to Create a Customer Centric Company Culture.”

Optical Lab Division Meeting ‘Brings Pieces Together’ for Members

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Friday, September 18, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—The Optical Lab Division meeting is the complete lab event with each component, from education to exclusive receptions and events, thoughtfully designed to help lab professionals grow and succeed.

Prevent Blindness Names Former First Lady Laura Bush as 2015 Person of Vision Award Recipient

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has chosen Mrs. Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, as the recipient of the 2015 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award.

OWA Connection Series to Examine ‘Getting Four Generations to Work Together’

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—Generational differences can cause conflict and misunderstandings in the workplace because generations do speak a different language based on when they grew up and the different cultural events and experiences happening at that time.

Alcon Hosts Sports Vision Training Event at IMG Academy

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM BRADENTON, Fla.—Alcon traveled to IMG Academy, the world-renowned multi-sport training and educational institution, to evaluate the visual-motor skills of its athletes and bring them the latest innovations in vision care technology, including Dailies Total1 contact lenses. Alcon also invited professional football player Victor Cruz to participate in the eye evaluations and share his perspective on the importance of vision with IMG Academy student-athletes and campers.

Hyderabad to Host 2017 World Congress of Optometry Conference

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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.
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