Prevent Blindness Holds 12th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocacy Day

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be holding its 12th annual Eyes on Capitol Hill advocacy day tomorrow, June 27, in Washington D.C. Since 2006, Prevent Blindness and its affiliates have brought citizens from across the country to meet with members of the House and Senate and their staff, to discuss the importance of vision and eye health programs and research.

Tomorrow Is National Sunglasses Day—Don’t Forget to Throw Some Shade on UV Rays

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the fourth consecutive year, The Vision Council is promoting the importance of UV-protective eyewear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day, taking place tomorrow, June 27.

Retail CX Expert, Ed King, to Kick Off VM LIVE ‘Minding the Store’ Event in Las Vegas Sept. 13

By Staff
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Ed King, a retail innovator and customer experience (CX) expert, will be the featured opening speaker at the VM LIVE session, “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions The Shopper’s Experience,” planned for Wednesday Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

Prevent Blindness Announces Sixth Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

By Staff
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will hold the sixth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 28 form 7:30 am to 3:30 pm at the National Press Club Washington D.C. The Summit will include presentations related to this year’s theme, “What’s in Sight?”

Registration for International Vision Expo West 2017 Now Open

By Staff
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration for the International Vision Expo West 2017, taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, is now open. The show will take place Sept. 13 to 16, with education beginning on Sept. 13 and the exhibition opening on Sept. 14.

‘Digital Tech Reinvisions the Shopper’s Experience’—Registration Is Open for Sept. 13 VM LIVE

By Staff
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Digitization is impacting all businesses. But reports of retail’s demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Brick-and-mortar retailers need to compete with online players; both are adapting techniques from each other. With those developments in mind, Vision Monday’s upcoming VM LIVE event will tackle “Minding the Store: Digital Tech Reinvisions the Shopper’s Experience.”

Transitions Optical Announces Dates for Transition Academy 2018

By Staff
Friday, June 9, 2017 12:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has announced that the 22nd annual Transitions Academy  will be held Feb. 11 to 14, 2018 in Orlando, Fla.

Ninth Annual Professional Eye Care Associates of America Meeting Held in Nashville

By Staff
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:27 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA)—a nationwide doctor alliance group for independent doctors—held its 9th annual meeting here from May 18 to 20.

One Month Until National Sunglasses Day 2017

By Staff
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—National Sunglasses Day 2017 is just one month away. The event, held annually on June 27, aims to bring awareness to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and encourages the optical community to stress the importance of wearing sunglasses.

Prevent Blindness to Host 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tourney Sept. 13 in Las Vegas

By Staff
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The 10th Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas.

OWA Honors Award Winners at Breakfast and Networking Reception

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) heads into its 20th year of celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in the optical industry with a Champagne Breakfast Event held on March 30 and an invitation-only VIP OWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event on Saturday, April 1.

Prevent Blindness Honors VM's Marge Axelrad as 2017 'Person of Vision'

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness honored Marge Axelrad, senior vice president, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group as the recipient of the 2017 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award was presented on March 30, 2017, at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner at the Lotte New York Palace, New York City, in conjunction with International Vision Expo East.

Rockin’ the Night Away for Fun and Funds

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians gathered for the fourth annual fundraising concert, Rockin’ for New Eyes, at the Hard Rock Cafe on April 1. The show featured industry stalwarts as well as optometric students, and once again benefitted New Eyes for the Needy’s prescription eyeglass program for children and adults in need in the U.S.

Signs Pointing in a Positive Direction for Corporate Optometry

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Despite some uncertainty around health care and the implications of new technologies, there was still plenty of optimism in the air and among the speakers who participated in the Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) program on March 30. The annual half-day session held a day ahead of Vision Expo East’s opening was sponsored by Alcon and VisionWeb.

OWA’s Tuesday Talk Featuring Sue Downes Rescheduled to April 25

By Staff
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:18 AM DALLAS—The April 11 OWA Tuesday Talk featuring Sue Downes, co-founder and CEO of MyEyeDr., has been rescheduled to April 25 at 1 p.m. ET.
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