The Vision Council to Feature Daymond John as Keynote Speaker for 2018 Executive Summit

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration is now open for the 2018 Executive Summit, featuring keynote speaker, Daymond John, entrepreneur and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Costa and OCEARCH Host NYC Summer Social

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Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Costa and OCEARCH came together in New York City last month aboard the M/V OCEARCH at the North Cove Marina for a summer social.

VSP Global Announces Poston Leadership Award Winners

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Friday, August 11, 2017 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global named five young leaders in the field of optometry as recipients of the Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award.

Eyecare Experts and Organizations Warn Against Faulty Eclipse Glasses

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Great American Solar Eclipse is only two weeks away and with Aug. 21 fast approaching, many vendors and ECPs are beginning to sell solar eclipse viewing glasses.

Vision Expo West Announces New Partnership With Google

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Monday, August 7, 2017 12:27 AM Alexandria, Va.—International Vision Expo West has announced exclusive events for eyecare providers featuring a series of digital marketing talks from Google campaign strategist Brandon Lawlor and Marketing4ECPs.

Essilor Wins Sustainable Business Award for Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

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Monday, August 7, 2017 12:21 AM CHARENTON, France—Essilor announced that it was recognized by the Sustainable Business Awards, held in Singapore, in the newly added category, “UN Sustainable Development Goals: Understanding the company’s roles and initiatives in working to deliver the UN SDGs.” The award celebrates Essilor’s commitment to responsibly fight uncorrected poor vision.

World Sight Day Challenge 2017 Helps Make Children’s Vision Count

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Monday, July 31, 2017 12:24 AM DENVER, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight—a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error (URE)—is inviting everyone to support its major fundraising campaign, World Sight Day Challenge.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Receives Oculus Award at 12th Annual Envision Conference

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Friday, July 28, 2017 12:15 AM GLENDALE, Ariz.—The 12th annual Envision Conference, presented by Envision, is now underway at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.

New Presenters and Honorees Listed for the 21st Annual ACE Awards

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Monday, July 24, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council will celebrate its 21st annual ACE Awards on Aug. 7, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

[Correction] Transitions Among Sponsors for Prevent Blindness’ Swing Fore Sight

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Monday, July 24, 2017 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Transitions is the Gold Sponsor of Prevent Blindness’ 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament taking place Sept. 13 at the Spanish Trail Country Club in Las Vegas. The company’s name was omitted in the July 21 edition of VMail.

Prevent Blindness’ 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight to Take Place Sept. 13 in Las Vegas

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Friday, July 21, 2017 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will be hosting its 10th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament in conjunction with Vision Expo West on Sept. 13, in Las Vegas.

Experts Give Safety Tips on Proper Way to View Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—On Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be coming to North America for the first time since 1979 and for the first time since 1918, the eclipse will be crossing the country from coast to coast.

Updated Tally: #NationalSunglassesDay Garners 836 Million Impressions with Help from Optical Industry

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Final and updated results from National Sunglasses Day 2017 are in and The Vision Council reported yesterday that the fourth annual campaign to promote the importance of sunwear, garnered more than 836 million online, broadcast, social media and print consumer impressions.

Show Organizers Offer Individually Tailored Education Tools for Vision Expo West

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Monday, July 3, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With over 320 hours of continuing education, including 20 specialty tracks, new tools to help attendees curate their education schedule will be available for Vision Expo West, according to an announcement from show organizers. The new education tools will make it easier for ECPs to customize the Show experience for themselves and their staff.
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