'Digitizing the Store' Uncovers the Latest in Technologies

By Staff
Monday, September 29, 2014 4:00 PM LAS VEGAS—Technology impacting the optical environment seems to be moving faster than we can keep up with it. Ultimately, though, it comes down to what it's always been about, improving the customer experience.

Optical Lab Division Meeting Touts ‘Everything in One Place’

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The 2014 Optical Lab Division meeting will once again be held in conjunction with the continuing education and exhibits at International Vision Expo West, Sept. 17 to 20, in the newly renovated Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Benefit Concert at Vision Expo Will Celebrate Darryl Meister’s Life

By Staff
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—A benefit concert to celebrate the life of the late Darryl Meister, an optical authority who made vast contributions to the industry, will be held during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas to benefit his children’s educations. The event, “Music for the Meister,” will be held Friday, September 19 from 9:00 pm to midnight in the Lido Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

Women In Optometry Holds Inaugural Live Event

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:18 AM PHILADELPHIA—Ilaria Urbanati, fashion stylist for several of today’s hottest celebrities, captured the attention of women ODs who attended the first live event presented by Women In Optometry (WO) magazine at the historic Union League in Philadelphia on June 27.

Alcon and ‘The A Team’ Help Professional Golfers Keep Their Eyes on the Ball

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:17 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Professional golfers at the Meijer LPGA Classic here last month had their visual-motor skills evaluated by a group of sports-minded eyecare practitioners known as “The A Team” High Performance Vision Associates

Safilo Sponsors Special Olympics Photo Exhibit at the Morris Museum

By Staff
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:10 AM MORRISTOWN, N.J.—In celebration of the accomplishments of the New Jersey Special Olympics athletes, the Morris Museum presents Portrait of An Athlete: Special Olympics of New Jersey & United States Paralympics, June 12 through Nov. 16, 2014, sponsored by Safilo Group.

Accessories Council to Honor 20/20 Magazine With Hall of Fame Award

By Staff
Friday, August 01, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK – The Accessories Council, a not-for-profit dedicated to nurturing accessory design, will honor 20/20 Magazine with its annual Hall of Fame Award.

ClearVision Helps BCBG Celebrate 25 Years

By Deirdre Carroll
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:30 PM VERNON, Calif.—BCBG recently celebrated 25 years of style by opening its headquarters, based here, to the public to unveil its “Living the Bon Chic Life Anniversary Retrospective” exhibition.

John Varvatos Holds 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit

By Deirdre Carroll
Friday, May 16, 2014 10:00 AM WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–On April 13, John Varvatos celebrated the 11th Annual Stuart House Benefit, presented by the Chrysler brand, at his Los Angeles boutique. The event, hosted by actors Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo, closed Melrose Avenue at Robertson in the heart of West Hollywood to raise $939,000 for Stuart House, the UCLA Rape Treatment Center's program serving sexually abused children.

Great Glasses Play Day 2014 Celebrates Eyewear-Clad Children in 29 Cities

By Staff
Monday, May 12, 2014 12:24 AM MADISON, Wis.—On the weekend of May 3, 2014, eyecare professionals and families across the country celebrated the third annual Great Glasses Play Day (GGPD), an initiative that began here in 2012 to bolster the self-esteem of kids who wear glasses and to connect and encourage children who wear glasses or are otherwise visually impaired.

Feeling Good in Glasses – Great Glasses Play Day 2014

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, May 08, 2014 2:30 PM The third annual Great Glasses Play Day (GGPD), a multi-city event celebrating children with glasses and vision impairments, saw another round of success this year across 29 participating locations between May 3 and 4, 2014. 

The Accessory Council Announces 2014 ACE Awards Honorees

By Staff
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Accessory Council has announced the first round of honorees for the 18th Annual ACE Awards.

'Profiles in Vision': New England College of Optometry Hosts Fundraiser Honoring OneSight

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00 AM BOSTON—At the Langham Boston earlier this month, the New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted a fundraiser titled “Profiles In Vision 2014” honoring OneSight, a charitable organization whose Vision Clinics and Sustainable Vision Centers deliver permanent access to affordable vision care in underserved communities worldwide, and its executive director, Jason Singh, OD, who was presented with the College’s Presidential Medal by NECO president, Dr. Clifford Scott.

Great Glasses Play Day Seeks Participants for Third Annual Initiative May 3 to 4, 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:15 AM MADISON, Wis.—The Great Glasses Play Day, a volunteer event intended to celebrate and unite children who are glasses-wearers or are otherwise visually impaired, is calling on ECPs and the public to join in commemorating the third annual initiative Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.

National Association of Vision Care Plans Finalizes Speaker Lineup for Specialty Health Summit Vision Track

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The third annual Specialty Health Summit held jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has finalized its vision track lineup of speakers who will present.
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