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'

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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.

#SceneAroundTown

By Staff
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:03 AM NEW YORK—Attendees at last week’s Vision Expo East were quick to share their #VisionExpo, #bigapple, #inspiration, #luxuryeyewear experiences on social media. Here’s a sampling of posts from all folks in walks of optical life—attendees to exhibitors and of course, the biggest star of all—New York City.

#SceneAroundTown

By Staff
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Attendees at last week’s Vision Expo East were quick to share their #VisionExpo, #bigapple, #inspiration, #luxuryeyewear experiences on social media. Here’s a sampling of posts from all folks in walks of optical life—attendees to exhibitors and of course, the biggest star of all—New York City.

SECO 2017 Adds a New Element to its Formula With Health Care Business Management Session

By Staff
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:15 AM ATLANTA—A new health care business program, a diverse offering of continuing education sessions and a busy exhibit hall were among the highlights of SECO 2017, one of the year’s major education and exhibition events for eyecare professionals.

Kering Eyewear Debuts Gucci Eyewear and #GucciDreamscape

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM MILAN—Milan Fashion Week and the upcoming Mido eyewear show intersected in Milan and for the occasion, Kering Eyewear celebrated the official debut of the new Gucci Eyewear collection at a special event at the historic “Gucci Hub” headquarters here.

Luxottica Celebrates ‘Valentino Mirage’ During Milan Fashion Week

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM MILAN—A range of celebrities and fashion executives helped Luxottica and Valentino salute “Valentino Mirage,” the debut of the new Valentino eyewear collection for a special event held here during Milan Fashion Week. This is the first eyewear collection launched since Valentino signed a license agreement with Luxottica in 2016.

Marcolin Celebrates the Official Launch of the Moncler Lunettes Collection in Milan

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM MILAN—On Saturday, Feb. 26, Marcolin held an event for the official launch of the Moncler Lunettes Collection.

Captain Scott Kelly to Deliver ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology

By Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:30 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—U.S. Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly will deliver the Lecture on Science, Medicine, and Technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Annual Symposium and Congress.

New Eyes Rockers to Return to Hard Rock

By Staff
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians are picking their songs, warming up their voices and tuning up their instruments for the fourth annual fundraising concert Rockin’ for New Eyes at the Hard Rock Café on April 1.

100% Optical Opens to Record-Breaking Attendance

By Staff
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:24 AM LONDON—100% Optical, which took place Feb. 4 to 6, opened to record numbers of delegates attending the show. With 8,051 attendees—12 percent of the audience coming from outside the U.K—and 200 exhibitors, visitors were offered an education program offering 120 CET points, fashion forward catwalk shows and hundreds of new product launches, show organizers told VMail.

Eye Docs of Rock Sets Benefit Performance at SECO for Optometry Giving Sight

By Staff
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:18 AM ATLANTA—The “Bad Habits - Eye Docs of Rock” band, a group featuring four optometrists covering rock’s classic hits, will play a special benefit concert March 3 for Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) in conjunction with the SECO International conference, which runs March 1 to 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center here.
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