Optyx Opens 9th Location on Long Island’s North Shore

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM Greenvale, N.Y.—Optyx, the New York based optical retailer, with locations throughout Manhattan and one in East Hampton, opened its 9th store here last month, featuring a unique design and merchandise mix of luxury brands, on the North Shore of Long Island, in upscale Wheatley Plaza.

Don’t Forget to Participate in National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day, held annually on June 27.

It’s a ‘Cazalebration’ With the 40th Anniversary of Cazal Eyewear

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Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On May 5 at the Limelight Shops here, Cazal Eyewear celebrated its 40th anniversary. The event, “40 Years of Cazal: Cazal Presents the Cazalebration Series,” not only marked 40 years of iconic frames and history but also debuted its Spring 2016 eyewear collection.

Prevent Blindness 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Monday, June 13, 2016 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will host the 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, “Vision to Action—Collaborating Around a National Strategy” on July 13, 2016.

Federation of Manufacturing Opticians Announces Plans to Manage OptraFair to 2020

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Friday, June 10, 2016 12:27 AM BIRMINGHAM, U.K.— The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO) announced that is has contracted with the Mark Allen Group (MAG) to manage Optrafair to 2020.

Registration for Academy 2016 Anaheim Now Open

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:21 AM ANAHEIM, Calif.—Registration and housing for the American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) Academy 2016 Anaheim—which takes place from Nov. 9 to 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center—is now open.

Eyes on New York Gala Honors Allergan’s Saunders and Walman

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The Optometric Center of New York, the affiliated foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry honored two dynamic industry leaders at its 13th Annual “Eyes on New York” gala at The Plaza Hotel here on April 15.

Michael Block Honored as Prevent Blindness’ Person of Vision

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness honored Michael Block of the Block Business Group as the recipient of the 2016 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award was presented at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner on April 14, here at the Lotte New York Palace.

OWA Awards Reception Shines at One World Observatory

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Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—With One World Observatory and the New York City skyline as its stage, the Optical Women’s Association honored MyEyeDr.’s Sue Downes with the Pleiades Award and Solutions’ Ann Englert with the Pyxis Award.

Silmo Academy to Feature €10,000 Grant at 2016 Symposium

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:15 AM PARIS—To mark its 7th edition, Silmo Academy is making some changes to the schedule and content of its scientific symposium.

Envision Names Joshua A. Miele Keynote Speaker for September Conference

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Monday, May 2, 2016 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that Joshua A. Miele, PhD, founder and director of the Video Description Research and Development Center and associate director of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th annual Envision Conference, Sept. 7 to 10 in Denver.

The Vision Council Encourages the Optical Community to Support National Sunglasses Day on June 27

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is encouraging ECPs, companies and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day held annually on June 27.

Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award Nominations Open

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Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) issued a call for nominations for the second annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

Transitions Optical Offers Four Ways to Attend Their Annual Academy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical Inc. is providing four ways for interested industry professionals to attend the 21st annual Transitions Academy, taking place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2017, in Orlando.

Fifth Annual Great Glasses Play Day Set for May 7 to 8

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The fifth annual Great Glasses Play Day— a weekend of raising awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues, while celebrating visually impaired children—is now set for May 7 to 8.
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