Hyderabad to Host 2017 World Congress of Optometry Conference

By Staff
Friday, August 21, 2015 12:24 AM HYDERABAD, India—India will host the 2017 World Congress of Optometry Conference in Hyderabad from Sept. 11 to 13 as announced by Susan Cooper, president of the World Council of Optometry.

Local Eye Site, Vision Expo West Partner on ‘Job Link’ Event

By Staff
Friday, August 21, 2015 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—In partnership with Vison Expo West, Local Eye Site announced the creation of a new networking event, “Job Link at Vision Expo West.”

PECAA to Hold Free Optical Merchandising Workshop for Members and Non-Members

By Staff
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 12:15 AM OVERLAND PARK, Mo.—Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA), a nationwide alliance of independent optometrists based in Portland, Ore., will hold a free optical merchandising workshop here for its members as well as for potential members.

American Optometric Association Invites ECPs to Participate in Paraoptometric Recognition Week

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) will honor paraoptometrics with its 13th annual Paraoptometric Recognition Week, Sept. 13 to 15, 2015. Eyecare practices across the country are invited to participate in a variety of creative ways to recognize these integral members of the eyecare delivery team.

GS-Rx Named Unity Lab of the Year by VSP Optics Group

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Optics Group has named Global Source Rx (GS-Rx) as its “Unity Lab of the Year.” GS-Rx, an optical manufacturing laboratory based in Scottsdale, Ariz., received the award for performance in 2014 which demonstrated exceptional quality of work, consistently beating Unity targets and providing superior customer service.

Ilori/Luxottica Retail’s Jankowski Honored With Accessories Council’s ‘Hall of Fame’

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Friends, family and colleagues from throughout his career turned out for a celebratory event to honor Ed Jankowski, vice president, general manager, for Luxotttica Luxury Retail Group, which includes the Ilori, optical Shops of Aspen and Persol brands.

Optifog Lenses Earn American Culinary Federation Seal of Approval

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM DALLAS—After completing a variety of tests by a panel of qualified chefs, Essilor’s Optifog lenses have been awarded the Seal of Approval by the American Culinary Federation, the largest professional organization of chefs and cooks in the U.S. The lenses were judged based on standard criteria including: ease of use, versatility of the product, consistency, and product guarantees and claims.

PECAA Celebrates New Headquarters With Open House

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—The Professional Eye Care Associates of America alliance of independent eyecare professionals, better known as PECAA, held an open house to celebrate its move to new headquarters.

Marshall B. Ketchum Begins Construction on a New Multi-Disciplinary Health Center

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:15 AM FULLERTON, Calif.—Marshall B. Ketchum University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 15, 2015 to begin the extensive renovation for what will be known as Ketchum Health, a multi-disciplinary health care center offering optometry, general medical practice and pharmacy services.

Retailers and ECPs Participate in National Sunglasses Day

By Staff
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:14 AM ALEXANDRIA Va.—In raising awareness for the harmful effects of UV exposure, dozens of companies, optical retailers and ECPs around the country are making an effort to promote the June 27 observance of National Sunglasses Day through various contests and interactive approaches.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 10th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Event

By Staff
Monday, June 1, 2015 12:30 AM CHICAGO– Prevent Blindness will hold its 10th annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” program on June 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Prevent Blindness To Host 8th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament Sept. 16 in Vegas

By Staff
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The 8th Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas, Nev.

Great Glasses Play Day Expands on VisionMonday.com

By Staff
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:18 AM MADISON, Wis.—On the weekend of May 2, 2015, children who wear glasses or are otherwise visually impaired came together for a weekend of fun activities at the 4th annual Great Glasses Play Day.

Great Glasses Play Day Continues to Grow

By Jamie Wilson
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:00 PM MADISON, Wis.—On the weekend of May 2, 2015, children who wear glasses or are otherwise visually impaired came together for a weekend of fun activities at the 4th annual Great Glasses Play Day.

Oakley Hosts Community Spaces to Celebrate Sport Culture Globally

By VM Staff
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 AM FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.—From April 24 to May 10, Oakley opened “Oakley in Residence: Los Angeles,” a creative hangout space and pop-up skate park to explore, participate in and celebrate a shared obsession for creativity in skate.
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