Early-Bird Registration for VM Global Leadership Summit Is Extended to Tonight

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Early-bird registration for the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit has been extended and will expire at 11:59 p.m. today, Feb. 7, Summit organizers said. This exclusive live event will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Times Center here, just prior to Vision Expo East that week.  The 2019 VM Summit is titled, "Decoding the Consumer: The New Science of Customer Behavior."

Transitions Academy Execs Preview 2019 Initiatives, Including April 1 Launch of New Acuvue Oasys With Transitions Contact Lenses

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:21 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—More than 900 industry professionals from 31 countries in North and South America are meeting here this week at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes for the 23rd annual Transitions Academy. Transitions Optical executives used the occasion to provide attendees with details on how the brand is innovating, updates on current collaborations with industry partners and the timing of some key upcoming product launches, including the new Acuvue Oasys with Transitions contact lenses. Jacqueline Henderson, vice president of marketing, Johnson & Johnson Vision, North America, joined Catherine Rauscher, senior global director of business innovation, Transitions Optical, on the stage at Monday morning’s opening session for the announcement of April 1 as the official kickoff for the new Acuvue Oasys contact lenses in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Central Networking and Learning Destination, the BRIDGE, to debut at Vision Expo East 2019

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—At Vision Expo East, show organizers will be introducing a new destination experience, the BRIDGE, designed to inspire learning, networking and socializing. Linking the Galleria and Underground pavilions to the Eyewear + Accessories pavilion, the BRIDGE will feature notable speakers, comfortable seating options, music and complimentary refreshments for all. Additionally, located in the heart of the BRIDGE, the stage will host several events to inspire members of the optical community, according to an announcement from show organizers.

VM Summit Update: Early Bird Pricing to End, New Speakers Announced

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Early-bird registration for the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit is set to expire at midnight on Jan. 31, Summit organizers said.The Summit program has been expanded to include two new speakers, Heike Young of Salesforce and global markets reporter Jill Malandrino. Heike Young has been researching and writing about trends in retail, marketing and customer experience at Salesforce.

NFOS College Bowl to Debut at Vision Expo East 2019

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Monday, January 28, 2019 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Virgina—Opticon @ Vision Expo and the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) have announced that they are collaborating to debut the NFOS College Bowl at Vision Expo East this year. The NFOS College Bowl, sponsored by Hoya Vision Care, will be a fast-paced quiz competition that tests 12 students from NFOS-member opticianry schools on their optical knowledge. The winning student will receive a monetary prize ad well as the NFOS College Bowl trophy for their college.

Eyewear Figures Prominently in CES 2019’s Future Vision

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—CES 2019, which kicked off on Tuesday, is the largest and most influential tech event in the world. It’s where the entire technology ecosystem gathers to conduct business, launch products, build brands and partner to solve some of today's most pressing societal challenges. More than 4,500 exhibitors will launch transformative tech to more than 180,000 attendees, encompassing 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities and resilience, sports, robotics and more.

Transitions Optical Announces 2018 Transitions Innovation Award Finalists

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical Inc. has named the finalists for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards, which recognize both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts and programs to support the Transitions brand.

SECO International Partners With the American Society of Optometric Surgeons for SECO 2019

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:27 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has announced that SECO the educational conference has partnered with the American Society of Optometric Surgeons (ASOS) to bring hands-on demonstrations to the show floor.

Mido Gears Up for 2019 Show, Nominations Open for BESTORE Awards

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:30 AM MILAN—The upcoming Mido trade show opens Feb. 23 to 25, 2019 in Milan. This year’s show just like the past year will feature a range of companies from the biggest players to young start-ups, SMEs and leaders in lenses and machinery as well as the Asian manufacturers’ group stands. Additionally, nominations for the show’s BESTORE awards have now opened on its website. The BESTORE is an international contest for the best optical stores across the globe. BESTORE 2019 will focus on two fundamental aspects: design and innovation. Click here to make a nomination. Winners will be announced and awarded during Mido 2019.

SECO 2019 Registration Opens With More CE and Flexible Pricing in New Orleans

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has opened registration for SECO 2019, a leading conference providing the ophthalmic industry with educational opportunities With the kickoff of the registration cycle, the optometry community is encouraged to recognize outstanding optometric professionals within SECO member states with the annual call for nominations to award SECO Optometrist of the Year, SECO Paraoptometric of the Year, and SECO Young Optometrist of the Year, according to an announcement from the organization. When SECO 2019 opens in New Orleans from Feb. 20 to 24, attendees will have access to 50 continuing education credits over the course of the five days—30 of those over the weekend.

Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting Touches on Eyecare’s Hot Topics

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—The Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) meeting, held here last month in conjunction with Vision Expo, drew a cross-section of industry executives for an open discussion of key developments and issues that are the hot topics in eyecare today.

Vision Expo West 2018 Breaks Attendance Records, Show Organizers Say

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo West’s 30th anniversary was a “sweeping success,” with the overall show experiencing a nearly double digit increase in attendance compared to 2017.

Established and Emerging Panelists Set for Boutique Buyer Eyewear Panel at Expo

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Building on its past success, the Boutique Buyer Panel at Vision Expo West 2018 (Education: Sept. 26–29; Exhibit Hall; Sept. 27–29) will feature panelists from Article One, Europa Eyewear and STATE Optical Co., Eye Q Stylist and Peoples From Barbados, Gogosha Optique, Lafont, and Selima Optique, who will each bring their unique perspectives to the topic of independent eyewear. The Boutique Buyer Panel will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in the Galleria Lounge, Vision Expo Exhibit Hall. Cocktails and Networking will take place from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Wearable Beacon Technology Powers Expo’s New Vision View Program

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Monday, August 27, 2018 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo continues to invest in tools and technologies that allow attendees to personalize their experience and maximize time onsite, while helping exhibitors to increase their return on investment and receive more relevant booth traffic. The Vision View program, set to launch at Vision Expo West (Education: Sept.26 – 29; Exhibit Hall: Sept. 27 – 29) in Las Vegas, features new wearable beacon technology that will add a variety of benefits for both attendees and exhibitors.

‘Telehealth & Eyecare’ to Be Explored at Vision Expo West

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—“Telehealth & Eyecare: Challenge & Opportunity” will be explored in a two-hour symposium to be held at Vision Expo West. The event, which features five ODs involved in various aspects of telehealth in their practices and businesses, is slated for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. To register go to www.reviewob.com/future. The event is part of an ongoing series “The Future of Optometry” sponsored by Essilor and produced by Review of Optometric Business (ROB), a Jobson Optical Group publication and resource.