California Optical Lab Association Meeting Attracts Lab and Vendor Attendees

By VM Staff
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 AM TEMECULA, CALIF.—The California Optical Lab Association Meeting was held April 23 to 24, here, drawing over 100 lab and vendor attendees for networking and education. The two-day event started with a golf tournament followed by the Good Fellow and Vendor Appreciation Banquet. Joe Maris, Vision Service Plan, was honored as the 2015 Good Fellow.

Optometry School Provides Apt Setting to Educate Massachusetts Opticians

By VM Staff
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 AM WORCESTER, Mass.—State-of-the-art classrooms and optometric instrumentation rooms provided an ideal meeting space for the almost 300 opticians at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (MCPHS) School of Optometry.

Legislative Issues Top Agenda at Optical Synergies Meeting

By VM Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:00 PM CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla.—Optical Synergies, a group of independent optical laboratories and integrated retailers, drew nearly 100 people to its annual member-vendor meeting here in February, including 18 vendors representing lens, frame, accessory and equipment manufacturers.

Safilo USA and Kids by Safilo Sponsor Breakfast During AOA Conference

By VM Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:00 PM WASHINGTON D.C.—On April 14, Safilo Group sponsored the “Breakfast with Optometry’s Champions” on behalf of their Kids by Safilo initiative during The American Optometric Association’s (AOA) Congressional Advocacy Conference that was held here April 12 to 14.

The 2015 Optometric Business Conference Creates a Pathway to Business Growth

By VM Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:00 PM Ledyard, Conn.—The theme of Measurement, Analysis, Action: Harnessing Data for Practice Improvement at the recent 2015 Optometric Business Conference hosted by IDOC demonstrated the commitment of the alliance to helping its independent member doctors grow their businesses.

Vision Care Leaders Gather to Negotiate the Changing Health Care Landscape

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—More than 150 C-suite managed care and allied executives attended the 2015 Specialty Health Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to hear presentations around the theme of “Stacking the Deck: Cashing in on Consumer Value.”

NAVCP/NASHO Specialty Health Summit Hosts Vision Care Leaders

By John Sailer
Friday, May 15, 2015 2:30 PM LAS VEGAS—The National Association of Vision Care Plans and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations hosted more than 150 attendees at its Specialty Health Summit in the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, May 4-6, 2015. View the slideshow to see some of the managed vision care and allied executives in attendance.

National Association of Vision Care Plans Forms Committee to Streamline ECPs’ Credentialing Process

By Staff
Friday, May 08, 2015 12:27 AM LAS VEGAS—During the 2015 Specialty Health Summit held earlier this week at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO), the NAVCP announced the formation of the Administrative Simplification Committee.

National Association of Vision Care Plans Names VSP Vision Care's Jim McGrann, Chairman of the Board

By Staff
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Jim McGrann, president of VSP Vision Care, was inducted as the chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) yesterday during the 2015 Specialty Health Summit held in conjunction with the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO).

Registration Opens for VOSH/International Annual Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 12:15 AM NEW ORLEANS—Registration has opened for the VOSH/International Annual Meeting scheduled to take place Oct. 9 and 10 in New Orleans at the Marriott Renaissance Arts Hotel.

Prevent Blindness Set Speakers and Program for 4th Annual Focus on Eye Health Summit

By Staff
Friday, May 01, 2015 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness and its partners set program details for the 4th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, to be held on  June 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Early-Bird Registration for Optometry’s Meeting Ends May 1

By Staff
Monday, April 27, 2015 12:21 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends Optometry’s Meeting attendees register by May 1 to take advantage of early-bird registration reduced rates. Hosting the American Optometric Association’s 118th Annual Congress and the American Optometric Student Association’s 45th Annual Conference, Optometry’s Meeting will feature more than 200 exhibitors in the exhibit hall and five days of more than 200 hours of continuing education (CE).

American Academy of Optometry to Present With American Academy of Ophthalmology at Annual Meeting

By Staff
Friday, April 24, 2015 12:21 AM NEW ORLEANS—Registration is now open for the 94th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, which will feature the first-ever joint symposium the optometric organization will present with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

ROB Presents ‘Closing the Gap Between Cost and Care’

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00 PM NEW YORK—“Closing the Gap Between Cost & Care” was the theme for a lunch’n’learn event held on March 20 during Vision Expo East. The event was hosted by Review of Optometric Business’ Professional Editor Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD.

Alcon-Sponsored COR Reports Reaches a Quarter Century

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 PM NEW YORK—Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) meeting hosted a crowd of industry executives and professionals representing leading optical groups in the Manhattan Skyline Ballroom of the Park Central Hotel. The Wednesday afternoon event began with a networking luncheon followed by an agenda filled with presentations of statistics and information related to business building for eyecare professionals.
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