Santinelli Sales Team Meets in D.C. for Annual Meeting

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International recently convened its sales team in Washington, D.C. for their annual National Sales Meeting. The three-day session led by Rick Clemente, executive vice president of sales and client services, focused on progressive ways of meeting customer needs and increasing efficiency through technology, while also setting the table for several other new initiatives.

Thinking About Brands and Accessories’ Potential at 1st Accessories Council Summit

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The changing expectations of a more demanding—and digital device-enabled—consumer are revolutionizing all retail and professional businesses. Speakers with various perspectives on those changes, from top-of-the-trees stats and data to closer-than-ever to the customer brand, tech and retail experts took to the podium at the first Accessories Council Summit to bring those ideas to the audience attending the event, held here late last month, in partnership with the NPD Group, LIM College and WWD.

Vision Expo West 2015 Expands Opportunities for Young Professionals, Students

By Staff
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo & Conference will be welcoming an increasing number of young eyecare professionals and students to Vision Expo West 2015 (Education: Sept. 16 to 19, 2015; Exhibition: Sept. 17 to 19, 2015).

Energeyes Combines Its East Coast Regional Meeting With SECO 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Energeyes has partnered with SECO International to co-locate its East Coast Regional Meeting with SECO 2016 to be held Feb. 24 to 28, 2016.

SECO 2016 Announces Dates, Theme and Course Line-Up

By Staff
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has announced the dates, theme and course line-up for its 93rd annual meeting to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Feb. 24 to 28, 2016.

PECAA Annual Meeting Hosts Record Number of Member Optometrists and Staff

By VM Staff
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—PECAA, a nationwide alliance for independent optometrists, hosted a record number of attendees at its annual meeting here from May 14 to 17, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Execs, Vendors and Volunteers Golf at OneSight’s Par for Sight

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM MASON, Ohio—OneSight hosted its annual golf outing, Par for Sight, here last month. This signature OneSight fundraising event brings together OneSight supporters, Luxottica associates, vendors, donors and volunteers. The outing was hosted at two of Greater Cincinnati’s premier golf courses, Four Bridges Country Club and Heritage Club.

Symposium Focuses on Blue Light and Its Effect on Human Health

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Blue light and its impact on the human body was the focus of a symposium held here last month. The two-day event, organized by the International Blue Light Society and sponsored by Jins, the Japanese optical retailer and eyeglass manufacturer, featured presentations by ophthalmologists, sleep specialists and researchers from universities in Japan, France and the U.S.

Dr. Ian Benjamin Gaddie Named as Vision Expo Conference Advisory Board Co-Chair

By Staff
Friday, July 17, 2015 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference named Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD, FAAO, to serve as co-chairman of the Conference Advisory Board.

Optometry’s Stars Shine in Vision Monday’s Slideshow of Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:15 AM SEATTLE—Vision Monday caught up with many of the leaders of the American Optometric Association (AOA), honored guests and optometric dignitaries who participated in this year’s Optometry’s Meeting.

AOA Leaders and Members Meet in Seattle for Optometry’s Meeting

By John Sailer
Monday, July 13, 2015 4:34 PM SEATTLE—Optometry’s Meeting, sponsored jointly by the American Optometric Association and the American Optometric Students Association, brought leading optometrists to the Emerald City for the organizations’ annual meetings plus numerous networking opportunities, social events and extensive gatherings of various groups in the optical community.

Schneider Showcases Innovative Technologies at Digicon

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 3:56 PM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider Optical Machines presented its latest innovations in ophthalmic surfacing, finishing, cleaning and coating and analyzed trends in lens processing technology at the Digicon Europe 2015.

American Optometric Association Swears in 2015-2016 Leadership Team

By Staff
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 12:27 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) swore in its 2015-2016 leadership team on Sat. June 27, 2015, during the 118th AOA Congress held here.

Optometry’s Meeting Converges on the Emerald City with Some Opening Day Changes

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Some opening day changes, including a new presentation format and opening general session sponsor, were in store for the optometrists and other allied professionals who attended Optometry’s Meeting, held June 24 to 28, 2015, in the Washington State Convention Center, and hosted by the American Optometric Association  and the American Optometric Student Association.

American Optometric Association Gets Ready for Optometry’s Meeting Next Week in Seattle

By Staff
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Final details are being put into place for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 118th Annual Congress and the American Optometric Student Association’s (AOSA) 45th Annual Conference, Optometry’s Meeting, which will get underway here next week at the Washington State Convention Center, June 24 to 27, with a series of leadership events, continuing education and workshops, special honors and exhibits.