ODs Meet at First World Congress of Optometry in Columbia

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM MEDELLIN, Colombia—Thousands of optometric professionals from around the globe converged here in mid-August at the first World Congress of Optometry. It was a meeting described by organizers as “the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eyecare.”

The Vision Council Announces 2016 Executive Summit Agenda and Keynote Speakers

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the agenda, slate of keynote speakers and the opening of registration for the 2016 Executive Summit—an exclusive annual event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting, and the latest business strategies.

Global Contact Lens Forum Brings Leaders Together

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo West once again will host The Global Contact Lens Forum, an exclusive “meeting within a meeting” which brings together many of the most highly respected leaders in the contact lens field to share their expertise. The event combines the latest scientific content with critical business strategies, covering topics from profitability, disease and technology, as well as forecasting the future of the contact lens industry.

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.