AOA Kicks Off Optometry’s Meeting with Capitol Hill Rally as Advocacy Takes on a Central Role

By Staff
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:27 AM WASHINGTON—The nation’s capital was an appropriate setting this week for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual congress, as advocacy for the profession and patient care are both playing more important roles in the association’s day-to-day activities.

Registration for International Vision Expo West 2017 Now Open

By Staff
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration for the International Vision Expo West 2017, taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, is now open. The show will take place Sept. 13 to 16, with education beginning on Sept. 13 and the exhibition opening on Sept. 14.

Ninth Annual Professional Eye Care Associates of America Meeting Held in Nashville

By Staff
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:27 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA)—a nationwide doctor alliance group for independent doctors—held its 9th annual meeting here from May 18 to 20.

Vision Source Exchange Program Draws a Top-Flight Crowd to Nashville

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center here was the setting for Vision Source Exchange 2017, the 26th annual member meeting of the optometric alliance Vision Source.

Officers and Board Elected at NAVCP Vision Health Summit

By Staff
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—The program agenda was “Future Focused” as executives of the country’s largest managed vision care plans and insurers, joined by allied members and some major optical retailers, came together here for two days at the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) annual Vision Health Summit.

Academy 2017 Chicago Registration and Housing Now Open

By Staff
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago, will take place October 11 to 14, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

First Annual National Eyecare Facilities Conference Announced

By Staff
Friday, April 21, 2017 12:18 AM ONEONTA, N.Y.—Cleinman Performance Partners is hosting the First Annual National Eyecare Facilities Conference, a two-day conference designed to help ECPs develop a facility that separates their brand from the competition.

OWL to Host Signature Event and Networking Program at ASCRS/ASOA 2017

By Staff
Monday, April 17, 2017 12:24 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.—OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership announced that it will host its annual OWL Signature Event and a Networking Program at the 2017 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators held May 5 to 9, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Gwen Stefani Makes Surprise Appearance at Tura Inc.’s 2017 National Sales Meeting

By Staff
Monday, April 10, 2017 12:15 AM NEW YORK—During Tura Inc.’s national sales meeting, held on March 3, 2017, Tura’s sales consultants were surprised with a special appearance from Gwen Stefani.

SECO 2017 Adds a New Element to its Formula With Health Care Business Management Session

By Mark Tosh
Sunday, March 26, 2017 3:56 PM ATLANTA—A new health care business program, more exhibitors in the frames category and a plethora of continuing education sessions were among the highlights of SECO 2017, one of this year’s major education and exhibition events for eyecare professionals.

Opti 2017: Filled With Innovation and New Attractions As It Continues to Grow

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM MUNICH—Opti, the first show of the year, has been steadily expanding and carving out its own identity among the season’s trade shows. Being the first show, Opti presents the opportunity for brands to start out strong with their presentations and messages. This year, Opti was held from Jan. 28 to Jan. 30 and introduced many new attractions for attendees.

Transitions Optical Shines a Light on Millennials With New Consumer Campaign

By Mark Tosh
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Partnerships and business expansion were among the key themes as more than 650 industry professionals from North and South America gathered here at the Swan Resort in late January for Transitions Optical’s 21st annual Transitions Academy.

Vision Council Executive Summit Tackles Big Data in a Varied Program

By Staff
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—A record number of Vision Council members, retail and industry guests gathered here in late January for the organization’s annual Executive Summit held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel here.

Pop Up Fashion Shows, Celebrity MC Trend Presentations to Headline Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Show organizers have announced the addition of pop up fashion shows and celebrity-hosted trend presentations to its lineup of fashion-forward programming at International Vision Expo East, taking place at the Javits Center here (Education: March 30 to April 2; Exhibition: March 31 to April 2).

SECO International Elects New Officers, Lynn Hammonds, OD Named President

By Staff
Monday, March 6, 2017 12:33 AM ATLANTA—SECO International elected a new president and slate of officers during its annual House of Delegates meeting at SECO 2017, a major education meeting for eyecare professionals.
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