Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vision Expo to Present ‘Speaking of Design’ Panel Discussion

By Staff
Friday, February 27, 2015 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo East will host the Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA) in a special high-end designer discussion event on Friday, March 20.

International Vision Expo East Relocates The Galleria and Underground Pavilions

By Staff
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—The Galleria and The Underground at this year’s International Vision Expo East will be relocated and elevated to a new location on Level 3, taking over the south side of the exhibition floor.

OWA’s Champagne Breakfast to Host ‘An Intimate Conversation With Holly Rush’

By Staff
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:18 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will host a Champagne Breakfast, featuring Holly Rush, the president of Luxottica Wholesale North America, on March 19, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square.

Experience Wearables and More in VM’ s Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

By Staff
Monday, February 23, 2015 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare professionals who want to better understand the business and clinical benefits of wearable technology and other new vision innovations can get a close-up look at some of the latest, most advanced products at Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone, a special exhibit at next month’s International Vision Expo in New York.

SECO Expects 7,000 ECPs in Attendance at 92nd Annual Conference and Trade Show

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Nearly 7,000 eyecare professionals are expected to attend SECO 2015, SECO International’s 92nd annual meeting to be held March 4 to 8, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

NAVCP/NASHO Specialty Health Summit Registration Opens and Award Nominees Sought

By Staff
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS— Registration is now open for the 2015 Specialty Health Summit to be held at The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, May 4 to May 6, 2015, and the sponsoring organizations are seeking nominees for the sixth annual Most Influential in Specialty Health Award to be presented at the event.

New Transitions Management Hosts 500 at 19th Annual Academy

By John Sailer
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:00 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Nearly 500 industry professionals from North America attended the 19th annual Transitions Academy, hosted by new president, Paddy McDermott, and new North American general manager, Bertrand Roy. The first Transitions Academy to be held since Essilor fully acquired the company in 2014 featured strategic business planning, educational workshops and professional development.

Nouveau Eyewear Honors Top Performers at National Sales Meeting

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—Nouveau Eyewear gathered its sales force from across the U.S. for its annual national sales meeting at the Paris Hotel here last month.

Optometric Leaders of Canada Gather in Ottawa

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM OTTAWA—Some 70 leaders in Canadian optometry, representing all 10 provinces, gathered for a two-day Optometric Leaders’ Forum in Ottawa from Jan. 30 to 31.

REM Hosts Sales Team at Annual Global Meeting

By Staff
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif.—REM Eyewear hosted the company’s annual global sales meeting in January, bringing together more than 60 sales reps from all over the world.

Transitions’ New Management Hosts 19th Annual Academy

By John Sailer
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical’s new president, Paddy McDermott, and new North American general manager, Bertrand Roy, hosted the 19th annual Transitions Academy, the first since Essilor fully acquired the company in April of last year.

Barker to Serve as Corporate Chair of SUNY Gala Event, Honoring ABB Optical Group's Angel Alvarez

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Allan Barker, OD, the president of eyecarecenter, will serve as corporate chair at the upcoming Optometric Center of New York’s 12th annual “Eyes on New York” Gala at The Plaza in New York City on March 20.

International Vision Expo Seeks Course Proposals for 2016

By Staff
Monday, February 02, 2015 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference is now accepting course proposals from prospective speakers for both Vision Expo East 2016 (April 14 to 17, 2016) and Vision Expo West 2016 (Sept. 14 to 17, 2016). Each applicant can submit any number of courses to be considered by International Vision Expo's Conference Advisory Board.

New Leadership Hosts 19th Annual Transitions Academy, Award Winners Announced

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Held for the first time since Transitions Optical was fully acquired by Essilor, the 19th annual Transitions Academy included some noticeable changes.

The Vision Council Presents Annual Executive Summit, Announces New Board Members

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:30 AM PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit was in full swing here this week, as industry leaders gathered for executive-level networking, leadership development, and the latest in economic trends and business strategies.
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