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.

Women in Optometry Luncheon Will Explore Why Daily Distractions Are the Bane to Productivity

By Staff
Monday, February 27, 2017 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Productivity is key to an optometrist’s mental health and job satisfaction, said nearly 80 percent of the women ODs who responded to a recent Women In Optometry (WO) survey on productivity at home and in the workplace. At a special luncheon event on Saturday, March 4, at SECO, WO professional co-editors April Jasper, OD, FAAO, and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH, will discuss the survey results and strategies to combat the daily distractions that hinder productivity.

Captain Scott Kelly to Deliver ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology

By Staff
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:30 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—U.S. Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly will deliver the Lecture on Science, Medicine, and Technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Annual Symposium and Congress.

National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) to Hold Its Annual Vision Health Summit April in San Diego

By Staff
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Association of Vision Care Plans will hold its annual Vision Health Summit April 23 to 25, 2017 in San Diego, Calif.

Optical Women’s Association to Host Two NYC Events During Vision Expo East

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) heads into its 20th year of celebrating and promoting the achievements of women in the optical industry with two events in New York City—a Champagne Breakfast and Star Awards celebration, and an invitation-only VIP OWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event.

Insights and Innovation at Transitions Academy

By Staff
Friday, February 17, 2017 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—With a dawn-to-dusk agenda and a top-notch selection of speakers, the recent Transitions Academy featured a robust program of events and education for the 650-plus attendees who participated.

100% Optical Opens to Record-Breaking Attendance

By Staff
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:24 AM LONDON—100% Optical, which took place Feb. 4 to 6, opened to record numbers of delegates attending the show. With 8,051 attendees—12 percent of the audience coming from outside the U.K—and 200 exhibitors, visitors were offered an education program offering 120 CET points, fashion forward catwalk shows and hundreds of new product launches, show organizers told VMail.

The Vision Council Names New Board Members and Officers at Its Annual Executive Summit

By Staff
Friday, January 27, 2017 12:30 AM GRANDE LAKES, Fla.—Industry leaders gathered here for The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit highlighted by executive-level networking, leadership development, and the latest in economic trends and business strategies. At the annual member meeting, The Vision Council officially elected its 2017 officers and Board of Directors.

Eye Care Leaders Launches Eye Care Visionaries at Hawaiian Eye Meeting

By Staff
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:21 AM DURHAM, N.C.—Eye Care Leaders, which operates a group of companies active in EHRs, launched Eye Care Visionaries, a program bringing together ophthalmology and optometry leaders to tackle issues facing ECPs.

Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, Named Keynote Speaker for Envision Conference

By Staff
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision announced that Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, will deliver the keynote address at the 12th annual Envision Conference.
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