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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Charmant USA Celebrates 2016 Achievements in Florida

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant USA Inc. held an achiever’s meeting for the top performing sales representatives in December at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.

Silhouette U.S. National Sales Meeting ‘Inspires’ Team for 2017

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM NEW PALTZ, N.Y.—The unique atmosphere of the historic Mohonk Mountain House was the backdrop for Silhouette Optical’s U.S. national sales meeting last month, which, for the first time, brought together the sales force for Silhouette with the Adidas/neubau team, along with the company’s Green Island, N.Y. office staff.

MedPRO360 Session to Focus on Practice Management Skills for Health Care Professionals

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Friday, January 6, 2017 12:21 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has assembled a group of top-flight speakers to kick off its inaugural MedPRO360 event, a one-day business management program for health care professionals in private practices across a range of specialties.

Vision Expo East Announces Partnership With Google for 2017 Education

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:18 AM Alexandria, Va.—Show organizers for Vision Expo East have announced exclusive events for ECPs including a presentation from Google agency developer Liz Austin, a dynamic VIP networking reception, and sessions focused on utilizing Google’s digital products to grow their eyecare businesses.

Academy 2016 Anaheim Attendance Exceeds Previous Meeting Records

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Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM SAN FRANCISCO—Academy 2016 Anaheim, the 95th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), was the largest meeting in AAO history with 7,720 total registrants for the four-day event, which was held Nov. 9 to 12 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

edCFDA Hosts Accessories Showcase in New York

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Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—On Nov. 14 the eyewear members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held an accessories showcase featuring eyewear and jewelry designers at Samsung 837 here from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Special Olympics Visits Safilo North America Headquarters

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Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM Parsippany, N.J.—On Sept. 21, 2016, representatives of the New Jersey chapter of the Special Olympics visited the Safilo North America offices in Parsippany, N.J. to speak to Safilo’s employees.
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