American Academy of Optometry’s 93rd Annual Meeting Breaks Attendance Records

By Staff
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 12:24 AM DENVER—The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) broke attendance records at its recent 93rd annual meeting posting a 5 percent increase over last year’s attendance, organizers said. During the four-day meeting, the AAO recognized individuals who have contributed to advancing the profession of optometry with a variety of awards.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2015

By Staff
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration is now open for International Vision Expo & Conference East 2015, scheduled to be held at the Javits Center in New York March 19 to 22 (Education: March 19 to 22, Exhibition: March 20 to 22).

PECAA Meeting Builds Business Knowledge of Doctors and Dispensing Staff

By Staff
Friday, November 21, 2014 1:00 PM BELLEVUE, Wash.—PECAA, a nationwide doctor alliance group for independent doctors, held their Business Symposium Nov. 6 to 9 at the Westin Bellevue here. The three-day meeting was attended by 170 PECAA member doctors and 130 staff members from across the U.S.

The ECP Network and Diversified Ophthalmics Host Education

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM MASON, Ohio—The ECP Network and Diversified Ophthalmics welcomed ECPs from seven states to the Kings Island Summer Seminar in Mason, Ohio, on Aug. 24. The seminar featured nine hours of optometric continuing education along with a 19-space exhibit experience.

SECO 2015 Meeting and Registration Dates Announced

By Staff
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 12:15 AM ATLANTA— SECO International has announced the dates for its 92nd annual meeting to be held here on March 4 to 8, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and contains the theme, “Where Sight Meets Vision.”

Dates Announced for NAVCP/NASHO 2015 Specialty Health Summit

By Staff
Monday, November 03, 2014 12:21 AM LAS VEGAS—The 2015 Specialty Health Summit is scheduled for May 4 to 6, 2015, at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.

Great Western Council of Optometry Hosts Record Number of Attendees to Its Annual Congress

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:15 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—A record-breaking number of optometrists attended the Great Western Council of Optometry annual congress at the Oregon Convention Center and Crowne Plaza hotel here earlier this month, Oct. 9 to 12, 2014. The 635 ODs, 127 allied ophthalmic professionals, and 231 students in attendance came from 41 states and three Canadian provinces.

Connecting, Learning, and Buying Marks an Upbeat Show Experience

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—Whether exhibiting, shopping for products or looking for technologies to upgrade optical practices, the business atmosphere at this year’s Expo was positive, according to comments from attendees and exhibitors.

View a Slideshow of VM LIVE Event: ‘Digitizing the Store’

By Staff
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—In a continuing series of live events, VM LIVE's two-hour "Digitizing the Store" hosted nearly 200 optical retailers, ECPs and other industry executives to help make sense of the latest technologies changing the patient experience.

Amphibia Sports Voted Vision Expo West ‘Vision Choice’ Winner

By Staff
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West attendees voted Amphibia Sports LLC first place as the show’s “Vision Choice” best new product.

International Vision Expo & Conference OPTImum Program Under New Direction

By Staff
Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference has named Cheri Guy director of Professional Relations, tasked with overseeing the development and growth of the event’s prestigious OPTImum Program.

Innovation at Expo Propels the Optical Industry Forward

By Staff
Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:36 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West continues to grow and refine the show experience year after year and 2014 is no different as show organizers continue to build upon the success of the last 25 years. This year, Expo features nearly 400 hours of continuing education, more than 50 special events and 350 exhibiting brands.

Int’l Vision Expo and Ritz-Carlton Partner on Customer Service CE Course

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—For the first time at International Vision Expo & Conference West, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center will share its customer service philosophy and delivery expertise with attendees in a two-hour continuing education course, “ Radar On-Antenna Up: The Ritz-Carlton Method of Fulfilling Unexpressed Wishes and Needs,” to be held Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the EYEMAX Theater.

Optical Lab Division Meeting Touts ‘Everything in One Place’

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The 2014 Optical Lab Division meeting will once again be held in conjunction with the continuing education and exhibits at International Vision Expo West, Sept. 17 to 20, in the newly renovated Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.