Booths, Panels and Parties at Vision Expo West 2015

By Staff
Sunday, September 27, 2015 1:35 PM LAS VEGAS—Get the up close and personal view of Vision Expo West brought to you by the editors of Vision Monday, highlighting what was happening on the show floor—ranging from sessions on the latest business trends to product launches, press conferences and of course, celebrity sightings.

How Digital Technology’s ‘Tech’s Appeal’ Can Seduce Customers at VM LIVE Event

By John Sailer
Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:16 PM LAS VEGAS—A standing-room-only crowd of representatives of leading optical businesses attended VM LIVE’s presentation of “Tech’s Appeal—Digital Tools to Seduce the Savvy Retail Customer” to learn what mobile technology can do for their businesses.

New Keynote Series Emphasizes Concepts to Differentiate You and Your Business

By Staff
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:00 AM Understanding effective retail and customer service strategies is paramount to successfully making your eyecare practice stand out from the competition. The Vision Expo West Keynote series offers dynamic and relevant presentations led by visionaries both inside and outside of the optical industry:

Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America to Present Panel Discussion at Vision Expo

By Staff
Friday, September 11, 2015 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—Following a successful debut at International Vision Expo East, the Eyewear Designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA) will gather here at Vision Expo West for a high-end designer panel discussion on Sept. 18.

ODs Meet at First World Congress of Optometry in Columbia

By Staff
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM MEDELLIN, Colombia—Thousands of optometric professionals from around the globe converged here in mid-August at the first World Congress of Optometry. It was a meeting described by organizers as “the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eyecare.”

The Vision Council Announces 2016 Executive Summit Agenda and Keynote Speakers

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced the agenda, slate of keynote speakers and the opening of registration for the 2016 Executive Summit—an exclusive annual event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting, and the latest business strategies.

Global Contact Lens Forum Brings Leaders Together

By Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo West once again will host The Global Contact Lens Forum, an exclusive “meeting within a meeting” which brings together many of the most highly respected leaders in the contact lens field to share their expertise. The event combines the latest scientific content with critical business strategies, covering topics from profitability, disease and technology, as well as forecasting the future of the contact lens industry.

Santinelli Sales Team Meets in D.C. for Annual Meeting

By Staff
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International recently convened its sales team in Washington, D.C. for their annual National Sales Meeting. The three-day session led by Rick Clemente, executive vice president of sales and client services, focused on progressive ways of meeting customer needs and increasing efficiency through technology, while also setting the table for several other new initiatives.

Thinking About Brands and Accessories’ Potential at 1st Accessories Council Summit

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—The changing expectations of a more demanding—and digital device-enabled—consumer are revolutionizing all retail and professional businesses. Speakers with various perspectives on those changes, from top-of-the-trees stats and data to closer-than-ever to the customer brand, tech and retail experts took to the podium at the first Accessories Council Summit to bring those ideas to the audience attending the event, held here late last month, in partnership with the NPD Group, LIM College and WWD.

Vision Expo West 2015 Expands Opportunities for Young Professionals, Students

By Staff
Friday, August 14, 2015 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—International Vision Expo & Conference will be welcoming an increasing number of young eyecare professionals and students to Vision Expo West 2015 (Education: Sept. 16 to 19, 2015; Exhibition: Sept. 17 to 19, 2015).

Energeyes Combines Its East Coast Regional Meeting With SECO 2016

By Staff
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:24 AM ATLANTA—Energeyes has partnered with SECO International to co-locate its East Coast Regional Meeting with SECO 2016 to be held Feb. 24 to 28, 2016.

SECO 2016 Announces Dates, Theme and Course Line-Up

By Staff
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has announced the dates, theme and course line-up for its 93rd annual meeting to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Feb. 24 to 28, 2016.

PECAA Annual Meeting Hosts Record Number of Member Optometrists and Staff

By VM Staff
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—PECAA, a nationwide alliance for independent optometrists, hosted a record number of attendees at its annual meeting here from May 14 to 17, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Execs, Vendors and Volunteers Golf at OneSight’s Par for Sight

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM MASON, Ohio—OneSight hosted its annual golf outing, Par for Sight, here last month. This signature OneSight fundraising event brings together OneSight supporters, Luxottica associates, vendors, donors and volunteers. The outing was hosted at two of Greater Cincinnati’s premier golf courses, Four Bridges Country Club and Heritage Club.

Symposium Focuses on Blue Light and Its Effect on Human Health

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Blue light and its impact on the human body was the focus of a symposium held here last month. The two-day event, organized by the International Blue Light Society and sponsored by Jins, the Japanese optical retailer and eyeglass manufacturer, featured presentations by ophthalmologists, sleep specialists and researchers from universities in Japan, France and the U.S.