SECO Calls for Nominations to Recognize Outstanding Optometry Professionals

By Staff
Monday, October 23, 2017 12:27 AM ATLANTA, Ga.—SECO International has issued a call for nominations for recognition of outstanding optometric professionals and announced the availability of MedPRO360 education opportunities designed to develop and support leaders in the profession. SECO 2018 takes place here from Feb. 2 to March 4, 2018.

OptiCon to Join Vision Expo Starting March, 2018

By Staff
Friday, October 6, 2017 8:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo and OptiCon have formed a partnership to bring what is billed as “the industry’s premier opticianry and contact lens fitters education program” to “the largest gathering of eyewear and eyecare professionals in the Americas.”

SECO Moves 2019 Conference to New Orleans

By Staff
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:27 AM ATLANTA—SECO International will be moving its 2019 SECO event to New Orleans, returning to Atlanta in 2020. This move marks the first time SECO has held a meeting outside of Atlanta since 1957. SECO 2019 will take place Feb. 20 to 24 at the New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center.

Early Reports Show Record Buzz, Strong Sales for Vision Expo West 2017

By Staff
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Preliminary reports indicate strong sales across the show floor and a record amount of social media activity as the industry returns from Vision Expo West 2017 in Las Vegas.

Jobson and Essilor to Present ‘Defining the Future of Optometry’ Symposium at Expo West

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West attendees can join with key industry colleagues for the premier of a comprehensive report, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, on the future of optometry.

Optical Women’s Association Connection Series: Emotional Intelligence 2.0

By Staff
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:18 AM LAS VEGAS—The Optical Women’s Association’s Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas will offer an in-depth panel discussion of core EQ skills that enable attendees to fulfill their highest potential on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Sands Expo Las Vegas, Room 303.

Advocacy, Business and Celebration—All a Part of Optometry’s Meeting

By Mark Tosh
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—It was a busy week in Washington in mid-June for the American Optometric Association (AOA), with new officers sworn in, a policy think-tank launched and thousands of student members rallying on Capitol Hill to support their profession on the opening day of Optometry’s Meeting.

Envision Receives $5,000 Monsanto Fund Grant for Level Up Conference

By Staff
Friday, July 14, 2017 12:18 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Envision has received a $5,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2017 site grant initiative.

Illinois College of Optometry Takes Top Honors at Essilor Optometry Student Bowl

By Staff
Monday, June 26, 2017 12:30 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Taylor Harris, a student from the Illinois College of Optometry, propelled his team to victory at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl (OSB) Thursday by correctly answering the winning question concerning the correct contact lens power to order for an infant with an aphakic eye.

AOA Kicks Off Optometry’s Meeting with Capitol Hill Rally as Advocacy Takes on a Central Role

By Staff
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:27 AM WASHINGTON—The nation’s capital was an appropriate setting this week for the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) annual congress, as advocacy for the profession and patient care are both playing more important roles in the association’s day-to-day activities.

Registration for International Vision Expo West 2017 Now Open

By Staff
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration for the International Vision Expo West 2017, taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, is now open. The show will take place Sept. 13 to 16, with education beginning on Sept. 13 and the exhibition opening on Sept. 14.

Ninth Annual Professional Eye Care Associates of America Meeting Held in Nashville

By Staff
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:27 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA)—a nationwide doctor alliance group for independent doctors—held its 9th annual meeting here from May 18 to 20.

Vision Source Exchange Program Draws a Top-Flight Crowd to Nashville

By Staff
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center here was the setting for Vision Source Exchange 2017, the 26th annual member meeting of the optometric alliance Vision Source.

Officers and Board Elected at NAVCP Vision Health Summit

By Staff
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—The program agenda was “Future Focused” as executives of the country’s largest managed vision care plans and insurers, joined by allied members and some major optical retailers, came together here for two days at the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) annual Vision Health Summit.

Academy 2017 Chicago Registration and Housing Now Open

By Staff
Friday, April 28, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago, will take place October 11 to 14, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.
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