Expo Exhibitors, Education Sessions to Focus on Children’s Eye Health, Style and Parent Awareness

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Friday, August 26, 2016 12:24 AM LAS VEGAS—As the back-to-school season kicks off, International Vision Expo West is helping attendees reach a largely untapped audience with a variety of education sessions geared toward children’s eye health, as well as exhibitors displaying the latest eyewear and sunwear trends for children, teens and parents alike.

New at Vision Expo West: Fast-paced, Intimate and Interactive Pop-Up Talks

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Friday, August 19, 2016 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Attendees will have a free opportunity to engage and discuss relevant topics in a non-traditional, dynamic learning format with pop-up talks occurring at International Vision Expo—to be held in Las Vegas this September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center (Education: Sept. 14-17, 2016; Exhibition: Sept. 15-17, 2016).

OD Excellence Adds Classes to International Vision Conference Regional West

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Monday, August 8, 2016 12:24 AM HEALDSBURG, Calif.—Because so many attendees asked for more health care programs, OD Excellence has added another day to their 2016 International Vision Conference Regional West to be held in the San Francisco Bay Area Aug. 19 and 20.

VM LIVE Speakers to Discuss Technology’s New Role in the Customer Experience

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Friday, August 5, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Innovative retailers are using cutting edge digital technologies to create exciting in-store experiences that attract consumers and engage them with their brands. These technologies are an increasingly important tool for shaping the Customer Experience, and will be the focus of Customer X 360, a new VM LIVE event at Vision Expo West on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

VM LIVE to Spotlight New Ideas in Retail Customer Experience

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Friday, July 29, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Customer Experience, or CX, is one of the most talked about topics in retailing today, and for good reason.


Prevent Blindness Holds 5th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Friday, July 22, 2016 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 13, Prevent Blindness held its 5th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit at the National Press Club here and featured presentations from a variety of leading experts in vision and public health. The full webcast and copies of the all the presentations can be found here.

WestGroupe Sales Meeting Mixes Business With Pleasure

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Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM MONTREAL—WestGroupe, a leader in the international eyewear industry, hosted its June sales meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

New AOA President, Andrea Thau, OD, and Trustees Sworn in at Optometry’s Meeting

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON—The American Optometric Association (AOA) elected new officers and board members at the House of Delegates meeting during Optometry’s Meeting held here last week.

Optometry's Meeting Honors Leaders at Boston Conference

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Friday, July 1, 2016 12:27 AM BOSTON—As the meeting’s organizers noted, the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting “lifted off” here on June 29, with an awards ceremony and a keynote address by astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Honors Four With 2016 Special Recognition Awards

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Friday, July 1, 2016 12:21 AM BOSTON—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) bestowed several honors at its annual luncheon held here earlier this week during Optometry’s Meeting. Among these were the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Morris Berman; the Industry Leadership Award to R. Mike Daley, The Vision Council; and two ASCO Rising Star honorees, Dr. Nathan Lighthizer, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry, and Dr. Nicole Ross, New England College of Optometry.

Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2016

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Registration has opened for Vision Expo West 2016 in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17).

PECAA Brings Its Annual Meeting to The Big Easy

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:15 AM NEW ORLEANS—Marking its 10th anniversary this year, PECAA (Professional Eyecare Associates of America) held its annual meeting here last month, a blend of business and networking opportunities against the backdrop of the unique atmosphere, sights and sounds of New Orleans.

ECPs Will Learn, Lead and Connect at 2016 Optometry’s Meeting in Boston

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:30 AM BOSTON—The industry is gearing up for the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting to be held in Boston from June 29 to July 3. Centered around the theme of Learn.Lead. Connect., the meeting will include five days of CE.

AOA Announces its Annual Award Winners; Recipients to be Recognized at 2016 Optometry’s Meeting

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Friday, May 6, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The winners of the American Optometric Association (AOA) annual awards will be recognized during the opening general session at the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Boston, Mass.

The Saturday Night Party Scene at Vision Expo East

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Monday, April 25, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—From recognizing women as major players in optical to celebrating company partnerships and products, New York City was a busy place to be on Saturday April 16 as Vision Expo East nighttime festivities wrapped up. Here’s a slideshow of some of the major parties that took place around town.
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