PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical announced this morning that it is cancelling Transitions Academy 2021, scheduled for June 13 – 16, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. The annual meeting is one of the industry’s most well-recognized educational events, bringing together independent eyecare professionals, national and regional retailers, educators, optical laboratories, managed vision care companies, and other industry professionals from across North America and around the globe. In lieu of Transitions Academy 2021, Transitions Optical said it will continue to connect with and support the optical industry through virtual events like Transitions The Pulse, which brought together over 10,000 global attendees, and its Innovation Awards, virtual education and customized training events.

Transitions Optical also said that Transitions Academy 2022, the company’s 25th Academy event, is on track and is scheduled to take place from January 16 - 19, 2022 in Orlando, Fla.

“Transitions Academy is known for its ability to deliver a remarkable, live experience that connects all of those in attendance,” said Patience Cook, director North America marketing, Transitions Optical. “The decision to cancel this year’s event was made to ensure the safety of all of our attendees that join us from around the world to experience that social connectedness. We remain committed to the global eyecare community and will support the optical industry through other activations in the spirit of Transitions Academy. We look forward to making Transitions Academy 2022 an unforgettable experience, in a safe manner for our North America and global attendees.”

Though Transitions Academy 2021 is no longer taking place, the 6th annual Transitions Innovation Awards will still be recognized this year. Nominations for the 2020 Transitions Innovation Awards are open through April 30, 2021 at The finalists and winners will be announced this year, with a special recognition taking place at Transitions Academy 2022.

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