ANSI Z80 ASC for Ophthalmic Optics Appoints New Sub-Committee Leaders

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—As the Secretariat to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z80 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Ophthalmic Optics, The Vision Council has announced the appointment of two new subcommittee chairs.

Accessories Council Announces Winners for 2022 Design Excellence Awards

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Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council announced the winners for their 4th annual Design Excellence Awards at the Fashionphile offices late yesterday. Building on its history of honoring individuals and companies, the Accessories Council launched the Design Excellence Awards in 2019 to expand the recognition of outstanding products.

The Vision Council Announces Two Additional Keynote Speakers for the 2023 Executive Summit, January 9-11 in Austin, Texas

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Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council today announce two additional keynote speakers—Johnny Taylor Jr., President & CEO of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Jade Simmons, rockstar concert pianist—for the upcoming 2023 Executive Summit, taking place January 9–11, 2023 at a new host site, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, an iconic Texas Hill Country luxury resort just outside of downtown Austin, Texas.

Industry Veteran George Chao, Founder of Contour Optik Inc, Dies at 87

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Friday, October 14, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is honoring the life and work of George Chao, a longtime member of The Vision Council and respected industry leader, who passed away last week at the age of 87 after a long and hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s disease. “George Chao was a pivotal leader in the optical industry for many decades and he will be missed by many,” said Tibor Gross, Sunglass and Reader Division liaison at The Vision Council.

The Vision Council Opens Registration for the 2023 Executive Summit, Taking Place January 9-11 in Austin, Texas

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Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced that registration is now open for the 2023 Executive Summit, taking place January 9-11, 2023 at a new host site, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, an iconic Texas Hill Country luxury resort just outside of downtown Austin, Texas. “The Executive Summit will gather the leaders of the optical industry to kick off 2023 and set the agenda for a successful year ahead,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council.

Maureen Beddis, EVP of Membership & Strategic Initiatives, Will Leave The Vision Council

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Monday, October 3, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In a communication sent to The Vision Council members on Friday morning, CEO Ashley Mills announced the departure of Maureen Beddis, The Vision Council’s executive vice president, Membership & Strategic Initiatives.

Vision Expo West 2022 Concludes Show in Las Vegas

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo West 2022 concluded on Saturday, September 17. The four-day event, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Sept. 14-17 at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo, brought together thousands of members of the industry together. “It was amazing to see the full scope of the vision care industry come together in Las Vegas last week, both on and off the Show Floor,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Visio Expo, at RX, co-organizer of Vision Expo.

Today’s Focus Is on the Next Generation of ECPs as Vision Expo West Comes to a Close

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Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:30 AM As Vision Expo West 2022 wraps up today, the organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, would like to thank all supporters, attendees and exhibitors for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment that has made the Show so successful. Today, students and young professionals are encouraged to check out the Career Zone-Student Lounge from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Located in The Union, Booth #U23019, the Career Zone-Student Lounge is a central hub for students and young professionals to network with participating companies, all of which are actively recruiting and seeking new talent. The Career Zone-Student Lounge will also host some special events including:

The Show Continues With Trailblazing Trends, Innovations and Opportunities for Connection

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Friday, September 16, 2022 12:30 AM Vision Expo West 2022 continues today with an impressive lineup of special events and education, both on and off the Show Floor. On The Show Floor, the Innovation Stage will host a series of educational panels on topics ranging from myopia management to the latest advances in virtual reality and vision therapies. The Innovation Stage kicks off today at 10:00 a.m. with the latest AREDS2 research presented by Bausch + Lomb’s Dr. Jeffry Gerson. This will be followed by a presentation from Hoya Vision Care on ways to optimize lens performance at your office.

Vision Expo West 2022 Is Underway in Las Vegas

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:36 AM Vision Expo West is underway at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas. On behalf of the Show organizers, The Vision Council and RX, welcome to Vision Expo West 2022. With more than 380 exhibiting companies across the dynamic Show Floor, a completely new continuing education program and a robust lineup of engaging programming and energetic events, Vision Expo West is poised to be a dynamic and impactful Show. The Show Floor features more than 380 exhibiting companies across several, distinct Show Floor neighborhoods, including some new areas.

Vision Expo+, a Digital Extension of Vision Expo, Will Be Offered September 15-23

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:33 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announce that Vision Expo+, a complimentary digital extension of the Vision Expo experience, will be offered from Thursday, September 15 to Friday, September 23, 2022.

AOAExcel Intros New Financial Products from Laurel Road to Benefit AOA Members

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—Members of the American Optometric Association looking to improve their financial health will now have access to three new products aimed at doctors of optometry. These three new products from AOAExcel’s long-time business partner Laurel Road include High Yield Savings, Linked Checking, and a Student Loan Cashback credit card.

The Vision Council Receives 2022 Power of Associations Silver Award for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

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Thursday, September 8, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council earned a Power of Associations Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for its successful Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. “Fostering a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community is paramount to our mission of creating more opportunities for community-building and encouraging industry growth,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “We are honored to see our efforts come to life through actionable opportunities for our members and tangible results.  We appreciate the recognition from the ASAE and look forward to continuing our efforts.”

Expo Show Organizers Release Program Schedule and Speakers for The Innovation Stage

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Thursday, August 25, 2022 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, announced the lineup of events scheduled to take place on the Innovation Stage at Vision Expo West, taking place September 14-17 in Las Vegas.

The Vision Council Shares Schedule of Exclusive Member Events Planned for Vision Expo West

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council, co-organizer of Vision Expo, announced the schedule of member events planned for Vision Expo West 2022, taking place September 14-17 in Las Vegas.