Saturday, September 30, 2023 12:33 AM
As Vision Expo West 2023
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 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Located at the Innovation Stage, 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:
Friday, September 29, 2023 12:30 AM
LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West 2023
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 kick off at 9:45 am with an EYEnovate session featuring presenting companies Topology, Yolia Health, Silk Tears, and VisionWEARx. EYEnovators will showcase the latest breakthroughs in automation, artificial intelligence, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, VR/AR and other emerging technologies. At 11:45 am, the Innovation Stage will host a panel discussion in which the Contact Lens Institute and The Vision Council are poised to reveal initial findings from a new study among the U.S. eye care community, unraveling the mysteries of creating a positive contact lens culture.
Friday, September 29, 2023 12:18 AM
ST. LOUIS—The board of directors of the World Council of Optometry
(WCO) have announced the installation of Dr. Sandra S. Block (U.S.) as president for the 2023-2025 term.
Friday, September 29, 2023 12:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) has released a survey to assess the true impact and burden the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Contact Lens Rule
has on practicing doctors of optometry. In 2020, the FTC changed the Contact Lens Rule to require doctors to obtain patient confirmation that the patient received their contact lens prescription following the contact lens fitting. Following the update, the FTC requested data to understand the burden this rule places on doctors’ practices.
Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:33 AM
LAS VEGAS—Vision Expo West 2023 has just begun at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo here in Las Vegas. We extend a warm welcome to all attendees on behalf of the show organizers, The Vision Council and RX. This year's event boasts over 400 exhibiting companies on the lively show floor, premieres the brand-new EYEnovate series, enhances education opportunities, streamlines the attendee experience, and presents an exciting lineup of engaging sessions and energetic events centered around buzzworthy industry topics.
Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:27 AM
DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association
announced the addition of a new president and four new board members. Dr. Lorie Lippiatt, optometrist for MyEyeDr. in Salem, Ohio, and previous vice president of the OWA, has assumed the position of president, effective immediately. Additionally, the following women will be joining the OWA board of directors: Dr. Beverly Bianes, optometrist and co-owner of Pack & Bianes Vision Care; Christina Perraud, director of Planning and Inventory for MyEyeDr.; Kerri Ann Raimo, managing editor at Broadcast Med; and Erika Plank, director, Provider Communications at VSP.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 12:30 AM
, a leading eye health and safety organization, is joining the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
(IAPB) and fellow eye health organizations across the globe, to raise awareness about vision and eye health issues and promote access to eyecare as part of “World Sight Day”
on Oct. 12, 2023. This year’s theme, “Love Your Eyes at Work,” was chosen to help people understand the importance of protecting their vision in the workplace, and to call on business leaders to prioritize the eye health of workers everywhere, according to IAPB.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
, co-organizers of Vision Expo, announced details on the opening night party and other special events planned for Vision Expo West 2023, taking place at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 27-30.
Monday, September 18, 2023 12:15 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—As the summer fades into memory and students across the nation return to classrooms, The Vision Council Foundation strives to continuously support young and promising talent, cultivating career pipelines into the optical industry. Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund
, launched in 2021 and is now in its third year of operation. So far, the program has awarded 25 scholarships, raising a remarkable $340,000 to support students from underrepresented communities pursuing a degree in ophthalmic dispensing.
Friday, September 15, 2023 12:27 AM
LAS VEGAS and NEW YORK—Slots are still available for two upcoming golf events hosted by Prevent Blindness
, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health organization. The 15th Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight
golf outing will be held on Wed., Sept. 27, in conjunction with Vision Expo West
. Registration and breakfast will begin at 6:00 a.m. PT at the Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev. The shotgun start is at 7:00 a.m. PT. For participants, foursomes are $3,000 and individual golf slots are $750 for the four-person scramble.
Friday, September 15, 2023 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Today, The Vision Council released a new report featuring key insights into U.S. eyecare providers’ lens processing and diagnostic equipment use and purchasing habits. The report is titled Focused inSights 2023: Vision Equipment Use and Purchasing.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
, co-organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the lineup of events scheduled to take place on the Innovation Stage at Vision Expo West 2023, happening September 27-30, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. To register for Vision Expo West, click here
. The Innovation Stage, Vision Expo West’s main stage destination located on the exhibit floor, will host a rich schedule of special events, panels, and presentations for 2023, according to an announcement from show organizers.
Friday, September 8, 2023 12:15 AM
LONDON—The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
(IAPB) has announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision
has joined the global eye health body as a Band A member. Working together, Johnson & Johnson Vision and the IAPB will focus on advocating for better eye health around the world. “More than two billion people worldwide suffer from vision impairment that’s either preventable or treatable. While we’ve come an incredibly long way in terms of treatments and health standards, we have a long road yet to travel,” said Peter Menziuso, company group chairman, Johnson & Johnson Vision.
Friday, September 1, 2023 8:30 AM
September arrived yesterday signaling the lazy days of summer are coming to an end. And with Vision Expo just around the corner, it’s time to get down to business again. In less than a month, the optical industry will be gathering in Las Vegas for Vision Expo West, and this time around, it will have a palpable post-pandemic feel, despite the fact that COVID 19 seems to be rearing its ugly head again. (Click here
to find out what some of our top docs think about the state of COVID today and what might be in store for us). This year’s Vision Expo has a lot to offer attendees including new exhibitors, new neighborhoods on the show floor, a robust curriculum of continuing education and a spate of special events so we opti folk can do what we do best—network with our colleagues.