More than 240 Exhibitors Commit to Vision Expo East 2022, Taking Place In-Person from March 31-April 3 at NYC's Javits Center

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, announced that more than 240 exhibitors have committed to Vision Expo East. Vision Expo East 2022 will take place from March 31-April 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. “We are looking forward to hosting a dynamic Show. With more than 240 exhibitors already committed and more than 75 additional exhibitors expected to join, representing a diverse range of companies across the vision care landscape, the momentum is strong and reflects industry-wide excitement to be back in-person in New York City for the first time since 2019,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council.

Opticians Association of America Postpones the OAA State Leadership Conference to June Due to COVID Disruptions

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:30 AM LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America (OAA) said it has made “the difficult decision to postpone its upcoming OAA State Leadership Conference,” which was scheduled for Feb. 10-12 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The new dates are June 2–4, 2022. The association cited “the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, disruptions to domestic travel, onsite safety precautions, and hotel staff shortages,” as among the factors leading to its decision to postpone the meeting. OAA said it has already secured the new dates with its current hotel, the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area.

Jobson Research’s 2021 ECP Income Study Is Available Now

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Monday, January 3, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Research’s 2021 Eye Care Professional Income study is now available. This annual study provides ECPs with information regarding income all across the industry. It includes average income information for optometrists, opticians/dispensers, and optical office managers in the U.S. In addition, there is a full comparison of male and female incomes broken out across all demographics. The study breaks average income down by various demographics including family status, years of experience, business type, private equity owned, ECP owned, supervisory role, pay structure and more.  

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2022, Which Will Feature a New ‘Neighborhood’ for Brands and Special Events

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration is now open for Vision Expo East 2022, taking place at the Javits Center in New York City from March 31-April 3, 2022.

Jobson Research’s 2021 ECP Income Study Is Available Now

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Friday, December 10, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Research’s 2021 Eye Care Professional Income study is now available. This annual study provides ECPs with information regarding income all across the industry. It includes average income information for optometrists, opticians/dispensers, and optical office managers in the U.S. In addition, there is a full comparison of male and female incomes broken out across all demographics. The study breaks average income down by various demographics including family status, years of experience, business type, private equity owned, ECP owned, supervisory role, pay structure and more.  

EyeCarePro Kicks Off Annual Practice Manager of the Year Award Program

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:15 AM NEW YORK—Tis' the season of giving, and what better gift is there than recognition. In the spirit of the season, EyeCarePro is asking eyecare practices to take part in a special program titled Practice Manager of the Year. The company, which specializes in web and marketing services for eye doctors, is urging ECPs to nominate their practice manager for their annual Practice Manager of the Year Award and a chance to win up to a $3,500 bonus.

Registration Opens for the Opticians Association of America Leadership Conference Set for Feb. 10-12, 2022 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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Monday, December 6, 2021 12:27 AM LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—Registration is now open for the Opticians Association of America (OAA) 2022 Leadership Conference scheduled for Feb. 10-12, 2022 at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area. Building on the theme, Dream Into Action, OAA State Leadership Conference will bring together the collective talents and expertise from opticianry leaders and partners as they gather from across the country for practical learning, timely updates and networking opportunities. For three days, attendees will learn about the latest innovations in the industry as they engage in 32 breakout sessions centered on leadership in the following areas: personal growth, leadership in the workplace, guild for the independent optician, state leadership and national impact.

Vision Care Organizations, ECPs and Nonprofits Join Groups Around the World to Encourage Generosity on #GivingTuesday

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Monday, November 29, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare and eyewear industry NGOs, foundations, organizations, companies and eyecare professionals will take part in tomorrow's Nov. 30th #GivingTuesday initiative. This will be the 10th year of Giving Tuesday, "a worldwide celebration of generosity" designed to "drive generosity in every country in the world, continuing to inspire millions to be generous year-round." Thousands of organizations and nonprofits take part in the spirit of the event every year. The Giving Tuesday website offers a range of free, downloadable toolkits, including a range of social-media friendly resources, fundraising ideas and suggestions and more, here. The toolkits and resources are tailored to individuals, small businesses, companies, brands, schools and college and communities.

Jobson Research’s 2021 ECP Income Study Is Available Now

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Research’s 2021 Eye Care Professional Income study is now available. This annual study provides ECPs with information regarding income all across the industry. It includes average income information for optometrists, opticians/dispensers, and optical office managers in the U.S. In addition, there is a full comparison of male and female incomes broken out across all demographics. The study breaks average income down by various demographics including family status, years of experience, business type, private equity owned, ECP owned, supervisory role, pay structure and more.  

Vision Expo West 2021 Draws Over 200 Students and Young Professionals to Show

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Monday, November 1, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that more than 200 students and young professionals attended Vision Expo West 2021.

Time Is Running Out—Today Is Your Last Chance to Vote for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Monday, November 1, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

New Courses Added to Virtual Walman University

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Time Is Running Out—Cast Your Votes By Nov. 1 for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Time Is Running Out—Cast Your Votes By Nov. 1 for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards—Nominations Close on Nov. 1

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.