Friday, January 6, 2023 12:27 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Today, The Vision Council will release its first set of comprehensive industry estimates since last year’s inSights Research Program launch. The inaugural Market inSights 2022 Report estimates that the overall size of the U.S. optical retail industry was $76.5 billion as compared to $76.09 billion for 2021, according to an announcement from The Vision Council. Both the 2021 and 2022 figures use the new methodology associated with The Vision Council's Market inSights Report.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 12:21 AM
TORRANCE, Calif.—Lens technology company IOT
announced that Minerva Maldonado, a Connecticut-based optician, is the winner of its 2022 “Optical’s Next Top Speaker” contest. The contest, sponsored by IOT, encouraged opticians to develop their speaking skills and share knowledge with industry peers.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 12:21 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical will host “A Day of Education” on Wednesday, November 2. The online event will include various sessions between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST.
Monday, July 25, 2022 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA Va.—The Vision Council today announces that the Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund
is expanding to seven additional institutions within the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), including: Daytona State College (Fla.), Erie Community College (N.Y.), Miami Dade College (Fla.), Middlesex Community College (Conn.), Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.), Reynolds Community College (Va.), and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Ga.). The additional schools mark an expansion from the scholarship’s launch schools—Georgia Piedmont Technical College, New York City Technical College, and Middlesex Community College—and the two partners that were added in May 2022, Durham Technical Community College (Durham, N.C.) and Hillsborough Community College (Fla.).
Friday, July 22, 2022 12:18 AM
VANCOUVER—Specsavers said this week that it has set out to build the largest network of opticians in Canada, which the U.K.-founded company said is part of its plan “to ensure clinical excellence,” according to the company’s announcement.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration opens today for Vision Expo West
, taking place Sept. 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:30 AM
Along with receding hairlines, crow’s feet and sagging skin, presbyopia is one of the least welcome physical changes we experience as we age. The gradual loss of our eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects, a result of the stiffening of the crystalline lens, is an inevitable condition for most of us who are middle aged and older. In fact, you could even add presbyopia to the familiar litany of death and taxes. And it only gets worse with time.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:29 AM
The first drop for presbyopia, Vuity (pilocarpine hydrochloride, Allergan), has recently gained FDA approval and has received much attention. It provides a pharmaceutical option beyond spectacles, contact lenses and surgery. The new drug is now readily available and easy to administer with fast onset and sufficient duration for most (about six hours). Even though this product has only been used for just a few months, reports have been positive.