The European Academy of Optometry and Optics 14th Annual Conference Poznan ‘23 to Examine Eyecare in the Changing World

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:18 AM LONDON—The 14th annual conference of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) will take place in Poznań, Poland, from May 12 to 14, 2023.

Rock4Sight to Return to Vision Expo East 2023

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Monday, January 30, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Rock4Sight 2023, will be back at the Hard Rock Café to celebrate the optical industry and raise funds for ECN Purpose, a 501c3 Charity dedicated to providing both eye health education and connection to vision care to the underserved. The party begins on Saturday, March 18 at 8:30 pm at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, New York City. As in the past, this will be a fun night of music, dancing, camaraderie and industry fellowship, however, this year features a new twist.

Transitions Optical Introduces Transitions Certified Live Events Across the U.S.

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Monday, January 30, 2023 12:15 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions is hosting Transitions Certified Live events for eyecare professionals to earn their Transitions Specialist certification during in-person training events.

NOW Pavilion Is Set to Return to Vision Expo East 2023

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Friday, January 27, 2023 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The NOW Pavilion is returning to Vision Expo East 2023. The pavilion will feature a curated selection of frames and lenses that embody the latest trends and innovations in eyewear, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX Global. Participating exhibitors are invited to submit products as complimentary, value-added opportunities to gain additional exposure at the show. Final product selection will be chosen by an advisory review committee of esteemed media and retailers immediately following the February 1 product submission deadline.

Transitions Optical Announces 2022 Golf Tournament Sponsorship With Four Premier Golf Events Across the U.S.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Aiming to further bring to life the power and relevance of Transitions lenses to an audience spending significant time in changing light conditions, Transitions Optical on Tuesday announced a robust corporate marketing platform with a national golf organization, focused on expanding brand visibility with activations at four golf tournaments. Through this relationship, Transitions Optical will further reach “a prime target consumer to create interest in wearing Transitions lenses,” according to the company’s announcement.

Transitions Optical Announces Winners of the Transitions Innovation Awards During Ceremony at the 25th Transitions Academy

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Monday, June 6, 2022 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical Inc. announced the winners of its annual Transitions Innovation Awards during the closing ceremony here at the 25th Transitions Academy meeting. The awards recognize both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts to support Transitions lenses. More than 850 people representing many countries attended the event at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes. “Honoring this incredible group of Transitions Innovation Awards winners and finalists was a perfect way to round off our 25th anniversary celebration of Transitions Academy,” said Drew Smith, director, North America channels, Transitions Optical.

SUNY College of Optometry's Eyes on New York/Eye Ball Gala Saw Record Funds Raised for Students and Recognized Dr. David Heath

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Monday, April 25, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—SUNY College of Optometry celebrated 50 years of accomplishment earlier this month here at a special  event which combined the Optometric Center of New York's Eyes on New York Gala alongside the annual Student Eye Ball at Edison Ballroom.

New Essilor Vision Care Center to Host First Virtual Global Varilux Summit

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:27 AM DALLAS—Essilor announces the creation of a state-of-the-art digital event platform, the Essilor Vision Care Center, and opens registration for the center’s inaugural event: the Global Varilux Summit.

My Vision Show Announces Rewind, Opens Doors to All Exhibitors

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Friday, October 15, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—My Vision Show, a producer of virtual and interactive events, has announced the first My Vision Show Rewind.

OWA to Host Live, In-Person Regional Event During Vision Expo East in Orlando on June 3

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will be hosting its first 2021 live and in-person regional event during Vision Expo East at the Orange County Convention Center later this week.

ABB Optical Group Opens Fabrication Lab in Northern Kentucky

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group cut the ribbon in mid-November on a new optical lens fabrication facility and laboratory in Erlanger, Ky. The 42,000 square-foot facility replaces the company’s existing 8,000 square-foot building in nearby Cincinnati. The lab’s current staff of more than 60 people will move into the new building, which in the future is expected to employ approximately 200 individuals, according to an announcement.

Charmant Heads to Texas to Celebrate Sales Achievements for 2019

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant USA held its National Sales Meeting from November 14—17, 2019, at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Over the course of the four-day event, the Charmant team, including executives, the nationwide sales force, and guests, celebrated the company’s 2019 achievements and planned for 2020

CooperVision Event Focuses on Parents’ Misunderstanding of Myopia

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—CooperVision hosted an event here in early November to unveil new research indicating that parents are not well-informed about myopia. The event featured a panel discussion of the implications of the research and highlights from the Harris Poll survey results.

Opticians Association of Massachusetts Pays Tribute to the Late Charles Walsh

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass.—For the 10th year, the Opticians Association of Massachusetts (OAM) held their annual meeting at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center at the site of the former American Optical Company on Nov. 2 and 3. As part of the weekend, a tribute was held at the Optical Heritage Museum for the late Charles Walsh, where a plaque was installed in his honor. Chuck Walsh, who was the founding program director for the opticianry program at Worcester Industrial Technical Institute and taught there for 32 years, passed away last year.

The Vision Council Unveils a Reimagination of Vision Expo, to Debut at Vision Expo East

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Citing the year 2020’s optical symbolism for the eyecare industry, The Vision Council is revealing “the reimagining of its signature event, Vision Expo. “Innovation has always been at the heart of the industry as well as the biannual Vision Expo, the definitive trade event for ophthalmic professionals,” the organization said, adding, “Now, The Vision Council, together with co-owner of the Show, Reed Exhibitions, aims to mark a new era for Vision Expo with a laser-like focus on discovery, connection and experience.” Noted Ashley Mills, The Vision Council CEO, “Incremental improvement isn’t enough. We have worked with our partners to completely reimagine the show, with a new focus on discovery, connection and experience.”