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.

Envision Conference Announces 2022 In-Person Date, Calls for Submissions

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:15 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Organizers of the Envision Conference through Envision University are excited to return to an in-person conference experience in 2022 with outstanding programs and opportunities for professionals in the vision rehabilitation field.

IDOC Announces Keynote Lineup With ‘Prominent Thought Leaders’ for The Connection 2022 Event in February

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has announced the addition of two outstanding keynote speakers to the agenda of its upcoming national conference, The Connection 2022, which is scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Orlando, Fla, the organization said.

Join Us! January 24–25: It’s All Connected Virtual Events

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:10 AM On Monday, January 24 and Tuesday, January 25, The Vision Council will host two virtual events—the organization’s Annual Business Meeting and an economic trends forecast by Brian Beaulieu—that had been originally scheduled for the 2022 Executive Summit.

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.

Show Organizers Announce Added Benefits and Deadline Extension for the Vision Expo Global Talent Search

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, announced that the deadline to apply for the second annual Vision Expo Global Talent Search has been extended to Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

Transitions Optical Announces Transitions Academy 2022 Is Postponed

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Thursday, January 6, 2022 10:40 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical said this morning that it has made the difficult decision to postpone Transitions Academy 2022, scheduled for Jan. 16-19 in Orlando. The 25th Transitions Academy event will be rescheduled on a later date, to be determined in the coming weeks, the announcement noted. Transitions Optical said in the announcement that the COVID-19 omicron variant is “disrupting domestic and international travel. Experts predict this wave in the U.S. and Canada will peak during mid-January, the scheduled time for Transitions Academy.”

Organizers Report Silmo Istanbul November Attendance Returned to 2019 Attendance Levels

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:15 AM PARIS—Silmo Istanbul, the leading optical trade fair in the MENA zone since 2014, held its latest edition Nov. 18-21. Organizers reported that despite the restrictive pandemic situation, the event participation remained strong, with attendance figures returning to their 2019 pre-pandemic levels after the show was cancelled in 2020. The show saw more than 100 exhibitors,10,100 square meters or 108,715 square feet of booths and 10,450 visitors, including 15 percent international attendees.

Back, Live and In-Person, VM's 2022 Leadership Summit Will Explore Megatrends Shaping Retail and Healthcare on March 30 in New York City

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Monday, December 20, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The 2022 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will examine the dizzying pace of megatrends, shaped by the global pandemic, that are transforming retail and healthcare. At the first live, in-person VM Summit in two years, which will take place in New York City on March 30 at The Times Center, retail and healthcare experts will explore the theme, “Discover & Recalibrate! Trends, Ideas and Tactics for Confronting Radical Change.” They will offer glimpses of the near future, where disruption remains constant, and consumers are one step ahead.

World Council of Optometry to Host Global Myopia Management Virtual Event

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Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—Advancing ongoing efforts to establish a global myopia management standard of care, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) is partnering with one of the world’s myopia category leaders, CooperVision, to host a virtual event on February 12, 2022 focused on myopia management. WCO has gathered an impressive roster of industry leaders so far to share their perspectives on myopia management, including:

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.

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.

Show Organizers Open Applications for the Vision Expo Global Talent Search

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Friday, December 3, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that applications are now being accepted for the second annual Vision Expo Global Talent Search, supported by the eyewear designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA).

Opti-Port Alliance Hosts First-Ever Opti-Port Summit in Dallas

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Monday, November 22, 2021 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—Opti-Port, a national optometric group alliance dedicated to supporting the unique needs of eyecare practices with four or more locations, recently hosted more than 100 of its member companies’ owners, operators and partners for the first-ever Opti-Port Summit.

Mido Launches 'Stand Up for Green' Competition for 2022 Exhibitors' Booths

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Monday, November 15, 2021 12:15 AM MILAN—As its organizers note that Mido "has always promoted a sustainable connection with both people and the planet, aiming at a restart that is going to be respectful of the 'Wonder' around us," the show is launching "Stand Up for Green," a competition that rewards exhibiting booths that stand for eco-awareness. Mido, the international eyewear and optics exhibition set to return to an in-person show Feb. 12-14, 2022, with the theme "Craving Wonder," provided some details this week of the new competition, for which applications are to be accepted through Jan.15, 2022. Organizers say they are "looking for booths made of reusable modules, eco-friendly materials or low environmental impact raw materials."