PECAA 2024 Annual Meeting Brings Together Independent ECPs for Networking and Learning

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Monday, May 20, 2024 12:15 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Nearly 900 eyecare professionals, strategic vendor partners and industry leaders attended the Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) 2024 Annual Meeting held April 29 to May 1 in Las Vegas.

Prevent Blindness to Host the 2024 ASPECT Patient Engagement and Advocacy Summit May 14-16 in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, May 13, 2024 12:27 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit eye health and safety organization, announced that it will host the ASPECT Patient Engagement and Advocacy Summit, May 14-16, 2024, at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together ASPECT (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, and Training) Patient Engagement Program graduates and program sponsors. As part of the event, Prevent Blindness will also hold its 19th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill legislative day, providing participants with the opportunity to meet elected officials and their staff to discuss public policy and federal funding requests, the announcement stated.

Ocuco User Group Meeting Helps Lab Partners 'Seas the Day'

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Thursday, May 2, 2024 12:24 AM LARGO, Fla.—More than 55 customers and industry partners recently gathered at the annual Ocuco Innovations User Group Meeting (UGM). Held in April with the theme "Seas the Day," the event brought together optical lab professionals for three days of education and networking.

Vision Source Wraps Up The Exchange 2024, Announcing Student Loan Debt Relief and Health Care Benefits Programs for Members

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Friday, April 19, 2024 12:27 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Vision Source, a North American network of independent private practice optometrists, has expanded its roster of offerings with two new programs for its membership of 4,500 optometrists and 3,000 locally owned practices. Announced at The Exchange 2024, Vision Source’s annual national meeting that was held this year from April 10 to 13 and attracted 3,100 members, staff and industry partners, the two individual programs offer the opportunity for student loan debt relief as well as employee health care benefits. See VMAIL’s additional coverage of The Exchange here.

Vision Source Reaffirms Its Commitment to Private Practice Optometry at The Exchange 2024

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Monday, April 15, 2024 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Last week, Vision Source, North America's largest network of private practice optometrists, gathered here to celebrate their members' success at the group's annual national meeting, held from April 10 to 13, here at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Vision Source reaffirmed their commitment to supporting private practice at The Exchange 2024 and kicked off the meeting by celebrating a major milestone for the Vision Source NEXT program and the future of private optometry.

It’s a Wrap as Optical Industry Celebrates Grand Finale of Vision Expo East in NYC

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Monday, March 25, 2024 12:24 AM NEW YORK—After nearly four decades of showcasing some of the best eyewear products, eyecare technologies and countless hours of continuing education at Vision Expo in New York City, attendees at this year’s Show soaked in every moment and celebrated an Expo East that was held for the final time at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Vision Expo East 2024 Concludes Final Show in NYC and Sets Its Sights on a Bright Future in Orlando

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2024 concluded on Sunday, March 17, following three days of new product discovery, innovative discussions, accredited education sessions, networking events and business meetings. Celebrating nearly 40 years at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from March 14–17, Vision Expo East convened thousands of eyecare professionals, buyers, students and sellers representing all facets of the optical and vision care industry. Among the highlights were the second annual NOW Awards, standing room-only presentations of breakthrough technologies and trending fashion, in-depth market research revelations, enjoyable musical performances and explosive product launches.

Vision Expo East Concludes Show and Historic Residency in New York City

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Sunday, March 17, 2024 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As Vision Expo East 2024 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 this year, and for the last few decades. We thank the Javits Center and the city of New York for its unwavering support and hospitality, empowering us to host and execute one of the world’s best events for the eyecare and eyewear industry.

Vision Expo East 2024 Continues With Engaging Programming and Entertainment

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Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Welcome back to Vision Expo East 2024, where the excitement continues as we delve deeper into a world of innovation, education and camaraderie. Today, Saturday, March 16, promises to be another extraordinary day packed with special events and enriching educational opportunities, both on and off the Show floor. As we kick off Day 2, explore today’s robust lineup of events and activities. On the Show Floor, the Bridge programming begins at 9:45 a.m. with RestoringVision's session “Doing Good is Good for Business.” Following this, at 10:15 a.m., the National Optometric Association will delve into the crucial topic of Physician Burn Out.

Vision Expo East Announces Winners of the 2024 NOW Awards

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Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East 2024 announced the winners of the inaugural NOW Awards on Friday afternoon, March 15, at the Javits Center in New York City. The awards honored brands that embodied the latest trends and innovation in eyewear. All Vision Expo East eyewear exhibitors were encouraged to participate in NOW by Vision Expo by submitting one product per brand and/or collection that they believed best encapsulated the 2024 themes. The NOW by Vision Expo trends showcase returned to Vision Expo East for its third year.

Welcome to Vision Expo East, Where Eyewear Innovation and NYC Style Shine

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Friday, March 15, 2024 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As the curtains rise on Vision Expo East 2024, the excitement is palpable, and the anticipation is electric. This year's event, co-hosted by The Vision Council and RX, promises to be a celebration of nearly four decades of eyewear and eyecare excellence in the heart of New York City. From March 14 to 17, the iconic Javits Center transforms into a bustling hub of industry activity, spanning an expansive 150,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Thousands Will Gather at Javits Center for Last Vision Expo East in NYC

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:33 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Starting tomorrow, thousands of ophthalmic professionals, buyers, influencers and technology gurus will gather at the Javits Center for Vision Expo East in New York City, setting the tone and agenda for what’s next in optical design, ocular health and innovation. Continuing education will take place from March 14–17 and the Show will run from March 15–17. With only days left to go before the Show begins, there is still time to register for Vision Expo East.

Vision Monday Leadership Summit Boasts Exciting Lineup and New Location

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Monday, March 11, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK—With the theme "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future," the 17th annual VM Summit brings together influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals to explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation.

Eyes On Eyecare Launches First In-Person Event With INSIGHT

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Friday, March 8, 2024 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Eyes On Eyecare announced it will be hosting INSIGHT, its first in-person event for eyecare professionals, from April 19 to 20, 2024 in Las Vegas at the Oquendo Campus—a 70,000-square-foot facility designed specifically for medical education. Known for delivering continuing education on a virtual platform for today’s optometrists and ophthalmologists, Eyes On Eyecare is kicking off its comprehensive in-person experience to accommodate ECPs who prefer in-person learning and networking, or who wish to fulfill their educational requirements through a mix of virtual and hands-on modalities.

Vision Expo East 2024 Announces Special Events Lineup

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Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo East, have announced new details on special events planned throughout the four-day Expo, scheduled for March 14 through 17 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The Expo is marking its final show in the Big Apple before heading to Orlando, Fla., in 2025, and will be paying homage to its history in New York. “Vision Expo East 2024 is shaping up to be a most memorable event as we look forward to bringing people together from all across the industry, country and globe to celebrate nearly four decades of success in New York City, before kicking off our next chapter,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo at RX.