24 Optometry Schools Compete in the Annual AOSA Optometry Student Bowl Powered by EssilorLuxottica at Optometry's Meeting in Chicago

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Friday, June 24, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) Optometry Student Bowl powered by EssilorLuxottica celebrated its 31st annual competition at Optometry’s Meeting on June 17.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2022, Set for September 14-17 in Las Vegas

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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.

Optometry’s Meeting Completes Four-Day Run in Chicago as Leaders Note ‘Optometry Is Advancing’ and Has Many Opportunities to Explore

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Monday, June 20, 2022 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Thousands of eyecare professionals, industry executives and students converged at McCormick Place in Chicago late last week for the annual Optometry’s Meeting organized by the American Optometric Association (AOA). The meeting, which opened Wednesday, drew nearly 4,000 doctors of optometry, optometric students, paraoptometrics and others, and also marked the first time that many AOA members had been together since the 2019 meeting in St. Louis, as last year’s meeting in Denver was smaller by contrast.

Vision Expo West 2022 Opens Hotel Reservations

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Friday, June 17, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that reservations are now being accepted at Vision Expo West’s partner hotels for Vision Expo West, taking place Sept. 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center. Exhibitors and attendees can take advantage of special rates at Vision Expo’s partner hotels.  A list of participating hotels and instructions on how to book can be found here. Room block requests for 10 or more rooms can also be made here. All the partner hotels are conveniently located near the convention center.

The Vision Council Concludes Regional Connection Series Event in Chicago

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council hosted its first Regional Connection Series Event in Chicago marking the launch of the organization’s new event program designed to deliver networking opportunities, timely discussions and valuable business updates to members across the U.S.

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.

Transitions Academy 2022 Showcases ‘Eye Care Love Forever’ at Opening of 25th Annual Meeting in Orlando

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Friday, June 3, 2022 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The 25th Transitions Academy opened here Thursday morning with more than 850 industry experts from 45 countries around the world attending the event this week at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes.

IDOC Returns to Orlando for National Conference: The Connection 2023

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Friday, May 27, 2022 12:27 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has issued a “save the date” notice for the return of its annual national conference, The Connection, to be held in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 16 through Feb. 19, 2023.

PECAA Annual Meeting Shines Bright in Palm Springs

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:33 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—After a three-year hiatus and for the first time since combining with Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA), Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) welcomed more than 900 members, strategic vendor partners and industry thought leaders to reconnect in person for three days of camaraderie, education and idea exchange during its annual meeting, held from May 19-21 in Palm Springs, Calif. The event delivered a multitude of opportunities for PECAA members and their staff to connect with peers, as well as to learn more about new tools and resources now available to grow and sustain successful practices.

Show Organizers Announce Submissions Are Being Accepted for Innovation Stage Speakers and Content for Vision Expo West 2022

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that submissions are being accepted for Innovation Stage speakers, presentations and panels for Vision Expo West, taking place September 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center.

Silmo Organizers Reconfirm Dates and Will Debut Optical Design Contest for Sept. 23-26, 2022 Paris Show

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:18 AM PARIS—Organizers of Silmo Paris have reconfirmed the Sept. 23-26, 2022 dates for their next in-person show, at Paris Nord Villepinte and report they will debut a new optical design contest this year, and will continue with their monthly broadcasts about the show. The next broadcast airs today on the Silmo Paris social media accounts and on the Silmo Paris social media accounts, which will feature commentator Dominique Cuvillier who will unveil the trends to come.

Prevent Blindness to Host 11th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, a Two-Day Virtual Event

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will host the 11th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 13-14, 2022 as a virtual event. This year’s Summit will include a variety of presentations related to the theme, “Eye-conic Approaches to Eye Health.”

AOA Foundation Announces Four Inductees for 2022 into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

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Monday, May 23, 2022 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) and Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation have announced that four doctors of optometry have been selected for induction into the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame. For 24 years, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and enduring contributions to the optometric profession, according to the recent announcement. The inductees will be honored during the AOA Awards and National Optometry Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday, June 16, during Optometry’s Meeting in Chicago.

Nominations Are Now Open for VisionPlus Awards

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:18 AM DUBAI—Nominations are now open for the VisionPlus Awards, organizers of the contest have announced. Hosted as part of the three-day VisionPlus Expo 2022 event in Dubai, the VisionPlus Awards recognizes the leading brands that have redefined the optical trade in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region with their innovative offerings across segments. VP Awards is the only awards in the region that benchmarks the offerings of global optical brands. It tests how well the designs, the brands and the products themselves represent the taste of the optical retailers and the end consumers, organizers said.

Mido Concludes Live Show in Milan, Marking Its 50th Edition With Celebrations and Special Awards

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:21 AM MILAN—The 50th edition of Mido concluded on Monday after three days at the Fiera Milano Rho conference center here, April 30-May 2. Organizers cited an enthusiastic and optimistic mood among showgoers as the international eyewear exhibition celebrated its 50+ year history in person after a two-year break due to the COVID pandemic. Organizers said, "This was a crucial event for the entire sector, an opportunity to share experiences and conduct business, as well as a chance to network, brainstorm and discuss new ideas."