9th Edition of DaTE in Florence Closes With 55 Percent Increase in Buyers and 130 Italian and International Brands

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:18 AM FLORENCE, Italy—The 9th edition of DaTE, an event focused on independent brands and eyewear of the future, closed yesterday at the Stazione Leopolda di Firenze. Held Sept. 11 to 13, almost 1,500 eyewear professionals and select buyers visited the show, organizers reported, exceeding expectations and emphasizing the importance of in-person events for the eyewear industry. With 130 Italian and international brands taking part, they noted, "The event reconfirmed itself as a key resource for the entire eyewear industry which, in Italy, brings in about €4 billion in turnover, and employs a workforce of 18,000."

Prevent Blindness to Hold 2021 Person of Vision Award Event, Honoring Marc Ferrara of Jobson Medical Information, at TAO Nightclub During Vision Expo West

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight will honor Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information with the 2021 Person of Vision Award on Sept. 23, in conjunction with Vision Expo West. The Person of Vision event will be held at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT. The program and award presentation will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. PT.

Show Organizers Release Details on Opening Night Party and other Special Events Planned for Vision Expo West 2021

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced details on the opening night party and other special events planned for Vision Expo West 2021.

The Vision Council and RX Share VisionSAFE Guidelines for Vision Expo West 2021

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, today shared the latest VisionSAFE guidelines that will be in place for Vision Expo West, taking place September 22-25 at The Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vision Expo West to Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through a Series of Interactive Panels

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Friday, September 3, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today shared details on the panels and discussions dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion planned for Vision Expo West 2021, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Organizers of Silmo Paris 2021 Are Optimistic for Next Month's In-Person Show, Sept. 24-27

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Monday, August 30, 2021 12:18 AM PARIS—Organizers of Silmo Paris 2021 report that preparations are intensifying and the 2021 edition of the international rendezvous for optics and eyewear, to be held Sept. 24-27 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, is looking optimistic.

Vision Expo West 2021 to Host the Career Zone-Student Lounge on Saturday, Sept. 25

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that the Career Zone-Student Lounge will return to Vision Expo West 2021 on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PERC’s First National Conference for Independent ECPs Focuses on Personal and Professional Growth

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:27 AM DANA POINT, Calif.—PERC, an industry alliance of more than 6,500 independent eyecare practice owners, hosted members at its inaugural PERC Elevate National Conference earlier this month. The conference drew more than 300 attendees and sponsors to the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif. The PERC Elevate National Conference, a full-day event held on Aug. 15, featured five hours of continuing education for optometrists, a four-hour CE course track for staff, vendor exhibits and guest speakers.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Requiring Proof of Vaccination to Attend Annual Meeting in Person in November

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has announced that it expects to holds its Annual Meeting as scheduled in November, and that it will require all in-person attendees at the meeting venue in New Orleans to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.

Show Organizers Report Momentum Builds for Vision Expo West 2021 as They Reaffirm Commitment to Safe, In-Person Show

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Friday, August 20, 2021 12:30 AM Momentum builds for Vision Expo West, ECPs express pandemic concerns in Jobson survey, Alcon reports strong 2Q sales, CLI opens See Tomorrow sweepstakes and VM Summit session explores changes in retail landscape all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Show Organizers Report Momentum Builds for Vision Expo West 2021 as They Reaffirm Commitment to Safe, In-Person Show

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Friday, August 20, 2021 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today reaffirm their commitment to hosting an in-person Vision Expo West in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo & Convention Center next month. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, Sept. 22 and exhibits will open Thursday, Sept. 23. To register for Vision Expo West 2021, click here. “We are excited to host a vibrant, productive and safe Show in Las Vegas next month,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council, co-organizer of Vision Expo.

Show Organizers Release Schedule of Programming and Special Events Planned for Vision Expo West 2021

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announce the schedule of programming and events set to take place at Vision Expo West 2021, taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from Sept. 22-25, 2021.

Show Organizers Report More than 275 Exhibiting Companies Commit to Vision Expo West 2021

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Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, announced that more than 275 exhibiting companies have committed to Vision Expo West 2021, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, Sept. 22 and exhibits will open Thursday, Sept. 23. To register for Vision Expo West 2021, click here. To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here.

Vision Source Marks 30 Years of Championing Private Practice and ‘Shaping the Industry’ at Annual Gathering The Exchange

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:21 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, North America's largest network of private practice optometrists, welcomed more than 2,600 attendees late last week to its in-person annual national meeting, The Exchange 2021, which was held in Houston.

Vision Source Opens The Exchange Meeting as it Sets Plans to Celebrate 30th Anniversary Year

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Thursday, August 5, 2021 12:24 AM HOUSTON—With a special program in the works to mark the 30th anniversary of its founding, Vision Source opened The Exchange meeting here on Wednesday with a full line-up of events, learning labs, and in-booth workshops with supplier partners.