Vision Source Sets August Dates for The Exchange Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:30 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—With the health and safety of its members a priority, Vision Source has set the dates of its annual meeting The Exchange as Aug. 4 through Aug. 7. The four-day event is now scheduled for the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston (it had previously been scheduled to be there in mid-April). At this year’s Exchange, Vision Source also plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding.

The Vision Council’s 2021 Executive Summit Breakout Session Spotlight: Telehealth

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 PM Ahead of the 2021 Executive Summit, taking place virtually January 26-28, The Vision Council is pleased to present a Breakout Session Spotlight Series, highlighting each of the event’s breakout sessions. Today’s spotlight highlights the Telehealth breakout, which will be offered on Wednesday, January 27 from 2:15-3 p.m. EST and Thursday, January 28 from 1:30-2:15 p.m. EST. To register for the 2021 Executive Summit, click here.

CovalentCareers Acquires Everything Dry Eye Event, to Debut Rebranded Eyes On Dry Eye Virtual Event in April 2021

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Monday, January 11, 2021 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO—CovalentCareers, Inc., a career development company for new health care professionals and the largest provider of new graduate eyecare professional career resources, announced that it has acquired the Everything Dry Eye virtual event.

SECO International Moves Dates for SECO 2021 to April 28-May 4, 2021

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Friday, November 6, 2020 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International announced this week that it was making “the difficult decision to adjust the timing" of the SECO 2021 meeting. Originally scheduled for Feb. 24-28, SECO 2021 will now take place April 28 – May 2.

Final VM Summit Session Addresses Elevating the Patient Experience With Tech and Retail Leaders

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Monday, October 26, 2020 12:45 AM NEW YORK—Wrapping up with the proverbial bang, the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit virtual conference concluded its four-session series last week with its much-anticipated “Stepping Up the Patient Experience” program. The two-hour session took a deep dive into the way digital technologies are bringing doctors, patients and consumers into the healthcare process in exciting new ways. The session was highlighted by an eclectic mix of speakers drawn from the tech, retail and vision care fields who discussed how new tactics are transforming patient engagement by blending physical experiences with virtual ones.

CooperVision Sponsors Optometry Students from Ghana to Attend Virtual Academy 2020 Conference

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—In support of the education of future eyecare professionals around the world, CooperVision has partnered with The Optical Foundation to sponsor registration to this year’s American Academy of Optometry  (AAO) virtual conference for more than 75 optometry students from Ghana.

Organizers of Vision Expo Announce New Dates for Vision Expo East 2021: May 25 – 28, 2021 at the Javits Center in NYC

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 9:13 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today have announced that Vision Expo East 2021, originally scheduled to take place from March 18-21, will now take place May 25-28, 2021 (Education: May 25-28; Exhibition: May 26-28) at the Javits Center in New York City. The date change reflects a proactive decision by the show’s organizers "in the interest of providing more time for companies to effectively plan their participation during this challenging period for the optical marketplace," the announcement said.

Independent Eyewear Brands Join Forces at Midwest Best, Oct. 2 to 4, in Chicago

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Friday, September 18, 2020 12:21 AM CHICAGO—A range of leading independent eyewear brands have joined forces to launch The Suites at Midwest Best described by its organizer as "a socially distant optical experience," and a cooperative kick-off to the autumn eyewear season to be held Oct. 2 to 4 in Rosemont, Ill.

The 4th World Congress of Optometry Now Postponed Until 2023

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Monday, September 14, 2020 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS—After much consideration, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) said it has decided that the 4th World Congress of Optometry (WCO4) planned for Melbourne, Australia, in 2021, will now be postponed until Sept. 8-10, 2023.

Hundreds of Doctors, Students and Paraoptometrics Participate in AOA’s Virtual Advocacy Event

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Friday, September 11, 2020 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Optometric Association (AOA) mobilized hundreds of doctors of optometry, students and paraoptometric professionals across the country to participate in a historic, virtual AOA on Capitol Hill. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the single-largest annual advocacy event and the centerpiece of optometry’s national lobbying efforts was moved from early 2020 to Wednesday and Thursday this week. Its goal was to raise awareness around optometry’s policy priorities and reinforce doctors of optometry essential role in health care.

COPE-Approved Myopia Management Webinars Offer Free CE

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Friday, September 11, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—With childhood myopia rising rapidly and the age of onset lowering, it’s no wonder myopia management is the hottest topic in eyecare. Learn the techniques for slowing the progression of myopia in children from this series of three free COPE-approved webinars made possible by an unrestricted grant from CooperVision.  Professor Mark Bullimore, Dr. Maria Walker and Dr. Vishakha Thakrar will present the latest evidence-based myopia knowledge to enhance your clinical and patient communication skills.

AEVR Hosts Virtual Events Sept. 23 in Conjunction With Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:15 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) has announced a series of virtual events on Sept. 23 that are associated with International Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Week 2020 and AEVR’s Sixth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists (EVS) Day on Capitol Hill.

SECO International and National Academy of Opticianry (NAO) Partner to Expand Virtual Education for Opticians

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, the annual conference providing eyecare professionals with educational opportunities since 1923, has announced a partnership with the National Academy of Opticianry (NAO) to expand virtual education opportunities for opticians via the SECOUniversity.com platform. The NAO, founded in 1963, represents over 4,000 opticians worldwide and is committed to providing opticianry education and training in a variety of formats. Their mission is dedicated solely to education and training of all opticians. “The NAO’s core values are rooted in providing all opticians, beginning to advanced, the educational resources they need to succeed with quality, relevant content delivered by key thought leaders,” NAO president Russ Tolar said in the announcement. “SECO’s mission is aligned with these values, and we are confident that our members will benefit from the partnership.”

Registration Opens for the Virtual Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit Series

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Monday, August 31, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for the Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit, a virtual event series that will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping business, culture, consumer attitudes and many aspects of the healthcare field, vision care included. Titled "AFTERSHOCKS: Remaking Healthcare's Future, Vision Beyond 2020," the VM Global Leadership Summit will comprise four two-hour sessions to be held over four consecutive weeks, starting Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21.

Vision Expo to Host Virtual Career Zone Event on September 22

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo has announced plans to host the Virtual Career Zone, a virtual networking event designed to connect young professionals and students with prominent optical companies. Set to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11:00 - 11:55 a.m. EDT, the virtual event is inspired by Vision Expo’s on-site Career Zone and will include an exclusive panel discussion moderated by Matt Geller, OD, co-founder and CEO of CovalentCareers, followed by opportunities for virtual networking with individual company leaders from National Vision, Shopko Optical, MyEyeDr., and Luxottica. To register for the free event, click here