Transitions Optical Cancels Transitions Academy 2021

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Friday, April 9, 2021 11:30 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical announced this morning that it is cancelling Transitions Academy 2021, scheduled for June 13 – 16, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. The annual meeting is one of the industry’s most well-recognized educational events, bringing together independent eyecare professionals, national and regional retailers, educators, optical laboratories, managed vision care companies, and other industry professionals from across North America and around the globe. In lieu of Transitions Academy 2021, Transitions Optical said it will continue to connect with and support the optical industry through virtual events like Transitions The Pulse, which brought together over 10,000 global attendees, and its Innovation Awards, virtual education and customized training events.

The Professional Opticians of Florida Commit to Vision Expo East 2021 as an Official Supporter

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Monday, April 5, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that the Professional Opticians of Florida will join Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida, as an official supporter.

Mido's Next Live Exhibition Postponed to Feb. 12-14, 2022, Details of a New Virtual Event in June Will be Shared Soon

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Monday, March 22, 2021 10:05 AM MILAN—Citing a current new shutdown in Italy due to continuing concerns about the pandemic, the restrictions in place against live trade events and an uncertain travel situation in Europe, Giovanni Vitaloni, president of Mido, just announced today the postponement of the international eyewear event's live exhibition, which had been planned for June 5-7 in Milan, to take place Feb. 12-14, 2022 at Milan's Rho-Pero center. In addition, the organizers will soon debut a new virtual conference and digital exhibit program, to be held June 22, 2021, details of which will be presented soon.

The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, Organizers of Vision Expo, Release VisionSAFE Updates for Exhibitors

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced that VisionSAFE, the comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines, policies and resources designed to support a safe experience at Vision Expo East 2021, has been updated with specific guidelines for exhibitors.

SECO Opens Registration for April 28-May 2 Meeting With Meet Safe Guidelines

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO International  is open for SECO 2021, SECO's annual conference and marketplace, providing the optometric profession outstanding educational opportunities. This live, in-person event will take place April 28 to May 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, with a Meet Safe plan to ensure safety measures for all attendees. In addition to live and in-person, there is an option to participate virtually. “SECO 2021 is looking forward to welcoming our attendees and exhibitors back to Atlanta,” said Max Raynor, president of SECO International.

My Vision Show to Host 'Share Your Vision' March 25-28, and New My Vision Show Galleria, an Ongoing Virtual Conference Platform

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—My Vision Show, the ever-growing virtual showcase, is back with a brand new event and an updated platform. Share Your Vision will be held on March 25-28, 2021 although the platform is open for registration on an invited, membership basis, to enable attendees to customize their own experience and interaction.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 13th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo East

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, has announced that the 2021 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 2, at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with Vision Expo East.

IDOC Connection 2021 Successfully Draws More Than 1,100 Attendees, With 85 Sessions Featured via Interactive Virtual Meeting Platform

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:18 AM NORWALK Conn.—IDOC's Connection 2021, the alliance’s annual national conference, took place for the first time this year via a virtual platform that featured general sessions, exhibitor booths, nightly entertainment, and networking opportunities for the more than 1,100 attendees.

AEVR Announces March 11 Virtual World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research's (AEVR) new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative announced a World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional briefing titled, “Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes.”

Vision Expo and the National Optometric Association to Host Virtual EYE2EYE Series Spotlighting 5 Black Eyewear Entrepreneurs for Black History Month; NOA to Host More Virtual Events

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Friday, February 12, 2021 12:24 AM Vision Expo and NOA to host EYE2EYE series, Transitions Optical’s Pulse meeting, Northeast optical sales dip, Kate Renwick-Espinosa to head up VSP Vision Care and WebMD fights vaccine misinformation all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

New 'Quick Poll' Survey from Jobson Research Gauges ECP and Supplier Views Toward Move of Vision Expo East to June 2-5 in Orlando

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Friday, February 12, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Research, in a new "Quick Poll " Survey, gauging attitudes and intentions around a specific development or topic, asked ECPs and suppliers from across the country and around the industry their views toward the recently announced plans of Vision Expo East to move its upcoming show to an event taking place June 2-5 at Orlando's Convention Center. The survey, conducted last week, generated 813 responses, however, the survey was tallied and filtered to reflect the views of ECPs and suppliers who have participated in prior editions of Vision Expo East.

Transitions Optical’s ‘Pulse’ Meeting Provides Updates on New Products and Innovations in a Fast-Changing Global Retail Landscape

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical gathered 10,000 industry professionals from 98 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia online for a first of its kind, global virtual event—Transitions The Pulse. The event was broadcast three times over two days and was translated into 13 different languages for eyecare professionals around the world to join together and feel the love for eyecare. During the virtual summit attendees connected live on screen for the general sessions with Transitions Optical leadership and industry experts; listened to a keynote presentation on the latest retail strategies and future scenarios; heard from experts and educators during breakout sessions on the heartbeat of the industry; and learned from their peers and partners through the sharing of best practices. 

CooperVision and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Sponsor 2021 Educators’ Meeting at Global Specialty Lens Symposium

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—For the sixth consecutive year, CooperVision and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare sponsored the Educators’ Meeting at the 2021 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS).

IDOC Connection Kicks Off With Keynoter Kim Becking Addressing ‘Change’

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Monday, February 8, 2021 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC's Connection 2021 meeting got under way last Wednesday via a virtual platform that accommodated general sessions, breakouts, exhibitor booths and networking opportunities for the registered attendees. The three-day virtual event concluded Friday. The virtual platform also featured live chat rooms, continuing education, and engaging industry presentations. Wednesday’s general session included a keynote address by leadership expert and best-selling author Kim Becking, who spoke on the topic, “Punch in the Gut Moments: How to Get up, Grit up, and Conquer Change.”

Organizers of Vision Expo Announce That Vision Expo East 2021 Will Now Take Place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla.

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Friday, January 29, 2021 8:35 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that Vision Expo East 2021, originally scheduled to take place at the Javits Center in New York City from May 25-28, 2021, will now take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from June 2-5, 2021. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits will open Thursday, June 3. The decision was based on the current restrictions on large gatherings in New York State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.