Independent Boutique Optical Retailers Are Invited to Submit Their Stories for Vision Expo’s 5th Annual OPTImum Retail Award

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced that submissions are now being accepted for the 5th Annual OPTImum Retail Award scheduled to be presented at Vision Expo East on Friday, March 17 in New York City. Businesses in the independent optical retail market are encouraged to submit their stories for consideration by February 8, 2023. Launched in 2018, the OPTImum Retail Award was designed to celebrate the importance of independent boutique retailers in the optical industry.

The European Academy of Optometry and Optics 14th Annual Conference Poznan ‘23 to Examine Eyecare in the Changing World

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:18 AM LONDON—The 14th annual conference of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) will take place in Poznań, Poland, from May 12 to 14, 2023.

Vision Expo East 2023 to Host Largest U.S. Optical Industry Gathering In Recent Years, March 16-19 in New York City

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Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle, Vision Expo East 2023 is on track to be the largest optical gathering the industry has experienced in years, according to show organizers The Vision Council and RX. Vision Expo East 2023 will take place March 16–19 at the Javits Center in New York City, with the show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, opening Thursday, March 16 and the Exhibit Hall opening Friday, March 17, 2023.

The Vision Council Concludes 2023 Executive Summit, Inducts 2023 Board of Directors

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Thursday, January 12, 2023 12:30 AM AUSTIN, Texas—The Vision Council’s 2023 Executive Summit kicked off on Monday, January 9 with a welcome reception hosted by Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council, and continued through Wednesday, January 11, according to an announcement from the association. In addition, on Tuesday, January 10, The Vision Council inducted its 2023 board of directors during the association’s Annual Business Meeting. For more information on The Vision Council’s governance and to access the full board of directors list click here.

Registration Is Open for Eyes On Dry Eye 2023

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Monday, January 9, 2023 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—The optical industry’s largest dry eye event is open for registration. Scheduled for February 24 and 25, Eyes On Dry Eye is a two-day virtual educational summit that provides eyecare professionals with the latest research and education on dry eye in live sessions and interactive Q&A with industry experts. Dry eye disease affects more than 49 million Americans.

Eyes On 2023 Wraps Up its November Virtual Eyecare Event; Organizers Note First Annual Optometry Innovation Award Winners Took Home $40,000 in Prize Money

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Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Eyecare recently concluded its three-day educational summit, Eyes On 2023. The educational summit, held Nov. 18-20, was one of the largest virtual eyecare events of the year with 5,163 attendees.

Conference and Exhibit Hall Registration Now Open for Vision Expo East 2023 Set for March 16-19 in New York City

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Conference and Exhibit Hall Registration opens today for Vision Expo East 2023, taking place March 16-19, 2023 in New York City at the Javits Center. The show’s organizers, The Vision Council and RX, are planning a robust Show experience, including a reimagined Show Floor layout, engaging programming and a premier education program. To register for Vision Expo East 2023, click here. The Show’s conference program, developed by the Education Planning Committee together with the OptiCon Advisory Board, will open Thursday, March 16, and the Exhibit Hall will open Friday, March 17.

NOW by Vision Expo Will Return to Vision Expo East 2023

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-owners of Vision Expo, announce that NOW by Vision Expo, the trends showcase that debuted at Vision Expo East 2022, will return at Vision Expo East 2023, taking place March 16-19, 2023 at the Javits Center in New York City. Expanding on last year’s showcase, which featured eyewear trends, the 2023 trends showcase will also feature new innovations in fashion lenses and lens technologies that are shaping the direction of the industry, in addition to frames.

Top Brands Will Amp Up Contact Lens' Visibility at 100% Optical

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Monday, November 28, 2022 12:15 AM LONDON—Organizers of next year’s 100% Optical have announced the show will feature a bigger focus on contact lenses than ever before, with an exciting line-up of major brands in recognition of the sector’s value and importance.

Show Organizers Confirm Six Exhibition Areas for February 4-6 Edition of Mido

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:18 AM MILAN—The calendar of events for the forthcoming edition of Mido, the international eyewear exhibition set to take place Feb. 4-6, 2023 at Fiera Milano Rho, will soon be available, as organizers report they are working on several exhibit areas and special events for the 51st edition of the show.

EyecareForum USA Launches in Austin, Texas Nov. 17-18, With a Future-Facing Conference Lineup

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Monday, November 14, 2022 12:18 AM AUSTIN, Texas—OpenRoom Events, a U.K.-based events company, will be launching its first North America Eyecare Forum later this week on Nov. 17 and 18 here at the Hyatt Regency.

THE Myopia Meeting Brings Live Myopia Management Education to Canada

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Friday, November 11, 2022 12:21 AM TORONTO—With Canada the first country to establish myopia management as the standard of care and offering more approved treatments to slow the progression of myopia than the U.S., Toronto was an optimal location for THE Myopia Meeting held here Sunday, Nov. 6.

The Vision Council Announces Two Additional Keynote Speakers for the 2023 Executive Summit, January 9-11 in Austin, Texas

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Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council today announce two additional keynote speakers—Johnny Taylor Jr., President & CEO of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Jade Simmons, rockstar concert pianist—for the upcoming 2023 Executive Summit, taking place January 9–11, 2023 at a new host site, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, an iconic Texas Hill Country luxury resort just outside of downtown Austin, Texas.

Registration Now Open for International Sports Vision Association's 7th Annual Conference

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 12:18 AM MONROE, N.J.—Registration is now open for Unlocking Athletic Potential, the 7th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) conference, to be held Feb. 9-11, 2023 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco Hotel and Convention Center.

Women In Optometry’s Women’s Leadership Conference Inspired Women in the Profession to 'Be the Change'

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Friday, October 28, 2022 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO—The fourth annual Women's Leadership Conference from Women in Optometry took place earlier this week, in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry's centennial meeting here. Keynote speaker Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of GRAVITAS New York, started a conversation at the conference that energized the audience and speakers who built on the theme—Be the Change—of empowering and encouraging women in the profession and making it more inclusive and diverse. Sun, a former associate principal of McKinsey & Co. who started her own successful business, suggested that everyone take a minute to think of their “mountain-top moment”, a special time where everything gelled for a moment.