2013 Timeline

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January

VM’s Eye2 e-newsletter debuts

VM’s dba e-newsletter debuts

Vision Council boosts awareness of computer vision syndrome at Consumer Electronics Show



February

In Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers

“Argo” wins best picture at 85th Annual Academy Awards


Second Sight’s Argus II retinal prosthesis gets FDA approval


March

Jobson establishes non-profit Rick Bay Foundation for Excellence in Eyecare Education

VM debuts new VisionMonday.com site

VM’s 7th Global Leadership Summit

Showtime! Vision Expo East in NYC


April

Boston copes with bombing tragedy


May

VM’s Top 50 U.S. Retailers’ sales top $8 billion for 2012

Optical community helps those devastated by tornadoes in Oklahoma

ECPs and optical suppliers continue providing relief for Oklahoma tornado victims

The Vision Council concludes merger agreement with COLA


June

‘The State of the Optometric Profession: 2013’ identifies trends, issues


July

Prince William and Duchess Kate have their first baby. The future monarch is named “George.”

Think About Your Eyes campaign relaunches with new industry partners


August

‘Great Glasses Play Day’ initiative marks success for second year 

VM launches Intelligent Office microsite


September

VM’s Top Labs Report: annual sales hit $2.1 billion

Zyloware’s Henry Shyer turns 80


October

U.S. Government partially shuts down when funding from Congress ran out. Administration changed the government status to ‘open” after two weeks

State health insurance exchanges open for the Affordable Care Act

Vision Expo West opens in Las Vegas

VM’s Eye2 Zone debuts at Vision Expo West

“dba LIVE event explores ‘Technology Transforming Retail’

 
World Sight Day 2013: a call to action answered by the optical community worldwide

Boston Red Sox win World Series


November

Typhoon Haiyan hits The Phillipines

Midwest optical practices and associations attempt to regroup in tornado aftermath


December

VM and 2020 Magazine announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards