ACE Awards Spotlight Accessories’ Influence

By Staff
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK— Fashion press, major and specialty retailers, senior executives, designers and celebrities were among those (glamorously) packing the house at Cipriani’s 42nd Street here for the 2014 Accessories Council Excellence (ACE) Awards and dinner gala, an occasion which also marked the 20th anniversary of the Council, which advances the interests of all those connected to the fashion accessories field.

10 ‘Optical Pioneers’ Honored at Hall of Fame Awards Banquet

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members of The Vision Council’s Optical Lab Division celebrated the contributions of 10 industry veterans at the Director’s Choice and Fifteenth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, held Sept. 15 at the Mirage Hotel.

Accessories Council Honors 20/20 Magazine With ‘Hall of Fame’ Award

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—The Accessories Council, the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to nurturing accessory design in America, honored 20/20 Magazine on Sept. 19 with its annual Hall of Fame Award.

Corporate Optometry Reports Meeting Packs in the Audience and Information

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—National and regional optical retailers and other industry executives attended the Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting, which presented trends impacting today’s optical business in a half-day session on Sept. 17, at the Venetian.

Labapalooza Pays Tribute to Wholesale Labs

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Labapalooza, a lab industry favorite gathering, took place here Sept. 18 in the Venetian Hotel.

Optical Women’s Association Networking Event at Expo

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM LAS VEGAS—Members and friends of the Optical Women’s Association (OWA) gathered at the annual networking reception and raffle event held Sept. 19 in the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center.

20/20 Magazine's Gloria Nicola Retires: 27 Years Covering Eyewear Trends

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

NEW YORK—20/20 Magazine’s Gloria Nicola, senior editor for frames, sunwear and accessories for 27 years, will be retiring from the magazine, effective Oct. 31.

Optical Industry Joins Fundraising Forces to Celebrate World Sight Day

By Staff
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:30 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—The World Sight Day Challenge is looking like a great success, with thousands of ECPs, companies and staff  all helping to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision. 

U.S. Eyecare Industry Gears Up to Take World Sight Day Challenge on October 9

By Staff
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:30 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—The U.S. eyecare industry will join forces once again to celebrate World Sight Day this Thursday, Oct. 9 in support of Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) and its annual fundraising campaign known as the World Sight Day Challenge.

PECAA Partners With Optometric Professional Network

By Staff
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:30 AM PORTLAND, Ore.— PECAA (Professional Eye Care Associates of America), the national doctor alliance group operating in 43 states for independent doctors, has formed a strategic partnership with Optometric Professional Network (OPN), a regional doctor alliance group based in Houston. The organizations stressed that this is a partnership and not a merger.

SUNY Optometry Appoints Soden to New Director of Health Care Development Position

By Staff
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:20 AM NEW YORK—According to a recent announcement, SUNY College of Optometry has created a new position to expand the institution’s reach and relationships within the broader healthcare community: director of health care development. Richard Soden, OD will take on the role effective July 1, 2015.

A Day in the Life... Optical Across America

By Staff
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:01 AM At Vision Monday, we see how vast and manifold the optical industry is every single day, but outside of a trade show, like this month’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, the rest of the industry is rarely afforded the same privilege.

‘Welcome to Permanent Beta’

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM In the tech world, the latest iteration of a software product is often referred to as being in “beta,” meaning it is new or in progress.

Prevent Blindness Seventh Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tourney Set for Sept. 17

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:30 AM CHICAGO—The Seventh Annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Vision Expo West, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Spanish Trail Country Club, Las Vegas.

7 to 9 AM

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:09 AM