PECAA Annual Meeting Hosts Record Number of Member Optometrists and Staff

By VM Staff
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:00 AM SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—PECAA, a nationwide alliance for independent optometrists, hosted a record number of attendees at its annual meeting here from May 14 to 17, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Execs, Vendors and Volunteers Golf at OneSight’s Par for Sight

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM MASON, Ohio—OneSight hosted its annual golf outing, Par for Sight, here last month. This signature OneSight fundraising event brings together OneSight supporters, Luxottica associates, vendors, donors and volunteers. The outing was hosted at two of Greater Cincinnati’s premier golf courses, Four Bridges Country Club and Heritage Club.

Key quotes from INFLUENTIAL WOMEN

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Symposium Focuses on Blue Light and Its Effect on Human Health

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Blue light and its impact on the human body was the focus of a symposium held here last month. The two-day event, organized by the International Blue Light Society and sponsored by Jins, the Japanese optical retailer and eyeglass manufacturer, featured presentations by ophthalmologists, sleep specialists and researchers from universities in Japan, France and the U.S.

What Are You Wearing?

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM Nada has been working in the optical industry since 1982. She started off working with her best friend’s dad as a part-time summer job and has been in the industry ever since.

Women of Wisdom Word Search

By VM Staff
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM

Dr. Ian Benjamin Gaddie Named as Vision Expo Conference Advisory Board Co-Chair

By Staff
Friday, July 17, 2015 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—International Vision Expo & Conference named Ian Benjamin Gaddie, OD, FAAO, to serve as co-chairman of the Conference Advisory Board.

Optometry’s Stars Shine in Vision Monday’s Slideshow of Optometry’s Meeting

By Staff
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:15 AM SEATTLE—Vision Monday caught up with many of the leaders of the American Optometric Association (AOA), honored guests and optometric dignitaries who participated in this year’s Optometry’s Meeting.

AOA Leaders and Members Meet in Seattle for Optometry’s Meeting

By John Sailer
Monday, July 13, 2015 4:34 PM SEATTLE—Optometry’s Meeting, sponsored jointly by the American Optometric Association and the American Optometric Students Association, brought leading optometrists to the Emerald City for the organizations’ annual meetings plus numerous networking opportunities, social events and extensive gatherings of various groups in the optical community.

Join in on the Fun and #PutSunniesOnIt

By Staff
Monday, July 13, 2015 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The latest #VMSpirit social media campaign #PutSunniesOnIt kicked off with the release of the June 15 issue. Since then, we’ve been entertained by all of the creative photos that we’ve received on Twitter and Facebook. From garden gnomes wearing sunnies to guitars rocking classic shades, we’re loving all of the #VMSpirit that is going around.

Schneider Showcases Innovative Technologies at Digicon

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:56 PM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider Optical Machines presented its latest innovations in ophthalmic surfacing, finishing, cleaning and coating and analyzed trends in lens processing technology at the Digicon Europe 2015.

American Optometric Association Swears in 2015-2016 Leadership Team

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:27 AM SEATTLE—The American Optometric Association (AOA) swore in its 2015-2016 leadership team on Sat. June 27, 2015, during the 118th AOA Congress held here.

Marshall B. Ketchum Begins Construction on a New Multi-Disciplinary Health Center

By Staff
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:15 AM FULLERTON, Calif.—Marshall B. Ketchum University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 15, 2015 to begin the extensive renovation for what will be known as Ketchum Health, a multi-disciplinary health care center offering optometry, general medical practice and pharmacy services.

Optometry’s Meeting Converges on the Emerald City with Some Opening Day Changes

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:30 AM SEATTLE—Some opening day changes, including a new presentation format and opening general session sponsor, were in store for the optometrists and other allied professionals who attended Optometry’s Meeting, held June 24 to 28, 2015, in the Washington State Convention Center, and hosted by the American Optometric Association  and the American Optometric Student Association.

PECAA Sponsors Open House for New HQ That Doubles the Alliance’s Space

By Staff
Friday, June 26, 2015 12:24 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—Professional Eye Care Associates of America held an open house on June 23,  to welcome its members, vendors and staff to the independent optometrist alliance’s new offices here. (L to R) PECAA’s Jamie Hughes, Chris Millet, Lance Anderson, OD, Gunnar Bjorklund, and Scott Walters hosted optical industry partners at an open house to celebrate the move.
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