Great Glasses Play Day Seeks Participants for Third Annual Initiative May 3 to 4, 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:15 AM MADISON, Wis.—The Great Glasses Play Day, a volunteer event intended to celebrate and unite children who are glasses-wearers or are otherwise visually impaired, is calling on ECPs and the public to join in commemorating the third annual initiative Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.

National Association of Vision Care Plans Finalizes Speaker Lineup for Specialty Health Summit Vision Track

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:30 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The third annual Specialty Health Summit held jointly by the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) and the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations has finalized its vision track lineup of speakers who will present.

‘Focus On: The Ultimate Patient Experience’

By VM Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—“Focus On: The Ultimate Patient Experience” was the topic of a lunch-and-learn session that was attended by more than 80 eyecare professionals on Friday, March 28, at International Vision Expo East.


By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Persol Celebrates 'Film Noir'

By Deirdre Carroll
Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:30 PM MILAN—To celebrate the launch of its Film Noir Edition capsule collection, Luxottica held an event in Milan on Feb. 20 at the city’s iconic Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

Optrafair London 2014 Debuts in West Kensington

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:24 AM WEST KENSINGTON, London— Optrafair London 2014, held here at Olympia Central from April 11 to 13, made a successful debut attracting some 4,616 attendees who came to see over 150 exhibitors boasting 500 brands, according to show organizers.

Early Bird Registration Opens for AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting Which Will Feature Martin Short

By Staff
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:21 AM PHILADELPHIA—Early bird registration has opened for Optometry’s Meeting, which will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center here, Wednesday, June 25, through Sunday, June 29.

Vision Source Announces Strategic Partnerships at Its Annual Meeting, The Exchange

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—During The Exchange,  Vision Source’s annual meeting held in Boston this week, the Texas-based optometric alliance made a number of announcements, particularly related to strategic partnerships with multiple health care organizations. 

Vision Expo Sets Record-Breaking Attendance

By Staff
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:30 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Unaudited attendance figures for the recent International Vision Expo & Conference East indicate that the show attracted 23,697 people, the largest number of attendees in history, according to show organizers.

VM Photo Share: Show Shots

By Staff
Friday, April 04, 2014 1:30 PM NEW YORK—If you’re looking to get a feel of what it was like to be at Expo, look no further than Vision Monday’s 360 view of the show floor and conference hall in this exclusive slideshow. From in-booth demos and presentations to celebrity sightings and keynote speeches, Vision Expo East was a jam packed event.

Show Floor Says...

By Catherine Wolinski
Friday, April 04, 2014 11:30 AM NEW YORK—As attendees gained their bearings and set out on paths to discover the new products, services and education offerings available at this year’s Vision Expo east, the VM Daily hit the show floor to find out what attracted the attending eyecare professionals this year compared to years past and Vision Expo East brought in 2014 that they haven’t seen before.

VM Photo Share: NYC Sights, Sounds and People at Expo

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:30 PM NEW YORK—With memories of Expo still fresh in everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo East 2014. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and all around the town last week.

VM Photo Share: Around the Town

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:25 PM NEW YORK—For many ECPs visiting New York for this year’s show, action was packed outside of the Javits Center as well as in. From the Lower East Side to Chelsea to Gramercy, various frame designers and optical folk speckled the city with socializing, networking and showcasing Spring collections at celebrations across the isle. Take a trip through the high-fashion, high-rise, high-energy venues that attracted optical nightlife as March came to a close.

Classes for the Masses: CE Shines at Vision Expo

By Cheryl Murphy, OD
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:05 PM NEW YORK—The extensive continuing education program at Vision Expo East offers eyecare professionals the chance to brush up on the latest treatments and technologies and covers everything from contact lens to business management to disease and pharmaceuticals. But what topics were ODs most excited about learning this year and how will they use this newfound knowledge in their practice?

Vision Expo East: New York City Delivers

By Staff
Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:00 PM NEW YORK—Just like your favorite 24/7 takeout eatery in NYC, this year's Vision Expo East show delivered, on many satisfaction levels. According to show organizers, "overall numbers are still tracking up" and attendee and exhibitor response/reaction has been "overwhelmingly positive" this year.