Great Western Council of Optometry Hosts Record Number of Attendees to Its Annual Congress

By Staff
Friday, October 31, 2014 12:15 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—A record-breaking number of optometrists attended the Great Western Council of Optometry annual congress at the Oregon Convention Center and Crowne Plaza hotel here earlier this month, Oct. 9 to 12, 2014. The 635 ODs, 127 allied ophthalmic professionals, and 231 students in attendance came from 41 states and three Canadian provinces.

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.

Digitizing the Store

By Staff
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM

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.

Connecting, Learning, and Buying Marks an Upbeat Show Experience

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—Whether exhibiting, shopping for products or looking for technologies to upgrade optical practices, the business atmosphere at this year’s Expo was positive, according to comments from attendees and exhibitors.

Oakley VIP Days Elevate the Game

By Marge Axelrad
Friday, October 17, 2014 3:00 PM DANA POINT, Calif.—Four days of workshops, product experience, buying sessions, a Roaring '20s party and Oakley VIP DAYS Golf Classic comprised this year's Oakley VIP Days here Oct. 6-10 at the Laguna Hills Resort & Spa. The sessions brought together 40 Oakley sales reps and staff with 160 people from 67 accounts around the country.

Energeyes Second Annual National Meeting Adds Booths and Courses, Opens Registration

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO— Registration has opened for next year’s second annual Energeyes National Meeting, to be held May 1-3, 2015, at the Indian Lakes Resort here.

NAVCP to Explore Impact of Upcoming Elections on Health Care

By Staff
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:20 AM LOUISVILLE. Ky.—With Election Day approaching , the National Association of Vision Care Plans has scheduled a webinar forecasting upcoming elections.

SECO 2015 Meeting and Registration Dates Announced

By Staff
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:15 AM ATLANTA— SECO International has announced the dates for its 92nd annual meeting to be held here on March 4 to 8, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and contains the theme, “Where Sight Meets Vision.”

Silmo 2014 Attendance Shows Stable Numbers and Positive Energy

By Staff
Friday, October 03, 2014 12:15 AM PARIS—The 2014 international optics and eyewear trade fair, Silmo, held here from Sept. 26 to 29 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exposition center, has announced its attendance figures.

Silmo Announces 2014 D’Or Winners

By Staff
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:24 AM

View a Slideshow of VM LIVE Event: ‘Digitizing the Store’

By Staff
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:15 AM LAS VEGAS—In a continuing series of live events, VM LIVE's two-hour "Digitizing the Store" hosted nearly 200 optical retailers, ECPs and other industry executives to help make sense of the latest technologies changing the patient experience.

'Digitizing the Store' Uncovers the Latest in Technologies

By Staff
Monday, September 29, 2014 4:00 PM LAS VEGAS—Technology impacting the optical environment seems to be moving faster than we can keep up with it. Ultimately, though, it comes down to what it's always been about, improving the customer experience.