1st World Congress of Optometry to Take Place in Colombia With Sponsorship from U.S. Organizations

By Staff
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:24 AM MEDELLIN, Colombia—Expected to attract more than 1,500 global optometric professionals, the 1st World Congress of Optometry  will include sponsorship from the U.S., including the American Optometric Association (AOA), the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), SECO International, and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

OWA’s Champagne Breakfast Hosted ‘An Intimate Conversation With Holly Rush’

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 3:00 PM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) hosted a Champagne Breakfast, featuring Holly Rush, the president of Luxottica Wholesale North America on March 19 at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square. The interview was facilitated by Washington Post Live editor Lois Romano.

Optical Women’s Association Honors 2015 Award Recipients

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 PM NEW YORK—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) honored Maureen Cavanagh, president of the Vision Impact Institute, supported by Essilor, as its 2015 Pleiades award recipient, and Amy Spiezio, executive editor of Eyecare Business as its 2015 Pyxis award recipient.

Prevent Blindness Honors Ed Greene as 2015 Person of Vision

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 PM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness honored Ed Greene, retired CEO of The Vision Council, as the recipient of the 2015 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award was presented at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner on March 19 at Gotham Hall, New York City, in conjunction with Vision Expo East.

SUNY Optometry Honors ABB Optical Group’s Angel Alvarez

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 1:00 PM NEW YORK— The Optometric Center of New York (OCNY), the foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry, held its 12th annual “Eyes on New York” gala at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, The Plaza, on March 20. The event supports the OCNY’s mission of providing comprehensive vision care to people in need, as well as student scholarships and support for research at the College.

More Than 500 Optometry Advocates Participated in the AOA’s 2015 Congressional Advocacy Conference

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—More than 500 optometrist members of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and students participated in last Tuesday’s 2015 Congressional Advocacy Conference on Capitol Hill.

Dsquared2 Celebrates the Opening of its First New York Flagship

By Jamie Wilson
Thursday, April 09, 2015 10:00 AM NEW YORK—International fashion house Dsquared2 celebrated the opening of its first New York flagship store here in SoHo on Monday, March 30, 2015.

The Nonprofit Organization, Great Glasses Play Day, Expands in Its Fourth Year

By Staff
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:33 AM MADISON, Wis.—The Great Glasses Play Day, a volunteer event founded in 2012, will hold its fourth annual initiative on Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Registration Open for Optometry’s Meeting, AOA’s 118th Annual Congress and AOSA’s 45th Annual Conference

By Staff
Friday, February 13, 2015 12:21 AM SEATTLE—Registration is now open for the 2015 Optometry’s Meeting, which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center, June 24 to 28, 2015.

Wearables Grab the Spotlight at CES

By Staff
Monday, January 12, 2015 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Wearable technology, including smart watches, fitness monitors and smart glasses, took its place among the shining stars of this year’s International CES, which wrapped up here on Friday.

Seeing is Believing Virtual Conference to Return in 2015 With CE and New Vendor Video Theater

By Staff
Friday, December 12, 2014 12:21 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Now in its third year, the Seeing is Believing virtual conference (SiB 2015) is returning with 20 COPE-approved CE credits for Jan. 28 to 29, 2015, 12 pm-7 pm EST.

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.

'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.