Panel Speakers Now Set for First Women In Optometry Summit

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Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Holistic leadership coach Amina AlTai, will present the keynote at the inaugural Women In Optometry Summit, Flex Your Superpowers, on Wednesday, June 19, held at the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry. Her focus on the essential elements of living your best professional life will emphasize methods to grow and flex leadership and negotiating skills.

Optical Women’s Association Hosts New York City Events During Vision Expo

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:00 PM NEW YORK—Just prior to the start of Vision Expo East, The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) honored three of its own at a Champagne Breakfast held here at the Edison Ballroom. The 2019 honorees reflect the OWA’s core values of enhancing the leadership and professional development of women in optical industry, the organization said.

Prevent Blindness Honors Two Vision Source Execs With Persons of Vision Awards

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:00 PM NEW YORK—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization, honored Glenn Ellisor, OD, and Jim Greenwood, of Vision Source, as the recipients of the 2019 Prevent Blindness Persons of Vision Award. The awards were presented at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner held at the Edison Ballroom here, in conjunction with Vision Expo East.

SUNY ‘Eyes on New York’ Gala Honors Innovators, Leaders at 16th Annual Fundraiser

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:00 PM NEW YORK—There were several honorees at this year’s 16th annual Eyes on New York awards gala celebration. This year marked a return of the event to the Cipriani venue, where honorees, colleagues and friends, including SUNY staff, professors and students as well as other supporters gathered to support patient care, scholarships and research at the college.

Inaugural EyeStyle Influencer Lunch Held During Vision Expo West

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Social media experts and personalities from the optical industry gathered at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway in the Wynn Hotel for the first EyeStyle Influencers event to discuss key trends and topics driving social media in the industry.

The Vision Council Honors Directors’ Choice Award Recipient and HOF Inductees

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—Last month, the Lab Division of The Vision Council celebrated industry veterans who were recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and the 19th annual Lab Division Hall of Fame celebration held in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting and Vision Expo West.

Auction Registration Now Open for OWA Annual Networking and Raffle Event

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Friday, September 21, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for the new online auction feature as a part of the Optical Women’s Association’s (OWA) annual networking and raffle event. While the event will take place at Vision Expo West, the auction can be accessed from anywhere by using a mobile device, so those who may not be at Vision Expo West can still join in on the fun.

OWA Connection Series to Feature WSJ Journalist Joann Lublin at Expo West

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group is sponsoring this year’s Optical Women’s Association (OWA) Connection Series event at Vision Expo West, featuring author Joann Lublin, on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Venetian Hotel, Level 3, in the Lido room 3005. Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and former management news editor for The Wall Street Journal, Lublin will offer advice and inspiration for women of all ages and at every stage of their careers. Her goal is to help women reach their highest potential without losing a meaningful personal life.

Transitions Optical Hosts Event With Christian Siriano to Launch New Style Lenses

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Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Transitions Optical debuted its new Transitions Signature lenses style colors and Transitions XTRActive style mirrors at an exclusive event hosted by brand ambassador and fashion designer, Christian Siriano.

OWA Connection Series at Vision Expo West Will Feature Author Joann Lublin

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The Optical Women’s Association has announced its 2018 OWA Connection Series at Vision Expo West. The event, titled Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons From Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, will feature author and speaker, Joann Lublin. Lublin’s book, Earning It, showcases interviews with 52 high-level executives, most of whom are experienced public company CEOs. This year’s OWA Connection Series will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27. Lublin served as management news editor for The Wall Street Journal and has covered executive pay, corporate governance, management and recruiting as well as succession.

Industry Veterans and Newcomers Celebrated at the 22nd Annual ACE Awards

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Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM NEW YORK—From the legacy award to the breakthrough award, The Accessories Council hosted the 22nd Annual ACE Awards held here last month at Cipriani 42nd street, which honored the individuals and companies both old and new who have furthered the awareness of the use of accessories.

neubau Hosts Event to Celebrate New Special Edition Style and 3D Collection

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Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 AM NEW YORK—neubau eyewear celebrated the introduction of its first ever special edition sunglass style, Sigmund & Carl, as well as its 3D Collection at the Freehand Hotel.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 13th Annual ‘Eyes on Capitol Hill’ Advocacy Event

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Monday, July 2, 2018 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health and safety organization, will hold its 13th annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy day on Tuesday, July 17, in Washington, D.C. The organization along with its affiliates will bring together representative citizens to meet with members of Congress as well as their staffs to discuss vison issues and to request support for public health programs, according to an announcement. Advocates specifically will ask elected officials to:

The Vision Council Ramps Up Efforts to Promote Involvement for National Sunglasses Day 2018

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—For the fifth consecutive year, The Vision Council is promoting the importance of UV-protective eyewear with the celebration of National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

The Vision Council Counts Down to National Sunglasses Day 2018

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Monday, June 11, 2018 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—With National Sunglasses Day 2018 a few weeks away on June 27, the Vision Council is helping its member organizations and the industry prepare for this annual event that aims to spread the message of UV eye protection. There are various ways that individuals and organizations within the industry are gearing up for this year's event. As final plans come together, The Vision Council is encouraging organizations to keep a few things in mind to maximize the success of National Sunglasses Day 2018.