Conference Program Introduces Exclusive Wearable Technology CE Track

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

LAS VEGAS—As wearable technology continues to invigorate the world of eyecare through both form and function, International Vision Expo & Conference will introduce a targeted new CE track dedicated to educating attendees on what this technology means for the industry’s future, and how to maximize its business potential.

OWA to Host Two Events at International Vision Expo West

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

NEW YORK—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will host its Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas (formerly the P.O.W.W. event) titled Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in Galileo Room 903 (Level 1) of the Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center. Note the new day and time for this annual OWA event.

Vision Expo Mobile and My Show Planner Provide Event Planning Technology

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM NORWALK, Conn.—My Show Planner provides attendees with the information necessary to maximize their show experience, according to show organizers.

Vision Expo West Arms Attendees With Unmatched Clinical Expertise

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM The global health care landscape is changing, requiring eyecare professionals to expand their scope of practice to accommodate rapid rises in disease prevalence, government health care mandates and more.

VM LIVE Event to Cover 'Digitizing the Store' for Optical Retailers

By Staff
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—Technology is redefining the optical retail environment. From before patients make their appointment to after they go home with their new eyewear, the patient experience is being updated with modern equipment and techniques.

The Silmo Organization to Launch Silmo Istanbul

By Staff
Friday, August 01, 2014 12:21 AM PARIS–Following the first edition of Istanbul Optik Fuari (ISOF) last December, the Silmo organization has rebranded the trade show Silmo Istanbul with the goal of becoming the flagship Eurasian trade fair, Silmo organizers said.

Int’l Vision Expo and Ritz-Carlton Partner on Customer Service CE Course at Vision Expo West

By Staff
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—For the first time at International Vision Expo & Conference West, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center will share its customer service philosophy and delivery expertise with attendees in a two-hour continuing education course, “ Radar On-Antenna Up: The Ritz-Carlton Method of Fulfilling Unexpressed Wishes and Needs,” to be held Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the EYEMAX Theater at the upcoming show/conference in Las Vegas.

Registration Opens for American Academy of Optometry's 93rd Annual Meeting

By Staff
Monday, June 09, 2014 12:27 AM DENVER—Registration is now open for the American Academy of Optometry’s 93rd annual meeting, which will take place at the Colorado Convention Center, Nov. 12 to 15, 2014.

Registration Opens for Vision Expo West 2014

By Staff
Monday, June 09, 2014 12:15 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Online registration is now open for International Vision Expo West 2014, scheduled to be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas from Sept. 17 to 20 (Education: Sept. 17-20, Exhibition: Sept. 18-20).

‘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.

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.

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.

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?