AOA Elects New Board of Trustees, Approves Resolutions, as Optometry’s Meeting 2022 Wraps Up

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Optometric Association’s (AOA) Optometry’s Meeting adjourned Saturday (June 18) after four days of continuing education, important association business and other activities designed to invigorate networking by nearly 4,000 doctors of optometry, optometric students and paraoptometrics attending the meeting here.

Optometry’s Meeting Completes Four-Day Run in Chicago as Leaders Note ‘Optometry Is Advancing’ and Has Many Opportunities to Explore

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Monday, June 20, 2022 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Thousands of eyecare professionals, industry executives and students converged at McCormick Place in Chicago late last week for the annual Optometry’s Meeting organized by the American Optometric Association (AOA). The meeting, which opened Wednesday, drew nearly 4,000 doctors of optometry, optometric students, paraoptometrics and others, and also marked the first time that many AOA members had been together since the 2019 meeting in St. Louis, as last year’s meeting in Denver was smaller by contrast.

The Vision Council Concludes Regional Connection Series Event in Chicago

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Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council hosted its first Regional Connection Series Event in Chicago marking the launch of the organization’s new event program designed to deliver networking opportunities, timely discussions and valuable business updates to members across the U.S.

Accessories Council Announces 2022 Honorees for the 26th Annual ACE Awards to be Held in NYC on Aug. 1

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced that  the 26th annual ACE Awards will take place on Monday, Aug. 1. The Accessories Council honors and recognizes global brands and pioneers, positioning them at the forefront of the fashion industry.

Professional Eye Care Associates of America Names Michael Freiburghouse as Chief Financial Officer

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Monday, June 13, 2022 12:15 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA), a leading purchasing and business solutions partner to independent eyecare professionals nationwide, has announced that Michael Freiburghouse has been promoted to the role of CFO.

The Vision Council Announces That Version 3.13 of the Data Communication Standard Is Now Available

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Friday, June 3, 2022 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council announced the publication of Version 3.13 of the Standard for Data Communications.

IDOC Returns to Orlando for National Conference: The Connection 2023

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Friday, May 27, 2022 12:27 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has issued a “save the date” notice for the return of its annual national conference, The Connection, to be held in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 16 through Feb. 19, 2023.

PECAA Annual Meeting Shines Bright in Palm Springs

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:33 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—After a three-year hiatus and for the first time since combining with Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA), Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) welcomed more than 900 members, strategic vendor partners and industry thought leaders to reconnect in person for three days of camaraderie, education and idea exchange during its annual meeting, held from May 19-21 in Palm Springs, Calif. The event delivered a multitude of opportunities for PECAA members and their staff to connect with peers, as well as to learn more about new tools and resources now available to grow and sustain successful practices.

Mido Concludes Live Show in Milan, Marking Its 50th Edition With Celebrations and Special Awards

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:21 AM MILAN—The 50th edition of Mido concluded on Monday after three days at the Fiera Milano Rho conference center here, April 30-May 2. Organizers cited an enthusiastic and optimistic mood among showgoers as the international eyewear exhibition celebrated its 50+ year history in person after a two-year break due to the COVID pandemic. Organizers said, "This was a crucial event for the entire sector, an opportunity to share experiences and conduct business, as well as a chance to network, brainstorm and discuss new ideas."

The Vision Council Grows Government Relations Team With Addition of Omar Elkhatib as Government Relations Manager

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has appointed Omar Elkhatib as the organization’s new Government Relations Manager. In this role, he will work closely with The Vision Council’s federal affairs partners at Venable, regulatory counsel Rick Van Arnam and serve as the staff liaison to the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Elkhatib will report to Michael Vitale, The Vision Council’s vice president of Membership and Technical Affairs.

IDOC Earns Second Consecutive Great Place to Work Certification

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has announced that it has been “certified” by Great Place to Work for the second year in a row. The notable award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at IDOC, according to the announcement.

Virginia Legislation Will Permit State’s ODs to Perform Certain Optometric Laser Procedures for Glaucoma and Post-Cataract Care

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:24 AM RICHMOND, Va.—In another successful effort to expand optometric scope of practice, legislation signed into law in Virginia will allow doctors of optometry to provide certain office-based laser procedures for glaucoma and post-cataract care.

SECO’s House of Delegates Elects Dr. Christine Cook as President, Along With New Board Members at Meeting in New Orleans

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:18 AM NEW ORLEANS—During the 99th annual SECO International meeting last week, the House of Delegates unanimously elected Dr. Christine Cook of Virginia Beach, Va., as president.

IDOC Experiences Record Attendance for 2022 National Conference

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Friday, March 11, 2022 12:24 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC’s national conference, The Connection 2022, drew a record-breaking audience this year of more than 800 attendees, including IDOC members, sponsor representatives and other industry professionals from across the country. After a virtual Connection meeting in 2021, this year IDOC made the event a return to an in-person format, leading to IDOC’s largest gathering in its history, according to an announcement this week. The Connection meeting was held Feb. 24-26 in Orlando, Fla. The theme for this year’s event was Inspiring Innovation, providing attendees with new insight into the critical role of business innovation in private practice success.

Review of Myopia Management Named Official Media Sponsor of International Myopia Conference

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK and ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands—Review of Myopia Management (RMM) has been named the Official Media Sponsor of the upcoming International Myopia Conference (IMC). To be held Sept. 4-7, 2022, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the 18th IMC will be hosted by the Erasmus Medical Center at the De Doelen, a state-of-the-art convention center in the heart of Rotterdam. The International Myopia Institute’s committee leader and member professor Caroline Klaver will chair the event. This upcoming meeting is several years in the making, as the IMI postponed the event in 2021 due to travel restrictions amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.