Nominations Are Now Open for VisionPlus Awards

By Staff
Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:18 AM DUBAI—Nominations are now open for the VisionPlus Awards, organizers of the contest have announced. Hosted as part of the three-day VisionPlus Expo 2022 event in Dubai, the VisionPlus Awards recognizes the leading brands that have redefined the optical trade in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region with their innovative offerings across segments. VP Awards is the only awards in the region that benchmarks the offerings of global optical brands. It tests how well the designs, the brands and the products themselves represent the taste of the optical retailers and the end consumers, organizers said.

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

By Staff
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."

Alcon Shareholders Approve All Proposals at 2022 Annual General Meeting as Company Welcomes New Board Member

By Staff
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:21 AM GENEVA, Switzerland—Alcon Inc. (SIX/NYSE: ALC), a global eyecare company, has announced the approval of all proposed resolutions at its 2022 annual general meeting (AGM), which was held late last month.

Vision Source’s The Exchange 2022 Kicks Off in the Nation’s Capital to Mark Another Year of ‘United in Purpose’ and Championing Private Practice Optometry

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2022 12:27 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Rallying behind the event theme, “United in Purpose,” more than 1,500 members of Vision Source and their staff traveled to Washington, D.C., for The Exchange, the nation’s largest annual gathering of private practice optometrists.

Registration Opens for Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference

By Staff
Friday, April 29, 2022 12:15 AM MONROE, N.J.—Registration is now open for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International (NORA) 32nd annual conference, to be held Sept. 8-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, Ohio. The NORA annual conference is a premier event for eyecare and other health care professionals who provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The 2022 conference will provide a variety of continuing education presentations (COPE approval pending) with key opinion leaders from optometry and other specialties offering a combination of hands-on and lecture style presentations.

100% Optical Eyewear Exhibition in the U.K. Concludes With a Record 9,680 Visitors

By Staff
Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:15 AM LONDON—After an enforced break of over two years, organizers of 100% Optical made its return to the ExCeL London April 23-25 with a record-breaking 9,680 attendees flocking to the U.K.’s biggest optical event. Organizers pointed out the show was the first chance for colleagues and customers to reconnect after the pandemic delayed the show twice. The three-day event featured catwalk shows, CPD seminars, independent and international eyewear designers, showcases of the latest optical technology and a host of new features, with a strong focus on sustainability.

Envision University Sets Agenda for In-Person May 22 Conference for Professionals in the Vision Rehabilitation Field

By Staff
Friday, April 15, 2022 12:21 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Organizers of the Envision Conference through Envision University have set the agenda for Envision Conference East with sessions and opportunities for professionals in the vision rehabilitation field.

opti 2022 Returns to Munich, Will Showcase Tech and Trends, With Spotlights on Sustainability and Myopia Management

By Staff
Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:18 AM MUNICH—After a break due to COVID-19, opti is returning to Munich, Germany this May 13 through 15 at the Fairground Munich.

The Party Scene at Vision Expo East 2022

By Staff
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—From recognizing men and women as major players in optical to celebrating company partnerships and products, New York City was a busy place to be during Vision Expo East’s festivities.

Expo Attendees Were Taking Care of Business… Again

By Mary Kane
Friday, April 8, 2022 2:00 PM As Expo got into full swing on Saturday in NYC, VM’s Andrew Karp, one of Vision Monday’s on-site reporters for our Expo Show Daily wrote, “A feeling of calm and well-being flowed through the Javits Center Saturday morning, as the sun streamed in through glass walls and ceiling of the atrium and Vision Expo attendees filed into the exhibit hall and classrooms. There were few signs of the pandemic and its turbulence that resulted in the show’s cancellation in New York for the last two years, save for the protective masks that some showgoers still wore to protect against COVID. In a sense, it was as if Vision Expo had picked up where it left off. Yet conversations with optical retailers and eyecare professionals attending Expo revealed a strong sense of purpose shaped by their experiences during the pandemic."

Vision Expo East 2022 Concludes Successful Show in New York City

By Staff
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2022 concluded on Sunday, April 3. The four-day event, which took place March 31-April 3 at the Javits Center, marked Vision Expo’s first Show in New York City since 2019 and brought enthusiastic members of the vision care industry from the U.S. and around the globe together under one roof. Vision Expo East featured more than 360 exhibiting companies across several distinct neighborhoods and offered leading continuing education as well as engaging programming.

NORA 2022 Conference Will Return to a Live Format

By Staff
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 12:15 AM COLUMBUS, OHIO—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) announced that its annual meeting will be returning to a live event this year, as reflected by the NORA 2022 conference theme, “Better Together.” The conference is scheduled for September 8 – 11 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. Conference organizers said they have restructured the conference agenda and will not be offering separate pre-conference and general conference sessions.

Mido Organizers Put Final Touches on the 50th Edition Special Features, Celebrations for the April 30-May 2 Exhibit in Milan

By Staff
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In anticipation of what will be the 50th edition of Mido, the international optics exhibition to be held at the end of this month, Mido president Giovanni Vitaloni met in New York, as part of Vision Expo East, with journalists, exhibitors, buyers and operators in the eyewear sector to present some of the plans on tap for the show, scheduled from April 30 to May 2 in Milan Fiera Rho. He was joined by Antonino Laspina, director of Italian Trade Agency (ITA) New York, the agency for the promotion and internationalization of Italian companies, to discuss the economic recovery of recent months.

For Vision Expo East It’s a Wrap for 2022

By Staff
Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—As Vision Expo East 2022 wraps up today the organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, would like to thank all supporters, attendees and exhibitors for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment that has made the Show’s thrilling return to New York City so successful. Vision Expo East 2022 featured more than 360 exhibiting companies across several distinct neighborhoods and offered cutting-edge continuing education as well as engaging programming.

Vision Expo East 2022 Continues With Exciting Trends, Innovations and Connections

By Staff
Saturday, April 2, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—After exploring the different neighborhoods on the Show Floor, featuring more than 360 exhibiting companies, be sure to stop by NOW by Vision Expo, a new eyewear trends showcase located in The Park. From 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. today, there will be a Q&A session at NOW by Vision Expo hosted by the advisory committee members who conceptualized the showcase. Vision Expo’s education program also continues today, offering custom-designed clinical content, as well as business, fashion and marketing-focused courses.