Show Organizers Release Details on Opening Night Party and Other Special Events Planned for Vision Expo West

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo West, announced details on the opening night party and other special events planned for Vision Expo West 2022.

Vision Expo West 2022 to Debut The Panorama, a New Show Floor Neighborhood Spotlighting the Innovative Frontier of Vision Technology

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Monday, August 8, 2022 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, announced details about The Panorama, a new Show Floor neighborhood planned for Vision Expo West, taking place September 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center.

The Career Zone-Student Lounge to Return to Vision Expo West 2022

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Friday, July 29, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, have announced that the Career Zone-Student Lounge will return to Vision Expo West 2022 on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.

Show Organizers Share Details on OptiCon Educational Program Planned for Vision Expo West 2022

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Friday, July 22, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, have shared details on the OptiCon @ Vision Expo program planned for Vision Expo West 2022, taking place September 14-17 at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 14th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo West

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced that the 2022 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev., in conjunction with Vision Expo West.

Prevent Blindness Holds 11th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as Two-Day Virtual Event

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Monday, July 18, 2022 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, held the 11th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a virtual event on July 13 and 14, 2022. This year’s Summit engaged more than 840 registered attendees, and included a variety of presentations related to the theme "Eye-conic Approaches to Eye Health.” “The Focus on Eye Health National Summit provides us with the opportunity to bring together leaders and key stakeholders in vision and public health to learn, collaborate and develop new strategies to address a variety of vision health issues,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness.

At Eyecare Forum, ODs and Optical Retailers Will Use Novel ‘Speed Meeting’ Approach to Meet Pre-Matched Vendors

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Monday, July 18, 2022 12:15 AM AUSTIN, Texas—OpenRoom Events, a U.K.-based events company, has announced the launch of Eyecare Forum, a fresh new event concept for the optical market in North America.

Here, There and Everywhere: Meeting Options Continue to Expand for Optical Industry

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 1:59 PM The number of in-person conferences and professional events plummeted in 2020, and remote meetings became the new norm for most optometric professionals for at least a year. A recent Women In Optometry Pop-up Poll sent out just after Optometry’s Meeting, found that now that most meetings have a live element in 2022, 44 percent of the respondents said that they are rarin’ to attend in person.

About 20 percent of respondents said that they’ve been coming back cautiously, and another 13 percent said that they have avoided live meetings up until this point but might be ready to return. Just more than 23 percent said they have no plans to start attending in-person events anytime soon—noting that they stayed away from live conferences even before the pandemic.

Whether or not respondents personally wanted to start in-person networking again, almost two-thirds (63 percent) of all respondents said that while live meetings have a place, virtual meetings have distinct advantages. Just more than 20 percent said that they prefer to get their CE/industry engagement virtually or online, while 17 percent said that nothing beats a live meeting.

Ongoing concerns with COVID-19 exposure was a factor for many, and quite a few said that they were freed from geographic boundaries and could attend interesting sessions no matter where they were hosted or held.

Silmo VP Bertrand Roy Passes Away at 67

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:15 AM PARIS—Bertrand Roy, a longtime optical industry executive, passed away on July 10 at age 67. He most recently served as vice president of the French optical trade show Silmo, which reported the news on LinkedIn. Silmo called him “a man of conviction, leader, visionary, charismatic… [who] always worked for the success of Silmo with his energy and talent.”

Women In Optometry’s Women's Leadership Conference and Keynote Speaker Set for Oct. 25 in Conjunction With American Academy of Optometry Meeting

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Friday, July 8, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The fourth annual Women In Optometry Women’s Leadership Conference is set for Tuesday, Oct. 25, in San Diego and will feature lively discussions and presentations from optometric leaders on how and why change is transformative and not simply disruptive.

Eyes On Glaucoma Organizers Report Record Attendance at Virtual Educational Event and Issue 2022 Glaucoma Report

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Friday, July 8, 2022 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Glaucoma, the two-day educational summit held this past June, reported a record attendance. Organizers reported that the virtual glaucoma event is the largest of the year to date  with 3,186 attendees, 9,512 hours of education consumed, 6 hours of free COPE-accredited CE and CME, and 26 sessions on today’s paramount topics in glaucoma delivered by 28 world-class presenters. “In order to get ahead of today’s most devastating eye diseases, the industry needs a platform from which to collaborate and develop real-world solutions,'' said Matt Geller, OD, co-founder and CEO of CovalentCreative, the parent company of Eyes On Eyecare, which organized the program. "With so many live and virtual learning opportunities available to eyecare practitioners today, we are thrilled that Eyes On Glaucoma was the choice for so many leading glaucoma specialists to gain new insights, share best practices, and discover unique strategies for early detection and effective treatment of this disease that remains a leading cause of blindness around the globe."

Schneider Unveils Modulo One, the First Fully Automated Optical Lab, at Digicon Conference

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:30 AM MARBURG, Germany—Optical laboratory owners and operators from around the globe gathered here last week at Digicon 2022, a conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines that served as a springboard to launch Modulo One, the company’s fully automated platform for fabricating and processing ophthalmic lenses.

24 Optometry Schools Compete in the Annual AOSA Optometry Student Bowl Powered by EssilorLuxottica at Optometry's Meeting in Chicago

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Friday, June 24, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) Optometry Student Bowl powered by EssilorLuxottica celebrated its 31st annual competition at Optometry’s Meeting on June 17.

Registration Now Open for Vision Expo West 2022, Set for September 14-17 in Las Vegas

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration opens today for Vision Expo West, taking place Sept. 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center.

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.