My Vision Show to Host 'Share Your Vision' March 25-28, and New My Vision Show Galleria, an Ongoing Virtual Conference Platform

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—My Vision Show, the ever-growing virtual showcase, is back with a brand new event and an updated platform. Share Your Vision will be held on March 25-28, 2021 although the platform is open for registration on an invited, membership basis, to enable attendees to customize their own experience and interaction.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 13th Annual Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament at Vision Expo East

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, has announced that the 2021 Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 2, at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with Vision Expo East.

IDOC Connection 2021 Successfully Draws More Than 1,100 Attendees, With 85 Sessions Featured via Interactive Virtual Meeting Platform

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Friday, February 19, 2021 12:18 AM NORWALK Conn.—IDOC's Connection 2021, the alliance’s annual national conference, took place for the first time this year via a virtual platform that featured general sessions, exhibitor booths, nightly entertainment, and networking opportunities for the more than 1,100 attendees.

AEVR Announces March 11 Virtual World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:21 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research's (AEVR) new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative announced a World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional briefing titled, “Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes.”

Vision Expo and the National Optometric Association to Host Virtual EYE2EYE Series Spotlighting 5 Black Eyewear Entrepreneurs for Black History Month; NOA to Host More Virtual Events

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Friday, February 12, 2021 12:24 AM Vision Expo and NOA to host EYE2EYE series, Transitions Optical’s Pulse meeting, Northeast optical sales dip, Kate Renwick-Espinosa to head up VSP Vision Care and WebMD fights vaccine misinformation all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

New 'Quick Poll' Survey from Jobson Research Gauges ECP and Supplier Views Toward Move of Vision Expo East to June 2-5 in Orlando

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Friday, February 12, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Jobson Research, in a new "Quick Poll " Survey, gauging attitudes and intentions around a specific development or topic, asked ECPs and suppliers from across the country and around the industry their views toward the recently announced plans of Vision Expo East to move its upcoming show to an event taking place June 2-5 at Orlando's Convention Center. The survey, conducted last week, generated 813 responses, however, the survey was tallied and filtered to reflect the views of ECPs and suppliers who have participated in prior editions of Vision Expo East.

Transitions Optical’s ‘Pulse’ Meeting Provides Updates on New Products and Innovations in a Fast-Changing Global Retail Landscape

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical gathered 10,000 industry professionals from 98 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia online for a first of its kind, global virtual event—Transitions The Pulse. The event was broadcast three times over two days and was translated into 13 different languages for eyecare professionals around the world to join together and feel the love for eyecare. During the virtual summit attendees connected live on screen for the general sessions with Transitions Optical leadership and industry experts; listened to a keynote presentation on the latest retail strategies and future scenarios; heard from experts and educators during breakout sessions on the heartbeat of the industry; and learned from their peers and partners through the sharing of best practices. 

CooperVision and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Sponsor 2021 Educators’ Meeting at Global Specialty Lens Symposium

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—For the sixth consecutive year, CooperVision and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare sponsored the Educators’ Meeting at the 2021 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS).

IDOC Connection Kicks Off With Keynoter Kim Becking Addressing ‘Change’

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Monday, February 8, 2021 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC's Connection 2021 meeting got under way last Wednesday via a virtual platform that accommodated general sessions, breakouts, exhibitor booths and networking opportunities for the registered attendees. The three-day virtual event concluded Friday. The virtual platform also featured live chat rooms, continuing education, and engaging industry presentations. Wednesday’s general session included a keynote address by leadership expert and best-selling author Kim Becking, who spoke on the topic, “Punch in the Gut Moments: How to Get up, Grit up, and Conquer Change.”

Organizers of Vision Expo Announce That Vision Expo East 2021 Will Now Take Place June 2-5 in Orlando, Fla.

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Friday, January 29, 2021 8:35 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that Vision Expo East 2021, originally scheduled to take place at the Javits Center in New York City from May 25-28, 2021, will now take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. from June 2-5, 2021. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits will open Thursday, June 3. The decision was based on the current restrictions on large gatherings in New York State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VSP Global to Highlight Resilience of Eyecare Providers at Virtual SHiFT Event in February

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Friday, January 29, 2021 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global said Thursday that SHiFT, which brings together doctors across the country participating in the VSP Global Premier Program, will be held virtually Feb. 26-27, 2021.

The Vision Council’s First Virtual Executive Summit Is Underway

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council's Executive Summit kicked off on Tuesday, January 26 with a welcome reception hosted by Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council, and continues until Thursday, January 28. Taking place in an all-new, virtual format, the 2021 event brings together more than 200 industry leaders for three days of executive-level networking and leadership development.

Vision Source Sets August Dates for The Exchange Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Monday, January 25, 2021 12:30 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—With the health and safety of its members a priority, Vision Source has set the dates of its annual meeting The Exchange as Aug. 4 through Aug. 7. The four-day event is now scheduled for the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston (it had previously been scheduled to be there in mid-April). At this year’s Exchange, Vision Source also plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding.

The Vision Council’s 2021 Executive Summit Breakout Session Spotlight: Telehealth

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 PM Ahead of the 2021 Executive Summit, taking place virtually January 26-28, The Vision Council is pleased to present a Breakout Session Spotlight Series, highlighting each of the event’s breakout sessions. Today’s spotlight highlights the Telehealth breakout, which will be offered on Wednesday, January 27 from 2:15-3 p.m. EST and Thursday, January 28 from 1:30-2:15 p.m. EST. To register for the 2021 Executive Summit, click here.

CovalentCareers Acquires Everything Dry Eye Event, to Debut Rebranded Eyes On Dry Eye Virtual Event in April 2021

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Monday, January 11, 2021 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO—CovalentCareers, Inc., a career development company for new health care professionals and the largest provider of new graduate eyecare professional career resources, announced that it has acquired the Everything Dry Eye virtual event.