Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced that the online application for the Open Your Eyes Scholarship, intended to provide financial assistance and career guidance to high school seniors who show an interest in the eyecare and optical industry and are from underrepresented racial and ethnic communities, is now open.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:15 AM
CHICAGO—Because extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage to the eyes, Prevent Blindness
, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety organization, has declared May as Ultraviolet Awareness Month.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, today announced that the Career Zone
will return to Vision Expo East 2021 on Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. The hub for students and young professionals will be hosted in The Seen (#TP1251).
Monday, April 26, 2021 12:27 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that more than 200 exhibiting companies have committed to Vision Expo East 2021
, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here
. “We are thrilled to welcome more than 200 exhibiting companies to Orlando this June,” said Mitch Barkley, vice president of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-owner of Vision Expo.
Monday, April 19, 2021 12:24 AM
ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association
(AOA) has announced the six members who are being honored with its prestigious awards. AOA also recognized the contribution of long-standing visionary supporter Johnson & Johnson Vision for its recognition of these exemplary individuals.
Friday, April 16, 2021 12:30 AM
ST. LOUIS—Wyoming’s approval of contemporary optometric procedures, including laser and excision authorities, goes down in history as the first time in a single year that two states accomplished the scope expansion, according to the American Optometric Association
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
and Reed Exhibitions
, organizers of Vision Expo, announced today that the National Optometric Association
(NOA), will host an upcoming Regional Meeting on Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 at Vision Expo East, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.
Friday, April 2, 2021 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON—After a months-long suspension, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) revised Contact Lens Rule and its paperwork requirements went back into effect Thursday, April 1.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:21 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Optometric Association
(COA) announced Fred Dubick, OD, MBA, FAAO, has been named the “Optometrist of the Year.” Dr. Dubick is an optometrist and owner of StudioEyes Optometry
with locations in Burbank, Northridge and Sun Valley, Calif.
Friday, March 19, 2021 12:24 AM
MADISON, Miss.—Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed legislation on Wednesday, House Bill 1302
, that expands the scope of optometry in the state. The state’s senate had passed the bill earlier, and it was originally introduced early this year in the state’s House of Representatives. The legislation expands the scope of practice for optometrists, including the ability to prescribe certain medications and perform specific procedures. The new rules are set to take effect July 1, 2021, Ryan Wally, OD, legislative chair for the Mississippi Optometric Association
(MOA), told VMAIL
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:18 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, announced that VisionSAFE, the comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines, policies and resources designed to support a safe experience at Vision Expo East 2021, has been updated with specific guidelines for exhibitors.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, VA.—The Vision Council has released the results of the February 2021 Eyecare Provider Insights Survey
. The survey, which launched in March 2020, is being conducted on an ongoing basis to track the state of the optical market.
Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:15 AM
is open for SECO 2021, SECO's annual conference and marketplace, providing the optometric profession outstanding educational opportunities. This live, in-person event will take place April 28 to May 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, with a Meet Safe
plan to ensure safety measures for all attendees. In addition to live and in-person, there is an option to participate virtually. “SECO 2021 is looking forward to welcoming our attendees and exhibitors back to Atlanta,” said Max Raynor, president of SECO International.