The Doheny Eye Institute Starts Construction of New Eye Center in Pasadena, Calif.

By Staff
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 12:15 AM PASADENA, Calif.—The Doheny Eye Institute has announced that construction is underway for the new Doheny Eye Center UCLA location in Pasadena, Calif. The center will be housed on the first floor of the seven-acre Doheny Eye Institute campus.

STAAR Surgical Announces Preliminary Net Sales for First Quarter 2024

By Staff
Friday, April 5, 2024 12:24 AM LAKE FOREST, Calif.—STAAR Surgical Company, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of the EVO family of implantable collamer lenses for myopia, astigmatism and presbyopia, has announced that preliminary net sales for the first quarter are expected to be in excess of $77 million.

Prevent Blindness Provides Free, Sight-Saving Resources as Part of Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month for April

By Staff
Monday, April 1, 2024 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, a leading nonprofit eye health organization, has declared April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. According to Orbis International, an international nonprofit that builds sustainable eyecare systems, globally 112 million more women than men live with vision loss, including blindness. Prevent Blindness is offering free resources, including fact sheets, shareable social media graphics, educational videos and web pages, on a range of eye health issues that predominantly affect women, according to an announcement from the organization.

It’s a Wrap as Optical Industry Celebrates Grand Finale of Vision Expo East in NYC

By Staff
Monday, March 25, 2024 12:24 AM NEW YORK—After nearly four decades of showcasing some of the best eyewear products, eyecare technologies and countless hours of continuing education at Vision Expo in New York City, attendees at this year’s Show soaked in every moment and celebrated an Expo East that was held for the final time at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Vision Expo East 2024 Concludes Final Show in NYC and Sets Its Sights on a Bright Future in Orlando

By Staff
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2024 concluded on Sunday, March 17, following three days of new product discovery, innovative discussions, accredited education sessions, networking events and business meetings. Celebrating nearly 40 years at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from March 14–17, Vision Expo East convened thousands of eyecare professionals, buyers, students and sellers representing all facets of the optical and vision care industry. Among the highlights were the second annual NOW Awards, standing room-only presentations of breakthrough technologies and trending fashion, in-depth market research revelations, enjoyable musical performances and explosive product launches.

Vision Expo East Concludes Show and Historic Residency in New York City

By Staff
Sunday, March 17, 2024 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As Vision Expo East 2024 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 so successful this year, and for the last few decades. We thank the Javits Center and the city of New York for its unwavering support and hospitality, empowering us to host and execute one of the world’s best events for the eyecare and eyewear industry.

Vision Expo East 2024 Continues With Engaging Programming and Entertainment

By Staff
Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Welcome back to Vision Expo East 2024, where the excitement continues as we delve deeper into a world of innovation, education and camaraderie. Today, Saturday, March 16, promises to be another extraordinary day packed with special events and enriching educational opportunities, both on and off the Show floor. As we kick off Day 2, explore today’s robust lineup of events and activities. On the Show Floor, the Bridge programming begins at 9:45 a.m. with RestoringVision's session “Doing Good is Good for Business.” Following this, at 10:15 a.m., the National Optometric Association will delve into the crucial topic of Physician Burn Out.

Welcome to Vision Expo East, Where Eyewear Innovation and NYC Style Shine

By Staff
Friday, March 15, 2024 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As the curtains rise on Vision Expo East 2024, the excitement is palpable, and the anticipation is electric. This year's event, co-hosted by The Vision Council and RX, promises to be a celebration of nearly four decades of eyewear and eyecare excellence in the heart of New York City. From March 14 to 17, the iconic Javits Center transforms into a bustling hub of industry activity, spanning an expansive 150,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Vision Monday Leadership Summit Boasts Exciting Lineup and New Location

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Monday, March 11, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK—With the theme "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future," the 17th annual VM Summit brings together influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals to explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation.

A Newer, Faster Way to Diagnose and Treat Eye Stroke at Mount Sinai’s N.Y. Eye and Ear Infirmary

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Friday, February 16, 2024 8:30 AM NEW YORK—Eye stroke, or central retinal artery occlusion, happens when the main artery that supplies blood to the retina is blocked, typically by a clot, depriving the retina of oxygen. Often categorized by painless, sudden loss of vision in one eye, it is similar to a stroke in the brain and can lead to permanent vision loss if the clot is not dissolved as soon as possible. At New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), though, ophthalmologists have created a novel protocol to rapidly diagnose eye stroke and expedite care to prevent this potentially irreversible vision loss. Based on a recent study, the protocol describes using high-resolution retinal imaging in the emergency room along with rapid remote consultation to confirm diagnosis and expedite care.

Special Registration Price for 2024 VM Leadership Summit Is Available Through Feb. 21

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Friday, February 16, 2024 12:27 AM NEW YORK—A special registration price is now available for the live, in-person 2024 Vision Monday Leadership Summit, taking place on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East here. The special registration price of $695 will be valid through Feb. 21. Registration for the 17th annual VM Summit and details about the event are posted at www.visionmonday.com/summit. The Summit program will open with a networking breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and the program and lunch will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration includes the full program, networking breakfast and lunch.

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Honor L'Amy America's Stephen Rappoport and PSK Supermarket's Noah Katz at 2024 Night for Sight Gala on May 9

By Staff
Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:24 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—To raise awareness and fund research leading to treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), a driving force in the global development of treatments and cures for blinding diseases, will present its prestigious Visionary Award to Stephen Rappoport, CEO of L'Amy America and Noah Katz, president and CEO of PSK Supermarkets, at its annual gala, Night for Sight. Taking place on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. ET at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, Night for Sight will celebrate beacons of the fashion, food and finance industries as well as the blindness community.

There's Still Time to Register for VM's Leadership Summit in NYC on March 13

By Staff
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK—As artificial intelligence and its pervasive impact on modern life continues to make headlines, the 2024 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will bring AI’s influence on optical business and vision care into focus. The 17th annual VM Summit will take place in New York on March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo. In line with this year’s Summit theme, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future," influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals will explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation.

Top Business and Health Care Experts to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into Optical's Focus at VM Summit in NYC

By Staff
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—As artificial intelligence and its pervasive impact on modern life continues to make headlines, the 2024 Vision Monday Leadership Summit will bring AI’s influence on optical business and vision care into focus. The 17th annual VM Summit will take place in New York on March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo. In line with this year’s Summit theme, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future," influential thought leaders, business experts and vision care professionals will explore the critical decisions that leaders need to wrestle with to develop a clear-eyed view of the risks and rewards of AI implementation.

Eye Health America Acquires Loris Eye Associates Expanding Further in Southeastern U.S.

By Staff
Friday, February 9, 2024 12:15 AM GREENVILLE, S.C.—Eye Health America, a leading integrated eyecare platform, announced a partnership with Loris Eye Associates, marking their 24th partnership in the Southeast and strengthening their patient care network throughout the PeeDee and Coastal South Carolina regions.