Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now, Survey Closes on June 6

By Staff
Friday, May 20, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July/August issue, marking the 20th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 6. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, there are more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her Now for Vision Monday's Special Report

By Staff
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 12:13 AM NEW YORK—This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report. The signature Special Report will salute women playing vital roles at all levels of the eyewear/eyecare industry and throughout the professions. Women continue to make significant contributions throughout retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution, the eyecare professions, academia and managed care. Don't miss our very special July/August issue where we will celebrate 20 years of honoring women and their achievements.

VM to Mark 20th Anniversary of VM’s Most Influential Women in Optical Report as Nominations Open for 2022

By Staff
Monday, May 9, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—This year marks the 20th anniversary of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report. The signature Special Report will salute women playing vital roles at all levels of the eyewear/eyecare industry and throughout the professions. Women continue to make significant contributions throughout retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution, the eyecare professions, academia and managed care. Don't miss our very special July/August issue where we will celebrate 20 years of honoring women and their achievements.

Opening Your Eyes, The Vision Council Scholarship Fund, Expands to Additional Institutions Within the National Federation of Opticianry Schools

By Staff
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA Va.—The Vision Council today announces that it is expanding the Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund from its three launch schools to additional institutions within the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS).

20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday to Showcase Readers’ Choices for 2022's 'Ultimate Partners' Program—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner by May 8

By Staff
Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked to share their choices for great business support partners in another challenging business year, via the new Ultimate Partners program. Nominations for 2022 are currently open and are scheduled to close at 11:59 p.m., ET, on May 8. Readers are being asked to recall when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2021 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to reshape that problem into an opportunity or name which supplier (or representative) came to the rescue with valuable new solutions.

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.

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.

Vision Expo East 2022 Is Underway in New York City

By Staff
Friday, April 1, 2022 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East 2022 is underway at The Javits Center in New York City. On behalf of the Show organizers, The Vision Council and RX, welcome to Vision Expo East 2022. On the Show Floor, you’ll find more than 360 exhibiting companies as well as cutting-edge education and engaging programming. Be sure to check out The Atelier, a new neighborhood driven by design-led ateliers dedicated to artisanal eyewear, as well as NOW by Vision Expo, Vision Expo’s inaugural eyewear trends showcase located in The Park.

Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA) and Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) Launch Unified Brand and New Membership Experience

By Staff
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:27 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA) and Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) are launching a unified brand today, bringing together the now-combined organization under one name, PECAA. The brand launch follows HEA’s 2021 acquisition of PECAA, reported by VMAIL in July 2021, which for the first time combines the purchasing power and broad vendor program access of an eyecare buying group with the peer networking and business advisory services of a doctor alliance into one membership, the company said.

Vision Expo+, a Complimentary Virtual Extension of the Vision Expo Experience, Will Be Offered April 1-8, 2022

By Staff
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX today announced that Vision Expo+, a complimentary digital extension of the Vision Expo experience, will be offered from Friday, April 1 to Friday, April 8, 2022.

Show Organizers Release Details on Opening Night Party and other Special Events Planned for Vision Expo East 2022

By Staff
Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today share details on the opening night party and other special events planned for Vision Expo East 2022, taking place March 31-April 3 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Show Organizers Release Schedule of Programming Planned for The Bridge at Vision Expo East 2022

By Staff
Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:15 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, announced the lineup of events scheduled to take place at The Bridge during Vision Expo East 2022. “The Bridge will once again be one of the focal points of the Show—a destination to be inspired, learn and connect with your peers,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo, at RX.