Thousands Will Gather at Javits Center for Last Vision Expo East in NYC

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:33 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Starting tomorrow, thousands of ophthalmic professionals, buyers, influencers and technology gurus will gather at the Javits Center for Vision Expo East in New York City, setting the tone and agenda for what’s next in optical design, ocular health and innovation. Continuing education will take place from March 14–17 and the Show will run from March 15–17. With only days left to go before the Show begins, there is still time to register for Vision Expo East.

The Vision Council Announces Expanded Membership Structure

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Monday, March 11, 2024 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced that it is expanding its membership structure. The move, made to reflect the evolving optical industry and further the success of its more than 500 member organizations, will extend The Vision Council’s membership base to include health care, technology, and contact lens companies.

Vision Expo East 2024 Announces Special Events Lineup

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Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo East, have announced new details on special events planned throughout the four-day Expo, scheduled for March 14 through 17 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The Expo is marking its final show in the Big Apple before heading to Orlando, Fla., in 2025, and will be paying homage to its history in New York. “Vision Expo East 2024 is shaping up to be a most memorable event as we look forward to bringing people together from all across the industry, country and globe to celebrate nearly four decades of success in New York City, before kicking off our next chapter,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo at RX.

20/20 Magazine Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With an Installation at Vision Expo East

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Monday, March 4, 2024 12:27 AM NEW YORK—20/20 Magazine, sister publication to Vision Monday and a leading resource in the optical industry, announces a special installation at the upcoming Vision Expo East, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This milestone event will feature a walk through history, with a life-sized timeline that showcases 20/20’s journey over the past five decades as well as key industry milestones. Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in this brand experience, designed by Nico Roseillier, founder, designer and creative strategist, UN-TI-TLED Creative Agency, enjoying the publication’s vast history while looking back at eyewear styles, fashion and technology of the past.

Vision Expo East 2024 Unveils New Main Stage Special Events

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, have shared the lineup of events scheduled to take place at The Bridge, Vision Expo East’s main stage destination. To register for Vision Expo East, click here.

Dynamic and Comprehensive VisionEd Conference Program Announced for Vision Expo East 2024

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Thursday, February 22, 2024 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, are gearing up to bring compelling, accredited continuing education offerings to the industry at Vision Expo East 2024. The comprehensive VisionEd optometry and opticianry program will kick off on Thursday, March 14, one day prior to the celebratory exhibit hall opening on Friday, March 15 and will run through Sunday, March 17. “The VisionEd program at Vision Expo East 2024 is a testament to our commitment to advancing the eyecare industry through a strong education program that has been created by industry, for industry,” said Fran Pennella, vice president, Vision Expo at RX.

Vision Expo East 2024 to Welcome Back the Italian Trade Commission and 18 Coveted Designers

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Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-owners of Vision Expo, announced the return of the Italian Trade Commission to Vision Expo East 2024, taking place from March 14-17 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The Atelier at Vision Expo East Sells Out With Over 75 Independent, Sought-After Designers

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Friday, February 9, 2024 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Atelier at Vision Expo East 2024, a large collection of sought-after international independent designers and home to a diverse community of the industry’s leading design-led brands, will be making an enhanced, expanded and sold-out return to Vision Expo East 2024.

Mido Sees 11 Percent Rise in Attendees, Welcoming Over 40,000 From 160 Countries

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Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:21 AM MILAN—The 2024 edition of Mido concluded on February 5 with a total attendance of over 40,000 attendees during the three-day show, an 11 percent gain over last year. Mido reports that this upswing was equally distributed among Italian and international participants from 160 countries across Asia and Europe, as well as the U.S. Mido president Giovanni Vitaloni said, “Prior to the show opening, we had hoped for an increase in visitors compared to last year. Thanks to everyone’s efforts and the industry’s trust in us each year, we achieved the ambitious goal we had set for ourselves.

Vision Expo East 2024 to Unveil Eyewear and Eyecare Trends, Fashion Forward Showcases and Cutting-Edge Education at Conclusive and Celebratory NYC Show

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2024, co-hosted by The Vision Council and RX, is on track to be a landmark event for the eyecare and eyewear industry worldwide, with over 450 eyewear and eyecare companies gearing up to display their latest products and technologies across an expansive 150,000 square feet of exhibit space for one final show in New York City before heading to the sunshine state, according to an announcement from show organizers. Taking place from March 14 to 17 at the Javits Center, Vision Expo East 2024 holds particular significance as it will pay homage to its rich history in New York City before making its anticipated relocation to Orlando, Florida in 2025.

Rock4Sight Fundraiser to Celebrate Four Music Genres on March 15 in NYC

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Rock4Sight 2024 will be back at the Hard Rock Café here on Friday, March 15 to raise funds for ECN Purpose, a 501c3 charity dedicated to providing eye health education and a connection to vision care for those who are underserved.

Women In Optometry Launches Student Advisory Board

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Monday, December 4, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—In order to be representative of those ODs who will be entering the workforce in the next few years, Women In Optometry has created a WO Student Advisory board.

What's Your AI Acuity? Registration Is Now Open for Vision Monday's 2024 Leadership Summit in NYC on March 13

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Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Registration is now open for VM's 2024 Leadership Summit, which will be held in New York on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The program for the VM Summit is titled, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future." Early bird tickets and registration have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. "The growing use of Artificial Intelligence in both health care and retail portends a seismic shift in how companies are operating," noted Marge Axelrad, SVP editorial director of Vision Monday and VMAIL.

Optical Women’s Association Announces Winners of 2023 Leadership Scholarship

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Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:18 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the 2023 Leadership Scholarship awardees. The grants, valued at up to $2,000 each, will be used to provide professional mentoring opportunities to each recipient.

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2023

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Monday, November 27, 2023 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 15th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies/consumables/tools, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, patient engagement systems, online ordering website, social purpose missions, online and social media marketing services, PPE, telehealth solution, virtual/ omnichannel sales tool, sustainable eyewear materials for frames, sustainable eyewear materials for sunwear, and low vision and assistive technology.