Transitions Optical Announces 2022 Golf Tournament Sponsorship With Four Premier Golf Events Across the U.S.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Aiming to further bring to life the power and relevance of Transitions lenses to an audience spending significant time in changing light conditions, Transitions Optical on Tuesday announced a robust corporate marketing platform with a national golf organization, focused on expanding brand visibility with activations at four golf tournaments. Through this relationship, Transitions Optical will further reach “a prime target consumer to create interest in wearing Transitions lenses,” according to the company’s announcement.

Transitions Optical Announces Winners of the Transitions Innovation Awards During Ceremony at the 25th Transitions Academy

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Monday, June 6, 2022 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical Inc. announced the winners of its annual Transitions Innovation Awards during the closing ceremony here at the 25th Transitions Academy meeting. The awards recognize both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts to support Transitions lenses. More than 850 people representing many countries attended the event at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes. “Honoring this incredible group of Transitions Innovation Awards winners and finalists was a perfect way to round off our 25th anniversary celebration of Transitions Academy,” said Drew Smith, director, North America channels, Transitions Optical.

SUNY College of Optometry's Eyes on New York/Eye Ball Gala Saw Record Funds Raised for Students and Recognized Dr. David Heath

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Monday, April 25, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—SUNY College of Optometry celebrated 50 years of accomplishment earlier this month here at a special  event which combined the Optometric Center of New York's Eyes on New York Gala alongside the annual Student Eye Ball at Edison Ballroom.

New Essilor Vision Care Center to Host First Virtual Global Varilux Summit

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:27 AM DALLAS—Essilor announces the creation of a state-of-the-art digital event platform, the Essilor Vision Care Center, and opens registration for the center’s inaugural event: the Global Varilux Summit.

My Vision Show Announces Rewind, Opens Doors to All Exhibitors

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Friday, October 15, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—My Vision Show, a producer of virtual and interactive events, has announced the first My Vision Show Rewind.

OWA to Host Live, In-Person Regional Event During Vision Expo East in Orlando on June 3

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will be hosting its first 2021 live and in-person regional event during Vision Expo East at the Orange County Convention Center later this week.

ABB Optical Group Opens Fabrication Lab in Northern Kentucky

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group cut the ribbon in mid-November on a new optical lens fabrication facility and laboratory in Erlanger, Ky. The 42,000 square-foot facility replaces the company’s existing 8,000 square-foot building in nearby Cincinnati. The lab’s current staff of more than 60 people will move into the new building, which in the future is expected to employ approximately 200 individuals, according to an announcement.

Charmant Heads to Texas to Celebrate Sales Achievements for 2019

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant USA held its National Sales Meeting from November 14—17, 2019, at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. Over the course of the four-day event, the Charmant team, including executives, the nationwide sales force, and guests, celebrated the company’s 2019 achievements and planned for 2020

CooperVision Event Focuses on Parents’ Misunderstanding of Myopia

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—CooperVision hosted an event here in early November to unveil new research indicating that parents are not well-informed about myopia. The event featured a panel discussion of the implications of the research and highlights from the Harris Poll survey results.

Opticians Association of Massachusetts Pays Tribute to the Late Charles Walsh

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass.—For the 10th year, the Opticians Association of Massachusetts (OAM) held their annual meeting at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center at the site of the former American Optical Company on Nov. 2 and 3. As part of the weekend, a tribute was held at the Optical Heritage Museum for the late Charles Walsh, where a plaque was installed in his honor. Chuck Walsh, who was the founding program director for the opticianry program at Worcester Industrial Technical Institute and taught there for 32 years, passed away last year.

The Vision Council Unveils a Reimagination of Vision Expo, to Debut at Vision Expo East

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Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Citing the year 2020’s optical symbolism for the eyecare industry, The Vision Council is revealing “the reimagining of its signature event, Vision Expo. “Innovation has always been at the heart of the industry as well as the biannual Vision Expo, the definitive trade event for ophthalmic professionals,” the organization said, adding, “Now, The Vision Council, together with co-owner of the Show, Reed Exhibitions, aims to mark a new era for Vision Expo with a laser-like focus on discovery, connection and experience.” Noted Ashley Mills, The Vision Council CEO, “Incremental improvement isn’t enough. We have worked with our partners to completely reimagine the show, with a new focus on discovery, connection and experience.”

SECO 20/20 Expands Advanced Learning with Groundbreaking New Formats

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Friday, December 13, 2019 12:24 AM
ATLANTA—The SECO 20/20 conference has enriched its robust options for advanced learning and will provide “learning for every office member,” with each session also offering “actionable takeaways and business best practices,” according to an announcement this week. SECO 20/20, which will be held here March 4-8, has been providing the optometric profession educational opportunities since 1923, the announcement added. Launching at the 2020 conference, SECO will introduce diverse methods for idea sharing to support professionals to manage the changing landscape of clinical, technical and administrative health care. These enhancements include the addition of new programs, new learning formats and a strategic MedPro360 initiative in collaboration with the Allied Ophthalmic Professionals committees, SECO's commitment to world-class education continues to be the foundation for the annual meeting, the announcement said.

SUNY Optometry Honors Essilor’s Sagnieres and Columbia’s Hood

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Monday, June 10, 2019 1:00 AM NEW YORK—SUNY Optometry held its 45th commencement ceremony last month. Students, parents, friends, the Optometric Foundation of New York board and other guests gathered at the Roosevelt Hotel to witness the College grant the OD, PhD and MS in vision science and advanced certificate in optometry business management.

Panel Speakers Now Set for First Women In Optometry Summit

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Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Holistic leadership coach Amina AlTai, will present the keynote at the inaugural Women In Optometry Summit, Flex Your Superpowers, on Wednesday, June 19, held at the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry. Her focus on the essential elements of living your best professional life will emphasize methods to grow and flex leadership and negotiating skills.

Optical Women’s Association Hosts New York City Events During Vision Expo

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 3:00 PM NEW YORK—Just prior to the start of Vision Expo East, The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) honored three of its own at a Champagne Breakfast held here at the Edison Ballroom. The 2019 honorees reflect the OWA’s core values of enhancing the leadership and professional development of women in optical industry, the organization said.