Registration Is Now Open for Vision Expo West 2021

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Friday, July 23, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration is now open for Vision Expo West 2021, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With Las Vegas fully reopened, the Show organizers, The Vision Council and RX, are planning a robust Show experience featuring several new neighborhoods, in addition to the return of The Suites, as well as extensive education opportunities and the return of the OptiCon @ Vision Expo program and hub.

Prevent Blindness Holds 10th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit as Expanded Two-Day Virtual Event

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness held the 10th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a virtual event on July 14 and 15, 2021. This year’s Summit included a variety of presentations and discussions related to the theme, "Our Changing Vision” with more than 1,000 registered attendees. In addition to a wide variety of presentations and moderated discussions, the Summit provided attendees with the opportunity to visit virtual booths of event sponsors, as well as chat and network with fellow attendees and presenters.

Looking Ahead, AOA Leaders and Members Focus on ‘Recovery and Renewal’ at Optometry’s Meeting

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:27 AM DENVER—Gathering for their first in-person meeting in two years, doctors of optometry, students and paraoptometrics brought a renewed energy and sense of purpose to Optometry’s Meeting 2021, the American Optometric Association annual conference held here last week.

AOA Congress Elects 2021-2022 Board of Trustees, Approves Resolutions

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:24 AM DENVER—The 124th Annual AOA Congress elected the AOA’s 2021-2022 Board of Trustees during the final day of Optometry’s Meeting here, last week.

SPECS AND THE CITY Is a New Eyewear and Cultural Event Series Set to Launch in Several European Cities

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Friday, June 18, 2021 12:18 AM PARIS—Copenhagen Specs and Silmo, two groups who have partnered on optical shows and events in the past, are debuting a new addition to their family of events, called SPECS AND THE CITY.

DaTE Exhibit to Return to Florence, Italy Sept. 11 to 13

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:15 AM MILAN—DaTE, the international trade show featuring avant-garde eyewear is set to return with its ninth edition to Florence, Italy from September 11 to 13 this year. The Fall-Winter 2021-22 show will return to the centrally-located  Stazione Leopolda, easily reached by car and train from various points within Italy, organizers said. The exhibition is focusing on a core aim of "heralding—through creativity and innovation—the re-opening and progress in the world of eyewear." Stated Giovanni Vitaloni, president of DaTE, "We are faced with a new challenge in 2021. Our aim is to send a strong message to the industry, mobilizing all of the industry movers and shakers who, thanks to their innovative prowess, embody the ability to build the future. For anyone engaged in research, experimentation and innovation. This is a custom-made event, an all-important business 'runway' to showcase their ideas and products that are an expression of change, the change we need, after the hiatus caused by the pandemic."

Mido Digital Edition Brings International Attendance, Trading on B2B Exhibition Platform Continues

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:21 AM MILAN–Mido organizers provided an update on the international attendance at its recently-concluded Mido 2021 Digital Edition, which hosted a series of programs and special sessions, discussions and trend reports on a specially-designed, immersive virtual platform held here on July 5-7 here. Show organizers reported nearly 50,000 interactions on the business platform, 438 display pages, over 5,700 registered users, 50 percent international attendance, numbers for what they call a "transition edition," between the pandemic and the live show next year, which  reaffirm  Mido’s international appeal. The next dates for an in-person Mido exhibition will be Feb. 12-14, 2022.

MIDO's Digital Edition Launches Today, Through June 7, Organizers Reveal Full Program Agenda and Other Virtual Exhibition Details

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Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:21 AM MILAN—MIDO's Digital Edition, a virtual platform of exhibitors, special presentations and guest speakers, opens today, June 5 running through June 7.

British Contact Lens Association's Clinical Conference in Mid-June Now Officially COPE Accredited

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:21 AM MANCHESTER, England—The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) announced this week that U.S.-based eyecare practitioners can earn up to 10 COPE points by attending the first-ever virtual BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition. The event, which this year is being live streamed around the world over a 30-hour period across different time zones, will take place June 13-14. COPE accreditation has now been secured, meaning attendees can earn points by attending the sessions that examine the findings of BCLA Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR)—equivalent to 10-hours of accredited education, according to the announcement.

Vision Expo East 2021 Explores Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Series of Panels and Courses

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Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today shared details on the panels, discussions and education courses dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion planned for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Organizers of Vision Expo Announce Vision Expo+, a Free, Three-Day Virtual Extension of the Vision Expo East Experience Delivered Through ShopVISION

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, the organizers of Vision Expo, today announced Vision Expo+, a free digital extension of the Vision Expo East experience that will be offered from June 3-5 in conjunction with Vision Expo East 2021 through ShopVISION, a new global sourcing platform.  Vision Expo+ reflects an effort by the Show organizers to accommodate members of the vision care community from around the globe by providing more ways for the community to experience Vision Expo East, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando.

Mido's June 5-7 Event to Be a Digital Edition, Featuring a Range of Virtual Events and Exhibits, While Debut of Mido B-to-B Platform Bows May 28

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Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:15 AM MILAN Italy—Mido provided more details yesterday for what will be its upcoming Digital Edition of the international optical trade exhibition and conference which will be held from Saturday, June 5 through Monday, June 7 this year. Mido will also debut a new 360° format that will guarantee an innovative experience for business-to-business exhibitors and attendees, with a new platform to debut on May 28. The next in-person edition of Mido is to be held at Rho-Pero center from Feb. 12 to 14, 2022, organizers said.

Show Organizers Announce Education Program Planned for Vision Expo East 2021

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Friday, May 14, 2021 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the education program curated by the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

SECO 2021 Wraps First Hybrid Meeting and House of Delegates Elects New Officers

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Friday, May 14, 2021 12:27 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, host of the leading continuing education meeting for optometrists and allied health care ophthalmic professionals, held its annual Congress here from April 28 to May 2.

Vision Expo East 2021 Announces Event Schedule for The Seen

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, have announced the schedule of events set to take place at The Seen, a new main stage destination, during Vision Expo East 2021. Designed to serve as a collaborative learning environment, The Seen will host a series of panels and presentations, including the EYE2EYE Series, an educational series of panels and discussions designed to provide exclusive insights on topics to inform, empower and challenge attendees, ranging from business and marketing strategies to tactics for creating an inclusive work environment.