IDOC Returns to Orlando for National Conference: The Connection 2023

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Friday, May 27, 2022 12:27 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC has issued a “save the date” notice for the return of its annual national conference, The Connection, to be held in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 16 through Feb. 19, 2023.

PECAA Annual Meeting Shines Bright in Palm Springs

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:33 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—After a three-year hiatus and for the first time since combining with Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA), Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) welcomed more than 900 members, strategic vendor partners and industry thought leaders to reconnect in person for three days of camaraderie, education and idea exchange during its annual meeting, held from May 19-21 in Palm Springs, Calif. The event delivered a multitude of opportunities for PECAA members and their staff to connect with peers, as well as to learn more about new tools and resources now available to grow and sustain successful practices.

Show Organizers Announce Submissions Are Being Accepted for Innovation Stage Speakers and Content for Vision Expo West 2022

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today announced that submissions are being accepted for Innovation Stage speakers, presentations and panels for Vision Expo West, taking place September 14-17, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center.

Silmo Organizers Reconfirm Dates and Will Debut Optical Design Contest for Sept. 23-26, 2022 Paris Show

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:18 AM PARIS—Organizers of Silmo Paris have reconfirmed the Sept. 23-26, 2022 dates for their next in-person show, at Paris Nord Villepinte and report they will debut a new optical design contest this year, and will continue with their monthly broadcasts about the show. The next broadcast airs today on the Silmo Paris social media accounts and on the Silmo Paris social media accounts, which will feature commentator Dominique Cuvillier who will unveil the trends to come.

Prevent Blindness to Host 11th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit, a Two-Day Virtual Event

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness will host the 11th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 13-14, 2022 as a virtual event. This year’s Summit will include a variety of presentations related to the theme, “Eye-conic Approaches to Eye Health.”

AOA Foundation Announces Four Inductees for 2022 into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

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Monday, May 23, 2022 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) and Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation have announced that four doctors of optometry have been selected for induction into the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame. For 24 years, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and enduring contributions to the optometric profession, according to the recent announcement. The inductees will be honored during the AOA Awards and National Optometry Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday, June 16, during Optometry’s Meeting in Chicago.

Nominations Are Now Open for VisionPlus Awards

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:18 AM DUBAI—Nominations are now open for the VisionPlus Awards, organizers of the contest have announced. Hosted as part of the three-day VisionPlus Expo 2022 event in Dubai, the VisionPlus Awards recognizes the leading brands that have redefined the optical trade in the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region with their innovative offerings across segments. VP Awards is the only awards in the region that benchmarks the offerings of global optical brands. It tests how well the designs, the brands and the products themselves represent the taste of the optical retailers and the end consumers, organizers said.

Mido Concludes Live Show in Milan, Marking Its 50th Edition With Celebrations and Special Awards

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022 12:21 AM MILAN—The 50th edition of Mido concluded on Monday after three days at the Fiera Milano Rho conference center here, April 30-May 2. Organizers cited an enthusiastic and optimistic mood among showgoers as the international eyewear exhibition celebrated its 50+ year history in person after a two-year break due to the COVID pandemic. Organizers said, "This was a crucial event for the entire sector, an opportunity to share experiences and conduct business, as well as a chance to network, brainstorm and discuss new ideas."

Alcon Shareholders Approve All Proposals at 2022 Annual General Meeting as Company Welcomes New Board Member

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:21 AM GENEVA, Switzerland—Alcon Inc. (SIX/NYSE: ALC), a global eyecare company, has announced the approval of all proposed resolutions at its 2022 annual general meeting (AGM), which was held late last month.

Vision Source’s The Exchange 2022 Kicks Off in the Nation’s Capital to Mark Another Year of ‘United in Purpose’ and Championing Private Practice Optometry

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Friday, April 29, 2022 12:27 AM KINGWOOD, Texas—Rallying behind the event theme, “United in Purpose,” more than 1,500 members of Vision Source and their staff traveled to Washington, D.C., for The Exchange, the nation’s largest annual gathering of private practice optometrists.

Registration Opens for Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference

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Friday, April 29, 2022 12:15 AM MONROE, N.J.—Registration is now open for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International (NORA) 32nd annual conference, to be held Sept. 8-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, Ohio. The NORA annual conference is a premier event for eyecare and other health care professionals who provide rehabilitative services to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The 2022 conference will provide a variety of continuing education presentations (COPE approval pending) with key opinion leaders from optometry and other specialties offering a combination of hands-on and lecture style presentations.

100% Optical Eyewear Exhibition in the U.K. Concludes With a Record 9,680 Visitors

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:15 AM LONDON—After an enforced break of over two years, organizers of 100% Optical made its return to the ExCeL London April 23-25 with a record-breaking 9,680 attendees flocking to the U.K.’s biggest optical event. Organizers pointed out the show was the first chance for colleagues and customers to reconnect after the pandemic delayed the show twice. The three-day event featured catwalk shows, CPD seminars, independent and international eyewear designers, showcases of the latest optical technology and a host of new features, with a strong focus on sustainability.

Envision University Sets Agenda for In-Person May 22 Conference for Professionals in the Vision Rehabilitation Field

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Friday, April 15, 2022 12:21 AM WICHITA, Kan.—Organizers of the Envision Conference through Envision University have set the agenda for Envision Conference East with sessions and opportunities for professionals in the vision rehabilitation field.

opti 2022 Returns to Munich, Will Showcase Tech and Trends, With Spotlights on Sustainability and Myopia Management

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:18 AM MUNICH—After a break due to COVID-19, opti is returning to Munich, Germany this May 13 through 15 at the Fairground Munich.

The Party Scene at Vision Expo East 2022

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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.