Mido Gears Up for 2019 Show, Nominations Open for BESTORE Awards

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:30 AM MILAN—The upcoming Mido trade show opens Feb. 23 to 25, 2019 in Milan. This year’s show just like the past year will feature a range of companies from the biggest players to young start-ups, SMEs and leaders in lenses and machinery as well as the Asian manufacturers’ group stands. Additionally, nominations for the show’s BESTORE awards have now opened on its website. The BESTORE is an international contest for the best optical stores across the globe. BESTORE 2019 will focus on two fundamental aspects: design and innovation. Click here to make a nomination. Winners will be announced and awarded during Mido 2019.

SECO 2019 Registration Opens With More CE and Flexible Pricing in New Orleans

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:15 AM ATLANTA—SECO International has opened registration for SECO 2019, a leading conference providing the ophthalmic industry with educational opportunities With the kickoff of the registration cycle, the optometry community is encouraged to recognize outstanding optometric professionals within SECO member states with the annual call for nominations to award SECO Optometrist of the Year, SECO Paraoptometric of the Year, and SECO Young Optometrist of the Year, according to an announcement from the organization. When SECO 2019 opens in New Orleans from Feb. 20 to 24, attendees will have access to 50 continuing education credits over the course of the five days—30 of those over the weekend.

Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) Meeting Touches on Eyecare’s Hot Topics

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Monday, October 22, 2018 12:30 AM LAS VEGAS—The Corporate Optometry Reports (COR) meeting, held here last month in conjunction with Vision Expo, drew a cross-section of industry executives for an open discussion of key developments and issues that are the hot topics in eyecare today.

Vision Expo West 2018 Breaks Attendance Records, Show Organizers Say

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:30 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo West’s 30th anniversary was a “sweeping success,” with the overall show experiencing a nearly double digit increase in attendance compared to 2017.

Established and Emerging Panelists Set for Boutique Buyer Eyewear Panel at Expo

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Building on its past success, the Boutique Buyer Panel at Vision Expo West 2018 (Education: Sept. 26–29; Exhibit Hall; Sept. 27–29) will feature panelists from Article One, Europa Eyewear and STATE Optical Co., Eye Q Stylist and Peoples From Barbados, Gogosha Optique, Lafont, and Selima Optique, who will each bring their unique perspectives to the topic of independent eyewear. The Boutique Buyer Panel will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in the Galleria Lounge, Vision Expo Exhibit Hall. Cocktails and Networking will take place from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Wearable Beacon Technology Powers Expo’s New Vision View Program

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Monday, August 27, 2018 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo continues to invest in tools and technologies that allow attendees to personalize their experience and maximize time onsite, while helping exhibitors to increase their return on investment and receive more relevant booth traffic. The Vision View program, set to launch at Vision Expo West (Education: Sept.26 – 29; Exhibit Hall: Sept. 27 – 29) in Las Vegas, features new wearable beacon technology that will add a variety of benefits for both attendees and exhibitors.

‘Telehealth & Eyecare’ to Be Explored at Vision Expo West

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:24 AM NEW YORK—“Telehealth & Eyecare: Challenge & Opportunity” will be explored in a two-hour symposium to be held at Vision Expo West. The event, which features five ODs involved in various aspects of telehealth in their practices and businesses, is slated for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. To register go to www.reviewob.com/future. The event is part of an ongoing series “The Future of Optometry” sponsored by Essilor and produced by Review of Optometric Business (ROB), a Jobson Optical Group publication and resource.

Charmant Hosts National Sales Meeting

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Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica—Dreams Wild Orchid Resort was the backdrop of the 2018 Charmant national sales meeting. The theme of the three-day meeting was the Power of Charmant where the company concentrated on the strength of Charmant with its 35+ year legacy in the U.S., as well as the strong global presence of the Charmant Group for over 60 years worldwide.

FYidoctors Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Annual General Meeting

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Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM OTTAWA—FYidoctors, Canada’s largest doctor-owned provider of ophthalmic products and services, celebrated its 10th anniversary at the recent annual general meeting, which was held here at the Ottawa Convention Centre and Westin Hotel. More than 800 people attended the event, including optometrists, practice coaches, suppliers and other partners and eyecare professionals.

Prevent Blindness Holds 7th Annual Focus on Eye Health Summit

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Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prevent Blindness hosted the 7th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on Wednesday, July 18, at the National Press Club here. The Summit honored the 50th Anniversary of the National Eye Institute as well as included presentations related to the theme, “Research to Impact.” PDF copies of all the presentations as well as a link to the webcast are now available at www.preventblindness.org/2018-summit-presentations.

SECO 2019 to Host Annual Optometry Conference in New Orleans

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Friday, August 10, 2018 12:21 AM ATLANTA—SECO International announced that SECO, a leading annual conference, is set to take place Feb. 20 to 24, 2019, at the New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center.

Vision Expo Launches Contest to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Vision Expo West

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo has released a new video and launched a social media contest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Vision Expo West 2018 in Las Vegas.

Registration Opens for The Vision Council’s 2019 Executive Summit

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Friday, August 3, 2018 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Registration has opened for The Vision Council's 2019 Executive Summit, an exclusive event filled with opportunities for executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trends, and business strategies, according to an announcement from the organization. The Executive Summit, titled Contagious Leadership - Strategies for Cultivating People While Producing Business Results will take place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 at the Ritz Carlton & JW Marriott in Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.

Silmo Organizers Preview New Exhibition Features for Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 Event

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:27 AM PARIS—Organizers of Silmo Paris are previewing several aspects of the upcoming Silmo exhibition, to be held Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, including its role as an international exhibition and business platform for the optics and eyewear industry. The 2018 edition will include 108 new companies, including 20+ startups, according to an announcement. In addition, Silmo 2018 will deploy a series of event tools and additional media for attendees. These include:

Celebrity and Urban Driven Destination, The BLOCK, to Launch at Vision Expo West

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The BLOCK, an extension of the Galleria featuring celebrity-influenced and independently designed urban eyewear, will launch at Vision Expo West 2018 in Las Vegas.