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Dear Valued Member,

As the global voice for vision care products and services, The Vision Council represents many manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry and aims to position members for success in a competitive marketplace.

The Vision Council continuously evaluates and evolves member services to ensure that they meet…

New at Vision Expo West 2019, The Vision Council will be hosting a meeting for all members—Insights: An All Member Session—prior to individual Division meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Register now here!

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U.S. to Raise Section 301 Tariffs to 30 Percent on October 1 for First, Second and Third Lists of Merchandise; New Fourth List Tariffs to be Increased to 15 Percent as of September 1.

Trump Threatens to Use Extraordinary Powers Against U.S. Companies Manufacturing in China

On Aug. 23, 2019, President Trump Tweeted…

Save the date to join your peers at The Vision Council's 2020 Executive Summit—to be held Jan. 29–31 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida.

Taking place at a new luxury location for the Summit, this exclusive event is filled with…

You're invited to join The Vision Council at the Lab Division Hall of Fame award ceremony and reception on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. in conjunction with Vision Expo West 2019 in Las Vegas.

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New at Vision Expo West 2019, The Vision Council will be hosting a meeting for all members—Insights: An All Member Session—prior to individual Division meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Click here to register now!

Join…

The Vision Council will host a series of member meetings and events during Vision Expo West 2019. Click here to view the full schedule.

Dear Members,

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z80 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Ophthalmic Optics is honored to be selected as the host organization for the fall 2019 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC172/SC7 Ophthalmic Optics and Instruments meeting. The standards process serves as the…

President Trump Tweeted today his intention to subject the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports to a 10 percent tariff as of Sept. 1, 2019. According to the Tweet, the increased tariffs are the result of China's failure to purchase large quantities of U.S. agricultural products and its inability to stop the flow of Chinese-origin Fentanyl…

Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2019 Lab Division Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Vision Council is pleased to announce the Lab Division's Directors' Choice Award recipient and the industry veterans who have been selected to be inducted into the Lab Division Hall of Fame for 2019.

The Division has named Steve Sutherlin,…