The 2017 COLA Spring Meeting will be held next week, April 27-28, 2017 at the Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA. This year's event will focus on the state of optical labs as we embrace Industry 4.0—the fourth Industrial Revolution—where machines are infused with intelligence; more specifically, artificial intelligence for the manufacturing optical... Read More »
The Lens Processing & Technology division of The Vision Council is pleased to announce that the Data Communications Standard committee, chaired by Mr. Robert Shanbaum of Ocuco Inc., has approved version 3.11 of the standard for publication. This new version contains many enhancements to the standard developed over the last two and a half years... Read More »
On behalf of our member companies, The Vision Council began a direct dialogue with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August of 2015 related to the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) issue. Because of the complex nature of prescription lens manufacturing, The Vision Council sought to gain an exemption from this regulation citing that... Read More »
The Vision Council’s National Sunglasses Day 2016 campaign earned a Bronze Bulldog Media Relations Award for best use of social media in the business/consumer space via Bulldog Reporter, an organization dedicated to facilitating public relations and corporate communications professionals to achieve superior competitive performance. All Bulldog... Read More »
Register now for the Fashion Trends Presentation at Vision Expo East. Presented by Sidney Morgan-Petro, Retail Editor at New York-based fashion trending company WGSN, this session offers the latest trends of 2017 in both fashion and eyewear.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Fashion Trends Presentation11 a.m.–12 noonTimes Square Ballroom B Crowne Plaza... Read More »
The Vision Council secured a spring eyewear and sunwear trends segment for its Eyecessorize campaign that aired Friday, March 24, on “Daytime”, a nationally syndicated lifestyle show that has an estimated audience of 2,209,570 viewers. Presented by beauty and lifestyle expert, Kate De Ponte the segment is also available on wfla.com garnering 1.4... Read More »
In her refusal letter, the PTO Examiner noted that the Snapchat application describes hardware and peripherals that are optical instruments, including lenses and a frame. Her examination determined that the term “spectacles” is used to describe many other optical products, including an existing device advertised as a “spectacle with a camera”.... Read More »
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has again updated Import Alert 86-07, which is its list of foreign manufacturers whose FDA regulated products are to be detained by the FDA without physical examination if those products are introduced into the commerce of the United States. In other words, if you purchase certain goods from one of the... Read More »
The Vision Council's Low Vision Division is hosting its Spring meeting via webinar to provide updates on low vision-related initiatives.
Registration information will be sent as we get closer to the meeting.
Thursday, April 20, 20171–3 p.m. EDT
Dial-In: (866) 200-5786International Dial-In: (303) 218-2281Conference ID: 4782242
Contact Greg Chavez... Read More »
The latest session of The Vision Council's Lab Division Customer Service Training is now available! This quarter’s topic is “Take the Call or Make the Call.”
Mike Karlsrud of The Karlsrud Company and Karen Michaelson of Vision Ease host this 20 minute session that you'll want every member of your customer service team to listen to.
We recognize... Read More »