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06/20/2019
The Vision Council testified this afternoon, Thursday, June 20, at the China 301 Tariffs Hearing Panel in Washington D.C. on behalf of the optical industry. Kenneth Bradley, Chairman of The Vision Council Board of Directors, spoke in opposition of eyewear and eyecare products being included in the possible additional tariff that could reach 25... Read More »
06/18/2019
The Vision Council, in partnership with the below organizations, filed a joint letter over the weekend to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in opposition of the China 301 duties on optical products. We would like to thank the following organizations for their support on this important issue: American Academy of Ophthalmology National... Read More »
06/17/2019
The rich history of the optical industry is celebrated through the annual induction of individuals into the Lab Division Hall of Fame. Individuals selected for membership to the Hall of Fame are those who have influenced or contributed to the advancement of the optical laboratory industry. Call for Nominations The Lab Division Hall of Fame... Read More »
06/13/2019
With National Sunglasses Day 2019 just two weeks away, The Vision Council is excited to help its member organizations and the industry at large prepare for this commemorative event to spread the message of ultraviolet (UV) eye protection to the masses. As your organization solidifies its plans for National Sunglasses Day on June 27, keep the... Read More »
06/11/2019
Template Letters Available for Member Use To assist members interested in filing comments on the impending increase of the China 301 duties on optical products, The Vision Council has created template letters, which can be accessed here. Please make any changes to this template based on your company's perspective and incorporate your corporate... Read More »
06/10/2019
Last week The Vision Council hosted the second of four events in their new Summit Series. The Optical Innovation Summit—held June 5–6 in Boulder, Colorado—gathered C-level executives and emerging companies in the vision care space to discuss the inevitable changes affecting optical retail. With the goal of advancing technologies and business... Read More »
06/06/2019
To assist members interested in filing comments on the impending increase of the China 301 duties on optical products, The Vision Council has created template letters, which can be accessed here. Please make any changes to this template based on your company's perspective and incorporate your corporate letterhead (PDF formats will be accepted).... Read More »
06/05/2019
National Sunglasses Day 2019 is right around the corner and The Vision Council wants to know your celebratory plans! Keep us in the loop to ensure your receiving the utmost support by clicking the button, below. Click here to share how you plan to celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27! Whether your organization is planning social media... Read More »
06/04/2019
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 critical... Read More »
05/31/2019
As National Sunglasses Day approaches, The Vision Council encourages the optical industry to utilize all social media platforms and the official hashtags, #SunglassSelfie and #NationalSunglassesDay, to spread the message of the importance of ultraviolet (UV) eye protection to consumers. By using the hashtags #SunglassSelfie and #... Read More »

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