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02/15/2019
The California Lab Committee has announced Keith Grossman as the recipient of this year's Goodfellow award. Grossman began his career in the optical industry in 1996 at Empire Optics serving under various roles including director of sales and marketing, vice president and president before co-founding Simplify Optics in 2017. You can read his bio... Read More »
02/14/2019
The Vision Council will host a series of member meetings and events during Vision Expo East 2019. View the full schedule here and click on the individual meeting name to complete registration.
02/13/2019
2019 COLA Spring Meeting April 25–26, 2019Temecula Creek InnTemecula, CA Registration is now open for the 2019 COLA Spring Meeting! Potential agenda items/topics include: Optical Technology Panel - Rightsizing your Lab with Market Changing Technology Telemedicine and the Optical Industry Emerging Optical Leaders Mock OSHA Inspection Regulatory... Read More »
02/13/2019
In support of Low Vision Awareness Month, The Vision Council is committing resources to post and promote low vision messaging, as well as target appropriate audiences that might be experiencing low vision themselves or are care givers seeking more information on the topic. Throughout February, keep an eye out for weekly permanent and story posts... Read More »
02/13/2019
The Vision Council is updating the Chemical Management and OSHA compliance resources to reflect numerous regulatory changes over the past several years. We will be sending a series of memos over the next few months, with training, templates, references, and OSHA required written programs. This fourth memo addresses OSHA's Emergency Action Plan. An... Read More »
02/07/2019
2019 COLA Spring Meeting April 25–26, 2019Temecula Creek InnTemecula, CA Please save the date for the 2019 COLA spring meeting to avoid conflicts. Registration for this popular event opens soon. Potential agenda items/topics include: Optical Technology Panel - Rightsizing your Lab with Market Changing Technology Telemedicine and the Optical... Read More »
02/07/2019
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 the needs of all... Read More »
02/06/2019
2019 COLA Spring Meeting April 25–26, 2019Temecula Creek InnTemecula, CA Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Golf Tournament held in conjunction with the 2019 COLA Spring Meeting. Individual holes: $200 each Full course (18 holes) if available: $3,000 Branded golf balls (12 dozen): $750 or $250 to provide own golf balls Drink cart... Read More »
02/04/2019
Dear Valued Member, The Vision Council's Lens Processing & Technology (LPT) Division is pleased to announce the selection of Steven Schneider, vice president of aftermarket products/sales at Satisloh North America, as the Division chair as of January 2019. In addition, Stephen Shanbaum, senior software developer at Ocuco, is assuming the role... Read More »
01/28/2019
Dear Low Vision Division Members, As we transition into new Low Vision Division leadership, I wanted to say what an honor it was to serve all the members during my tenure as chair. Although we are the smallest division of The Vision Council and have had a limited budget, we've made good progress on several fronts. I believe we have been successful... Read More »

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