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The Vision Council is capitalizing on South by Southwest (SXSW) with a private event to spread awareness of the importance of eyecare and eyewear. The private event—which is invite-only, and geared toward consumer-facing media, fashion/lifestyle/health/tech influencers and renowned celebrities—will promote all of The Vision Council's messaging,... Read More »
April 25–26, 2019Temecula Creek InnTemecula, CA Registration is now open for the 2019 COLA Spring Meeting! The public comment for our Safe Use Determination closes in early April. Register today to ensure that you know the very latest on The Vision Council's SUD Application and what the recent OEHHA Notice of Completeness means specifically for... Read More »
On Sunday, Feb. 24, President Trump announced that he would extend the deadline for the anticipated tariff increase on Chinese goods under subject "list three" of his Section 301 tariffs. Originally scheduled to take effect on March 1, the action would have raised existing ad valorem tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on a wide array of Chinese... Read More »
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a public notice that it has accepted The Vision Council's application for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for bisphenol A (BpA) exposure in its member companies' eyewear products. This means OEHHA concluded The Vision Council's information and test... Read More »
Dear Member, The Vision Council's fourth quarter 2018 LPT Tracker Study is now available for download. This quarterly-produced study examines independent eyecare provider practices regarding their in-office equipment, software purchases and needs. As always, you can also contact us for our customizable research offerings, taking a deeper look into... Read More »
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 »
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 »
Dear Vision Expo East Exhibitor, Thank you for your support of Vision Expo East in New York City. With Vision Expo quickly approaching, attendance is looking strong overall, and we are thrilled at the response to new experiential enhancements we're adding to ensure a very valuable week in New York. The Exhibit Hall will feature inspiring content... Read More »
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 »
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.