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On Friday, October 11, 2019, President Trump announced that the planned increase from 25 percent to 30 percent on the China 301 duties scheduled for October 15, 2019 has been delayed indefinitely. This increase covered tariff numbers identified on China 301 lists 1, 2 and 3. Notably, this delay affects eyeglass cases, eyeglass cleaning solutions,... Read More »
Dear Valued Member, As a member of The Vision Council you play a fundamental role in moving the optical industry forward by contributing your skills and services, voicing your opinions, and participating in initiatives and forums put on by the organization. As The Vision Council's leadership team sets out to learn more about diversity and... 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, On Oct. 2, 2019, the World Trade Organization (WTO) authorized President Trump to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European goods as part of a dispute involving illegal subsidies provided to Airbus. After a review of the list of European goods subject to these new tariffs, it has been determined that, as of now, the only... Read More »
Dear Lab Division Member, Thank you to all who attended the Lab Division meeting during Vision Expo West last week! The program featured thought-leaders, specialized experts and panelists who tackled trending industry topics of importance to labs, as well as provided dedicated networking time with industry peers. Please find the agenda for the... Read More »
Dear Lens Processing & Technology Division Member, Thank you to all who attended the Lens Processing & Technology (LPT) Division meeting during Vision Expo West last week! The meeting featured a Vision Expo update, a synopsis of The Vision Council's research team's LPT Equipment Tracker Study, a look into The Vision Council's marketing... 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 »
Powerpoint Presentation Now Available Thank you to all who attended The Vision Council's Insights: An All Member Session at Vision Expo West. We had a great turnout and appreciate everyone who was able to join. Please click here to view the full PowerPoint presentation from the meeting. We're looking forward to sharing more information at our... Read More »
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. at Vision Expo West 2019! Join us for a light breakfast and networking opportunity before the program begins at 9 a.m. To view the full schedule, please click here. To register,... Read More »
Dear Valued Member, As the Chair of The Vision Council Lab Division, I would like to personally invite you to attend the Lab Division Hall of Fame and Directors' Choice Award celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. in conjunction with Vision Expo West 2019 in Las Vegas. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Lab Division Hall... Read More »