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Dear Valued Member,

The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions have announced the decision to cancel Vision Expo West 2020, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 23–26. Over the past several months, Reed Exhibitions’ Vision Expo team and The Vision Council worked together to prepare and plan for the highly anticipated…

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will be publishing notice that it is granting an exclusion from the China 301 duties for reading glasses classifiable in subheading 9004.90.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States. Specifically, the exclusion will cover “non-prescription spectacles, other than sunglasses (described…

The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

Half of the US…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will extend the current enforcement moratorium on Unique Device Identifier (UDI) labeling and reporting requirements an additional two years, making the new deadline September 24, 2022. This provides all companies involved with class I medical devices additional time to implement…

Last Thursday, The Vision Council issued an alert regarding U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer’s testimony before Congress stating that if existing China 301 exclusions, including exclusions on plastic and metal spectacle frames, were extended the extensions would expire at the end of 2020. Following the testimony on Friday,…

The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

Total vision…

The Vision Council has been closely monitoring the refund process for spectacle frames from China that were subject to China 301 duties and would like to share the following updates with members.

First, at this time, we again encourage all members to contact their Customs broker as soon as possible to coordinate refund efforts. On June…

The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

ECPs are…

Dear Valued Member,

I am pleased to invite you to a virtual presentation highlighting The Vision Council’s 2019 U.S. Up to $50 Plano Sunglass Retail Market Report. On Tuesday, June 23 at 2 p.m. EDT, Gerry Fultz, research consultant for The Vision Council, and I will present the detailed, retailer level report, which was created by the…

The Vision Council serves as a leading resource for the most comprehensive optical industry research, fielding surveys on a regular basis to monitor attitudes and behaviors among consumers, industry member companies and eyecare professionals. Below is a snapshot of compelling data from the research team’s recent studies.

Sales reps…