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I am so glad that you will be joining us next week in beautiful Temecula for the 2018 COLA Spring Meeting. The agenda for the event is now available, and can be viewed online here. As you can see, we've packed in some terrific content that will benefit your business, while also allowing ample time for networking (the number one rated benefit of... Read More »
To whom it may concern: It was brought to the attention of The Vision Council that a number of our members may face security concerns during the sharing of lens data. As information is shared between your LMS and the LDS/Calculation Server, there are numerous companies with outdated network security settings that may expose them to corruption or... Read More »
The Low Vision Division sponsors Continuing Education Courses at Vision Expo. As a benefit, Low Vision Division members are able to obtain the list of CE attendees to use for marketing purposes. We have posted a list of contacts who attended the Low Vision Division courses during 2018 Vision Expo East. To download the lists, please log-in to the... Read More »
The Vision Council is encouraging you to begin planning for National Sunglasses Day 2018, now! Building upon the overwhelming success of the 2017 campaign – which went viral, trending on social media and garnering more than 900 million consumer media impressions – it’s our goal to see National Sunglasses Day promoted and celebrated everywhere... Read More »
Reminder: Sponsorship Opportunities at the COLA Spring Meeting 2018 Golf Tournament 2018 COLA Spring MeetingApril 26–27, 2018 Temecula Creek Inn Temecula, CA A few sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Golf Tournament held in conjunction with the 2018 COLA Spring Meeting. Individual holes: $200 eachBranded golf balls (12 dozen): $... Read More »
Multi-State Update on Managed Vision Care Laws Bryan Cave and Associates has recently provided an update on changes to the State Managed Vision Care laws in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Vermont and Virginia, as well as 13 others states with existing MVC related laws. The detailed... Read More »
Some Optical Products Dodge Proposed China Tariff. Others, Not So Lucky. On April 3, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) published a proposed list of imported products that it intends to subject to an additional 25% tariff if those products originate from China. The proposed action is the outgrowth of the USTR’s investigation... Read More »
Prop 65 Updates and More at the 2018 COLA Spring Meeting Register Now for the 2018 COLA Spring MeetingDiscounted room block availability expires April 9 2018 COLA Spring MeetingApril 26–27, 2018Temecula Creek InnTemecula, CA   The importance of maintaining legally sustainable warnings was demonstrated with the recent filing of a Prop 65 Notice of... Read More »
LPT Division Meeting Updates Now Available The meeting materials are now available for the LPT Division Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2018 Executive Summit. The meeting covered a broad spectrum of topics for members including updates from The Vision Council's Shows, Marketing and Research teams. This published divisional update includes... Read More »
First Prop 65 BpA Notice of Violation Filed for Optical Product The importance of maintaining legally sustainable warnings was demonstrated with the recent filing of a Prop 65 Notice of Violation against a retailer allegedly selling sunglasses containing BpA. The revised Prop 65 warning language goes into effect on August 31, 2018, affecting those... Read More »