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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Dear Valued Member, After the standard three-year term, and countless contributions and dedicated service, Fredric Grethel is stepping down as the The Vision Council's Sunglasses & Reader Division (SRD) chair. We are pleased to announce the selection of Renato Cappuccitti, senior vice president of sales and marketing at BluTech and former vice... Read More »
Dear Valued Member, The Emerging Optical Leaders (EOL) are currently in need of mentors to participate in this year's EOL mentorship program, as popularity has grown for EOL members to take advantage of the program's offerings. As part of the program, each mentor and mentee will receive a copy of the 212 Leadership Book as a resource to navigate... Read More »
Think About Your Eyes, the vision industry's national awareness campaign to promote annual eye exams, launched its 2019 advertising campaign earlier this month. Through a combination of advertising, social media promotion, and media relations, the campaign is changing the public's behavior towards this vital health check-up. TV ads appearing on... Read More »
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 third memo addresses Lockout-Tagout. 29 CFR 1910.147,... Read More »
The Vision Council secured a readers-focused segment for its Eyecessorize campaign that debuted on Dec. 29, 2018, and continued to air through Jan. 4, 2019, on "Coffee with America," a nationally syndicated morning TV show with an estimated viewership of 2.51 million. The segment is also available on coffeewithamerica.com, which reaches over 15,... Read More »
Room Block Extended Until January 9! Time is running out to register for the 2019 Executive Summit being held Jan. 30–Feb. 1, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Florida. To assure your spot at this must-attend event for industry leaders, please register today. We have sold-out of our room block at the Ritz Carlton. Rooms are still available for... Read More »