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On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Congress passed H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act, by a vote of 220-211. Today, Thursday, March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the legislation into law as the latest and largest bill advanced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides $1.9 trillion in stimulus, emergency pandemic relief and other…

Optical Retail, Eyewear & Accessories and Sunglass & Reader Division members are invited to register now for an exclusive virtual fashion trends webinar presented by the World's Global Style Network (WGSN), the trend forecasting company considered the global authority on consumer and design trends, on Wednesday, March 31 from 2–3 p.m.…

The Vision Council is celebrating Women’s History Month this March and International Women’s Day on March 8 and is seeking members’ stories to share on our social media channels.

If you have an inspiring story to share, we encourage you to reach out.

Members are invited to share their stories for consideration on The Vision…

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 2–3:30 p.m.

Save the date for The Vision Council’s second All-Member Virtual Meeting, taking place on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 2–3:30 p.m. EST.

Following a successful All-Member Virtual Meeting in November…

Wednesday, March 31 from 2–3 p.m. EST

On Wednesday, March 31 from 2–3 p.m. EST, Optical Retail, Eyewear & Accessories and Sunglass & Reader Division members are invited to attend an exclusive virtual fashion trends webinar presented by the World’s Global Style Network (WGSN), the trend forecasting company considered the global…

Early this morning, Saturday, February 27th, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus and relief package in a 219-212 vote, sending the measure over to the U.S. Senate.

The $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus and relief proposal would be the first legislative priority of the new Administration. The package…

Golf Tournament to Relocate to Orlando, Florida to Coincide with Vision Expo East 2021

The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today share the news that Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, will host its annual…

The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the launch of VisionSAFE, an initial comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines, policies and resources designed to support a safe experience at Vision Expo East 2021, which is scheduled to take place June 2–5 at the Orange County Convention Center in…

The Vision Council encourages members to maximize their membership by taking advantage of exclusive access to the organization’s government relations and regulatory affairs (GR) team. The GR team is actively monitoring and proactively engaging key lawmakers and regulators on issues of the highest priority to the industry and is available to…

The Vision Council has released the results of the January 2021 Eyecare Provider Insights Survey. We fielded the survey to the organization’s panel of more than 1,700 eyecare providers during the last week of January. The survey, which will be conducted on an ongoing basis to track the state of the optical market, asked respondents to provide…