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12/13/2019
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a press release reporting that the U.S. and China have reached a "phase one" agreement to the trade war between the two countries. Toward that goal, the U.S. has agreed to suspend implementation of additional China 301 duties on what is called List 4B tariff numbers, which had... Read More »
12/12/2019
Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The legislation includes expansions of Medicare benefits to include vision, dental and hearing. As passed by the House, H.R. 3 adds the following: Comprehensive Medicare Part B vision coverage for the first time; and New vision... Read More »
12/10/2019
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 »
12/06/2019
Dear Valued Member, The Vision Council in partnership with Reed Exhibitions is proud to announce the reimagination of Vision Expo. Innovation has always been at the heart of the industry and Vision Expo is no different. With the symbolism of 2020 for the eyecare and eyewear industry, we're taking the opportunity to act on the feedback from both... Read More »
12/02/2019
Dear Low Vision Division Member, Thank you to all who attended the Low Vision Division (LVD) fall meeting in Orlando, Florida, in October. The meeting featured updates from the education committee, the Think About Your Eyes campaign, the government and regulatory affairs team, The Vision Council's research team and the Emerging Optical Leaders,... Read More »
11/26/2019
Don't miss your chance to connect with your fellow industry executives and learn from global thought leaders at The Vision Council's 2020 Executive Summit! The Vision Council's 2020 Executive Summit—to take place Jan. 29–31 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida—is the exclusive event offering opportunities for executive-... Read More »
11/26/2019
This is a reminder that companies interested in filing original petitions, or renewal petitions, for duty suspensions or reductions must do so before the close of business (5:15 EST) on December 10, 2019. If granted, a suspension would be effective for a renewable three-year period starting on January 1, 2021. Late petitions will not be accepted,... Read More »
11/22/2019
Dear Valued Member, Earlier this year, The Vision Council and Think About Your Eyes commissioned a national in-depth quantitative research study on consumer attitudes and behaviors related to the vision industry. We surveyed 1,200 people across the U.S., and among other things we identified four audience segments to aid the industry's targeting... Read More »
11/21/2019
Dear Valued Member, The Vision Council has appointed Hayley Rakus as Public Relations Manager. In this role, she will oversee The Vision Council's consumer and trade media campaigns including Vision Expo. A seasoned communications professional with extensive experience in the lifestyle and hospitality market, Hayley spent six years in New York... Read More »
11/18/2019
Dear Valued Member, Earlier this year, The Vision Council and Think About Your Eyes commissioned a national in-depth quantitative research study on consumer attitudes and behaviors related to the vision industry. We surveyed 1,200 people across the U.S., and among other things we identified four audience segments to aid the industry's targeting... Read More »

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