The Vision Council Announces Year-End CE Promotion for Eyecare Providers

November 29
Alexandria, VA (November 28, 2012) - If you're scrambling to meet your annual continuing education (CE) requirements, The Vision Council has a timely Holiday gift just for you. Now through December 31, eyecare providers can earn free CE credits through The Vision Council's online education portal, available at This... Read More »

Join the Conversation at the 2013 Executive Summit

October 18
Alexandria, VA (October 17, 2012) - Registration opens today for The Vision Council's 2013 Executive Summit, the must-attend business strategy and networking event for senior and C-level executives. The annual meeting will return to The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, in Miami, Fla., January 16-18, and is expected to draw more than 250 key players from... Read More »

The Vision Council Wins Awards in 2012 National Health Information Awards Program

October 9
Alexandria, VA (October 9, 2012) - The Vision Council was selected as a winner in the 19th annual National Health Information AwardsSM. This program recognizes the nation's best consumer health information programs and materials. The Kids Ultraviolet (UV) Brochure with Stickers received a Silver Award for Booklet / Brochure /Pamphlet and the 2011/... Read More »

European Sunglass Association and The Vision Council Announce Merger

October 3
Alexandria, VA (October 3, 2012) - The European Sunglass Association (ESA) and The Vision Council today announced their intent to merge. Both parties signed a comprehensive Joint Operating Agreement - effective immediately - with the goal of fully merging the ESA into The Vision Council within 12-months. Leadership from the ESA and The Vision... Read More »

Protecting Eyes on Independence Day

July 3
Alexandria, VA (July 3, 2012) - As families and individuals prepare to celebrate Independence Day, The Vision Council and Prevent Blindness America urge Americans to safeguard eyes from holiday-related hazards. This Fourth of July, the U.S. Fire Administration projects that approximately 9,000 people will be treated at emergency rooms for firework... Read More »

Registration is Now Open for the Annual Optical Lab Division Meeting

May 17
Alexandria, VA (May 17, 2012) - Registration for the 2012 Optical Lab Division (formerly the Optical Laboratories Association) meeting, held September 5-8 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, is now open. The annual event will once again be held in conjunction with the education and exhibits at International Vision Expo West.... Read More »

For Millions of Americans, Missing Sunglasses Means Harmful Exposure to UV

May 15
Alexandria, VA (May 15, 2012) - More than 55 percent of adults in the United States lose or break their sunglasses every year, according to a new consumer media report by The Vision Council. For these and the 27 percent of adults who do not ever wear sunglasses, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation could end up costing them a lot more than a new... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces Leadership Changes

April 27
Alexandria, VA (April 27, 2012) - The Vision Council is excited to announce a series of changes to its leadership. Effective May 1, Mike Daley joins the team as a full-time employee and will serve as the new Liaison to the Optical Lab Division. In this role, Mike will represent the viewpoint of the Lab Division at the staff level, and interact... Read More »

Dates Announced for The Vision Council's 2013 Executive Summit

April 17
Alexandria, VA (April 17, 2012) - Mark your calendar for the most valuable optical industry interaction of the year. The Vision Council announced today that the 2013 Executive Summit will be held a week earlier, January 16-18, to accommodate the growing number of executives. Building on the success of last year's record-breaking event, the annual... Read More »

Record Numbers Gather at Executive Summit to Strategize, Innovate and Network

February 2
Alexandria, VA (February 10, 2012) - The Vision Council's 2012 Executive Summit, held at the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Fla., January 25-27, drew more than 255 C-level executives from the optical industry, a new record for the organization's annual meeting. The Executive Summit continues to be the premiere gathering place for leaders from all... Read More »