Eyecessorize Reaches Social Media Milestone

September 25
Alexandria, VA (September 24, 2013) - Eyecessorize, The Vision Council's campaign to increase awareness of the fashion and lifestyle aspects of eyewear, recently achieved a social media milestone today, surpassing the 100,000 likes mark on its official Facebook page ( The fashion eyewear page has been growing steadily... Read More »

The Vision Council Teams Up with Duke University Blue Devils' Rep to Promote Vision Protection

September 6
Alexandria, VA (September 6, 2013) - Nearly 25 million U.S. children will participate in a competitive school sports program this fall, and every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the U.S. will treat a sports-related eye injury. While 42,000 sports-related eye injuries require emergency care each year, The Vision Council recognizes that many can be... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces 2014 Executive Summit Agenda and Speaker Lineup

September 5
Alexandria, VA (September 5, 2013) - The Vision Council, the largest association of manufacturers and suppliers of the optical industry, has announced its 2014 Executive Summit agenda and keynote speaker lineup. The Vision Council's Executive Summit will be held Wednesday, January 22 through Friday, January 24, at the Trump International Beach... Read More »

Optical Lab Division Announces Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

August 1
Alexandria, VA (July 31, 2013) - The Optical Lab Division has revealed the names of eight industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors' Choice Award and 14th Annual Optical Pioneers Hall of Fame banquet on Wednesday, October 2 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas. The Optical Lab Division has named... Read More »

The Vision Council Talks UV Eye Safety at National BlogHer '13 Conference

July 31
Alexandria, VA (July 30, 2013) -The Vision Council was in attendance at last week's ninth annual BlogHer Conference, the largest gathering of bloggers in the United States. Serving as both a sponsor for BlogHer's HealthMinder Day and a special event host, The Vision Council networked with more than 5,000 bloggers who participated in the three day... Read More »

The Vision Council to Deliver Standards and Compliance Seminars in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

July 11
Alexandria, VA (July 11, 2013) - The Vision Council, in partnership with the Wenzhou Spectacles Association, Taiwan Spectacles Association and the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association, will be conducting a series of free, live seminars for various manufacturers and optical companies in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, beginning today. Our... Read More »

Registration is Now Open for the Optical Lab Division Meeting

July 1
Alexandria, VA (July 1, 2013) - Online registration for the 2013 Optical Lab Division meeting - the complete lab event - is now open. The annual event will once again be held in conjunction with the continuing education and exhibits at International Vision Expo West, Oct. 2-5, in the newly renovated Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas... Read More »

The Vision Council and ESA Wrap-up 2013 Spring Conference

May 31
Alexandria, VA (May 31, 2013) - The Vision Council and the European Sunglass Association (ESA) held their first co-hosted meeting for members last week, following their merger announcement in October 2012. The two-day Spring Conference was held May 23-24 at the Praia D'El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort in Portugal and was attended by nearly... Read More »

The Vision Council Hosts Congressional Briefing to Raise Awareness for Veterans with Low Vision

May 15
Alexandria, VA (May 15, 2013) - The Vision Council recently partnered with the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) to sponsor an educational lunch briefing on Capitol Hill titled Veterans and Low Vision 101: Cost-Effective Solutions Improving the Lives of Our Men and Women in Uniform. More than 40... Read More »

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Do Not Protect Their Eyes from UV Radiation

May 8
Alexandria, VA (May 8, 2013) - Despite the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to eyes and vision, 40 percent of U.S. adults do not wear sunglasses while outdoors, and nearly half of drivers do not protect their eyes on the road, according to a new consumer media report by The Vision Council. Copies of The Big Picture: Eye Protection is... Read More »

The Vision Council, California Optical Laboratories Association Officially 'Tie the Knot'

May 7
Alexandria, VA (May 2, 2013) - It's official: The Vision Council and the California Optical Laboratories Association (COLA) signed a definitive merger agreement this past week during COLA's Spring Meeting in San Diego under which COLA will join The Vision Council. The agreement, as previously announced in January 2013, was signed on Friday, April... Read More »

Think About Your Eyes Public Awareness Initiative to Launch Nationally in 2013

March 17
Alexandria, VA (March 15, 2013) - Think About Your Eyes, L.L.C., a non-profit organization under The Vision Council, announced today that it is launching a national public awareness initiative, focused on increasing the importance of overall vision health, in the second half of 2013. With support from the American Optometric Association (AOA), the... Read More »

The Vision Council Launches Website for Low Vision Patients and Caregivers

February 28
Alexandria, VA (February 28, 2013) - The Vision Council is pleased to announce the launch of a standalone website,, dedicated to educating consumers about low vision and low vision solutions. The site was created to serve as an online resource for people with vision impairment due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy,... Read More »

The Vision Council Holds Annual Executive Summit

January 17
Alexandria, VA (January 17, 2013) - The Vision Council officially inducted its 2013 officers and board of directors during its annual Executive Summit, held at The Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Fla. on Jan. 16-18, 2013. At the annual membership meeting, new officers were elected and it was announced that Raanan Naftalovich of Shamir Insight has... Read More »

The Vision Council Combats Digital Eye Strain at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show

January 10
Alexandria, VA (January 10, 2013) - The Vision Council is raising awareness of digital eye strain among those audiences most at risk at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 8-11. With more than 150,000 people expected to attend CES this week in Las Vegas, The Vision Council is on hand to help digital device users protect... Read More »