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The Vision Council Leadership Holds Annual Capitol Hill Fly-In

September 25
Alexandria, VA (September 25, 2014) -Prior to the events of Vision Expo West, The Vision Council held its annual Government and Regulatory Affairs Capitol Hill Fly-In, joined by representatives from various member companies. This full day of meetings with representatives and their offices, led by The Vision Council’s Chair of the Government and... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces R. Michael Daley as New Chief Executive Officer

September 17
Alexandria, VA (September 17, 2014) – R. Michael (Mike) Daley has been announced as the Chief Executive Officer of The Vision Council, effective October 1, 2014, following the previously announced retirement of Ed Greene, who has led the organization for the past eight years. Longtime optical industry veteran, Mike Daley began his optical career... Read More »

Texas Congressman Meets with The Vision Council Leadership

August 21
Alexandria, VA (August 21, 2014) - Although Members of Congress have left Capitol Hill for "August Recess", The Vision Council continues to utilize recess opportunities for local meetings between The Vision Council member companies and their Congressional delegations. Earlier this week, Hoya CEO Barney Dougher and The Vision Council's government... Read More »

The Vision Council Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing on Effects of UV Exposure

August 14
Alexandria, VA (August 14, 2014) – In a briefing on Capitol Hill today, The Vision Council will address concerns of ultraviolet (UV) exposure to vision health, including serious long and short term problems. Justin Bazan, OD, owner of Park Slope Eye in Brooklyn, NY, and active member of The Vision Council's medical advisory team, will educate... Read More »

Optical Lab Division Announces Directors’ Choice Award Recipient and 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

July 23
Alexandria, VA (July 23, 2014) – The Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council announced today the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 15th Annual Optical Pioneers Hall of Fame banquet on Wednesday, September 17 in conjunction with the Optical Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo West. The... Read More »

Registration is Now Open for the Optical Lab Division Meeting

July 17
Alexandria, VA (July 17, 2014) – Online registration for the 2014 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, September 17-20, in the newly renovated Sands Expo & Convention Center in... Read More »

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Issues Statement to House of Representatives in Recognition of National Sunglasses Day

June 26
Alexandria, VA (June 26, 2014) – On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX 26th District) issued a statement to the House of Representatives in recognition of National Sunglasses Day, officially entering it into the Congressional Record. Congressman Burgess specifically applauded the sunglass industry and The Vision... Read More »

The Vision Council Promotes UV Protection Ahead of National Sunglasses Day

June 20
Alexandria, VA (June 20, 2014) –  All next week, The Vision Council will be working with local and national consumer media outlets to bring attention to the importance of UV eye protection and promote our latest report, Picture This: A Lifetime of UV Eye Protection. On Friday, June 27, we encourage organizations and individuals from across the... Read More »

Industry Veteran and The Vision Council CEO Ed Greene to Retire in late 2014

June 5
Alexandria, VA (June 5, 2014) – Industry veteran Ed Greene, Chief Executive Officer of The Vision Council, has announced that he will retire in late 2014 after nearly 8 years at the helm of the organization. Under Greene's leadership The Vision Council has seen an unprecedented increase in membership, growing from almost 250 member companies to... Read More »

Members of The Vision Council Leadership Increase Outreach to Elected Officials

April 30
Alexandria, VA (April 30, 2014) – In addition to the previously announced meeting held with Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA 52nd District), members of The Vision Council Leadership met separately last week with Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15th District) as a part of The Vision Council's efforts to educate elected officials that represent its... Read More »

Congressman Scott Peters to meet with The Vision Council Leadership

April 24
Alexandria, VA (April 22, 2014) -Congressman Scott Peters will tour the Shamir Insight facility in San Diego, CA Wednesday, alongside Shamir Insight’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Vision Council Board of Directors, Raanan Naftalovich. The visit is a part of The Vision Council’s efforts to educate elected officials that represent its... Read More »

The Vision Council Holds Annual Executive Summit

January 24

Industry leaders gather to discuss economic trends, business strategies, and the latest market developments

Alexandria, VA (January 24, 2014) - The Vision Council concluded its annual Executive Summit today at the Trump International Beach Resort in Miami, Florida, drawing more than 270 high-level executives from the optical industry. During the event, held Jan. 22-24, The Vision Council officially inducted its 2014 officers and Board of Directors. As... Read More »

The Vision Council Educates Against Digital Eye Strain at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

January 9
As more than 150,000 attendees test hundreds of new digital devices and wearable technologies at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, The Vision Council is on hand to help users protect their eyes from digital eye strain, a growing health concern for avid electronic consumers. Findings of a report... Read More »