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The Vision Council Announces Publication of ANSI Z80.3-2015 Nonprescription Sunglasses and Fashion Eyewear Requirements

December 11
Alexandria, VA (December 11, 2015) – The Vision Council, as the Secretariat Administrator for Accredited Standards Committee Z80, is pleased to announce the publication by ANSI of the 2015 revision of Standard Z80.3, Nonprescription Sunglasses and Fashion Eyewear Requirements. ANSI Standard Z80.3, Nonprescription Sunglasses and Fashion Eyewear... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces Publication of ANSI Z80.1-2015, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses - Recommendations

November 16
Alexandria, VA (November 16, 2015) – The Vision Council, as the Secretariat Administrator for Accredited Standards Committee Z80, is pleased to announce the publication by ANSI of the 2015 revision of Standard Z80.1, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses - Recommendations. ANSI Z80.1 Standard, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses – Recommendations, serves as a... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces Young Leaders Initiative

October 1
Alexandria, VA (October 1, 2015) - The Vision Council has announced a new Young Leaders initiative – launching at its annual Executive Summit – to identify and develop the next generation of optical industry leaders. The program hopes to give exposure to young leaders within the optical industry, aiming to excite and motivate greater engagement in... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces New Eyewear and Retail Technology Summit

September 1
Alexandria, VA (September 1, 2015) – The Vision Council has announced a new Eyewear and Retail Technology Summit, featuring panels of experts in 3D printing and online retailing. The event, presented by The Vision Council's Sunglass & Reader and Eyewear & Accessories Divisions, will be held on Wednesday, September 16, in conjunction with... Read More »

Optical Lab Division Announces Directors' Choice Award Recipient and 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

August 25
Alexandria, VA (August 24, 2015) – The Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council announced today the industry veterans who will be recognized during the Directors' Choice Award and 16th Annual Optical Lab Division Hall of Fame banquet on Wednesday, September 16th in conjunction with the Optical Lab Division Meeting and International Vision Expo... Read More »

The Vision Council Announces 2016 Executive Summit Agenda and Keynote Speakers

August 25
Alexandria, VA (August 25, 2015) - The Vision Council has announced the agenda, slate of keynote speakers, and the opening of registration for the 2016 Executive Summit – an exclusive annual event filled with executive-level networking, leadership development, economic trend reporting, and the latest business strategies. The event will be held... Read More »

The Vision Council Launches Expanded Market Research Reporting with Release of VisionWatch Canada

August 20
Alexandria, VA (August 20, 2015) – The Vision Council announced an expanded slate of market research today with the launch of its newest member benefit report, VisionWatch Canada. This latest report includes in-depth overviews on market areas such as: Canadian Rx Eyeglass, Contact Lens, OTC Reader, Plano Sunglass, Rx Sunglass, Sunglass Clip and... Read More »

The Vision Council Leadership Holds Annual Capitol Hill Fly-In

July 27
Alexandria, VA (July 27, 2015) – Joined by representatives from various member companies, The Vision Council held its annual Government and Regulatory Affairs Capitol Hill Fly-In highlighting its ongoing efforts to bridge relationships between member companies and their elected officials. This full day of meetings with representatives and their... Read More »

The Vision Council Releases Latest Progressive Identifier Book

July 13
Alexandria, VA (July 13, 2015) – The Vision Council has announced the release of the 2015/2016 edition Progressive Identifier book, the industry-standard guide to the identifying marks engraved on progressive addition lenses. This latest edition contains graphics for 160 lens designs distributed in the U.S. and Canada, showing the markings that... Read More »

The Vision Council's Eyecessorize Campaign to Release Fall Eyewear Trend Kit

June 22
Alexandria, VA (June 22, 2015) – The Vision Council's Eyecessorize fashion eyewear campaign will release its fall/winter 2015 trend kit to hundreds of fashion and lifestyle editors nationwide this week. The digital kit will include an online booklet prominently featuring product from members of The Vision Council, including men's and women's... Read More »

The Vision Council Talks UV Radiation Risks and Protection

May 19
Alexandria, VA (May 19, 2015) – The Vision Council is educating consumers against the serious eye risks from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with the release of its new report, Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity. The report, released today to 250 consumer reporters and editors, finds more than 25 percent of... Read More »

BpA Added to California Proposition 65 List

May 12
Alexandria, VA (May 12, 2015) – On May 11, 2015, the State of California relisted Bisphenol A (BpA) on its Proposition 65 (Prop 65) list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive toxicity. The state took this new action notwithstanding the continued existence of a lawsuit brought by the American Chemistry... Read More »

The Vision Council’s Optical Lab Division Announces New Suite of Member Benefits

May 11
Alexandria, VA (May 11, 2015) - The Vision Council has announced an expanded suite of member benefits for its Optical Lab Division with the introduction of the Optical Lab Division Toolkit, bringing a variety of programs and services tailored specifically for optical laboratories. The Toolkit includes multiple new program offerings as well as a... Read More »

The Vision Council, National Optometric Association Announce New Opportunity Scholarship

March 20
Alexandria, VA (March 20, 2015) - The Vision Council has announced a new Opportunity Scholarship program, in partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA), in an effort to promote the education of optometric students and further the advancement of the optometric industry at large. The Vision Council, which hosts thousands of... Read More »

The Vision Council Educates on Low Vision as Growing Public Health Issue

March 3
ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 3, 2015) – The Vision Council has announced the release of its latest report, Vision Loss in America: Aging and Low Vision, providing an in-depth look at the epidemic and illustrating the pervasive impact eye disorders can have on health and well-being. The report reveals that more than 39 million Americans suffer from severe... Read More »

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