Optometry Strong Tornado Relief Project
The Vision Council has partnered with the American Optometric Association and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians to provide free eye exams and replacement eyeglasses to Oklahoma tornado victims as part of the newly formed Optometry Strong Tornado Relief Project. Click here to learn more.
First-Ever Regional Town Hall for Members
The Vision Council is kicking-off a series of quarterly Town Hall meetings for members, beginning next month in New York City. Find out about critical changes in our industry, ask questions of The Vision Council leadership and gain insights into key member benefits, programs and services under five areas of interest: Government & Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technical Standards, Market Research, and Networking. Learn more and register here.
Revised Form I-9 Goes into Effect May 2013
On March 8, 2013, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published its latest revisions to the Employment Eligibility Verification Form or more commonly known as the Form I-9. Click here to find out how the Form has changed and what it may mean for your company.
New Report by The Vision Council Examines Gaps in UV Safety
Nearly half of U.S. adults do not protect their eyes from UV radiation, according to a new consumer media report released by The Vision Council. The report, The Big Picture: Eye Protection is Always in Season, finds that UV protection is not a priority for shoppers, despite the damaging effect of UV radiation to eyes and vision. Click here to read the report.
Changes to California Medical Device Licensing Process
Since 2008, the State of California has required medical device manufacturers physically located in California to be licensed with the state. At the beginning of 2013, changes were made to the licensing process. Now applicants, including renewal applicants, can avoid the state inspection under certain circumstances. To find out what steps can be taken to avoid inspections, click here.
Spring 2013 Eyewear Trends
The Eyecessorize spring 2013 trend kit is complete and is being sent to hundreds of fashion and lifestyle editors. The printed kit highlights the top trends of the season for both men and women, and provides corresponding trend descriptions and frame images with credit information. These materials are live on the Eyecessorize website.