Vision Expo Daily Vision Expo East - March 30, 2014 : Page 1

NEW Y ORK NEW PUBLISHED BY Y ORK SHOW DAILY MARCH 30, 2014 SUNDA Y IN COOPERA TION WITH INTERNA TIONAL VISION EXPO New York Delivers NEW YORK—Just like your favorite 24/7 takeout eatery in NYC, this year’s Vision Expo East show delivered, on many satisfaction levels. According to show organizers, “overall numbers are still tracking up” and attendee and exhibitor response/reaction has been “overwhelmingly positive” this year. For attendees and exhibitors alike, folks came with a plan and many stuck with it. New launches, fashion and trends were the focus of many people’s plan at the show. “We wouldn’t miss Vision Expo,” said Shirleen Steele of Henry Ford OptimEyes. “Of course, we meet with our partners here but we’re also here to look for new things and new ideas, in fact we are on the lookout for some new accessory ideas.” “Everyone has specifi c wants and needs for their brand,” added Bill Barton of Barton Perreira. “We wanted to create a unique experience here and an Inside Today’s Daily Today @ Expo... 4 Changes in Store for 2015... 12 Think About Your Eyes... 20 Continued on page 73 Classes for the Masses: CE Shines at Expo NEW YORK—The extensive continuing education program at Vision Expo East offers eyecare professionals the chance to brush up on the latest treatments and tech-nologies and covers everything from contact lens to business management to disease and pharmaceuticals. But what topics are ODs most excited about learning this year and how will they use this new-found knowledge in their practice? “We brought in some staff and took them to continuing educa-tion sessions,” said Jeffrey Keg-arise, OD, of Cool Springs Eye Care in Franklin, Tenn. “It’s a great team bonding experience. We set goals together, sit down and try to accom-plish them and take that back and report to the rest of the staff.” Continued on page 3 SUNY Optometry’s Foundation Honors Two NEW YORK—SUNY Optometry’s Optometric Center of NY celebrated the contributions to vision care and to the city of New York at its annual Gala here as the Foundation recognized the contributions of Andrea Dorigo, past presi-dent of Luxottica Wholesale NA and of Edie Lutnick, director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund. In addition, as part of its overall $10 million, multi-year fundrais-ing initiative, the Foundation also announced that it had received a $250,000 grant from Essilor of America, for its eyewear center (which serves more than 75,000 (L to R) Brooks Brothers’ Claudio Del Vecchio, with New York area residents annual-honoree Andrea Dorigo and Essilor’s John Carrier. Continued on page 3 SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AT VISION EXPO EAST BOOTH 5035 ADLENS.COM

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