06/13/2017
It’s The Vision Council’s mission to see National Sunglasses Day promoted and celebrated everywhere eyewear is purchased – think large and small retail and convenience stores, mass merchandisers and drug chains, pharmacies, and eyecare provider offices across the country. As a member of our organization, you understand the significance of... Read More »
06/08/2017
The rich history of the optical industry is celebrated through the annual induction of individuals into the Lab Division Hall of Fame. Individuals selected for membership to the Hall of Fame are those who have influenced or contributed to the advancement of the optical laboratory industry. Call for Nominations The Lab Division Hall of Fame... Read More »
06/06/2017
It’s The Vision Council’s mission to see National Sunglasses Day promoted and celebrated everywhere eyewear is purchased – think large and small retail and convenience stores, mass merchandisers and drug chains, pharmacies, and eyecare provider offices across the country. As a member of our organization, you understand the significance of... Read More »
06/06/2017
On June 2, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter stating its intent to extend by two-years the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) compliance deadline date for Class I and unclassified medical devices.  According to the letter, the FDA will issue a guidance document in which it will exercise its enforcement discretion to... Read More »
06/05/2017
The latest session of The Vision Council’s Lab Division Customer Service Training is now available! This quarter’s topic is “The First Call Response.” Mike Karlsrud of The Karlsrud Company hosts this 20 minute session that you’ll want every member of your customer service team to listen to. We recognize that you cannot shut down your whole... Read More »
05/22/2017
Eyecessorize – The Vision Council’s campaign to promote eyewear and sunwear as fashion accessories – has released its fall 2017 readers look book which will be used as a short- and long-lead pitching tool to encourage coverage of reading glasses and sun readers. The look book will be distributed this month to approximately 145 media outlets... Read More »
05/12/2017
The rich history of the optical industry is celebrated through the annual induction of individuals into the Lab Division Hall of Fame. Individuals selected for membership to the Hall of Fame are those who have influenced or contributed to the advancement of the optical laboratory industry. Call for Nominations The Lab Division Hall of Fame... Read More »
05/08/2017
The Vision Council secured a spring sunwear trends segment for its Eyecessorize campaign that aired Saturday, April 29, on “Coffee with America”, a FOX Atlanta and nationally syndicated morning TV series that has an estimated audience of 2.2 million viewers. Presented by beauty and lifestyle expert, Kate De Ponte, the segment is also available on... Read More »
04/28/2017
As reported on April 18, the FDA has exempted optical lenses from the scope of UDI regulations.  However, as of this communication, other Class I medical device products (frames, sunglasses, OTC readers and certain low vision devices) will need to be compliant to the UDI regulation; scheduled to go into effect on September 24, 2018.  To assist our... Read More »
04/24/2017
The Vision Council has released its official 2017 consumer media UV report, titled ‘UV’ Gotta Have Shades, in advance of May, which is healthy vision and UV awareness month, as well as National Sunglasses Day, which takes place annually on June 27. The report highlights key findings from The Vision Council’s most recent VisionWatch survey... Read More »

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