Members talked about industry changes.

(Press Release) AUSTIN, TX - PECAA, a national doctor alliance group for independent eyecare professionals, hosted its inaugural Strategic Partner Summit Oct. 14-16. This invite-only event brought together senior leadership from integral industry vendor partners to discuss changes affecting the industry and to explore solutions on how the group could best serve mutual customers and support the future of independent optometry.

The summit was led by Jamie Hughes, PECAA general manager, who said: “As our industry continues to evolve, it’s apparent that PECAA, our partners and our Members are part of something much bigger than ourselves. This was an opportunity to bring together key market leaders to foster relationships, help facilitate cross-industry programs and to build long-lasting, positive impact programs for independent practitioners. The PECAA team was energized by the innovative ideas and collaboration during the Summit. We plan to build on the success of this event -- plans are already underway for next year’s Summit.”

The event featured senior-level representation from ABB Optical Group, Alcon Vision Care, Carl Zeiss Vision, De Rigo REM, Hoya Vision Care, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Kering Eyewear, Luxottica, Marchon, OOGP, Safilo USA, Transitions Optical, Tura Inc., VSP Global, VSP Optics Group and WVA.

“PECAA has always strived to create a true partnership with the vendors that we do business with,” said Dr. Lance Anderson, PECAA founder. “This summit meeting has taken those partnerships to a new level. I am excited about the new value PECAA can offer its members with the help of this coalition of valued strategic partners.”

Dave Delle Donne, VSP Optics Group, stated: "I was honored to be invited to the PECAA Partner Summit. I enjoyed interacting and sharing ideas with my peers from other segments of the optical industry. It is uncommon to have so many industry leaders collaborating to support professional optometry. I found the Summit very rewarding."

To review highlights of the meeting, click here.

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