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Transitions Optical Now Accepting Transitions Innovation Awards Nominations

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(PRESS RELEASE) PINELLAS PARK, FL – Until October 31, industry professionals can begin submitting nominations for the 2018 Transitions Innovation Awards Program at TransitionsPRO.com/Awards. Through this program, Transitions Optical recognizes loyal partners and individual optical industry professionals from the U.S. and Canada for their commitment to growing their businesses by supporting the Transitions brand over the past year.

Open to independent eyecare professionals and practices; optical industry professionals and educators; national and regional retailers; and optical laboratories, the six Transitions Innovation Awards categories include:

  • 2018 Transitions Brand Ambassador (Individual-only award)
  • Canadian Retailer of the Year
  • Eyecare Practice of the Year
  • Best in Training
  • Best in Marketing

“At Transitions Optical, we recognize that the continued support and success of our partners is vital to our organization,” said Jose Alves, general manager, Americas, Transitions Optical. “We are excited to once again recognize those of our partners who have gone above and beyond in growing their business through the Transitions brand.”

Nominations for all Transitions Innovation Awards will be accepted online (at TransitionsPRO.com/Awards) from October 1 – 31, 2018. To enter, candidates must complete a nomination form and detail their 2018 efforts in the following evaluation areas: commitment and inspiration, goals, plan and creativity, and impact and results. Nominees are welcome to enter more than one category and can self-enter, or can be nominated by a lab, lens manufacturer, industry colleague or other industry organization representative.

All finalists in each category will receive a trip for two to the 2019 Transitions Academy, February 3 – 6, 2018 in Orlando, FL, where the winners will be announced. Award finalists will be notified no later than December 5, 2018 to secure travel plans.

For additional information, industry professionals should visit TransitionsPRO.com/Awards.

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Transitions Optical Names Innovation Award Finalists

Winners are to be announced during the 24th Annual Transitions Academy Event.

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(PRESS RELEASE) PINELLAS PARK, FL – Transitions Optical Inc. has named the finalists for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards program, which recognizes both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts to support the Transitions brand over the past year. The finalists will be honored during Transitions Academy, Feb. 2-5, 2020, where the winners will be announced.

“Our finalists have displayed a passion for the Transitions brand that is truly unmatched. Through their creativity and ingenuity they have taken our products and brand to the next level,” said Jose Alves, general manager, Americas, Transitions Optical. “We cannot thank these businesses and individuals enough for their loyalty and willingness to promote the brand.”

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2019 Transitions Brand Ambassador

The Transitions Brand Ambassador award celebrates an individual who best showcases their dedication to be an influential advocate of the Transitions brand. The 2019 finalists include:

• Edward C. August, Professor – CUNY, MBA, ABOM, and President of August Enterprises (Cranford, NJ)
• Daniel Brunson, Optician – Hicks Brunson Eyewear (Tulsa, OK)
• Jennifer Chinn, O.D. – Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care (San Diego, CA)
• Roxanne Fermin, O.D. – Priority Vision Optometry (Los Angeles, CA)

U.S. Eyecare Practice of the Year

The U.S. Eyecare Practice of the Year title recognizes independent eyecare practices in the U.S. that are actively promoting healthy sight to their patients and within their local communities, and who have demonstrated excellence in supporting the Transitions brand. The 2019 finalists include:

• Springhill Eyecare (Springhill, TN)
• Associates in Family Eyecare (Johnstown, PA)
• Lake Havasu Family Eyecare (Lake Havasu City, AZ)

Canadian Eyecare Practice of the Year

The Canadian Eyecare Practice of the Year title recognizes independent eyecare practices in Canada that are actively promoting healthy sight to their patients and within their local communities, and who have demonstrated excellence in supporting the Transitions brand. The 2019 finalists include:

• Eye Station Optical (Richmond, British Columbia)
• LOPTICIEN.CA (Rosemère, Quebec)
• Vision Care Centre (Scarborough, Ontario)

U.S. Retailer of the Year

The U.S. Retailer of the Year title is awarded to a retailer in the United States for actively supporting the Transitions brand and demonstrating a commitment to enhancing the vision of their customers and communities. The 2019 finalists include:

• Henry Ford OptimEyes
• Costco Optical
• LensCrafters

Canadian Retailer of the Year

The Canadian Retailer of the Year title is awarded to a retailer in Canada for actively supporting the Transitions brand and demonstrating a commitment to enhancing the vision of their customers and communities. The 2019 finalists include:

• Grimard Optique
• Costco Optical

Best in Marketing

Best in Marketing honors an individual or company for their creative and strategic marketing tactics to effectively promote the Transitions brand or Transitions family of products among customers or within their communities. The 2019 finalists include:

• Springhill Eyecare
• Value Optical
• Bonlook

Best in Training

The Best in Training award celebrates an individual, company or educator that has shown creativity in developing or offering training and education opportunities that include dispensing photochromic lenses, the Transitions brand or Transitions family of products. The 2019 finalists include:

• Walman Optical
• Costco Optical – Canada
• LensCrafters

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National Association of Vision Care Plans Vision Health Retreat Set for April 20 – 22, 2020

Attendance is open to NAVCP members and sponsors only.

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(PRESS RELEASE) WashingtonWASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) announced that it will host its Vision Health Retreat April 20 – 22, 2020 at the CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa in Carefree, AZ.

The event, held for the past few years as the Vision Health Summit, will bring together current association members and NAVCP sponsors to participate in facilitated roundtables and a variety of networking activities. This new, retreat format is aimed at identifying opportunities for the association to more fully engage on industry trends currently shaping the managed vision care industry. These include telehealth, treatment and billing coding, and other topics that advance managed vision care industry business practices and improve the patient experience.

“NAVCP is evolving its annual event because our membership wanted to use the time to collaborate on solutions to improve healthcare quality, access to care and the patient experience for our industry.” said Julian Roberts, NAVCP executive director. “NAVCP is very fortunate to have so many of the industry’s leaders as members. We expect this year’s event to be very productive.”

Attendance is open to NAVCP members and sponsors only. The deadline for the early bird registration discount is January 31, 2020. Registration can be completed online at https://navcp.org.

Organizations interested in 2020 Vision Health Retreat sponsorship or becoming a NAVCP member should contact Amy Seiler, Marketing and Membership Director, at (502) 403-1122, ext. 101 or aseiler@navcp.org.

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SECO 20/20 Expands Advanced Learning with Groundbreaking New Formats

Focused on providing learning for every office member, sessions will provide actionable takeaways and business best practices.

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(PRESS RELEASE) ATLANTA, GA — SECO 20/20, the world’s leading annual conference providing the optometric profession outstanding educational opportunities since 1923, has enriched its already robust options for advanced learning. Launching at the 2020 conference, SECO will introduce diverse methods for idea sharing to support professionals to manage the changing landscape of clinical, technical, and administrative health care. These enhancements include the addition of new programs, new learning formats, and a strategic MedPro360 initiative in collaboration with the Allied Ophthalmic Professionals committees, SECO’s commitment to world-class education continues to be the foundation for the annual meeting.

“It is important that we continue to grow and evolve as an organization to meet the needs of our profession, our doctors, and all professionals working in the practice,” said Max Ernst, OD, President of SECO International, LLC. “We are proud of the caliber of education offered annually at SECO and we believe this next step will be instrumental in helping drive practices to the next level.”

Program Highlights:

Advanced Learning Courses: 80+ courses developed for technicians, opticians, paraoptometrics and office administrators. These Advanced Learning Courses will teach every member of an optometry office staff best practices for patient care, practice management, and business-related best practices.

Groundbreaking use of 3D Technology in the classroom: Optometric professionals will have the opportunity to learn and hear from world-renowned surgeon, Harvard’s John Miller, M.D, the latest surgical techniques using high definition, 3-D surgical videos.

MedPRO360 Practice Management: 34+ courses developed to deliver business intelligence and strategy resources for all eye care professionals. Led by optometric business gurus, the already sold out facilitated learning labs are designed to provide peer-to-peer sharing among office professionals.

Specs Buyer’s Certificate Program: 14+ hours of curated CE features interactive sessions on how to plan, purchase, promote and sell office frame inventory and drive marketing mix business decisions that will result in a profitable bottom line and loyal customers.

Allied Healthcare Professionals “New to the Office Series”: This new, 6+ hours series of sessions will focus on key topics including for Opticians and Technicians and Ocular Anatomy, Technician, Optical, and Front Desk. This content will best serve new office staff and will provide tools and takeaways for cross-training office team members for efficiency.

The VIP “Bring Your Team” Experience at SECO 20/20: Register five or more members of your team to attend SECO 20/20, and SECO will extend a variety of exclusive benefits including a discounted registration. For offer, details visit AttendSECO.com.

New registration packages allow attendees to invest in their profession. Packages are customizable to fit any budget. More information can be found at AttendSECO.com. For more information and to register for the world’s largest continuing education conference for ophthalmic professionals set for March 4-8, 2020 in Atlanta, GA, visit AttendSECO.com.

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