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Charmant Offers Specials at Vision Expo West

Charmant Offers Specials at Vision Expo West

The Charmant Group, known for manufacturing high-quality, comfortable eyewear, announced they will offer several show specials at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. For PUMA Eyewear, Charmant will feature two show specials.  With a minimum piece buy-in, customers will receive a free PUMA tee shirt.  At a slightly higher buy-in, customers will receive a free set of one dozen Titleist golf balls. The ELLE Eyewear show special will feature a buy-in gift of an ELLE scarf with a minimum piece buy-in. Esprit Eyewear will also have a minimum piece buy-in package that offers the customers a free Esprit watch. Trussardi wallets will be given to all customers that meet the minimum piece requirement of Trussardi frames. Customers will have a choice of the men’s or women’s wallet. Customers who spend time previewing the lines will also receive a special surprise gift. All promotions are only available during Vision Expo West, booth number 20093, from September 6-8, 2012. About Charmant Group Based in Sabae-City, Japan, the Charmant Group has 50 years of experience in eyewear frame production and today is one of the world’s leading integrated frame manufacturer’s, covering design, production,...
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C & E Vision to Sponsor Soaring to Great Sights SWEEPSTAKES at Vision Expo East

C & E Vision to Sponsor Soaring to Great Sights SWEEPSTAKES at Vision Expo East

C & E Vision Services, Inc., a leading national buying group, will be sponsoring an innovative sweepstakes at Vision Expo East that is designed to direct show traffic to the booths of the participating companies.  The retro themed Soaring to Great Sights Sweepstakes involves participants boarding Vision Airlines to travel the world (show floor) stopping at many of the world’s destinations (participating vendor booths) to collect baggage claim tickets (official game pieces) at each stop.  Participants then present their baggage claim tickets to the airline personnel at the C & E Vision booth (#713) to collect their baggage (prizes).  More than $15,000 in prizes are available with the Grand Prize being A Weekend Getaway in New York City! Participants have a 1 in 4 chance of winning.  The Soaring to Great Sights Sweepstakes is a sequel to C & E’s extremely successful Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West this past September.  Participating vendors reported significant increase in traffic to their booths from participants in the Treasure Hunt. For more information visit playatcev.com About C&E Vision C&E Vision located in San Clemente California, is the only Web...
Best Image Optical Debuts New Booth Look at VEW

Best Image Optical Debuts New Booth Look at VEW

Miami, FL., August 25, 2011 – As Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 21-25) approaches, Best Image Optical will debut a new booth look showcasing a mix of modern and original design. Our new booth design will allow Best Image Optical to better showcase our three brands: The Dolabany Collection, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris. Also, in order to better attend our visitors, Best Image Optical’s booth area will include tables and chairs. Our booth will include the debut of our fall eyewear releases and a retro/vintage montage. Best Image Optical will be at booth #20017. About Best Image Optical: Best Image Optical is a seasoned design house and producer of eyewear. Our three collections (Dolabany, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris) delivers distinctive design and beyond trend styling. Continuously at the fashion boundary, but sane enough to make each style ready for the fashion forward consumer. Our collections are a perfect balance of luxury and casual. The frame’s feature colorful and inspiring temples and impeccable details, in a range of boastful colors. Comfort and fit are integral to the design of all Best Image Optical eyewear. The look of each line is versatile while always...
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Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West More than 13 Participating Vendors, including Reed Exhibition, and over $10,000 in Prizes San Clemente, CA – July 6, 2011 – LifeStyle Eyecare Centers, a marketing company aimed at assisting Independent Eyecare Professionals in growing and marketing their practices, will be hosting the Vision Expo West 2011 Treasure Hunt.  This is an exhilarating new concept for the international trade show and its goal is to drive show traffic and generate excitement about Vision Expo West 2011.  The attendees will collect a Treasure Map from one of 20 locations throughout the trade show, including the customer service counters which are provided by Reed Exhibitions, the Vision Expo Registration counter and the booths of the participating vendors. After acquiring the map the attendees will follow the path and visit each of the participating vendor’s booths (Ports O’ Call) and there they will be able to collect the treasure coins of Captain One Eye’d Jack.  After collecting their coins they will complete the path and go to the LifeStyle Eyecare Centers Booth (#24107) to play the slot machine and have a chance of winning...
Join Best Image Optical At Vision Expo West Booth #20017

Join Best Image Optical At Vision Expo West Booth #20017

Miami, FL., August 24, 2011 – As Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 21-25) approaches, Best Image Optical will showcase all current and future releases from The Dolabany Collection, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris. Additionally, Best Image Optical will reveal a new booth design, retro merchandising, and showcase our fall frame releases. Join us at Booth #20017 to view all of our collections. About Best Image Optical: Best Image Optical is a seasoned design house and producer of eyewear. Our three collections (Dolabany, Mario Galbatti, and Plume Paris) delivers distinctive design and beyond trend styling. Continuously at the fashion boundary, but sane enough to make each style ready for the fashion forward consumer. Our collections are a perfect balance of luxury and casual. The frame’s feature colorful and inspiring temples and impeccable details, in a range of boastful colors. Comfort and fit are integral to the design of all Best Image Optical eyewear. The look of each line is versatile while always maintaining a high standard of functionality and excellence. Most frames can also meet your customer’s progressive lens needs, without sacrificing style and functionality....
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Show Organizers Expand OD Student Programs for Upcoming Vision Expo West

Show Organizers Expand OD Student Programs for Upcoming Vision Expo West

NORWALK, Conn.—At the upcoming International Vision Expo West show organizers are putting an emphasis on expanded programming for student of optometry. “Vision Expo West offers opportunities for optometry students to get information that they don’t get in the classroom,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “In addition to learning about practice management, they’re provided valuable networking opportunities with their peers and current ODs who could be their future employer or partners.” Optometry students receive free exhibit hall registration as well as access to sit in on any continuing education course free of charge. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Medical and Scientific Theater in the exhibit hall will present a full day of optometry student-specific education courses that tackle real-world topics, including developing a business plan, the past, present and future of eyecare, and fiscal responsibility. Complimentary events have also been designed to help students make valuable connections with colleagues across the country. Along with daily luncheons and networking activities in the exhibit hall, students are invited to mix and mingle with peers during...
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Come See Why Everyone Is Buzzing About Clearvision

Come See Why Everyone Is Buzzing About Clearvision

Hauppauge, NY – August 2011 – When attending Vision Expo West this year, be sure to stop by the ClearVision Optical booth #16087 and get an exclusive inside look into what this leading optical company is all about! ClearVision will have on display a remarkable collection of frames for all your customers’ needs.  With more than 30 amazing new styles for attendees to see plus the launch of over 30 brilliant suns, ClearVision’s booth is the place to stop and shop.   Come by to see the provocative new Marc Ecko Cut & Sew Eyewear – a whole new dimension in men’s eyewear as well as view the exclusive one-to-one interview between 20/20’s James Spina and Marc Ecko himself.  IZOD LX – IZOD’s new brand extension with fashion-forward yet wearable IZOD styles and a stunning array of fabulous new BCBGMAXAZRIA frames featuring bold colors, exquisite detailing and high style will also be on display. In addition, ClearVision will be featuring enticing show specials that are sure to please just about everyone. Highlights include: New Customer Special: $100 Gift Card and 50% off 1st order.  Become a ClearVision Optical customer at Vision Expo West and take 50% off your first...
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Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

Lifestyle Eyecare Centers Hosts Treasure Hunt at Vision Expo West

San Clemente, CA – July 6, 2011 – LifeStyle Eyecare Centers, a marketing company aimed at assisting Independent Eyecare Professionals in growing and marketing their practices, will be hosting the Vision Expo West 2011 Treasure Hunt.  This is an exhilarating new concept for the international trade show and its goal is to drive show traffic and generate excitement about Vision Expo West 2011. The attendees will collect a Treasure Map from one of 20 locations throughout the trade show, including the customer service counters which are provided by Reed Exhibitions, the Vision Expo Registration counter and the booths of the participating vendors. After acquiring the map the attendees will follow the path and visit each of the participating vendor’s booths (Ports O’ Call) and there they will be able to collect the treasure coins of Captain One Eye’d Jack.  After collecting their coins they will complete the path and go to the LifeStyle Eyecare Centers Booth (#24107) to play the slot machine and have a chance of winning 1 of over $10,000 in prizes including a 2 night stay and 2 Mystere™ tickets provided by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Other prizes such as a color...
Register to Win a New Apple iPad at Vision Expo West

Register to Win a New Apple iPad at Vision Expo West

LOUISVILLE, KY, July 26, 2011 – The Kenmark Group is giving away a new Apple iPad for the launch of Original Penguin at Vision Expo West. Vision Expo West attendees are invited to visit the Kenmark booth #16031, to view Original Penguin vintage-inspired eyewear and register to win a new iPad. Entry forms will be given to all attendees upon entering the Vision Expo West Exhibitor Hall.  To enter the giveaway, customers must complete the form and return it to the Kenmark booth.  Additional entry forms will be available at the booth.  All entries will be entered into a drawing with the winner being announced on September 28, 2011 on Facebook and Twitter.  No purchase necessary to win. About Kenmark Group Kenmark Group, an employee owned company, designs, markets and distributes eyewear and sunglasses to optical professionals primarily through exclusive licenses, private label and house collections worldwide.  The Sunwear Division oversees the design, production and distribution for the retail sunwear category for specialty sunglass stores and top-tier department stores.  The Kenmark Group works in collaboration with top fashion designers and iconic brands including: Vera Wang,...
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Preliminary Attendance Figures for Vision Expo West Show 9 Percent Increase Over 2009

Preliminary Attendance Figures for Vision Expo West Show 9 Percent Increase Over 2009

NEW YORK—Preliminary unaudited attendance figures for International Vision Expo West, held last week at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, show a 9 percent increase in attendance from 2009, according to show organizers. A final complete third-party audit of the show will be available in approximately six weeks. “The attendance figures from this year’s show are above our pre-recession attendance figures from International Vision Expo West 2008,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “It’s a great statement of confidence for the optical industry as a whole that there was such a strong showing last weekend in Las Vegas.” Over 450 exhibitors were present at the show throughout the exhibit hall, the Galleria and The Suites. In addition, a new show floor area was dedicated to the Optical Laboratories Association (OLA), which held its annual meeting in conjunction with the show, offering an expanded audience for exhibitors. “We had more of just about everything at this year’s show,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “Not only was our attendance up, but we had 70 new exhibitors and 10,000 more net...
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One Week Out: Vision Expo West Organizers Report Increased Pre-Reg Figures

One Week Out: Vision Expo West Organizers Report Increased Pre-Reg Figures

NORWALK, Conn.—Show management reported that over 16,300 eye care professionals and buyers have registered for International Vision Expo West, to be held Oct. 7-9 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. These pre-registration figures show an increase of nearly six percent over pre-registration figures one week prior to the 2009 show, a statement said. The pre-registration figures of 16,300 attendees include more than 3,800 registrants for the continuing education program. In addition, 13 percent of the pre-registered attendees are international guests. “With one week before International Vision Expo West we are very excited to have such strong pre-registration figures and are confident that those attending the show will be pleased with the new programs and updates we’ve put in place this year,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “We look forward to welcoming the entire optical industry to Las Vegas next week.” For more information and to register, visit VisionExpoWest.com.
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International Vision Expo West Reports Increase in Pre-Registration Figures

International Vision Expo West Reports Increase in Pre-Registration Figures

NORWALK, Conn.— Show management reports that over 8,400 eyecare professionals and buyers have registered for the upcoming International Vision Expo West, representing an increase of nearly 10 percent over pre-registration figures for the same time period in 2009, five weeks prior to the start of the show. Currently, optometrists and buyers make up 40 percent of the attendee base and 67 percent of all pre-registered attendees hail from independent professional practices. In addition, approximately 60 percent of pre-registrants are returning attendees, according to show organizers. “At just about five weeks left to go before International Vision Expo West we are making great progress with pre-registration,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “With the new board certification review courses, an opening night party and over 290 show specials, attending International Vision Expo West is a valuable investment for eye care professionals.” Vision Expo West will be held Oct. 7 to 9 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Attendees making hotel and travel reservations can take advantage of special discounts this week by booking through...
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Marchon Taps EyeRock Band for Vegas ‘Fun Raiser’

Marchon Taps EyeRock Band for Vegas ‘Fun Raiser’

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Marchon is teaming up again with The EyeRock Band raise funds for optical non-profit organizations in Las Vegas during Vision Expo West. The annual event, which attracts between 7,000 and 9,000 attendees, will benefit The Guide Dog Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight, and will take place at the 22-acre Flamingo Hilton Gardens on Friday, Oct. 8, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. “The EyeRock Band,” consisting of musicians from the optical industry appeared at Marchon’s party in 2009, marking the first time the company invited sponsors to participate,” said Donna Rollins, vice president of U.S. sales operations for Marchon. “The industry responded enthusiastically generating $50,000 in contributions. The party was as usual, a really fun evening …it was truly a ‘fun raiser.’” In addition to “The EyeRock band”, the Marchon party will also feature a laser light show, DJ dancin , and “A Tribute to Neil Diamond” at the Flamingo Pool from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. All attendees and exhibitors at International Vision Expo West are invited to the admission free party. Guests will receive one complimentary cocktail or two soft drinks. Tickets for additional...
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Cruise Over to Kenmark to Enter to Win A Lilly Pulitzer Bicycle!

Cruise Over to Kenmark to Enter to Win A Lilly Pulitzer Bicycle!

LOUISVILLE, KY, August 20, 2010 – The Kenmark Group is celebrating the release of a capsule collection of Fabu-Lilly new frames in its Lilly Pulitzer collection with the following Show Specials for customers attending Vision Expo West: Enter to Win a Lilly Pulitzer Bicycle Cruise over to Kenmark Booth #14039 to enter to win a Lilly Pulitzer Bicycle!  To celebrate the release of new Lilly Pulitzer frames, Kenmark will be giving away a Lilly Pulitzer Bicycle to one lucky customer!  With flip-flop-friendly pedals, a step-through frame that flatters your favorite skirt, and casual, curvy cruiser lines, this is the bike for blue sky days.  This Van Dessel cruiser is a single speed bicycle adorned with Lilly Pulitzer floral graphics.  At beaches, around town, along boardwalks, to farmer’s markets, to wherever your stylish life takes you, on lucky customer will travel in graceful comfort and Lilly Pulitzer style! No purchase necessary. FREE Reusable Market Tote from Lilly Pulitzer All attendees will receive one FREE Reusable Market Tote from Lilly Pulitzer upon entering the Vision Expo West Exhibitor Hall.  Each Lilly Pulitzer Tote is tagged with a card for customers to fill...
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Luxottica to Return to Int’l Vision Expo West As Sponsor Of Visionomics CE Program, Will Have Presence on Exhibit Floor

Luxottica to Return to Int’l Vision Expo West As Sponsor Of Visionomics CE Program, Will Have Presence on Exhibit Floor

Luxottica will return to active participation in International Vision Expo West. The show’s organizers and Luxottica said that the company will sponsor the Visionomics continuing education program at this year’s show and will have a presence on the exhibit floor. “International Vision Expo West provides us with an outstanding opportunity to reach out to our wholesale partners on so many levels,” said Andrea Dorigo, executive vice president of Luxottica. “This year, we are especially delighted to be the sole sponsor of Visionomics, International Vision Expo West’s premier educational forum. It is the next step in strengthening our commitment to the growth and success of eye care professionals.” Visionomics is a business-based educational program featuring 15 courses designed to identify new opportunities and increase efficiencies for eye care professionals. The courses will be held over a four day period and will encompass 23 hours of training.Each COPE- and ABO-accredited course is focused on developing business principles, with topics ranging from ways to increase profits and new marketing techniques, staff management tactics and staff compensation, a statement...
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