Eyecare Business November

NOV 2017

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November 2017 E y e c a r e B u s i n e s s . c o m 77 The Vision Source Founda- tion raised more than $310,000 to help optometrists directly affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. More than 316 Vision Source member practices are located in the areas affected by these storms. VSP Global and Marchon Eyewear helped support GLAM4GOOD's disaster relief event in September, which brought together companies in the fashion industry to help restore the wardrobes of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. VSP Global brought its Eyes of Hope mobile eyecare clinic to provide free eye exams and prescription glasses on-site, while Marchon donated sun- glasses and optical frames. Wills Eye Hospital once again scored in the top tier of the specialty hospitals throughout the nation in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Annual Survey. GIVE ME FIVE Head into 2018 with opti Munich, the annual international trade show for optics and design at the Fairground Messe München. The show promises to be bigger than ever—literally. This year's show, taking place Jan. 12-14, expands with an additional exhibit hall, making a total of five halls of new prod- ucts—including eyewear, con- tact lenses, spectacle lenses, low vision products, store design elements, accessories, and technology. The new Hall B4 will host the popular opti forum, offering lectures from the industry's top international speakers. International pavilions (includ- ing those from France, China, Japan, and Korea) will also be hosted in the hall, as well as the new Future Shop, showcas- ing the newest technology to impact the industry. "In 2018, we will experience the most complete opti so far," says Bettina Reiter, opti project manager. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, VISIT OPTI.DE/EN/. Scenes from the 2017 opti Munich Year-End Incentives on Lens Processing Equipment Thinking about purchasing lens processing equipment? Act now to take advantage of 2017 Federal Government tax incentives and savings on lens processing equipment. Equipment must be purchased and put into service before December 31, 2017 in order to qualify. Learn more about Section 179 and 2017 allowances at www.Section179.org . Do you have questions about the latest lens processing equipment, or just want to talk with an expert before making a purchasing decision? Talk to member of The Vision Council's Lens Processing & Technology Division about what solution is right for you. Access a complete library of member companies at lpt.thevisioncouncil.org . Are you wasting time and money using outdated technology?

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