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Blue Light Illuminated: An Accredited Continuing Education Tour

By Essilor News

August 24, 2016

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., August 24, 2016 – Think you know everything there is to know about blue light? Sixty percent of eyecare professionals do not identify the largest source of blue light—the sun. The Blue Light Illuminated education tour will provide eyecare professionals the information they need on the potentially harmful effects of blue light, all the sources of exposure and the products available to protect their patients.

Blue Light Illuminated stops in 15 cities from August to October 2016. The COPE and ABO certified continuing education course “Harmful Blue Light and Optical Solutions” will be presented in each city. Attending eyecare professionals will receive one hour of education credit, as well as dinner and the opportunity to network with colleagues. A special Kids Party is available for those that need child care during the event.

Eyecare professionals that are interested in attending are required to RSVP online at Full event information and speaker bios can also be found on the site.

Each event begins at 6 p.m., dates and locations of the tour are as follows:

  • Atlanta, August 29
  • New York City, September 7
  • Dallas, September 8
  • Charlotte, September 21
  • Denver, September 27
  • Columbus, September 29
  • Pittsburgh, October 4
  • St. Louis, October 5
  • Tampa, October 6
  • Phoenix, October 10
  • Burbank/Los Angeles, October 11
  • Chicago, October 12
  • Houston, October 13
  • Seattle, October 25
  • Sacramento, October 27

The course is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Essilor and Transitions Optical.

About Transitions Optical

Transitions Optical is the leading provider of plastic photochromic (adaptive) lenses to optical manufacturers worldwide. Having been the first to successfully manufacture and commercialize plastic adaptive lenses in 1990, and as a result of its relentless investment in research and development and technology, Transitions Optical offers a wide variety of products, setting new standards of advanced performance to provide ever increasing visual comfort and UV protection.

Product leadership, consumer focus, and operational excellence have made the Transitions® brand one of the most recognized consumer brands in optics.

For more information about the company and Transitions lenses, visit or

About Essilor of America, Inc.

Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive, high-index, photochromic and anti-reflective coated lenses. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor employs more than 10,000 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the VARILUX®, CRIZAL®, TRANSITIONS®, XPERIO UV™, EYEZEN™, DEFINITY®, THIN&LITE® and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands to eyecare professionals across the nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).

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Essilor of America



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