The Vision Council and the Optical Laboratories Association of the U.S. have joined, and the OLA is now called the Laboratory Division of the Vision Council. Contact information, membership and due structure of the OLA will remain intact, though it has moved into the Vision Council's building in Alexandria, Virginia. However, now members of each group are eligible for benefits of the other organization, and the president and the executive director of the OLA will each have seats on the Vision Council's board of directors. The merger comes on the heels of the recent association between the former OLA show and the Vision Expo fair.