Time Is Running Out—Cast Your Votes By Nov. 1 for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

AAOF Foundation Announces Fellowship and Grant Recipients

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Monday, October 25, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) in collaboration with the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society announced that Kevin Willeford, OD, MS, PhD, FAAO, has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship. Dr. Willeford is an associate professor at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. This fellowship is designed to provide support for early career optometric and vision science faculty research. It will fund Dr. Willeford’s project, “Do non-strabismic individuals use slow fusional vergence to stabilize binocular alignment across gaze positions?”

VM Summit Session Examines How to Rebuild Patient Trust in the Wake of the Pandemic

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:33 AM NEW YORK—As the Oct. 20 virtual VM Leadership Summit kicked off on Wednesday afternoon, two expert speakers talked about how the pandemic has put patients' trust to the test, and more importantly, how providers can tackle the issue of misinformation and help counter the formidable challenge of rebuilding that trust. In a session titled Rebuilding Trust, Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer for WebMD and Jennifer Hauser, head of Edelman’s Wellness 360 business unit, shared views about how today’s eyecare professionals can build trust with their patients.

Registration is Now Open for IDOC’s The Connection 2022 Event to Feature IDOC’s New Practice Management Services

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:30 AM NORWALK, Conn.—Returning to a live, in-person format for 2022, IDOC’s annual national conference, The Connection, is scheduled for Feb. 24-26 in Orlando, Fla.

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards—Nominations Close on Nov. 1

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards—Nominations Close on Nov. 1

By Staff
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

Registration Opens for International Sports Vision Association's 6th Annual Conference

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:21 AM MONROE, N.J.—Registration is now open for Elevating Athletic Performance, the 6th Annual International Sports Vision Association (ISVA) conference, scheduled for Feb. 10-12, 2022 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South in Kissimmee, Fla. The ISVA annual conference is a leading event for eyecare professionals, athletic trainers, coaches, and others interested in helping athletes reach their maximum potential. The 2022 conference is scheduled to offer up to 17 COPE-approved CE credits and includes a diverse offering of pre-conference lecture style and hands-on workshops along with general conference educational sessions.

Time Is Running Out—Vote Now for Your Favorite Optical Products and Services as Part of Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Transitions Academy Celebrates 25 Years With In-Person Live Event in Orlando in January 2022

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:21 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical announced Monday that it is “looking forward” to welcoming attendees to an in-person event for the 25th Transitions Academy, which is scheduled for Jan. 16-19, 2022, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.

Global Myopia Awareness Coalition Welcomes International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Expanding Its Reach into Public Health Sector

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—The Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC) announced that the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has joined the organization and will be represented on its board of directors.

Optical Academy Launches Mobile Vision Lab Fleet

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Monday, October 18, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Onsite eyecare provider Optical Academy has launched its Mobile Vision Lab fleet, which will accompany the firm’s on-site vision team to provide same-day eyewear at on-site eyecare events in schools, work sites, nursing homes and community centers across the country. Optical Academy, which is based in Clifton, N.J., will kick-start the launch of the Mobile Vision Lab unit by debuting the fleet in October to serve 30,000 New York City students in low-income housing during the 2021-2022 school year.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 AAOF Student Matching Travel Grant Recipients

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Monday, October 18, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced the recipients of the 2021 AAOF Student Giving Matching Travel Grants.

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

By Staff
Monday, October 18, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.

World Sight Day Festivities Raise Dollars, Commitments to Eye Tests and Advocacy for Raising Awareness for Eyecare Access as UN Diplomats Mark World Sight Day

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Friday, October 15, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—In events and communications that spanned the world, World Sight Day 2021, yesterday, Oct, 14, enabled many eyecare professionals, companies, NGOs and volunteer organizations to contribute to a crescendo of messaging about the importance of preserving sight with annual sight tests and advancing the need to provide access to more than one billion people around the world suffering from preventable vision loss. Yesterday, to mark the day, key United Nations (UN) diplomats joined together with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and Global World Sight Day partner OneSight, for a special sight screening.

My Vision Show Announces Rewind, Opens Doors to All Exhibitors

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Friday, October 15, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—My Vision Show, a producer of virtual and interactive events, has announced the first My Vision Show Rewind.