Show Organizers Announce VisionEd Education Program Planned for Vision Expo West 2021 in Las Vegas

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Friday, July 30, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, have announced the education program curated by the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo West 2021, taking place Sept. 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Five Outstanding Students Earn 2021 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award

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Friday, July 30, 2021 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global and the National Optometric Association have honored five students with the 2021 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award.

Italian Ministry of Economic Development Names De Rigo Group’s Lozza a Historic Italian Brand

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Friday, July 30, 2021 12:18 AM SUN VALLEY, Calif. and MILAN—De Rigo Group has announced that Lozza, which is the longest-standing Italian eyewear brand and is owned by De Rigo Group, has officially been added to the special register of historic Italian brands.

Shopko Optical Names Two New Regional Managers

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:18 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical this week announced two new regional managers who also are joining the retailer’s leadership team.

Monty Montoya Named Chief Executive Officer of TherOptix

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:18 AM BOSTON—Monty Montoya has been named chief executive officer of TherOptix, a pre-clinical biopharma company focused on delivering clinically impactful therapeutics via a drug-eluding contact lens platform.

The Vision Council Announces First Seven Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund Recipients, Extends Application Deadline

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Monday, July 26, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced that the selection committee for the Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund has chosen the first round of scholarship recipients.

Nova Southeastern University Names Linda S. Rouse as Dean of College of Optometry

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Friday, July 23, 2021 12:24 AM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has announced that Linda S. Rouse, OD, MBA, will become the permanent dean of NSU’s College of Optometry.

National Optometric Association, Dr. Marvin R. Poston Foundation and VSP Global Announce Recipients of Visioning the Future Mentorship Program

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Friday, July 23, 2021 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In continuing a commitment to increasing awareness about the optometric profession to minority communities, the National Optometric Association (NOA), the Dr. Marvin R. Poston Foundation and VSP Global, announced the recipients of Visioning the Future mentorship program.

NECO Announces $100,000 Diversity Scholarship Donation from National Vision

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Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:21 AM BOSTON—The New England College of Optometry (NECO) has announced that National Vision, Inc. donated $100,000 to establish a new scholarship geared toward first-generation students from under-represented backgrounds.

Nicox Appoints Robert N. Weinreb, MD, and Sanjay G. Asrani, MD, to its Glaucoma Clinical Advisory Board

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:15 AM SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France—Nicox SA (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), an international ophthalmology company, has announced that two internationally recognized experts in glaucoma, Robert N. Weinreb, MD, distinguished professor and chair, ophthalmology and director, Shiley Eye Institute, University of California San Diego, and Sanjay G. Asrani, MD, professor of ophthalmology, Duke University, will be joining the Nicox Glaucoma Clinical Advisory Board. The advisory board is composed of key clinical investigators and opinion leaders in the field who support and guide the development of our innovative nitric oxide (NO)-donating compounds as potential intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering medications.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 William C. Ezell Fellowship Recipients

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced the 12 recipients of the 2021 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding president of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was established to provide recognition and support to talented post-doctoral students in pursuit of an advanced degree in optometric research and education. More than 440 William C. Ezell Fellowships have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1949.

Heru Bolsters Executive Team With Addition of Four Seasoned Industry Veterans

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Friday, July 16, 2021 12:18 AM MIAMI—Heru Inc., the developer of wearable AI-powered vision diagnostics and augmentation software, has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of several strategic hires. Joining Heru are Mary Durbin, Ph.D. as chief scientific officer, Bob George as chief technology officer, Corey Nielson as chief customer officer, and John Trefethen, MFA as chief marketing officer. “These executives bring rich industry experience to the rapidly growing Heru team,” said Heru founder and CEO Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD, Ph.D.

Orbis International Names Dr. Doris Macharia New Senior Vice President of Global Programs

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Friday, July 16, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Eyecare nonprofit Orbis International has appointed Doris Macharia, MD, as the organization's new senior vice president of global programs, effective July 19. In the newly created role, she will lead and grow Orbis's portfolio of in-country programming, including monitoring, evaluation and learning, and quality assurance. She will also join the organization's executive leadership team. "We are thrilled to welcome Doris to Orbis," according to Derek Hodkey, president and chief executive officer of Orbis International.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Appoints Dr. Chandra Mickles to Newly Created Myopia Education Position

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Dr. Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, to the newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia, effective July 26.

Binovi Announces Board and Management Changes as Company Shifts from ‘Technology Development to Commercial Growth’

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:21 AM TORONTO and NEW YORK—Binovi Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:VISN) announced Tuesday that Tania Archer has been appointed as interim CEO of the company, succeeding Adam Cegielski, who stepped down from his positions as CEO and board member.