Time Is Running Out—The Nomination Deadline for VM's Most Influential Women in Optical Special Report Is May 27

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Friday, May 24, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The nominations deadline for VM's Most Influential Women in Optical special report is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July-August issue, marking the 22nd year of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.

Ronald L. Benner, OD, Resigns as AOA President

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Thursday, May 23, 2024 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—Citing personal reasons, Ronald L. Benner, OD, has resigned as American Optometric Association (AOA) president, according to the organization. Dr. Benner was officially recognized for a 1-year term as president of the AOA on June 24, 2023, at Optometry’s Meeting that took place in Washington, D.C. After being informed, the AOA Board of Trustees met and designated the organization’s serving president-elect, Steven T. Reed, OD, of Mississippi, as acting president for the next two months. Dr. Reed’s planned installation as president remains set for June 2024, during Optometry’s Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., and the one-year term will run through June 2025, according to the announcement.

Foundation Fighting Blindness Awards Inaugural Grants in PRPH2 and Associated Retinal Diseases Program

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Thursday, May 23, 2024 12:21 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—The Foundation Fighting Blindness, an organization committed to driving the research for treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, has announced the recipients of the first awards in the PRPH2 and Associated Retinal Diseases Program.

Nominations Deadline for VM's Most Influential Women in Optical Special Report Is Extended to May 27

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Thursday, May 23, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The nominations deadline for VM's Most Influential Women in Optical special report has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July-August issue, marking the 22nd year of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.

Southern College of Optometry Recognizes Three Young Alumni With Private Practice Awards

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 12:18 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Southern College of Optometry (SCO) has honored three alumni with the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence Award. The award recognizes a graduate of the past 10 years who owns and operates a private optometry practice.

Time Is Running Out—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner for Jobson’s 2024 'Ultimate Partners' Program by May 22

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked once again to share nominations to tell their stories for the Ultimate Partners annual editorial initiative. But time is running out—the deadline for submissions is May 22. Now in its fourth year, Jobson’s 2024 Ultimate Partners program allows readers to highlight their great business support partners and showcase their support. Open to all eyecare professionals, the program is looking to spotlight your most successful collaborations and celebrate the crucial support shared during both challenges and opportunities.

Do You Know an Influential Woman in Optical? Nominate Her by May 23 for Vision Monday's Special Report

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Monday, May 20, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July-August issue, marking the 22nd year of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form but time is starting to run out—the deadline for submitting nominations is May 23. Women’s influence in optical is undeniable, and today more women are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead.

ClearVision Is Named One of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for Ninth Time

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Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:18 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—ClearVision Optical was recognized for the ninth time as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) and Best Companies Group.

Deadline Is Extended to May 22 for Jobson’s 2024 'Ultimate Partners' Program—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner Now

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Thursday, May 16, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked once again to share nominations to tell their stories for the Ultimate Partners annual editorial initiative. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 22. Now in its fourth year, Jobson’s 2024 Ultimate Partners program allows readers to highlight their great business support partners and showcase their support. Open to all eyecare professionals, the program is looking to spotlight your most successful collaborations and celebrate the crucial support shared during both challenges and opportunities.

Andrew Karp, Jobson's Longtime Lenses and Technology Editor, to Retire

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12:24 AM NEWARK, N.J.—Jobson Optical Group announces the retirement of Andrew Karp, the group’s lenses and technology editor, effective June 28. Throughout his 37 years with Jobson, Karp has raised awareness of technology’s impact on eyewear and eyecare by spotlighting the creative contributions of scientists, engineers and others involved in research and development whom he has called “artists of the lens.” Karp joined Jobson in 1987, during Vision Monday’s first year of publication, initially serving as a general assignment reporter for VM and as a feature writer for 20/20 magazine, drawing on his background in journalism and advertising.

iOR Partners' Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Daniel S. Durrie, MD, Retires

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12:18 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.—iOR Partners, a leader in ophthalmic office-based surgery (OBS), has announced the retirement of Daniel S. Durrie, MD, as chairman of the board of directors.

Nominate a Supportive Business Partner for the 20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday 2024 'Ultimate Partners' Program

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The readers of Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are being asked once again to share nominations for their Ultimate Partners. The deadline for submissions is May 15. Now in it's fourth year, Jobson’s 2024 Ultimate Partners program allows readers to highlight their great business support partners and showcase their support. Open to all eyecare professionals, the program is looking to spotlight your most successful collaborations and celebrate the crucial support shared during both challenges and opportunities.

Toku Appoints Dr. Robert Weinreb to Board of Directors

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—Toku has announced the appointment of Robert N. Weinreb, MD, to its board of directors. A tech company specializing in developing non-invasive AI-powered diagnostic and screening tools, Toku noted that Dr. Weinreb's appointment underscores the company's commitment to excellence and innovation in eyecare.

EyeCare Partners Announces Joel Day as New Chief Financial Officer

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Monday, May 6, 2024 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners, a provider of clinically integrated eyecare, has announced that Joel Day has been named executive vice president, finance, and will take the chief financial officer role with the company, effective June 1, 2024. He will have responsibility for the strategic planning, implementation and management of all EyeCare Partners finance activities, including accounting, business planning, budgeting, forecasting, revenue cycle management (RCM) and procurement. Day will succeed Bob Gold, who has shared his intent to depart the organization, effective May 31.

Southern College of Optometry Announces Honorary Degree, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients for 2024 Commencement

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Monday, May 6, 2024 12:15 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—As part of its 2024 commencement on May 7, Southern College of Optometry (SCO) will recognize two alumni and one industry professional for their contributions to the field of optometry.