Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:27 AM
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International
(NORA) announced the appointments of its new executive and advisory board members. Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, assumes the position of president, succeeding DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD, who now joins the NORA Advisory Board. Dr. Shidlofsky is clinical director of Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, a specialty clinic serving children and adults with neurological vision issues. He is a member of the medical staff at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation
in Frisco, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:18 AM
MILAN, Italy—Lorraine Berton has been elected to lead ANFAO
, the National Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers in Italy. The new president, the first woman in this position, who will lead the association for the next four years.
Monday, November 27, 2023 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are pleased to announce the selections in the 15th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies/consumables/tools, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, patient engagement systems, online ordering website, social purpose missions, online and social media marketing services, PPE, telehealth solution, virtual/ omnichannel sales tool, sustainable eyewear materials for frames, sustainable eyewear materials for sunwear, and low vision and assistive technology.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:21 AM
SALT LAKE CITY—Services will be held here next week for Standard Optical's
CEO, Aaron Schubach, 47, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16. Aaron Richard Schubach was the fourth generation in the role of CEO at the optical company, one of the largest retailers and eyecare services providers in the state of Utah and the U.S. Standard Optical was started by his great grandfather in 1911. Schubach joined the company as VP marketing in 1999 and became CEO in 2017, succeeding his father, Stephen Schubach, who himself had followed in his father Richard's footsteps.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 12:15 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—For the second-consecutive year, VSP Vision
has been included on Seramount’s annual Inclusion Index
, which recognizes companies that are leading the way in fostering diverse and inclusive work environments.
Monday, November 20, 2023 12:18 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Cailf.—VSP Vision
and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation
(AAOF) announced the recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarship, which has been recognizing the very best in what optometry has to offer in patient care and practice management for nearly 40 years.
Monday, November 20, 2023 12:15 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
, a leading independent eyecare company, has announced the finalists of the Ninth Annual Optometry Student Challenge. The six student challenge finalists will present their posters during a live webinar event on Nov. 29, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Friday, November 17, 2023 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
have announced that registration for Vision Expo East 2024
, the premier event for the eyewear and eyecare industry, is officially open. Scheduled to take place from March 14 to 17 at the Javits Center, Vision Expo East 2024 will mark nearly four decades of showcasing cutting-edge products, fostering education, and bringing together ophthalmic professionals in New York City. This event will not only celebrate the rich history of Vision Expo East in the city that never sleeps, but usher in an exciting new chapter for the industry.
Thursday, November 16, 2023 12:15 AM
LONDON—The 2024 Rank Prize
for Optoelectronics has been awarded to four internationally leading scientists for the development of instruments that use adaptive optics technologies to capture high-resolution images of the living human retina.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 12:21 AM
, a Boston-based eyecare company, announced its recent achievement at the Massachusetts Innovation Network 2023 Eddies Awards. The company has been honored with the esteemed Eddies Award in the Healthy Living category.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:27 AM
NEWARK N.J.—Jobson Optical Group announced today that after 35 years, senior vice president and editorial director of Vision Monday
, Marge Axelrad, has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2024. Axelrad will continue to play a role for Jobson during this transition period and will remain active in monitoring industry news and key developments in the industry. She will also continue to represent Jobson at key industry meetings and events in the U.S. and internationally and will play a key role in the upcoming Vision Monday Leadership Summit in March prior to Vision Expo East 2024.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:18 AM
NEWARK, N.J.—A few years ago, the team at Women In Optometry (WO)
started hearing more and more about side hustles during regular interviews with women ODs. Today, WO
is excited to share its fifth annual WO Gift Guide, a celebration of a unique group of creative women. Find one-of-a-kind gift ideas created and curated by women who are in, connected to or inspired by the industry. WO
has also included women who work in these industries and have a separate passion or side hustle.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—The Lotus Club was the backdrop for a reception in honor of Lighthouse Guild's
former chief of low vision services, Dr. Bruce P. Rosenthal. Sixty guests gathered to toast his profound impact on the field of low vision and the lives of many under his care.