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?”

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.

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.

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.

Salus University 2021 Alumni and Presidential Medal Awards Announced, Including Medal Winner Reade Fahs of National Vision

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:15 AM ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University has announced the 2021 recipients of the Alumni Association Awards and the Presidential Medal of Honor Awards, with the latter group including National Vision Holdings chief executive officer Reade Fahs. Both groups of awardees were honored during a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia. Award recipients from across the Salus University community were chosen by their peers through a nomination and voting process, according to the university’s announcement of the 2021 honorees.

Women In Optometry Announces 2021 Theia Awards Of Excellence Winners

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The sixth annual Theia Awards of Excellence will be presented on Nov. 2, 2021, toward the end of the Women In Optometry (WO) Women’s Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts.

SECO Opens Nominations for 2022 Awards

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Monday, October 11, 2021 12:18 AM NEW ORLEANS—SECO International is officially accepting 2022 nominations for its three prestigious awards: Optometrist of the South, Paraoptometric of the South and Young Optometrists of the South, according to an announcement from the organization.

Nominations for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:27 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.

Optical Industry to Be Recognized Among Honorees at Upcoming 25th Anniversary ACE Awards Nov. 2 in New York

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—A special recognition for the optical industry will be part of the upcoming 25th Anniversary Nov. 2 ACE Awards (Accessories Council Excellence) to be held in person at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan.

OWA Plans 'Elevate' Virtual Event Oct. 19 to Celebrate its 2021 Pleiades Award Honoree, Gai Gherardi and Pyxis Award Honoree, Debbie Myres

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:15 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women's Association (OWA) is inviting its members and non-members to join the organization on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. EST for an OWA virtual event celebrating and toasting the OWA's 2021 Pleiades Aware honoree, Gai Gherardi (co-founder and co-designer of l.a. Eyeworks) and its Pyxis Award honoree, Debbie Myres (owner of Visual Inspirations). The evening event, sponsored by EssilorLuxottica, will also feature an encore presentation of the acclaimed 2021 OWA Connection Series keynote speaker, Dr. Connie Mariano.

Transitions Announces Winners of the 2020 Transitions Innovation Awards

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Monday, October 4, 2021 12:27 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has named the winners for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards program, which recognizes both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts to support Transitions lenses. “Our Innovation Award winners and finalists approached the difficult year of 2020 as an opportunity to rejuvenate their efforts around Transitions lenses,” said Drew Smith, director, North America Channels, Transitions Optical.

Smart Vision Labs and IrisVision are Named as Finalists for UCSF Health Awards

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Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Two optical technology companies, Smart Vision Labs and IrisVision, have been named as finalists in the UCSF Health Awards. The annual competition honors outstanding health technologies and innovations dramatically transforming health care. The companies were selected among hundreds of applicants. Smart Vision Labs was named as a finalist in the New Application in Telehealth category. The company’s smartphone-based wavefront refraction technology expands access to eye exams and reduces cost. “We are incredibly proud to be selected as a finalist in the Telehealth category,” said Yaopeng Zhou, CEO of Smart Vision Labs.

CooperVision Opens Applications for 2022 ‘Best Practices’ Honorees, Now With Five Key Focus Areas

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Friday, September 24, 2021 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, CALIF.—CooperVision Inc. has announced its seventh annual search for the nation’s 2022 Best Practices. The program celebrates the innovative ways that U.S. eyecare practices deliver exceptional patient care and advance the profession, bringing them together to share their insights with their peers. New this year, the program structure has been enhanced so that honorees will now be recognized in five key categories: industry advancement, community impact, patient experience, specialty services, and team building.