Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:15 AM
PARIS—The chairwoman of Silmo Paris
, Amélie Morel, and the Silmo executive board were sad to learn of the passing of Bernard Maitenaz. Calling him "the clairvoyant," they noted, "he was an extraordinary figure whose contributions to eye health are acclaimed by the entire profession."They issued a salute yesterday to Maitenaz, the inventor of the Varilux progressive lens that improved the lives of millions of presbyopes globally and redefined an entire industry, as VMAIL reported
earlier this week.
Friday, February 12, 2021 12:15 AM
ODESSA, Fla.—Practical Systems, Inc.
(PSI) is celebrating its 50th anniversary serving the optical industry. Founded by Bill Hernandez in 1971, the company quickly established itself as a leader of innovative practical systems for labs.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:15 AM
DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association
default.asp (OWA) recognized its next Leadership Scholarship awardees. The Leadership Scholarship Award
recognizes OWA members who have served the OWA with their dedicated committee work, service, and commitment to growing leadership roles for women in the optical industry. The grants, valued at up to $2,000 each, will be used to provide professional mentoring opportunities to each recipient, while continuing to promote OWA's founding principles of connecting, inspiring, and leading women in the optical industry.
Friday, January 22, 2021 12:18 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—Three optometry students who presented scientific posters will be recognized during the 2021 Global Specialty Lens Symposium virtual conference as winners of the 6th Annual Optometry Student Challenge, a program designed by ABB Optical Group
, in collaboration with Paragon Vision Sciences
, to foster the study of contact lenses.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are pleased to announce the selections in the 12th 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 19 distinct categories.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:24 AM
DALLAS—Teachers, nurses and school administrators are everyday heroes who deserve to be honored for helping to ensure their students can see clearly and continue to learn, whether it's online or in the classroom. Essilor Vision Foundation
and Kendra Scott are celebrating these heroes through the Champions for Sight
Friday, October 30, 2020 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global
and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation
(AAOF), the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), announced the recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarship.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—The Optometric Center of New York
, the affiliated foundation of the State University of New York
(SUNY) College of Optometry, will recognize the contributions of several honorees and celebrate the recent opening of the Barbara Saltzman Center for Pediatric Eye Care in the College's facilities during the "Reframed: Eyes on New York Gala." Originally scheduled for March, the gala has now been planned as a virtual event on Thursday, Nov. 5. Proceeds from this year’s Eyes on New York Awards Celebration will support optometry student scholarships and vision care for patients at SUNY Optometry and the University Eye Center.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:15 AM
ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation
, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision
, has announced the 2020 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship recipients. This award is bestowed annually to a second- or third-year optometry student who best demonstrates the ideal eyecare standards of practice, achievement in both academic performance and extracurricular activities, and participation with other professional pursuits such as involvement with patients through internships, community service, and other volunteer activities, according to an announcement this week.
Friday, October 16, 2020 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Six women were named recipients of the 2020 Theia Awards of Excellence last night, Thursday Oct. 15. The award ceremony was held virtually as the conclusion to the three-day Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by Women In Optometry
with the American Academy of Optometry Academy at Home
program. The awards were presented with a special collaboration of past winners returning to honor the new recipients as they accepted their awards in this fifth annual award ceremony.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:30 AM
the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has chosen Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information, as the recipient of the 2021 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award
. The award will be presented on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner at 583 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., in conjunction with Vision Expo East
. All proceeds from the event will go to support the sight-saving programs from Prevent Blindness.