Tickets and Sponsorships Still Available for the 2023 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award Gala Honoring Megan Molony, National Vision, Inc.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 2023 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award event, honoring Megan Molony, senior vice president, chief merchandising and managed care officer, of National Vision Inc. The award presentation event will take place on March 16, 2023, at 583 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., in conjunction with Vision Expo East. As VMAIL reported, the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual, corporation and/or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life. Individual tickets may be purchased for $350 per person directly at https://preventblindness.org/events/2023-person-of-vision/.

SUNY Optometry’s David Troilo, PhD, Receives NEI Grant to Reveal Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Affecting Myopia Development

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:21 AM NEW YORK—SUNY College of Optometry announced that its professor and vice president and dean for academy affairs David Troilo, PhD, was awarded a $2.34 million grant from the National Eye Institute for his research examining the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling eye growth and the development of myopia.

Optical Women’s Association Announces 2023 Award Honorees

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Monday, January 9, 2023 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) today announces its 2023 award honorees. Karen Roberts, head of global customer enablement for Carl Zeiss Vision International, will receive the Pleiades Award, recognizing her exceptional dedication and support in advancing the leadership role of women in the optical industry. Beverly Bianes, OD, partner/owner of Pack & Bianes Vision Care Optometry, is the Pyxis Award honoree, acknowledging her service and commitment to growing the OWA and promoting it throughout the optical industry. Talia Bruno, senior director of key accounts for De Rigo Rem, will receive the Emerging Leader Award, given to rising stars within the optical industry who display exemplary leadership qualities.

Transitions Names 2022 Students of Vision Scholarship Recipients, Celebrates Second ‘The Studio’ Event

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Thursday, December 29, 2022 12:18 AM OTTAWA, Ontario—On November 8, Transitions Optical Canada hosted the second edition of its Transitions The Studio, an educational event that saw over 80 industry professionals gather at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier located here.

AAO Gives Career Development Award to University of Alabama Optometry School Faculty Member

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022 12:18 AM BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Safal Khanal, OD, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, has received the 2022 Career Development Award from the American Academy of Optometry.

EyeBuyDirect Names Paralympian Colleen Young the Winner of 2022 Eyecare Award

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022 12:15 AM LOS ANGELES, Calif.—EyeBuyDirect is honoring Colleen Young, a silver and bronze Paralympic medalist, for her achievements as an athlete, role model, and champion for eye health with the second annual Eyebuydirect Eye Care Award.

Oplee Wins Silver at 2022 NY Product Design Awards for Contact Lens Travel Case

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022 12:15 AM DENVER—Oplee captured a Silver Award in the 2022 NY Product Design Awards competition for its Travel Contact Lens Case. The event, which in recent years has become recognized as one of the leading international design competitions, received over 800 entries from 24 countries. "It's a tremendous honor and validation of our product design to receive a Silver Award in the prestigious New York Product Design Awards," said Oplee founder Ryan Bennett.

Art Optical Announces First Specialty Contact Lens Student/Resident Travel Grant Recipient

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022 12:24 AM GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Art Optical Contact Lens, a leading provider of custom contact lenses, in partnership with Contamac, a leading manufacturer of contact lens and intraocular lens materials, has announced the first recipient of their recently launched Specialty Contact Lens Student/Resident Travel Grant program.

2022 Leadership Scholarship Winners Announced by the Optical Women’s Association

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Monday, December 19, 2022 12:30 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced their 2022 Leadership Scholarship awardees. Recipients are recognized as OWA members who have served the organization 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.

Euclid Vision Announces Winners of its First Resident Scholarship Awards

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12:15 AM STERLING, Va.―Euclid Vision Corp., a global leader in advanced orthokeratology and proactive myopia management initiatives, announced the winners of its inaugural Euclid Resident Scholarship Awards, which recognizes innovation in myopia management and orthokeratology.

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022

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Monday, November 21, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 14th 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 20 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 and sustainable eyewear materials.

Eight Women ODs Honored with 2022 Theia Awards at Women In Optometry Leadership Conference

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Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO—At the Women In Optometry (WO) Women’s Leadership Conference held here in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry, eight women ODs were presented the 2022 Theia Awards this week. In WO tradition, the awards are presented by previous winners. Each year, WO asks readers and friends to submit the names of women who have been extraordinarily influential in the industry, with the WO advisory board voting on the year’s winners. This year, more than 250 nominations were submitted.

Time Is Running Out—Sunday, Oct. 23 Is Your Last Chance to Vote for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Friday, October 21, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The final voting deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 for the Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine's 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards. 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 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for 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.

Voting Is Extended for Jobson’s 2022 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The final voting deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 23 for the Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine's 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards. 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 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for 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.