VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020

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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.

Essilor Vision Foundation and Kendra Scott Partner for School Appreciation Program

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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 program.

VSP Global and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announce 2020 Practice Excellence Scholarship Recipients

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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.

SUNY Optometry’s Reframed: Eyes on New York Virtual Gala Will Bestow Honors on Nov. 5

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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. 

AAOF Announces the 2020 Vincent Salierno Scholarship Recipients

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Friday, October 23, 2020 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), announced the recipients of the 2020 Vincent Salierno Scholarships.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2020 Johnson & Johnson Vision J. Pat Cummings Scholarships

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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.

2020 Theia Awards of Excellence Honor Six Women ODs

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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 Homeprogram. 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.

Marc Ferrara of Jobson to Receive 2021 Person of Vision Award

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, 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.

Zyloware Announces the Passing of Henry Shyer, 87, Eyewear Industry Icon and Leader

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Monday, October 12, 2020 4:14 PM NEW YORK - With great sadness, Zyloware has announced the passing of Henry Shyer, 87, vice chairman of the company, who died peacefully, surrounded by family on Oct. 10. The family's statement read, "Henry was a pillar of the optical industry, but perhaps most importantly, of the Zyloware family. His visionary leadership, quick humor and charitable soul have long guided our path as a company and inspired many generations of Zyloware employees. He will be deeply missed but his legacy will continue to live through the Zyloware family." 

Pearle Vision Awarded Bronze Effie for ‘Small Moments’ Campaign, Marking the Fourth Effie in Six Years

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Friday, October 9, 2020 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Pearle Vision was awarded the Bronze Effie in the Sustained Success category during the 2020 Virtual Ideas That Work: Effie U.S. Summit & Awards Gala, according to a Pearle Vision announcement this week.

VSP Global Announces 2020 VSP Vision of Hope Scholarship Recipient

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Friday, October 9, 2020 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Morgan Rogers is the recipient of the 2020 VSP Vision of Hope Scholarship, according to an announcement from VSP Global. 

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2020-2021 Allergan Foundation Research Grant Recipients

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:15 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in partnership with the Allergan Foundation, has announced two grant recipients this year in the areas of the anterior segment and glaucoma. The recipient of the Allergan Foundation Grant in the area of the anterior segment is Suzanne MJ Fleiszig, OD, PhD, FAAO. Dr. Fleiszig is a professor of optometry and vision science, microbiology, and infectious disease and immunity at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry.

Jobson Honors Five New ECPs on its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Friday, October 2, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our everyday activities, Jobson continues its salute to the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the pandemic. This week, we honor five more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site.  Dr. Mark Keyes and Dr. Kaitlin Keyes, Accomac Optometric, Accomac, Va.; Dr. Terry Null, VisionQuest EyeCare, McCordsville, Ind.; Dr. Trent McKinney, Oasis Eye Care, Venice Fla.; and Shawne Gillies, director of Facilities & Campus Planning, New England College of Optometry, Boston, Mass.

Novartis Names Whitney Hauser, OD, to Key Ophthalmics Post

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Friday, September 25, 2020 12:30 AM BASEL, Switzerland—As part of its commitment to developing innovative resources and relevant educational opportunities for ECPS Novartis (NYSE: NVS) has announced that Dr. Whitney Hauser will join its eyecare team as director, peer education for U.S. Ophthalmics.

Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness Announce Recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award

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Friday, September 25, 2020 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Fight for Sight, the first nonprofit organization in the U.S. to promote eye research, and Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, announced today the recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award as Angela R. Elam, MD, Clinical assistant professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan.  The $25,000 grant was awarded for Dr. Elam’s study, “Engagement in Telemedicine-Based Glaucoma Screening in the Community Clinics.” The Joanne Angle Public Health Award is presented annually to research focusing on the public health side of vision and eye health.