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.

Zeiss C-UVProtect Tablet Wins Finalist Recognition from IDEA

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:27 AM CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—At the Industrial Designers Society of America IDEA Awards Ceremony, held here on Wednesday, the industrial design firm Trig was recognized as an award finalist for its collaborative product design with Voxelight LLC for the Zeiss C-UVProtect.

Jobson Honors Three New ODs on its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:21 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 three more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site. Dr. Gary Chu, New England College of Optometry, Boston, Mass., Dr. Michael McGovern, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, N.Y., and Dr. Eva Yan, Metro Optics, Bronx, N.Y. ECPs in the Gallery were selected from among the nominations submitted by readers of Vision Monday and 20/20.

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2020 Award Recipients

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Friday, September 4, 2020 12:18 AM ORLANDO—Each year, the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. “In our virtual world it is more important than ever to honor our exceptional colleagues and celebrate their successes,” John G. Flanagan, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO and awards committee chairman, said in the Academy’s recent announcement. “They give us hope and help shine a light on our entire profession.” The Academy is pleased to announce the 2020 award recipients. They are:

Jobson Adds Six New Honorees to its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Friday, September 4, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our everyday activities, Jobson salutes the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the pandemic. This week, we honor six more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site. Dr. Nishan Pressley, Florida Eye Clinic, Winter Springs, Fla., Dr. Razmig Knajian, LensCrafters, Irvine, Calif., Dr. Kenneth Sakazaki, Sacramento Optometric Group, Sacramento, Calif., Renee Wheelock, Nikon Optical USA, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Dr. Brett Donaldson, Grand Vision Center, Katy, Texas, and Jeff Klauer, Klauer Optical, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Prevent Blindness Online Celebrations Honoring the 2020 Persons of Vision Award Begin Today

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness’ 2020 Persons of Vision Award ceremony,  honoring VSP Global, will be held as a month-long series of online celebrations, kicking off today, Sept. 1.

Academy’s Foundation Announces the Corwin Contact Lens Residency Award and Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant Recipients

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Monday, August 31, 2020 12:18 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced recipients of additional awards and grants for 2020. They are: Kimberly Weisenberger, OD, MS, who was named as this year’s recipient of the Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency award, and Nicole Christie Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO, who is the 2020 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant.

Prevent Blindness to Kick Off Virtual Persons of Vision Award Event Honoring VSP Global

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness announced today that the 2020 Persons of Vision Award ceremony, honoring VSP Global, will be held through a series of virtual celebrations in September.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2020 Hopkins Comprehensive Eye Care Award Recipient

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:15 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced that Charlotte Yiyi Wang, OD, is this year’s recipient of the Hopkins Comprehensive Eye Care Award.

OWA to Host ELEVATE, a Virtual Event Celebrating the 2020 OWA Award Recipients and Mastering ‘The Art of Hello’

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Monday, August 24, 2020 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) will host ELEVATE, an innovative OWA virtual event sponsored by Luxottica, to celebrate 2020 Pleiades Award honoree Millicent Knight, OD, Essilor of America; Pyxis Award honoree Jean Sabre of Uptown Vision; and Visionary Award honoree Sheena Taff, @OpticianAboutTown. The virtual event will be held on Sept. 17, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Read more about the award honorees here. This Zoom event is open to OWA members and non-members alike.

Jobson Adds Three New Doctors to its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Friday, August 21, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—As the COVID-19 virus continues to upend everyday activities, Jobson salutes the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the pandemic. This week, we salute three more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces Winner of 2020 Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award

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Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced that Carolyn N. Chakuroff, OD, MS, as this year’s recipient of the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award.

Nominations Open for Women In Optometry Theia Awards

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Friday, August 14, 2020 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Each fall, the Women In Optometry Theia Awards of Excellence honor women optometrists, nominated by their peers and selected by their colleagues on the WO advisory board. The Theia Awards are named for Theia, the Greek goddess of vision or sight.

EYE2EYE Coffee Talk Session on Aug. 12 Features a Conversation with Four of Vision Monday’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Tomorrow's Aug. 12 EYE2EYE Coffee Talk session will enable attendees to "Listen In To Tomorrow," and learn from several #Luminaries, four of Vision Monday's 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical honorees. Marge Axelrad, SVP and editorial director at Vision Monday will moderate a chat with a few of this year's Rising Stars, Innovators and Modern Mentors.