CooperVision’s MiSight 1 Day Myopia Control Contact Lens Is Honored by German Design Council

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Monday, October 3, 2022 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision’s MiSight 1 day myopia control contact lens was recently recognized in the German Design Council’s 2022 German Innovation Awards. In the field of Medical & Health, it received a special mention in Excellence in Business to Consumer. “This award represents a tremendous sense of achievement and means a lot to us,” said Johannes Zupfer, general manager of Germany, Austria and Switzerland at CooperVision.

ViaLase Founder and CEO, Tibor Juhasz, PhD, Honored for Helping Develop Bladeless LASIK

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Friday, September 30, 2022 12:18 AM ALISA VIEJO, Calif.— Tibor Juhasz, PhD, founder and CEO of ViaLase, Inc., was among five researchers who received the 2022 Golden Goose Award for scientific breakthroughs leading to the development of bladeless LASIK, an innovation that revolutionized refractive surgery.

Nominations for Jobson's 2022 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

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Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 14th 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 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.

National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness Names Dr. Donny W. Suh as Recipient of the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

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Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:15 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced the recipient of the eighth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award” as Donny W. Suh, MD, FAAP, MBA, FACS, chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine. The award will be formally presented at the NCCVEH Annual Meeting, to be held virtually, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.

Silmo Celebrates 2022 Silmo d’Or Award Winners

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:21 AM PARIS—Silmo announced its 2022 Silmo d’Or Award Winners on Saturday, September 24. The Silmo d’Or Award winners are chosen by a jury each year; this year, interior architect and designer Jun Gobron acted as jury president, as reported by VMAIL this August.

Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University Recognizes Contributions of Black Eyecare Perspective Founders and Several Others With 2022 Presidential Medals of Honor

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:18 AM ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University honored several eyecare professionals recently at its annual recognition event here earlier this month, including three Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University alumni who were recognized for their work as leaders of Black Eyecare Perspective (BEP) with 2022 Presidential Medal of Honor recipients.

Women In Optometry Announces 2022 Theia Awards of Excellence Winners

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:36 AM NEW YORK—Women in Optometry has announced the winners of its 2022 Theia Awards of Excellence. The Awards will be presented  toward the end of the Women In Optometry Women’s Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry in San Diego, California. 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.

Prevent Blindness Names National Vision’s Megan Molony as the 2023 Person of Vision Award Recipient

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, announced today that the 2023 Person of Vision Award will be presented to Megan Molony, senior vice president, chief merchandising and managed care officer, of National Vision Inc.

James Dyson Award Winners Offer Preventive Care Solution for Glaucoma

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:15 AM HONG KONG—Researchers in Hong Kong have developed an easy-to-use, non-invasive wearable device that may prevent development of glaucoma in mild and pre-glaucoma patients. Current therapeutic approaches to preserve failing vision involve reducing intraocular pressure, but are only available for diagnosed patients and may involve invasive surgery or daily doses of eyedrops that may have side effects. This year's Hong Kong national James Dyson Award winners attempted to find a new approach to solving this problem.

Silmo d’Or Announces 2022 Nominations

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 12:30 AM PARIS—The organizers of Silmo Paris, the eyewear and eyecare exhibition coming up at the end of this month, Sept. 23-26 at the Paris Nord Villepinte, have announced the nominees for the 29th Silmo d’Or.

The Vision Council Receives 2022 Power of Associations Silver Award for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

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Thursday, September 8, 2022 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council earned a Power of Associations Silver Award from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for its successful Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts. “Fostering a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community is paramount to our mission of creating more opportunities for community-building and encouraging industry growth,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “We are honored to see our efforts come to life through actionable opportunities for our members and tangible results.  We appreciate the recognition from the ASAE and look forward to continuing our efforts.”

VM Celebrates 20 Years of Most Influential Women in Optical Special Report

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Friday, September 2, 2022 2:15 PM The release this week of Vision Monday's 2022 Most Influential Women in Optical Special Report, our 20th annual installment of this Special Report, is cause for celebration as well as reflection.

Neurolens Is the 28th Fastest Growing Health Care Company on Inc. 5000 List for 2022

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 12:21 AM NEW YORK—This month, Inc. revealed that Neurolens has been recognized on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Google X’s Gina Rudan to Address Women’s Leadership at VM’s Most Influential Women in Optical Luncheon Event at Vision Expo West

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Monday, August 29, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Google X’s Gina Rudan will offer her keen insights to the “creative and courageous” role that female leaders and entrepreneurs play in business today as the featured speaker at Vision Monday’s upcoming special event during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas celebrating the 20th Anniversary of VM’s Most Influential Women Annual Issue. The event, which will take place at The Venetian Las Vegas at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2022, will highlight the expanding influence of women throughout all sectors of the industry and eyecare community, including honorees from this year and prior years. 

SCO Honors Dr. Glen Steele, its Longest-Serving Faculty Member, at Retirement

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Monday, August 29, 2022 12:15 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—After 53 years of service as a faculty member and pediatric vision provider, Glen “Bubba” Steele, OD, has retired from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.