SECO International Names Recipients of 2021 Optometry Awards

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, headquartered here, has announced the recipients of its 2021 awards and has recognized these leaders in optometry for their significant contributions to the profession, according to an announcement this week.

Prevent Blindness Announces Recipients of 2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and Rising Visionary Award

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the “2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” as R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA, FACS, professor and head, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The John H. Panton, MD professor of ophthalmology, director, Pediatric Retina and ROP Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

American Optometric Association (AOA) Announces the Winners of its Annual Professional Awards

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Monday, April 19, 2021 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) has announced the six members who are being honored with its prestigious awards. AOA also recognized the contribution of long-standing visionary supporter Johnson & Johnson Vision for its recognition of these exemplary individuals.

CooperVision Announces Three Recipients of its 2021 Best Practices Student Scholarships

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—Following the March announcement of its 2021 Best Practices honorees, CooperVision has revealed the recipients of its second annual Best Practices Scholarship.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 AAOF Jill and George Mertz Fellowship Recipient

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce Justina Raouf Assaad, OD, as the recipient of the 2021 AAOF Jill and George Mertz Fellowship.

CooperVision Introduces 2021 ‘Best Practices’ Honorees as Program Celebrates U.S. Optometry Practices

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—During a year of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, eyecare practices across the nation have adapted to meet the changing needs of their patients and find ways to not only survive, but thrive. In celebration of 10 such practices, on Monday CooperVision announced its 2021 “Best Practices” honorees. Now in its sixth year, CooperVision’s Best Practices program highlights optometric practices in the U.S. that advance the profession.

Silmo Salutes the Late Bernard Maitenaz for His Contributions

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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.

PSI Celebrates 50 Years of Serving the Optical Industry

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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.

Leadership Scholarship Winners Announced by the Optical Women’s Association

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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.

ABB Optical Group Announces Winners of Optometry Student Challenge

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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.

Prevent Blindness Issues Call for Nominations for Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and the Rising Visionary Award

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Friday, January 8, 2021 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has issued the call for nominations for the “2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” and the second annual “Rising Visionary Award.”

13 Doctors and Researchers Awarded Greenberg Prize to End Blindness

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Thirteen doctors and researchers have been awarded the Sanford and Sue Greenberg Prize to End BlindnessNational Geographic Reports. The 13 winners will split the prize of $3 million in gold.

2020 Popular Science ‘Best of What’s New Awards’ Recognize CooperVision’s MiSight Contact Lens

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Friday, December 4, 2020 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision’s innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens has been awarded a 2020 Popular Science “Best of What’s New Award” in the health category.

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.