Etnia Barcelona CEO and Founder David Pellicer Receives Lara Award

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Friday, June 25, 2021 12:18 AM BARCELONA—Etnia Barcelona has announced that its founder and CEO David Pellicer has received the Joseì Manuel Lara Award, one of the most widely recognized national business awards in the world.

Eyemart Express Announces Partnership With U.S. Army Designed to Reduce Unemployment Among Veterans

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—National optical retailer Eyemart Express has established a new collaboration with the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program to help employ veterans, according to a recent announcement.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award Recipient

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Friday, June 18, 2021 12:15 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced the recipient of the Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award. Gulnoza Azieva is a second-year OD/MS student at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Her research project focuses on the development of a protocol to assess ocular surface in the marmoset and identify reliable parameters that will help with the assessment of CLIDE (contact lens induced dry eye).

Prevent Blindness to Present its 2021 Person of Vision Award to Marc Ferrara of Jobson Medical Information, at Vision Expo West

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Monday, June 14, 2021 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight will present its 2021 Person of Vision Award to Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information, on Thursday, Sept. 23, in conjunction with Vision Expo West. The Person of Vision event will be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., with the program and award presentation beginning at 8:30 p.m. All attendees are invited to the Champagne after-party immediately following the program.

EY US Announces Nick Williams of Keplr Vision as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Midwest Award Finalist

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Monday, June 14, 2021 12:21 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Nick Williams, chief executive officer of Keplr Vision, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Midwest Award finalist.

Several Optometry-Centered PR Campaigns and Programs Win 2021 Silver Anvil Awards

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Monday, June 14, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has named five McDougall Communications-led, optometry-centered campaigns among the world’s best over the past year, recognizing the agency’s work with five 2021 Silver Anvil honors.

Accessories Council's 2021 Design Excellence Awards Entry Period Now Open

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Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has opened the entry submission period for its 3rd annual Design Excellence Awards.

ASCO Announces Special Recognition Award Recipients

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:21 AM ROCKVILLE, Md.—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announced the recipients of the 2021 Special Recognition Awards. Dr. Douglas J. Hoffman is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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.