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.

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.