Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:27 AM
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—The Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, International
(NORA) announced the appointments of its new executive and advisory board members. Charles Shidlofsky, OD, FCOVD, assumes the position of president, succeeding DeAnn Fitzgerald, OD, who now joins the NORA Advisory Board. Dr. Shidlofsky is clinical director of Neuro-Vision Associates of North Texas, a specialty clinic serving children and adults with neurological vision issues. He is a member of the medical staff at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation
in Frisco, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 12:18 AM
MILAN, Italy—Lorraine Berton has been elected to lead ANFAO
, the National Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers in Italy. The new president, the first woman in this position, who will lead the association for the next four years.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:27 AM
NEWARK N.J.—Jobson Optical Group announced today that after 35 years, senior vice president and editorial director of Vision Monday
, Marge Axelrad, has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2024. Axelrad will continue to play a role for Jobson during this transition period and will remain active in monitoring industry news and key developments in the industry. She will also continue to represent Jobson at key industry meetings and events in the U.S. and internationally and will play a key role in the upcoming Vision Monday Leadership Summit in March prior to Vision Expo East 2024.
Monday, November 13, 2023 12:24 AM
, the nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, has named five new members to its board of directors. New members include Mary Blankenship Pointer, senior vice president, Frontier State Bank
; Pete Lothes, chief operating officer, The Fielmann Group
; Matt MacDonald, president and global head of managed care, EyeMed Vision Care
; Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of evidence-based and integration strategy, National Association of Community Health Centers
; and Ruth Shoge, OD, MPH, FAAO, associate clinical professor and director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, University of California-Berkeley Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science
Thursday, November 9, 2023 12:18 AM
LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Eyeporters
has named Julie Chi as vice president of product and business management. In this newly created role, Chi will work on the company’s product development, design and business management.
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 12:21 AM
BOSTON—Ace Vision Group, Inc.
, a leading medical device company, announced the addition of Dr. Cathleen McCabe, Dr. James Katz, Dr. Ehsan Sadri, and Dr. Dagny Zhu to its medical advisory board.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 12:21 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Neuroscience technology company Cognivue, Inc.
has hired Ernest Fung, PsyD, ABPP, as vice president of clinical and medical affairs.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 12:15 AM
GERMANTOWN, Wis.—OptoTech Technologies
has announced Steve Schneider as a new addition to its team. He joins OptoTech as director of global consumables.
Monday, November 6, 2023 12:21 AM
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.—Skygen
, a leading software as a service (SaaS) technology and third-party administration services company for dental and vision benefits, announced the appointment of Jeff Spahr to vice president, vision business.
Monday, November 6, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Rebekah Lin, OD, FAAO, an optometrist specializing in vision rehabilitation and low vision ocular disease, has joined Lighthouse Guild’s
team of low vision specialists. Dr. Lin, who is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
, joins a team of highly trained and experienced experts at Lighthouse Guild in providing specialized care for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, offering a range of services to address each patient’s unique needs.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 12:30 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
, a leading independent eyecare company, announced the appointment of James Gilchrist as its president. In this newly created role, Gilchrist will be responsible for driving alignment across all ABB business pillars and commercial teams to elevate ABB’s focus on developing the industry leading optical solutions to deliver unprecedented value to their eyecare professional customers, the company said, adding that Gilchrist’s expertise leading business transformations for health care companies makes him well-positioned to take on this new role as president.
Monday, October 30, 2023 12:15 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia—Opthea Limited
, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to treat highly prevalent and progressive retinal diseases, announced that the company’s CEO, Dr. Megan Baldwin, will transition to founder and chief innovation officer, effective immediately.
Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:21 AM
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Vision Innovation Partners
(VIP), a leading Mid-Atlantic eyecare platform with nearly 70 locations, announced the promotion of existing board member and current president, Chris Moore, to chief executive officer.
Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:15 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Southern College of Optometry
(SCO) recently appointed five faculty members to serve as associate professors: Chelsea Spalding, OD; Tyler Roberts, OD; Jackie Fiddler, OD; Barbie Jodoin, OD; and Abigail Klick, OD.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 12:15 AM
GOLDEN, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight
(OGS) has announced the addition of Daniel McBride, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CooperCompanies
, and Meng Meng Xu, OD, MPH, FAAO, to its board of directors. “As we continue to grow and enhance OGS and our work to eradicate preventable blindness through the establishment of sustainable eyecare around the world, we are thrilled to welcome two new board members who are so highly regarded in the industry and profession,” said Lois Schoenbrun, executive director, OGS.