AOA Elects New Board of Trustees, Approves Resolutions, as Optometry’s Meeting 2022 Wraps Up

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Optometric Association’s (AOA) Optometry’s Meeting adjourned Saturday (June 18) after four days of continuing education, important association business and other activities designed to invigorate networking by nearly 4,000 doctors of optometry, optometric students and paraoptometrics attending the meeting here.

Ace Vision Group Appoints Elizabeth Yeu, MD, as Chief Strategic Advisor

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:21 AM NEWARK, Del.—Ace Vision Group, a privately held U.S. ophthalmic medical device company developing Laser Microporation Therapeutic technologies to treat diseases of the aging eye, has appointed Elizabeth Yeu, MD to the role of chief strategic advisor.

Aurion Biotech Appoints Dr. Michael Goldstein as President and Chief Medical Officer

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 12:21 AM SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Aurion Biotech has appointed Michael Goldstein, MD, MBA, as president and chief medical officer.

CooperVision Names Nancy Keir, OD, as Senior Director of Life Cycle Management

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has appointed Nancy Keir, OD, PhD, FBCLA, FAAO, as senior director, life cycle management.

Professional Eye Care Associates of America Names Michael Freiburghouse as Chief Financial Officer

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Monday, June 13, 2022 12:15 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.—Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA), a leading purchasing and business solutions partner to independent eyecare professionals nationwide, has announced that Michael Freiburghouse has been promoted to the role of CFO.

Regal Healthcare Capital Partners Announces Investment and Formation of InFocus Eyecare

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Friday, June 10, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Regal Healthcare Capital Partners, a New York-based health care private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in health care services companies, said Thursday that it has formed a partnership with Ryan Williams and his executive team to form InFocus Eyecare. InFocus Eyecare will seek to create a market-leading eyecare company focused on providing high-quality and accessible optometric and vision services.

The Vision Council Appoints Sara Bonizio as New Director of Shows

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Monday, June 6, 2022 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has appointed Sara Bonizio as the organization’s new director of shows. In this position, she will work closely with The Vision Council’s partners at RX, the co-organizer of Vision Expo East and West, to drive opportunities for the growth and development of the shows.

Zeiss Group Announces Changes to Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG

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Friday, June 3, 2022 12:21 AM OBERKOCHEN, Germany—The Zeiss Group announced several changes to the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG. Dr. Matthias Metz, member of the executive board of Carl Zeiss AG and responsible for the Zeiss Consumer Markets segment, including Zeiss Vision Care, will switch to BSH Hausgerate GmbH, Munich.

CooperVision Appoints Drs. Arumugam and Hammond to Expanded R&D Roles in Myopia Control and Management

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Friday, May 27, 2022 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision, a leader in myopia management, has announced expanded roles for two prominent researchers, reinforcing the company’s commitment to combatting myopia, a chronic, progressive disease growing in both prevalence and severity.

CooperVision Appoints Alex Wilkes as President, Americas

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:30 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses, has named Alex Wilkes as president, Americas, effective June 14. Wilkes brings more than a decade of experience in the eyecare industry, having most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of Pearle Vision at Luxottica Retail. At CooperVision, Wilkes will be responsible for the executive leadership and driving the growth of the company’s largest region, determining the strategic direction for the U.S., Canada and Latin America, according to Monday’s announcement.

Visiox Pharma Names Ophthalmic Industry Veteran Ryan S. Bleeks as CEO

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:30 AM TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—Visiox Pharma, LLC., a privately funded biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of ophthalmic therapeutics, has appointed Ryan S. Bleeks as chief executive officer.

Ocuco Appoints Carlo Rossetti as Senior Sales Executive for North America

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:27 AM VANCOUVER, B.C.—Ocuco has announced the addition of Carlo Rossetti to its expanding North American team. He brings over 20 years of experience within the tech industry, including several years operating within the optical sector, to his new role at Ocuco.

Euclid Vision Names Dr. Zohra Fadli as Global Head of R&D and Clinical Affairs

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:15 AM STERLING, Va.—Euclid Vision Corp., a global leader in advanced orthokeratology and proactive myopia management initiatives, has appointed Zohra Fadli, PhD, as vice president of research and development & clinical affairs. Dr. Fadli brings decades of experience in medical device technology and vision care to her new role at Euclid, including an extensive history in delivering breakthrough ophthalmic contact lenses.

Bollé Brands Appoints Three Leadership Positions to Accelerate North American Growth

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Friday, May 13, 2022 12:18 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Bollé Brands Group, which distributes Bollé, Serengeti and Bollé Safety, added to its portfolio in 2019 with the acquisition of Spy Optics, as reported by VMAIL. The Group is now appointing three key industry executives to leadership roles within the organization to strengthen its foothold in the North American market.

Sustainable Eyewear Brand, Karun, Launches in U.S. With Jeff LaPlante Heading Sales

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Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:24 AM MIAMI—Karun, a sustainable eyewear brand based in Patagonia, Chile, is launching into the U.S. under the guidance of optical industry veteran Jeff LaPlante, who is directing the company’s sales efforts. Known mostly in Europe and South America, Karun was recently awarded “Most Sustainable Eyewear Brand” by Global Brands Magazine.