ABB Optical Group Organizes Fundraiser to Support Humanitarian Efforts for Ukraine

By Staff
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group has announced, in light of the devastating humanitarian crisis in  Ukraine, that they have organized a fundraiser with the international organization, Caritas to raise critical funds that will help with health care, food, and shelter for those fighting for freedom and basic human rights. ABB intends to donate thousands of dollars and will be matching, dollar for dollar, all employee donations and is also looking to match a portion of industry donations. ABB Optical has an office close to the Ukraine border in Slovakia, with many of its Slovakian employees seeing firsthand the impact of this crisis.

Place Your Bets: VMAIL Weekend Has the Exclusive Industry Predictions for the Winner of the Super Bowl

By Mark Tosh
Friday, February 11, 2022 8:30 AM LOS ANGELES (I wish)—So, here we are in sunny SoCal, taking in the Super Bowl scene, enjoying the celebrity vibe and overwhelmed with the good fortune that has left us holding two 50-yard-line tickets for the big game this weekend. Oops, that’s my Metaverse avatar. We’re really back on the East Coast, wishing for warmer weather and getting ready to watch the Bengals and Rams (a 6:30 p.m. Sunday kickoff Eastern time) on the flat screen with good friends Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth. That last part at least is true, since Collinsworth (a former Bengal great, by the way) and Michaels will be announcing the game on NBC. Read on for some exclusive predictions from some key players in the eyecare sector.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals to Donate 2.5 Million KN95 Masks

By Staff
Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:18 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE American: NBY), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the eyecare and skin care markets, said it has made a commitment to donate 2.5 million KN95 protective masks to schools, youth groups and other charitable organizations.

The Optical Women's Association Announces OWA Connection Series Luncheon at Vision Expo West

By Staff
Monday, August 30, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women's Association (OWA) has announced this year's Connection Series event featuring The White House Doctor, with author Dr. Connie Mariano, to be held at Vision Expo West on Sept. 23, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (PST).

Vision Monday Announces Its 'Most Influential Women in Optical' for 2021

By Staff
Monday, August 9, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The continued challenges of life and business this year did not prevent Vision Monday's readers from sending in hundreds of nominations for consideration in the 19th year of VM's "Most Influential Women in Optical" special report. Today, Vision Monday is announcing its 2021 roster of 49 women of accomplishment, who were selected by VM’s editors from those submissions. All are leaders who are contributing their many talents to the optical business and vision care field in many ways. They join hundreds of women in prior years who have been recognized for their work and contributions.

New Ohio State Optometry Clinic Open for Patients

By Staff
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:18 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio State University College of Optometry has opened a new eyecare clinic on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Eyemart Express Focuses on Military Hiring and 20 Percent Discount for Veterans Day

By Staff
Friday, October 30, 2020 12:18 AM DALLAS—With approximately 8 percent of veterans finding themselves unemployed, according to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, optical retailer Eyemart Express will team up with the U.S. Army's Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) to work on programs that seek to reduce this statistic.

Allergan and NFL’s Von Miller Encourage People With Glaucoma to Design Their Disease Management Plan

By Staff
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:18 AM NORTH CHICAGO, Ill.—Von Miller, a standout Denver Broncos linebacker and advocate for healthy vision, is once again partnering with Allergan, an AbbVie company, for “My Glaucoma, My Design,” an awareness campaign that asks people living with glaucoma to share photos and stories on social media that show how they are managing their disease.

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Announces a New College of Optometry and Appoints Dr. Adam Hickenbotham as Dean

By Staff
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:21 AM PROVO, Utah—Addressing what it said is a shortage of optometry colleges in the western U.S., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions will develop a new college of optometry with Adam Hickenbotham, OD, MPH, PhD, selected as the founding dean.

CooperVision Begins Search for 2021 Best Practices Honorees

By Staff
Friday, October 2, 2020 12:36 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—Celebrating the innovative ways that U.S. optometric practices deliver exceptional patient care and advance the profession, CooperVision  has begun its sixth annual search for the nation’s Best Practices. Honorees not only gain widespread recognition; they are given exclusive opportunities to collaborate with and learn from other creative, motivated practices that have forged their own pathways to success, according to an announcement Thursday. Since 2015, 50 eyecare practices from across the U.S. and representing all facets of the profession have been named to this prestigious group.

EyeCare Partners Launches Crisis Aid Relief for Employees Foundation

By Staff
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:30 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC (ECP), a leading network of full scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices and surgery centers, has launched its nonprofit organization dedicated to helping ECP employees in need, the Crisis Aid Relief for Employees (ECP CAREs) Foundation,  according to an announcement this week. The Foundation awards grants to employees across the country that are in need of financial support due to a disaster event, such as a flood, tornado or house fire, or a personal hardship, such as extended illness or domestic violence.

Eyemart Express Pledges $20,000 Donation for Fifth Annual Stand Up To Cancer Fundraiser

By Staff
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:21 AM DALLAS—Eyemart Express,  a leading national optical retailer, is kicking off its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).

The Vision Council Raises $38,000 Through 'Open Your Eyes' Frame Vendue Auction

By Staff
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is pleased to announce that the organization’s Open Your Eyes Frame Vendue auction has raised $38,100 for the Equal Justice Initiative and My Brother's Keeper Alliance The week-long virtual auction featured frames with special significance, including one-of-a-kind or never released designs; high demand but discontinued designs; and iconic frames that speak to a moment in eyewear history, designed by leading independent designers. Additionally, several of the participating designers have pledged their intent to match the winning bids with their own donation.

Representatives of the Black Optical Community Come Together for the 'Open Your Eyes' Independent Ad Campaign

By Staff
Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Select representatives from the optical industry have come together to launch an independent ad campaign titled “Open Your Eyes,” which is designed to raise awareness of the need for the amplification of black voices in the optical industry.

The Vision Council to Kick Off 'Open Your Eye's Virtual Frame Auction' on June 19

By Staff
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council is announcing the Open Your Eyes Frame Auction, a virtual auction during which frames with special significance designed by leading independent eyewear designers will be auctioned off to support two charities, the Equal Justice Initiative and My Brother's Keeper Alliance.