New Leadership Hosts 19th Annual Transitions Academy, Award Winners Announced

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Held for the first time since Transitions Optical was fully acquired by Essilor, the 19th annual Transitions Academy included some noticeable changes.

New Execs Join EyeCare Services Partners, Edlow Named Executive Chairman

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:27 AM BALTIMORE, Md.—EyeCare Services Partners Holdings LLC (ESP), one of the nation’s largest vertically integrated ophthalmologic and optometric services practices, announced the addition of two new senior executives to the company’s management team: David L. Thomas will become president and chief operating officer; and Christopher R. Fusco will become vice president of business development.

Morel U.S.A. Names Palmiotto Director of Sales

By Staff
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:15 AM WYCKOFF, N.J.— Morel U.S.A. has announced the addition of Nick Palmiotto as director of sales, effective Jan. 12, 2015.

Tifosi Optics Adds Sales Management and Creative Executives

By Staff
Monday, January 26, 2015 12:24 AM WATKINSVILLE, Ga.— Tifosi Optics, Inc. has announced two new additions to its national sales management team, as well as a new creative director to head up the company’s creative development and graphics.

The Vision Council Presents Annual Executive Summit, Announces New Board Members

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:30 AM PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—The Vision Council’s annual Executive Summit was in full swing here this week, as industry leaders gathered for executive-level networking, leadership development, and the latest in economic trends and business strategies.

Grumbling Named Chief Operating Officer Ophthalmic Division North America for OptoTech U.S.

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:27 AM GERMANTOWN Wis.— OptoTech, a leading manufacturer of ophthalmic equipment and precision optics has named Jeff Grumbling, COO, Ophthalmic Division North America.

EyeXam Receives Patent for Mobile Vision Screening and Expands Leadership Team

By Staff
Friday, January 23, 2015 12:24 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.— EyeXam, based here, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for its self-administered vision screening method using a mobile computing device.

CooperVision Names Dr. Orsborn Vice President of Global Professional & Clinical Affairs

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:27 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.— CooperVision, Inc. has named Gary Orsborn, OD, MS, FAAO, FBCLA, vice president, Global Professional & Clinical Affairs, responsible for the development and management of the company’s professional and clinical affairs strategy worldwide.

NVision Eye Centers Names Pereyra President and Moves Its California-based Corporate Headquarters

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:24 AM ALISO VIEJO, Calif.— NVision Eye Centers moved to new headquarters here from the Newport Beach, Calif., flagship location it previously occupied for the last 15 years.

Essilor Presents Award and Establishes Program to Posthumously Honor Mary Lou Maguire

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:21 AM BANFF, Canada—Mary Lou Maguire, a well-liked Essilor brand consultant who passed away in June, 2014, is receiving posthumous recognition with an award named in her honor and a new program that will provide eyecare and eyewear to needy children in her hometown of Philadelphia.

Director Dan Krauss Wins LensCrafters’ ‘Truer Than Fiction Award’ and $25,000 Grant

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:18 AM WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—The LensCrafters Truer Than Fiction Award was presented to Dan Krauss, for his direction of the film “The Kill Team,” at the Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held at the BOA Steakhouse here, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

Presbia PLC Appoints Todd Cooper as President and CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:15 AM IRVINE, Calif.— Presbia PLC, an ophthalmic device company that has developed the Presbia Flexivue Microlens, a proprietary optical lens implant for treating presbyopia, announced that it has appointed Todd Cooper as its president and chief executive officer.

Building Blocks to Succession: Passing on the Leadership Reins of Your Practice

By Michael Gorman
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM Dictators have no succession plans—they know that someday their people will rise up and replace them with another dictator.


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VSP Global and the AOF Announce Scholarship Recipients

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global and the American Optometric Foundation (AOF), an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), recently announced the 44 recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarships.