VSP Vision Names First-Ever Winner of VSP Premier Program Student Business Challenge

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Friday, July 1, 2022 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision named optometry student Makayla Warden from Kentucky College of Optometry as the winner of the first-ever VSP Premier Program Student Business Challenge.

De Rigo Rem Announces New Hire, Promotions

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Friday, July 1, 2022 12:18 AM LOS ANGELES—De Rigo Rem has announced the promotion of two existing members of the team as well as the addition of a new public relations director.

20/20Now Names Chad Overman, OD as New Chief Operating Officer

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:24 AM HOLBROOK N.Y.—20/20Now, a pioneer and innovator in the tele-optometry sector, this week announced the appointment of Dr. Chad Overman to the chief operating officer role. The move was effective June 1.

I-Deal Optics Announces Departure of Chief Commercial Officer Jan Cory

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:18 AM TROY, Mich.—I-Deal Optics has announced that Jan Cory has left the role of chief commercial officer, after successfully completing her two-year assignment.

OcuDoc Announces Appointment of Dr. Richard Lindstrom as Chief Medical Advisor, Ophthalmology

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:15 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio—Columbus-based ophthalmic MedTech start-up OcuDoc has announced the appointment of Dr. Richard Lindstrom as its new chief medical advisor, ophthalmology.

EssilorLuxottica Board of Directors Pays Tribute to Leonardo Del Vecchio and Appoints New Chairman

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 1:45 PM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—EssilorLuxottica’s Board of Directors, met today and paid homage to chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, who passed away peacefully yesterday morning. “He will forever be remembered for his values, robust leadership, passion, exceptional character as well as his dedication toward the company and its employees,” the announcement said. During the meeting, the Board of Directors appointed Francesco Milleri as its new chairman for the remaining duration of his mandate. Milleri will also carry on assuming his term of office as chief executive officer of EssilorLuxottica.

Industry and Global Leaders React to the Passing of Leonardo Del Vecchio, 87

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:27 AM NEW YORK and MILAN—Salutes and commentary from dignitaries, designers, colleagues, clients and competitors started to come through on Monday around the world on international media and social media as hundreds shared condolences and observations about the passing of Luxottica founder and EssilorLuxottica chairman, Leonardo Del Vecchio, who was 87. The news which broke Monday morning in Europe, was shared in a brief message by the company, as VMAIL reported.

VSPOne Lab Network to Consolidate

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—With what it states is "a focus on simplicity, reliability, and sustainability to best serve customers and further improve operations," VSP Optics, a division of VSP Vision, announced it will consolidate the VSPOne lab network starting next month.

20/20 Onsite Announces a New CEO, Forecasts Continued Growth

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:21 AM BOSTON—20/20 Onsite, a mobile optometry and life sciences company, announced the appointment of Sonali Bloom as its new chief executive officer.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Award Recipients

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Maryland—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has announced the recipients of the 2022 Special Recognition Awards.

Silhouette Wins Three Red Dot Design Awards, Including Best of the Best Award

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Silhouette has won three awards at the 2022 Red Dot Design Awards. Three models from the current Silhouette sunglasses collection received awards: the limited Special Edition Futura Dot, the New York Sky collection and the Fisher Island model, which received the Best of the Best Award. Awarded for pioneering design, the Best of the Best Award is the highest honor in the Red Dot Design Awards. Silhouette’s Fisher Island model, which received the award, is a rimless women’s sun style that is light and intricately designed.

Leonardo Del Vecchio, Founder, Visionary and Chairman of EssilorLuxottica, Passes Away at 87

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Monday, June 27, 2022 8:20 AM CHARENTON-Le-PONT, France—Leonardo Del Vecchio, business visionary, founder of Luxottica Group and chairman of EssilorLuxottica, has passed away at the age of 87. In a brief statement this morning, EssilorLuxottica said, "EssilorLuxottica sadly announces today that its chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio has passed away. The company expresses its deepest condolences to the family and to the global employee community for this enormous loss. The Board will meet to determine next steps."

Bausch + Lomb Announces Brett Icahn and Gary Hu Have Been Appointed to its Board of Directors

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:21 AM VAUGHAN, Ontario—Bausch + Lomb Corp. (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) announced Friday that it has expanded its board of directors to add two designees to the board from Carl C. Icahn and affiliated entities (Icahn Group).

Keshia S. Elder, OD, Named Dean of College of Optometry at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Becomes Country’s First Black Female Optometry School Dean

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—Keshia S. Elder, OD, MS, FAAO, has been named dean of the College of Optometry at the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL), effective Sept.1, 2022. Dr. Elder will be the first Black female in the nation to be dean of a school of optometry. Currently, Dr. Elder is an associate professor at the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Optometry. Elder is the second Black UAB School of Optometry faculty member to rise to the position of dean.

24 Optometry Schools Compete in the Annual AOSA Optometry Student Bowl Powered by EssilorLuxottica at Optometry's Meeting in Chicago

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Friday, June 24, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) Optometry Student Bowl powered by EssilorLuxottica celebrated its 31st annual competition at Optometry’s Meeting on June 17.