National Vision’s Reade Fahs Signs CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:24 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers providing quality, affordable eyecare and eyewear, announced that its CEO, Reade Fahs, has become a signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (CEO Action) pledge.

Privé Revaux Appoints Maureen Cavanagh as Senior Vice President of Global Sales

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Friday, May 7, 2021 12:15 AM MIAMI—Privé Revaux, the U.S.-based affordable, celebrity brand acquired by Safilo Group in February 2020, has appointed Maureen Cavanagh as senior vice president of global sales. In her role, which became effective in April, Cavanagh will provide leadership and strategic direction to the global sales function and help drive growth as Privé Revaux continues to expand into new international regions and markets, the company said. Cavanagh has over 25 years of optical experience spanning from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care to, most recently, Essilor of America for the past 15 years, where she held senior executive positions including president of Nassau Vision Group, vice president of retail and board director of Essilor International.

Eschenbach Appoints Gina Carey as Controller

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:15 AM DANBURY, Conn.—Eschenbach Optik of America announced that Gina Carey has joined the company as controller. She is responsible for all financial and accounting operations, distribution and logistics, information technology, facilities and compliance. A former Big 4 accountant and auditor, Carey joins Eschenbach after several years as a consultant, providing executive leadership, financial strategy, accounting and profit optimization guidance to her client base. Prior to opening her own consulting practice, she served as managing director and CFO of a mid-sized marketing services company, CFO of a market research business and SVP of finance & operations of a digital media organization.

SECO International Names Recipients of 2021 Optometry Awards

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:24 AM ATLANTA—SECO International, headquartered here, has announced the recipients of its 2021 awards and has recognized these leaders in optometry for their significant contributions to the profession, according to an announcement this week.

Open Your Eyes Scholarship Online Application Is Now Open

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has announced that the online application for the Open Your Eyes Scholarship, intended to provide financial assistance and career guidance to high school seniors who show an interest in the eyecare and optical industry and are from underrepresented racial and ethnic communities, is now open.

Southern College of Optometry Elects Three to its Board of Trustees

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:18 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Southern College of Optometry (SCO) recently announced the addition of Dr. Betty Harville, Vicki Farmer and Dr. James Kirchner, to its board of trustees. “SCO has made a concerted effort to improve diversity on our campus, and that effort extends to our board,” said Lewis Reich, OD, president of SCO. “Dr. Harville, Ms. Farmer and Dr. Kirchner will bring valuable insights from different racial, professional and geographic perspectives. We look forward to drawing on their talents to further improve the quality education we provide to our future optometrists.”

Prevent Blindness Announces Recipients of 2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, and Rising Visionary Award

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the “2021 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health,” as R.V. Paul Chan, MD, MSc, MBA, FACS, professor and head, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The John H. Panton, MD professor of ophthalmology, director, Pediatric Retina and ROP Service at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

PECAA Launches New Marketing Advisory Service for Its Membership

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Monday, May 3, 2021 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—PECAA, a leading nationwide doctor alliance group, has launched a marketing advisory service for its membership.

Eyes On Eyecare to Host Eyes On Career Fair May 21, Featuring 1,000 Eyecare Jobs, LiveChat With Employers and Free Career Education

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Friday, April 30, 2021 12:15 AM SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Eyecare, a digital publication that provides clinical and career education to the young generation of optometrists and eyecare professionals, has announced the Eyes On Career Fair virtual event, taking place May 21, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT (4 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET). This event will be one of the largest optometry career events of 2021, helping students and job seekers network and connect with employers in a year still largely without in-person career events.

Zyloware Announces Promotions of Gilda Mehraban, Jackie Janiec

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Friday, April 23, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Zyloware has announced the promotions of Gilda Mehraban and Jackie Janiec to vice president corporate accounts and business development, and vice president of marketing, respectively. As part of the Global Sales team at Zyloware, Mehraban, promoted to vice president corporate accounts and business development, will provide a focus on strategic opportunities within the U.S. and Canadian markets. In her time at Zyloware, Mehraban has developed specialized expertise in key account and chain management with an eye on brand building.

Optometry Giving Sight Announces New Board of Directors

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:24 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight has formed a new board of directors. The fund-raising organization operates in Canada and in the U.S., with two separate boards, with the same directors for both.

20/20 Magazine and Vision Monday Extend Deadline for Ultimate Partners Program to April 25—Nominate a Supportive Business Partner Now

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine have extended the nomination deadline for their Ultimate Partners Program to April 25 at 11:59 p.m. The readers of the two publications are being asked to share their choices for great business support partners in a challenging business year, via the new Ultimate Partners program. Readers are being asked to recall the time when they were facing a critical challenge, in 2020 and into this year, and to salute the business partner who showed up at the right moment to reshape that problem into an opportunity or name which supplier (or representative) came to the rescue with valuable new solutions.

EyeCare Partners Promotes Clark to Chief Executive as McCrann Moves to Board Position as Part of Planned Transition

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC, the leading network of integrated ophthalmology and medical optometry practices serving patients across the vision care continuum, announced Tuesday the promotion of David A. Clark to chief executive officer, effective immediately. Clark joined EyeCare Partners as president in July 2020 after 20 years with MEDNAX Inc. (NYSE: MD), where he was most recently chief operating officer. Kelly McCrann, who had served as chief executive officer of EyeCare Partners since December 2016, immediately shifts to the role of operating director on the company’s board of managers, where he will focus on industry relations and mergers and acquisitions.

National Vision Names Roger Francis as Chief Stores Officer as Planned Retirement of Sharon Petitt Is Announced

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:21 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) has announced that Roger Francis will assume the role of chief stores officer, effective May 3. Francis will report to Reade Fahs, chief executive officer, and will oversee operations for more than 1,200 stores across all National Vision brands.

Luneau Technology USA Expands North American Team

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:15 AM BENSENVILLE, Ill.—Luneau Technology USA is expanding its North American team with the addition of industry veterans James Walker and Mary DiMauro. Walker and DiMauro will serve as clinical application specialists (CAS) focusing on the Southern U.S.