Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:27 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
and Vision Expo
will host "Open Your Eyes! What Allyship of Diversity & Inclusion Looks Like" as part of the Virtual EYE2EYE Series
, a weekly series of virtual panels and interactive conversations inspired by Vision Expo’s EYE2EYE educational series. This Coffee Talk session will be hosted on Wednesday, July 22 at 12:15 p.m. EDT. The session will be moderated by Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, president of New England College of Optometry
Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:24 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical
, the 80-location optical retailer based here, has named Richard Chapman to its leadership team as vice president of sales. Chapman joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in both multi-store retail leadership and optical retail. As vice president of sales, Chapman will lead the retail sales efforts of Shopko Optical’s centers to deliver excellent customer service and patient care, according to an announcement this week from the company.
Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:21 AM
BOSTON, Mass.—The New England College of Optometry
has announced five additions to its Board of Trustees. The board is responsible for NECO’s educational mission and fiscal oversight. The new trustees are: Linda Bennett, OD, founder of Bennett Family Eye and former president of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists; Katherine Coffey, OD, founder of Coffey Eye Care and former president of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists; Alan Glazier, OD, founder of ODs on Facebook; Janet LaBreck, former Obama White House commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration and first Black commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind; and Valarie Ricciardi, OD, practitioner with and administrator of Central Massachusetts Vision Source as well as Vision Source regional administrator.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:27 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—The American Academy of Ophthalmology
has announced that its annual meeting
will be a virtual-only event in 2020. Those who have already registered for the meeting will receive additional information by Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Margery Weinstein has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Review of Optometric Business
), part of Jobson Medical Information's Practice Advancement Associates group. Weinstein has been managing editor of ROB
since 2010, shortly after ROB's
introduction and she has played a critical role in the editorial development and growth of this platform. Noted Al Greco, vice president, new business, "Margery has done an outstanding job of bringing ROB's readers business and advisory content that is timely and highly relevant to their practices. She is a valued team member who has contributed to establishing Review of Optometric Business
as a content brand that is clearly positioned as the source for information on the business aspect of optometric practice."
Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:21 AM
, a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced that Thomas Ruggia has been appointed as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective July 6, 2020.
Monday, July 6, 2020 12:30 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global
has announced the appointment of Chris Enslin as president of Eyefinity
, a leader in practice management and electronic health records software for the eyecare industry. Enslin will report to Earnie Franklin, VSP Global’s chief operating officer, who has also served as president of Eyefinity since March of 2019. “We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Eyefinity team,” said Franklin. “His expertise and unique background as a technology leader will ensure our best-in-class integrated practice management solutions continue to advance and meet the evolving needs of doctors and their practices.”
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:27 AM
ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners LLC
(ECP), a leading network of full scope medical optometry and ophthalmology practices, announced the addition of David A. Clark to its leadership team in the newly created position of president. In his new role, Clark will report to Kelly McCrann, chief executive officer of EyeCare Partners. Clark brings more than 25 years of growth-oriented executive leadership experience in the health care industry, with most of his time spent partnering with physicians to establish and develop national subspecialty focused physician organizations, the announcement said. He joins ECP from MEDNAX, Inc.
(NYSE: MD), a national health solutions partner with a focus on maternal-fetal-newborn and pediatric subspecialties along with radiology and anesthesiology practices across the U.S., where he served as chief operating officer.
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.
Monday, June 29, 2020 12:30 AM
NEW YORK—The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry
will be hosting a timely discussion, "Race in Optometry: An Honest Conversation," a live webinar covering the issues and obstacles that impact Black optometrists. It will be held on Wednesday, July 1, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is being organized by the College’s Office of Continuing Professional Education who noted that this webinar is the first of a two-part series. Part I will discuss the problem; Part II will seek solutions.
Friday, June 26, 2020 12:24 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision
has named Justin Kwan, OD, FAAO, as senior manager, myopia management in its professional and academic affairs group. In this newly created role, Dr. Kwan will be responsible for supporting the growth of the company’s myopia management business across North America, according to the company’s announcement on Thursday. This includes its Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program featuring MiSight 1 day, the first and only FDA-approved product clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia when initially prescribed for children 8 to 12 years old in the U.S.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:21 AM
RICHMOND, Va.—Conexus for Children’s Vision
, a charity based here that delivers comprehensive vision programs to thousands of students across the Commonwealth of Virginia, has elected Gerald Neidigh, OD, to a three-year term on its board of directors.