Monday, January 17, 2022 9:30 AM
NEW YORK—In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, four members of Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board
are sharing actionable ways eyecare professionals can foster diversity, equity and inclusion in their lives and careers in a new video, being shared for the first time today, on the national holiday honoring the leader. Viewers can understand the impact of the most visible spokesman and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement from conversations with Dr. Darryl Glover, Defocus Media
, Dr. Essence Johnson, Black Eyecare Perspective
, Dr. Janette Dumas Pepper, Southern College of Optometry
and Dr. Devin Sasser, Eye Clarity
. The Transitions Diversity Advisory Board members also share their dreams for the optical industry and world and how eyecare professionals can honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s principle of equality.
Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:27 AM
PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical
has announced the members of its Diversity Advisory Board for 2021-2022.
Monday, November 22, 2021 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—With a commitment to further increase awareness about the optometric profession to minority communities, VSP Global
has announced a multi-year partnership with Black EyeCare Perspective
, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to redefining the color of the eyecare industry 1% at a time. As a part of the partnership, VSP Global has signed the 13% Promise
, an initiative to increase equity and representation of Black students in the eyecare industry to better mirror the 13% of Black people in the current U.S. population.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:15 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global announced that its chief human resources officer, Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews, was named one of the world’s top CHROs (chief human resources officer) by N2Growth, in partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business. Cappelletti-Matthews was awarded the designation for her dedication and commitment during a year where macro events, like the lingering health and economic aspects of the pandemic, hung over every personnel decision made, according to the VSP announcement. “On behalf of our organization, I’m proud to congratulate Kristi on being named one of the top CHROs of 2021,” said Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global.
Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:27 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision
, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is announcing a collaboration with Black Eye Care Perspective
, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to redefining the color of the eyecare industry.
Friday, September 3, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today shared details on the panels and discussions dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion planned for Vision Expo West 2021, taking place September 22-25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:21 AM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. and RALEIGH, N.C.—On Tuesday, October 12, Black Eyecare Perspective
will host its second annual “IMPACT HBCU- If you see it, you can be it.” The community awareness and targeted recruitment initiative is an event for families, students and educators at HBCUs (and all schools) to meet Black optometrists, learn about the diversity of the profession and how one can become a Doctor of Optometry. This event will be held virtually and is free to the public.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:18 AM
Duluth, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc.
(NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers, has received two recent awards for gender diversity, according to an announcement this week.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—Luxury Optical Holdings
(LOH) has hired Tarrence Lackran for a newly created position, vice president, community relations—diversity & inclusion.
Monday, July 26, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
has announced that the selection committee for the Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund has chosen the first round of scholarship recipients.
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In continuing a commitment to increasing awareness about the optometric profession to minority communities, the National Optometric Association
(NOA), the Dr. Marvin R. Poston Foundation and VSP Global
, announced the recipients of Visioning the Future mentorship program.