2020 Theia Awards of Excellence Honor Six Women ODs

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Friday, October 16, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Six women were named recipients of the 2020 Theia Awards of Excellence last night, Thursday Oct. 15. The award ceremony was held virtually as the conclusion to the three-day Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by Women In Optometry with the American Academy of Optometry Academy at Homeprogram. The awards were presented with a special collaboration of past winners returning to honor the new recipients as they accepted their awards in this fifth annual award ceremony.

Marc Ferrara of Jobson to Receive 2021 Person of Vision Award

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:30 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, has chosen Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information, as the recipient of the 2021 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award will be presented on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Dinner at 583 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., in conjunction with Vision Expo East. All proceeds from the event will go to support the sight-saving programs from Prevent Blindness.

Zyloware Announces the Passing of Henry Shyer, 87, Eyewear Industry Icon and Leader

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Monday, October 12, 2020 4:14 PM NEW YORK - With great sadness, Zyloware has announced the passing of Henry Shyer, 87, vice chairman of the company, who died peacefully, surrounded by family on Oct. 10. The family's statement read, "Henry was a pillar of the optical industry, but perhaps most importantly, of the Zyloware family. His visionary leadership, quick humor and charitable soul have long guided our path as a company and inspired many generations of Zyloware employees. He will be deeply missed but his legacy will continue to live through the Zyloware family." 

Pearle Vision Awarded Bronze Effie for ‘Small Moments’ Campaign, Marking the Fourth Effie in Six Years

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Friday, October 9, 2020 12:21 AM MASON, Ohio—Pearle Vision was awarded the Bronze Effie in the Sustained Success category during the 2020 Virtual Ideas That Work: Effie U.S. Summit & Awards Gala, according to a Pearle Vision announcement this week.

VSP Global Announces 2020 VSP Vision of Hope Scholarship Recipient

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Friday, October 9, 2020 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Morgan Rogers is the recipient of the 2020 VSP Vision of Hope Scholarship, according to an announcement from VSP Global. 

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2020-2021 Allergan Foundation Research Grant Recipients

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:15 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in partnership with the Allergan Foundation, has announced two grant recipients this year in the areas of the anterior segment and glaucoma. The recipient of the Allergan Foundation Grant in the area of the anterior segment is Suzanne MJ Fleiszig, OD, PhD, FAAO. Dr. Fleiszig is a professor of optometry and vision science, microbiology, and infectious disease and immunity at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry.

Jobson Honors Five New ECPs on its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Friday, October 2, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our everyday activities, Jobson continues its salute to the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the pandemic. This week, we honor five more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site.  Dr. Mark Keyes and Dr. Kaitlin Keyes, Accomac Optometric, Accomac, Va.; Dr. Terry Null, VisionQuest EyeCare, McCordsville, Ind.; Dr. Trent McKinney, Oasis Eye Care, Venice Fla.; and Shawne Gillies, director of Facilities & Campus Planning, New England College of Optometry, Boston, Mass.

Novartis Names Whitney Hauser, OD, to Key Ophthalmics Post

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Friday, September 25, 2020 12:30 AM BASEL, Switzerland—As part of its commitment to developing innovative resources and relevant educational opportunities for ECPS Novartis (NYSE: NVS) has announced that Dr. Whitney Hauser will join its eyecare team as director, peer education for U.S. Ophthalmics.

Fight for Sight and Prevent Blindness Announce Recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award

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Friday, September 25, 2020 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Fight for Sight, the first nonprofit organization in the U.S. to promote eye research, and Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest voluntary eye health organization, announced today the recipient of the 2020 Joanne Angle Public Health Award as Angela R. Elam, MD, Clinical assistant professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan.  The $25,000 grant was awarded for Dr. Elam’s study, “Engagement in Telemedicine-Based Glaucoma Screening in the Community Clinics.” The Joanne Angle Public Health Award is presented annually to research focusing on the public health side of vision and eye health.

Zeiss C-UVProtect Tablet Wins Finalist Recognition from IDEA

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:27 AM CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—At the Industrial Designers Society of America IDEA Awards Ceremony, held here on Wednesday, the industrial design firm Trig was recognized as an award finalist for its collaborative product design with Voxelight LLC for the Zeiss C-UVProtect.

Jobson Honors Three New ODs on its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:21 AM NEW YORK—As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our everyday activities, Jobson continues its salute to the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the pandemic. This week, we honor three more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site. Dr. Gary Chu, New England College of Optometry, Boston, Mass., Dr. Michael McGovern, SUNY College of Optometry, New York, N.Y., and Dr. Eva Yan, Metro Optics, Bronx, N.Y. ECPs in the Gallery were selected from among the nominations submitted by readers of Vision Monday and 20/20.

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2020 Award Recipients

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Friday, September 4, 2020 12:18 AM ORLANDO—Each year, the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. “In our virtual world it is more important than ever to honor our exceptional colleagues and celebrate their successes,” John G. Flanagan, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO and awards committee chairman, said in the Academy’s recent announcement. “They give us hope and help shine a light on our entire profession.” The Academy is pleased to announce the 2020 award recipients. They are:

Jobson Adds Six New Honorees to its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Friday, September 4, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—As the COVID-19 virus continues to affect our everyday activities, Jobson salutes the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the pandemic. This week, we honor six more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site. Dr. Nishan Pressley, Florida Eye Clinic, Winter Springs, Fla., Dr. Razmig Knajian, LensCrafters, Irvine, Calif., Dr. Kenneth Sakazaki, Sacramento Optometric Group, Sacramento, Calif., Renee Wheelock, Nikon Optical USA, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Dr. Brett Donaldson, Grand Vision Center, Katy, Texas, and Jeff Klauer, Klauer Optical, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Prevent Blindness Online Celebrations Honoring the 2020 Persons of Vision Award Begin Today

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:15 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness’ 2020 Persons of Vision Award ceremony,  honoring VSP Global, will be held as a month-long series of online celebrations, kicking off today, Sept. 1.

Academy’s Foundation Announces the Corwin Contact Lens Residency Award and Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant Recipients

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Monday, August 31, 2020 12:18 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced recipients of additional awards and grants for 2020. They are: Kimberly Weisenberger, OD, MS, who was named as this year’s recipient of the Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency award, and Nicole Christie Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO, who is the 2020 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant.