Show Organizers Open Applications for the Vision Expo Global Talent Search

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Friday, December 3, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that applications are now being accepted for the second annual Vision Expo Global Talent Search, supported by the eyewear designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA).

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2021

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 13th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 20 distinct categories. Selected companies were chosen based on both brand and company choices supplied by readers. This year’s survey spanned a wide range of product brands and product groups.

SUNY Optometry Receives $25,000 Scholarship Contribution from Omni Eye Services

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Friday, November 19, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Students at the SUNY College of Optometry will benefit from a $25,000 scholarship contribution from Omni Eye Services of New York, an affiliate clinical training site of the College. Omni founder/president and Optometric Center of New York (OCNY) board member, Christopher Quinn, OD, FAAO, said he is excited to boost top-notch optometric education and experience by way of a new scholarship to aspiring eye doctors in need. "We are a long time affiliate of the College through our externship program which we have maintained for over 30 years," said Dr. Quinn, who served on the board and is a past-president of the American Optometric Association.

National Vision Announces 2021-2022 Scholarship Program, Focusing on Importance of Accessible Eyecare

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:15 AM Duluth, Ga.—National Vision Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE), one of the nation’s largest optical retailers, has announced that its annual scholarship program is open for entries, giving eligible optometry students the chance to win up to $7,500, the largest scholarship amount yet for the program. In the program’s seventh year, National Vision has challenged students to share their perspective on “The Importance of Affordable Primary Eyecare in a Changing Health Care Environment.” Third- and fourth-year optometry students may submit written or video essays on the topic, offering their take on how to ensure underserved Americans continue to have access to this basic and essential health care need in a world where the costs of eye exams, eyewear and health care services are ever-increasing.

OrCam Read Device Makes Time’s List of 100 Best Inventions of 2021

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 12:18 AM JERUSALEM—OrCam Technologies announced that OrCam Read, a first-of-its-kind, handheld digital reader that instantly reads text aloud from any printed surface or digital screen, has been named by Time Magazine to its prestigious list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021.

VSP Global’s Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews Receives 2021 Top CHRO Award from N2Growth

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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.

CooperVision Myopia Control Research Receives Garland W. Clay Award

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Monday, November 8, 2021 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—The American Academy of Optometry has awarded the 2021 Garland W. Clay Award to a team of researchers studying the effectiveness of CooperVision MiSight 1 day contact lenses in slowing the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment. The prestigious award is given annually to the author(s) of the most important paper published in the AAO’s Optometry and Vision Science journal in the preceding five years. The authors of the winning paper, “A 3-Year Randomized Clinical Trial of MiSight Lenses for Myopia Control,” include:

25th Anniversary Accessories Council Awards Celebrates Eyewear Industry and Other Heroes on a Star-Studded Night

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Friday, November 5, 2021 12:30 AM NEW YORK—On Tuesday night, the Accessories Council hosted its 25th anniversary ACE Awards event at Cipriani 42nd Street, a star-studded New York City staple, which returned for a live, in-person evening. The night, an annual dinner and awards show gala to honor excellence in the accessories sector, was themed Honoring Our Industry’s Heroes, and spotlighted the ways in which the accessories sector has stepped up throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Karen Giberson, the president and CEO of the Accessories Council, and Frank Zambrelli, Design Quadrant chairman of the Accessories Council board, the 2021 ACE Awards also featured a series of celebrity speakers including Whoopi Goldberg, who presented an award to designer Christian Siriano, and Ciara, who presented an award to designer LaQuan Smith.

Jobson's Women In Optometry Presents 2021 Theia Awards of Excellence Winners

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Friday, November 5, 2021 12:27 AM BOSTON—The sixth annual Theia Awards of Excellence were presented here on Tuesday at the end of the Women In Optometry (WO) Women’s Leadership Conference, which was held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry’s Academy meeting in Boston. Each year, WO asks readers and friends to submit the names of women who have been extraordinarily influential in the industry. Each year, hundreds of women ODs are nominated, and the WO advisory board votes for the winners.

Prevent Blindness Names Rick Gadd, President of Essilor North America, as the 2022 Person of Vision Award Recipient

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness announced today that the 2022 Person of Vision Award will be presented to Rick Gadd, president of Essilor North America.

Time Is Running Out—Today Is Your Last Chance to Vote for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Monday, November 1, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Time Is Running Out—Cast Your Votes By Nov. 1 for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Time Is Running Out—Cast Your Votes By Nov. 1 for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are teaming up for the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

AAOF Foundation Announces Fellowship and Grant Recipients

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Monday, October 25, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) in collaboration with the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society announced that Kevin Willeford, OD, MS, PhD, FAAO, has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship. Dr. Willeford is an associate professor at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. This fellowship is designed to provide support for early career optometric and vision science faculty research. It will fund Dr. Willeford’s project, “Do non-strabismic individuals use slow fusional vergence to stabilize binocular alignment across gaze positions?”

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards—Nominations Close on Nov. 1

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.