WO Women’s Leadership Conference Live Event Is Scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2

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Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:18 AM BOSTON—The third annual Women In Optometry Women’s Leadership Conference will feature ideas and a hands-on series of short workshop sessions to help attendees transform themselves from “leaders” to “thought leaders.” The conference, titled “Expanding Your Spheres of Influence,” will be held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Keynote speaker Denise Brosseau, sponsored by EssilorLuxottica, CEO of the Thought Leadership Lab and author of the best-seller Ready to Be a Thought Leader?, will deliver a dynamic keynote with workshop sessions to help attendees explore their spheres of influence, whether that sphere is at work, in the community or in advocacy for the profession.

Ocuco Named One of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for 2021

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:15 AM DUBLIN, Ireland—Ocuco has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for 2021. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the fourth year, was recognized at a virtual awards ceremony on September 8. The awards program is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. “To be included as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies for a fourth year running is a testament to the outstanding performance of our management team,” said Leo Mac Canna, Ocuco CEO.

Silmo d’Or Announces 2021 Nominations, Names Jean-Christophe Leblanc President of the Jury

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:24 AM PARIS—Silmo has announced the nominations for Silmo d’Or 2021, and named Jean-Christophe Leblanc head of the jury. Leblanc, a set designer and art director, graduated from ATEP, a Parisian college for art and visual communication, and has worked in fashion shows, showcases, events and films. In 2017, he staged Silmo’s 50th anniversary at the Grand Palais. The full schedule for Silmo d’Or 2021 will be released in the coming days, with the final jury count scheduled for September 25. Silmo registration is open online here.

Time Is Running Out—Submit Your Nominations for Women In Optometry's Theia Awards of Excellence for 2021

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Friday, September 10, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Please click here to nominate your colleagues for the 2021 Theia Awards of Excellence. This year, WO will  be presenting the Theia Awards during the Women In Optometry’s 2021 Women’s Leadership Conference on Nov. 2, 2021, in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Boston. More information is coming shortly. Each of the award categories open for nominations is named for a trailblazing woman optometrist. This year, the Industry Influence category is open to women ODs as well as women who are not optometrists.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 2021 Person of Vision Award Event, Honoring Marc Ferrara of Jobson Medical Information, at TAO Nightclub During Vision Expo West

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 12:33 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight will honor Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information with the 2021 Person of Vision Award on Sept. 23, in conjunction with Vision Expo West. The Person of Vision event will be held at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT. The program and award presentation will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. PT.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces 2021 Rhonda S. Robinson Contact Lens Residency Award Recipient

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced that Elizabeth Cho, OD, has been named this year’s recipient of the inaugural Rhonda S. Robinson Contact Lens Residency award. Dr. Cho is a cornea and contact lens resident at Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (SCCO). Dawn Y. Lam, MSc, OD, FAAO, the cornea and contact lens coordinator at SCCO, said in the announcement, “Dr. Cho always takes the time to explain difficult concepts while also rendering excellent care and attention to her patients. She is intelligent, bright, and an excellent clinician.”

Expertscape Names Lyndon Jones as the Decade’s Top Contact Lens Expert

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Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:18 AM WATERLOO, Ontario—Biomedical website Expertscape has published an update to its rankings of the world’s top authorities in contact lenses. Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO, director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), achieved top honors for the past decade.

Maxwell Hosts Recipients of Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund During Event in New York City

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—On August 25, three-time Grammy winner, and modern soul star, Maxwell, honored three recipients of the Opening Your Eyes: The Vision Council Scholarship Fund at the Times Square EDITION hotel.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Award Recipients

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced the four recipients of the 2021 Johnson & Johnson Vision Residency Awards.

AAOF Announces 2021 Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency Award Recipient

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Monday, August 30, 2021 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) announced Liandra Jung, OD, as this year’s recipient of the Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency award. Dr. Jung is a primary care and contact lens resident at the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry. The award is intended to promote the practice and development of the field of contact lenses by providing incentive and support to talented optometric residents who demonstrate a passion and commitment to practice, research, and education.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., Low Vision Residency Award

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Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:24 AM ORLANDO—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced that Stephanie Aigbe, OD, has been named as this year’s recipient of the Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr. Low Vision Residency Award.

NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness Names Shavette L. Turner, Prevent Blindness Georgia, as Recipient of the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced the recipient of the seventh annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award” as Shavette L. Turner, vice president, Children’s Vision Services at Prevent Blindness Georgia.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2021 Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant Recipient

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Monday, August 23, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in collaboration with the Fredric and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation, announced the 2021 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant.

National Vision Wins Two Awards Celebrating Gender Diversity

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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.

Vision Monday Announces Its 'Most Influential Women in Optical' for 2021

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Monday, August 9, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The continued challenges of life and business this year did not prevent Vision Monday's readers from sending in hundreds of nominations for consideration in the 19th year of VM's "Most Influential Women in Optical" special report. Today, Vision Monday is announcing its 2021 roster of 49 women of accomplishment, who were selected by VM’s editors from those submissions. All are leaders who are contributing their many talents to the optical business and vision care field in many ways. They join hundreds of women in prior years who have been recognized for their work and contributions.