EYE2EYE Coffee Talk Session on Aug. 12 Features a Conversation with Four of Vision Monday’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Tomorrow's Aug. 12 EYE2EYE Coffee Talk session will enable attendees to "Listen In To Tomorrow," and learn from several #Luminaries, four of Vision Monday's 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical honorees. Marge Axelrad, SVP and editorial director at Vision Monday will moderate a chat with a few of this year's Rising Stars, Innovators and Modern Mentors.

Jobson Adds Three New Honorees to Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Friday, August 7, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In these unprecedented times, Jobson continues to salute the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we salute three more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site. Dr. Arlene E. Schwartz, optometrist in Forest Hills, New York, Dr. Sophia Visanji, Optyx in New York City, and Kathy Bero, sales consultant for ClearVision Optical in Menominee, Mich. ECPs in the Gallery were selected from among the nominations submitted by readers of Vision Monday and 20/20.

NCCVEH at Prevent Blindness Awards Sixth Annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:24 AM CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has announced that the recipient of the sixth annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award is Logan Newman, NBCT, ABO, MS Ed.

Jobson Adds Three Honorees to Its Online Eyecare Heroes Gallery

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Friday, July 31, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—In these unprecedented times, Jobson continues to salute the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the Covid-19 pandemic. This week we salute three more Eyecare Heroes in our online gallery located at the Eyecare Heroes site. Dr. Naheed Kassam, The Eye Center, Steve Davis, Omega Optical and Dr. Stephanie Tong, Provision Eyecare Center. ECPs in the Gallery were selected from among the nominations submitted by readers of Vision Monday and 20/20.

Super Optical Receives 2020 Best of Cincinnati Award

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Friday, July 24, 2020 12:15 AM CINCINNATI—Super Optical has been selected for the 2020 Best of Cincinnati Award in the Optical Goods category by the Cincinnati Award Program. Each year, the Cincinnati Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cincinnati area a great place to live, work and play.

Jobson Continues Its Salute to Eyecare Heroes in Online Gallery

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Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—In these unprecedented times, Jobson continues to salute the industry's health care workers, especially ECPs, for continuing to provide essential eyecare during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last week, Jobson began featuring some of these special heroes in an online gallery located on our Eyecare Heroes site. This week we salute three more Eyecare Heroes: Dr. Jarrett Johnson, Primary Eye Care, New Orleans, LA; Tarrence Lackran, director of Partnerships & Programs, The Vision Council, Alexandria, VA; and Dr. Jennifer Chinn, co-owner, Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care, San Diego, CA. 

VSP Global and the National Optometric Association Honor Five Optometry Students With the Prestigious Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global and the National Optometric Association (NOA) announced the recipients of the 2020 Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award. The eponymous award is named in celebration of the late Dr. Poston, an icon in the field of optometry and the only Black co-founding member of VSP. The award recognizes outstanding optometry students in each cohort who uphold Dr. Poston’s commitment to leadership, service and diversity. Award recipients receive a $4,000 scholarship toward their education. 

CooperVision Announces Recipients of National Optometric Association Future Contact Lens Leader Scholarships

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Monday, July 20, 2020 12:21 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—In support of the education of future eyecare professionals, CooperVision and the National Optometric Association (NOA) have awarded three $1,000 scholarships to exceptional optometry students with a high interest in contact lenses.

Prevent Blindness Elects Two New Board of Directors Members

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Monday, July 20, 2020 12:18 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has announced that two new members have been elected to its board of directors. They are Mitchell V. Brinks, MD, co-director International Ophthalmology, medical director for Domestic Outreach, and assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University; and Michelle Skinner, chief network officer of VSP Global. The vote to elect Brinks and Skinner was held on July 14 at the Prevent Blindness Summer Board Meeting, according to the announcement from Prevent Blindness. 

Prevent Blindness Holds Successful 9th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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Friday, July 17, 2020 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, held the 9th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a virtual event on July 15, 2020. This year’s Summit included a variety of presentations and discussions related to the theme, "An Eye to the Future” with more than 1,000 registered attendees.

NECO Adds Five New Members to Board of Trustees

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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.

National Vision Supports National Optometric Association Community With Student Grants and Donated Equipment

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:18 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings Inc. has put its support for the National Optometric Association (NOA) community into action by recognizing three members of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) with $7,000 in grants.

Nominations for ARVO and ARVO Foundation Awards to Open July 1

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Monday, June 29, 2020 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Md. —The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and ARVO Foundation for Eye Research announced the opening of nominations for their respective awards, including three new awards— the Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minority Emerging Vision Scientists, the Achievements in Eye and Vision Advocacy Award, and the Emerging Advocate Award—on July 1, 2020. The Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minority Emerging Vision Scientists will support an early-career emerging vision scientist with a two-year grant totaling $100,000 to promote the generation of promising preliminary research results.

ABB Optical Group and Paragon Vision Sciences Announce Sixth Annual Optometry Student Challenge With Live Industry Voting

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group  (ABB), in conjunction with Paragon Vision Sciences, announced that it is accepting abstract submissions for the sixth annual Optometry Student Challenge.

BrightBenefits Announces Partnership With Professional Golfer Davis Riley

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:18 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—BrightBenefits, a recently formed ancillary benefits insurance company specializing in vision and dental, has announced a marketing partnership with professional golfer Davis Riley, winner of the Korn Ferry Tour.