Johnson & Johnson Vision Appoints Dr. Chandra Mickles to Newly Created Myopia Education Position

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:24 AM JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—Johnson & Johnson Vision has named Dr. Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, to the newly created position of North America professional education lead, myopia, effective July 26.

Binovi Announces Board and Management Changes as Company Shifts from ‘Technology Development to Commercial Growth’

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:21 AM TORONTO and NEW YORK—Binovi Technologies Corp. (TSX-V:VISN) announced Tuesday that Tania Archer has been appointed as interim CEO of the company, succeeding Adam Cegielski, who stepped down from his positions as CEO and board member.

Eyemart Express Names Mike Loftus to Chief Financial Officer Post

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—Eyemart Express, a national optical retailer with more than 200 locations, has announced that Mike Loftus will join the company as chief financial officer, effective July 20.

Garrett Leight California Optical Names New President

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:21 AM LOS ANGELES—Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO), a Los Angeles-based eyewear lifestyle brand, has named veteran brand marketer Barney Waters as president to lead its next stage global expansion.

Santinelli Names Jacqueline Coleman as Director of Human Resources

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021 12:15 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International has named Jacqueline Coleman as director of human resources, reporting directly to CEO Gerard Santinelli. She is replacing Maryann Ferrero, who is retiring.

Aurion Biotech Names Edward Holland, MD, Chief Medical Advisor

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:21 AM SEATTLE, BOSTON and TOKYO—Edward Holland, MD, has been named chief medical advisor of Aurion Biotech, whose mission is to cure blindness by developing a differentiated platform of advanced therapies to treat ocular diseases.

Hubble Contacts Names Internet Commerce Veteran Steve Druckman as CEO

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Monday, June 28, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Hubble Contacts, the direct-to-consumer company that offers daily disposable contact lenses by subscription, has named Steve Druckman as chief executive officer.

Eyemart Express Announces Partnership With U.S. Army Designed to Reduce Unemployment Among Veterans

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—National optical retailer Eyemart Express has established a new collaboration with the U.S. Army’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program to help employ veterans, according to a recent announcement.

American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Parke Will Step Down After 12 Years of Leadership

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Monday, May 24, 2021 12:18 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology chief executive officer David W. Parke II, MD, has informed the Academy’s board of trustees that he is stepping down.

Shopko Optical Welcomes Vice President of Strategic Development Cameron Weiner to Leadership Team

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:27 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical, which recently surpassed 100 standalone locations, has named Cameron Weiner to its leadership team as vice president of strategic development.

Eschenbach Appoints Gina Carey as Controller

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Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:15 AM DANBURY, Conn.—Eschenbach Optik of America announced that Gina Carey has joined the company as controller. She is responsible for all financial and accounting operations, distribution and logistics, information technology, facilities and compliance. A former Big 4 accountant and auditor, Carey joins Eschenbach after several years as a consultant, providing executive leadership, financial strategy, accounting and profit optimization guidance to her client base. Prior to opening her own consulting practice, she served as managing director and CFO of a mid-sized marketing services company, CFO of a market research business and SVP of finance & operations of a digital media organization.

Versant Health Names Kimberly Davis Chief Financial Officer

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:21 AM BALTIMORE—Versant Health, a leading national managed vision care company, has named Kimberly Davis as its chief financial officer (CFO), effective April 1. Davis previously served as the chief accounting officer for Versant Health, where she was responsible for GAAP and statutory reporting, as well as compliance, treasury functions and support for financial initiatives and strategies. Prior to joining Versant Health in 2018, Davis served as senior vice president and corporate controller for Jensen Hughes. She brings more than 10 years of senior financial leadership experience to her role.

Surface Ophthalmics Names Preeya K. Gupta, MD, as Chief Medical Advisor

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:15 AM PLEASANTON, Calif.—Surface Ophthalmics Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on innovative therapeutics for ocular diseases, has appointed Preeya K. Gupta, MD, as chief medical advisor (CMA).

CooperVision Introduces 2021 ‘Best Practices’ Honorees as Program Celebrates U.S. Optometry Practices

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:27 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—During a year of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, eyecare practices across the nation have adapted to meet the changing needs of their patients and find ways to not only survive, but thrive. In celebration of 10 such practices, on Monday CooperVision announced its 2021 “Best Practices” honorees. Now in its sixth year, CooperVision’s Best Practices program highlights optometric practices in the U.S. that advance the profession.

Eyemart Express Will Pay Frontline Associates Bonuses for Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Friday, February 12, 2021 12:18 AM DALLAS—In an effort to support its employees who want to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, Eyemart Express said Thursday it would pay bonuses to those frontline associates who receive the vaccine.