SUNY-Optometry’s 2013 Gala to Honor Essilor’s John Carrier and Alcon’s Jim Murphy

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NEW YORK—This year’s “Eyes on New York” Gala will honor John Carrier, president and CEO of Essilor of America, Inc., and Jim Murphy, VP/general manager U.S. Vision Care for Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

The Gala, sponsored by the Optometric Center of New York, the foundation of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry, will be held March 15 at Cipriani 42nd Street, in Manhattan, during Vision Expo East.

This year’s event will mark the 57th Anniversary of the foundation and the 42nd Anniversary of the College. The College includes the University Eye Center, one of the largest vision care facilities in the country and the Graduate Center for Vision Research.

According to Ann Warwick, the foundation’s executive director, this annual event supports the foundation’s community outreach programs such as vision care for the homebound elderly and indigent, scholarships and vision science research.

Serving as co-chairs for the event, are Marc Ferrara, CEO, Information Services Division, Jobson Medical Information, and David Plogmann, senior VP, Optical Partnerships, Luxottica Retail.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. For ticket information and journal details, contact awarwick@sunyopt.edu, (212) 938-5600.