Latest News Expo Celebs, Show Shots and Industry Honors on VisionMonday.com By Staff Friday, March 22, 2013 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East just seems to have a life of its own which is why Vision Monday presents a slideshow to recap the Expo experience. Several celebrities from inside and outside the optical industry were on hand to add their star power to the Expo spectacle. Get a feel for what is was like to be at this year’s Expo and check out some of the happenings from the show floor including the various pavilions and the North Hall. With The Big Apple as a vibrant backdrop, the optical community honored several industry “stars” on March 15. In the latest edition of Scene & Heard, catch the sights and sounds of the SUNY Eyes on New York Gala which paid tribute to John Carrier, president and CEO of Essilor of America, Inc., and Jim Murphy, VP/general manager U.S. Vision Care for Alcon Laboratories, Inc. That same night, the Optical Women's Association (OWA) paid tribute to three optical industry “stars” as it presented honorary awards at its 15th Anniversary Celebration and Award event. Jobson Optical Group’s Marge Axelrad received the OWA’s 2013 Pleiades award; the OWA’s Pyxis Award was presented to Tiara Claxton, OWA member and sales consultant for Safilo, USA; and the first OWA Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Grady Culbreth, of Grady & Associates, Inc.