United Vision Partners Names Sami Abbasi CEO and President

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:24 AM DALLAS—United Vision Partners (UVP), a leading network of comprehensive eyecare providers and a portfolio company of Waud Capital Partners has announced that health care industry executive Sami Abbasi has joined as CEO and president.

SynergEyes Names Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, VP of Professional Affairs

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Friday, June 23, 2017 12:15 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—SynergEyes, Inc., a leader in hybrid contact lens technology, has appointed industry veteran Louise Sclafani OD, FAAO as vice president of Professional Affairs.

Shire Names Snisarenko to Succeed Dempsey as Head of U.S. Ophthalmics Franchise

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:15 AM LEXINGTON, Mass.—Shire announced this week that John Snisarenko has been named group vice president and head of ophthalmics U.S. franchise.

CheckedUp Names Ad Exec and Retinal Surgeon to Board of Directors

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Monday, June 19, 2017 12:18 AM NEW YORK—CheckedUp has named ad and digital marketing expert Jordan Zimmerman and physicianEugene de Juan, Jr., MD, to its board of directors.

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Job Openings Rise to Record High While Hiring Slips in the U.S.

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Friday, June 16, 2017 3:01 PM WASHINGTON, D.C.—A deluge of job openings flooded the domestic labor market in April, making it the best month for work availability in the data series' nearly 15-year history, according to a report released earlier this month by the Labor Department. The number of job openings in the U.S. rose in April to a record high of 6.04 million, according to the department's JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary) report.

SPY Appoints Curtis Ellis to Sales Director

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:24 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY announced that Curtis Ellis has been promoted from Western sales manager to the position of sales director. Ellis will relocate to Southern California from Salt Lake City for this role.

National Vision Inc. Announces 2017 Scholarship Program Recipients

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Friday, June 16, 2017 12:15 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Inc. announced that it has awarded five high school seniors as recipients of the National Vision College Scholarship Program.

IDOC Wins Gold Hermes Creative Award for The Quarterly

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:18 AM NORWALK, Conn.—IDOC, a privately held alliance of independent U.S. optometrists, and Conduit, a custom content provider and publisher, announced that the two organizations were honored with a Gold Hermes Award in the “Magazine/Newsletter” category for IDOC’s magazine, The Quarterly.

CooperVision Announces 2017 FORCE Students of the Year

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:21 AM SOUTHAMPTON, U.K.—CooperVision announced it has awarded the Future Ocular Research Creativity Event (FORCE) Student of the Year award to Sara Picarazzi and Alessandra Rossi, students from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy.

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces 2017 Award of Excellence in CL Patient Care Recipients

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Monday, June 12, 2017 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—This week, the American Academy of Optometry Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting optometric education, announced the 2017 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care program recipients.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Names Jonathan Talamo as Chief Medical Officer

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Friday, June 9, 2017 12:27 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has named Dr. Jonathan Talamo as its new chief medical officer (CMO) and worldwide vice president of medical affairs and clinical affairs for Johnson & Johnson Vision, which comprises both its vision care and surgical businesses.

National Vision Honors 115 Optometrists with Anniversary Milestone During Annual CE Symposium

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Friday, June 9, 2017 12:24 AM CHICAGO—At its annual continuing education symposium this week, National Vision Inc. recognized 115 optometrists affiliated with the company for service milestones, which ranged from five to 25 years.

Pearle Vison Awarded Bronze Effie for 2016 Campaign

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Friday, June 9, 2017 12:18 AM MASON, Ohio—This month, Pearle Vision was awarded the Bronze Effie in the Health Care Services category for the 2016 campaign, “Can Thinking Small Win Big?”

Prevent Blindness Announces 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award Recipient

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:15 AM CHICAGO, Ill.—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, announced that the recipient of its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award is Brian J. Song, MD, MPH, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
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