'Profiles in Vision': New England College of Optometry Hosts Fundraiser Honoring OneSight

By Catherine Wolinski
Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00 AM BOSTON—At the Langham Boston earlier this month, the New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted a fundraiser titled “Profiles In Vision 2014” honoring OneSight, a charitable organization whose Vision Clinics and Sustainable Vision Centers deliver permanent access to affordable vision care in underserved communities worldwide, and its executive director, Jason Singh, OD, who was presented with the College’s Presidential Medal by NECO president, Dr. Clifford Scott.

Services to Be Held Today for Thomas Maskery, Jr.

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Services will be held today for Thomas R. Maskery, Jr., 52, who passed away on April 18, after a long illness.

International Ophthalmic Industry Executive Paul Smith Joins TearLab

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:21 AM SAN DIEGO— TearLab Corporation (Nasdaq:TEAR) announced the appointment of Paul Smith to its senior management team in the newly created position of vice president, International.

Great Glasses Play Day Seeks Participants for Third Annual Initiative May 3 to 4, 2014

By Staff
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:15 AM MADISON, Wis.—The Great Glasses Play Day, a volunteer event intended to celebrate and unite children who are glasses-wearers or are otherwise visually impaired, is calling on ECPs and the public to join in commemorating the third annual initiative Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 4, 2014.

Innovation As a Team Sport

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:05 AM It’s not a Leadership Summit without dedicating a little time to the namesake topic. The Leadership & Innovation session addressed how executive leaders are learning to embrace and foster creativity and new ideas within their organizations.

A Conversation With Andrea Guerra, CEO, Luxottica Group

By Deirdre Carroll
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:04 AM The VM Summit’s Leadership & Innovation session explored the perspective of global leaders today; those charged with managing complex organizations, executing strategies and coping with new, emerging forms of competition.

Bob and Henry Shyer Receive Prevent Blindness’ Persons of Vision Award

By VM Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Zyloware Eyewear chairman, Bob Shyer, and vice chairman, Henry Shyer, were honored here on March 28 as the 2014 recipients of the Persons of Vision Award by Prevent Blindness.

People

By Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.— PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—After 40 years of service to PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) , including nearly 24 with Transitions Optical, Richard C. Elias, senior vice president, optical and specialty materials, and CEO, Transitions Optical, Inc., retired, effective April 1, 2014.

SUNY Optometry’s Foundation Honors Two at Annual Gala

By VM Staff
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK –SUNY Optometry’s Optometric Center of NY celebrated the contributions to vision care and to the city of New York at its annual Gala here on March 29 as the Foundation recognized the contributions of Andrea Dorigo, past president of Luxottica Wholesale NA and of Edie Lutnick, director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund.

Kentucky College of Optometry Names Andrew Buzzelli, OD, MS, Founding Dean

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:27 AM PIKEVILLE, Ky.—The  University of Pikeville board of trustees president James Hurley announced the appointment of Andrew Buzzelli, OD, MS, as the founding dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry on April 3, 2014. 

Optical Women’s Association Appoints Claxton to Board of Directors

By Staff
Monday, April 14, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS—The  Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the appointment of Tiara Claxton to its board of directors. Claxton, western regional sales manager of luxury brands at  Safilo, will also serve as co-chair of the OWA’s program committee.

Novartis appoints Jeff George as Division Head, Alcon as Kevin Buehler Retires

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:27 AM BASEL, Switzerland Novartis (NYSE: NVS) announced earlier this week the appointment of Jeff George as division head of  Alcon, effective May 1, 2014. George succeeds Kevin Buehler who is retiring from the company after a distinguished 30-year career at Alcon.

Diab Named SVP and President of Health and Wellness at Walmart U.S.

By Staff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:30 AM BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Labeed Diab has been named senior vice president and president of health and wellness at Walmart U.S., a division of Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT).

Universal Display Corporation Names Richard C. Elias to Its Board of Directors

By Staff
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:21 AM EWING, N.J.—Richard Elias has joined the board of directors of Universal Display Corp. (Nasdaq: OLED), a leader in developing and delivering state-of-the-art, organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies, materials and services to the display and lighting industries.

Welch Joins IRIS Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems as VP, Healthcare Accounts

By Staff
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:21 AM PENSACOLA, Fla.— IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, a cloud-based retinal screening technology provider, announced that Pat Welch has joined its leadership team as vice president of healthcare accounts.
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