Visioneering Technologies Names Tony Sommer as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

By Staff
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:21 AM ALPHARETTA, Ga.—Visioneering Technologies has named Tony Sommer senior vice president of sales and marketing.

ReVision Optics Names Dr. Nick J. Manesis Vice President of R&D

By Staff
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:21 AM LAKE FOREST, Calif.—ReVision Optics, maker of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, has named Nick J. Manesis, PhD as vice president of R&D. Dr. Manesis brings to RVO nearly 30 years of materials research and development experience, including at the leading ophthalmic companies Allergan and CooperVision.

IDOC Expands Prima Practice Management Team

By Staff
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:21 AM NORWALK, Conn.— IDOC, the largest privately held alliance of independent optometrists in the U.S., has hired Maddie Langston as Prima practice marketing consultant.

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Names Mark M. Sieczkarek President and CEO

By Staff
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:27 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY), has appointed Mark M. Sieczkarek as president and chief executive officer, effective June 13. Sieczkarek has been a NovaBay director since January 2014, was named chairman in April 2015 and has served as interim president and CEO since November 2015.

Smart Vision Labs Appoints Wallace Lovejoy to its Board

By Staff
Monday, June 6, 2016 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Smart Vision Labs has appointed Wallace Lovejoy to its board of directors. Lovejoy brings to the board 33 years of leadership in the optical industry.

Essilor Appoints Two New Directors to its Board

By Staff
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:21 AM CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—At Essilor’s annual general meeting, shareholders approved the appointment of Henrietta H. Fore and Annette Messemer, as new independent members of the board of directors.

VSP Global Names 2016 Chairman of the Board

By Staff
Monday, May 2, 2016 12:30 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Global board of directors named Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO, as chairman of the board for a two-year term.

Wade Delk Joins Staff of International Eyecare Organization

By Staff
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:18 AM ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) has appointed Wade Delk as the executive director of the Center for Organizational Management (CFOM), an association management company (AMC), and as JCAHPO’s director of public affairs.

Walman Elects Two New Board Members

By Staff
Monday, February 22, 2016 12:21 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman, based here, announced that Mildred Curtis and Jon Dymit have been elected to its board of directors. They replace recent retirees Al Willenbring, Craig Giles and Mark Parker.

NovaBay Sales Rise in 3Q

By Staff
Friday, November 20, 2015 12:23 AM EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (NYSE MKT: NBY) reported total net sales of $1.2 million for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2015, up from $152,000 for the third quarter of 2014.

AOAExcel Partners With Bank of America to Offer Customized Financial Lending for Member ODs

By Staff
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—AOAExcel, a member benefit of the American Optometric Association (AOA) that offers products and services to help ODs manage the business side of optometry, has recently partnered with Bank of America Practice Solutions (BAPS) to offer financing solutions for ODs.

American Board of Optometry Names Interim Executive Director, Changes Eligibility Requirements

By Staff
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has named James Vaught, OD, interim executive director.

MESVision’s Shappet to Serve as Interim NAVCP Chair After VSP Global President/CEO McGrann Steps Down

By Staff
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:21 AM CHICAGO—The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) has named MESVision CEO Aspasia Shappet chairwoman after the board’s vote of confidence at its annual strategic planning meeting held here last month.

Opticians Association of America Names Kentucky Optician Sandy Brown President

By Staff
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:18 AM NASHVILLE—Sandy Brown, a licensed optician practicing in Kentucky, was elected president of the Opticians Association of America (OAA) at the organization’s recent OptiCon conference.

Rights of Employees When it Comes to Religious Wear at Work

By By Hedley Lawson, Jr.
Monday, July 27, 2015 7:00 AM NEW YORK—With increasing frequency, I am called by a client company or a prospective client to ask about the rights of employees to wear religious articles at work. After a brief discussion, I inform them that employers cannot generally enforce a policy prohibiting employees from wearing articles of religious importance at work.
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