Eyes On 2021 Concludes as One of the Largest Virtual Optometry Events of 2020

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:24 AM SAN DIEGO—CovalentCareers wrapped up its Eyes On 2021 on Sunday, Nov. 22. The three-day virtual event was one of the largest virtual optometry events of 2020 with over 6,000 eyecare registrants, 4,500+ attendees and more than one million minutes of content watched across three days, the organization said.

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 12th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 19 distinct categories.

Satisloh Announces Formation of Specialized STEP Team

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:24 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—For more than 15 years Satisloh customers have had the opportunity to choose from the company’s tiered coverage plan, STEP (Satisloh Total Equipment Protection), designed to help labs keep their equipment running at maximum efficiency with minimum down time.

Randolph USA Partners With Non-Profit Angel Flight NE for the Holidays

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Monday, November 23, 2020 12:18 AM RANDOLPH, Mass.—This holiday season, Randolph, the U.S.-based manufacturer of sunglasses and eyewear based here, is proud to be supporting Angel Flight NE, a non-profit organization providing free air transportation to patients in need of lifesaving medical care outside of their geographic area. For each sunglass purchase made via the Randolph USA site or from ECPs or optical retailers, from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, Randolph is making a donation to Angel Flight NE to help support their life-saving missions.

The Vision Council’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey Is Extended to Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Monday, November 23, 2020 12:15 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Vision Council is extending the deadline to participate in the 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey until Tuesday, November 24 at midnight.

CooperCompanies Elects Teresa S. Madden to Board of Directors

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperCompanies (NYSE: COO) announced that its board of directors elected Teresa S. Madden to the board as an independent director, effective Dec. 1, 2020.

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education Names Stephanie Puljak as Director

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Friday, November 13, 2020 12:15 AM ST. LOUIS—The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) announced that Stephanie Puljak has been named as director of ACOE, effective Sept. 8, 2020.

American Express to Feature Eyewear Designers Coco and Breezy in New ‘Built to Last’ Black-Owned Small Business Podcast

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:58 PM NEW YORK—American Express’ #ShopSmall  initiative has taken on new dimensions in this unique year, extending the spotlight on the importance of supporting local small businesses to consumers in a range of categories. Just last month, Amex launched a new podcast, “Built to Last,” a series of conversations with trailblazing Black small business owners. The podcast is hosted by Elaine Welteroth, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, journalist, producer and New York Times best-selling author. Welteroth said, “I am excited to partner with American Express to shine a light on Black entrepreneurs that are blazing new trails and finding innovative ways to thrive despite unprecedented challenges.”

Paul Misiti Named COO at Lighthouse Guild

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Paul Misiti has been named chief operating officer at Lighthouse Guild. Misiti is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Lighthouse Guild and works closely with the CEO and staff to implement high priority initiatives.

The Vision Council Launches 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey

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Monday, November 9, 2020 12:27 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council today announced the launch of the 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey. Developed in partnership with Nonprofit HR, one of the leading full-service human resources firms focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector with expertise in DEI consulting, the custom survey is intended to benchmark the vision care leadership landscape in order to help organizations within the industry identify opportunities they have to promote diversity, cultivate talent and improve their performance. The survey is open to all members of the vision care products and services industry and participation is confidential.

Shopko Optical Expands Sales Leadership Team With Three New Regional Managers

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Monday, November 9, 2020 12:18 AM GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical, a provider of patient-centric eyecare and quality eyewear, has announced that Lisa Cowan, Katherine Christy and Nancy Newstrom have joined the field leadership team as regional managers.

Pete Lothes Moves to New Executive Role at Essilor of America, as Bruno Fischer Is Named the New CEO of Global Satisloh Group

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:30 AM BAAR, Switzerland—After five years with Satisloh, first as head of region North America and for the last two years as president/CEO for the global Satisloh Group, Pete Lothes will take on a new leadership role within Essilor of America as SVP operations and supply chain.

Keplr Vision Names Dr. Eric Schmidt and Dr. Jeff Lewis to Leadership Roles

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:24 AM BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Keplr Vision announced this week the appointment of key eyecare opinion leaders Dr. Eric Schmidt to vice president of professional development and Dr. Jeff Lewis to director of school engagement.

Essilor Vision Foundation and Kendra Scott Partner for School Appreciation Program

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:24 AM DALLAS—Teachers, nurses and school administrators are everyday heroes who deserve to be honored for helping to ensure their students can see clearly and continue to learn, whether it's online or in the classroom. Essilor Vision Foundation and Kendra Scott are celebrating these heroes through the Champions for Sight program.

PolyActiva Appoints Tracy Valorie, Former B+L Executive, to its Board

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Monday, November 2, 2020 12:18 AM MELBOURNE, Australia—PolyActiva, a clinical-stage ophthalmology biopharmaceutical company, has appointed Tracy Valorie, a highly experienced ophthalmic industry expert, as a new member to its board of directors.