Friday, September 30, 2022 12:18 AM
ALISA VIEJO, Calif.— Tibor Juhasz, PhD, founder and CEO of ViaLase, Inc., was among five researchers who received the 2022 Golden Goose Award
for scientific breakthroughs leading to the development of bladeless LASIK, an innovation that revolutionized refractive surgery.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are hosting the 14th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify
the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, sustainable materials for frames, sustainable materials for sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Colleagues and friends from across the optometric profession are mourning the loss of Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FABCMO, DPNAP, who passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:15 AM
CHICAGO—The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness
(NCCVEH) has announced the recipient of the eighth annual “Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award” as Donny W. Suh, MD, FAAP, MBA, FACS, chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine
. The award will be formally presented at the NCCVEH Annual Meeting, to be held virtually, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:21 AM
PARIS—Silmo announced its 2022 Silmo d’Or Award Winners on Saturday, September 24. The Silmo d’Or Award winners are chosen by a jury each year; this year, interior architect and designer Jun Gobron acted as jury president, as reported
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 12:18 AM
ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University honored several eyecare professionals recently at its annual recognition event here earlier this month, including three Pennsylvania College of Optometry
(PCO) at Salus University alumni who were recognized for their work as leaders of Black Eyecare Perspective
(BEP) with 2022 Presidential Medal of Honor recipients.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 12:18 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision Specialty EyeCare
has named Weiwen Chen as business manager, Asia-Pacific. In this newly-created role, she will lead the organization’s rapid growth and category expansion across the region.
Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:21 AM
are teaming up with Dr. Pete Kehoe, Kelly Poyner and The Transformational Team to bring the top global leadership and personal/professional development event for 2022.
Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:15 AM
has announced the promotion of Rob Retzlaff to the role of global vice president of sales. Retzlaff joined Smith in 1999 as Canadian marketing manager to work on increasing brand reach and awareness across North America. Over the past two decades at Smith, Retzlaff has held numerous positions at the company including national sales manager for Canada and, most recently and for the past 14 years, general manager for Canada. In that time, Retzlaff worked alongside Smith’s CFO to roll out an industry-leading, cross-border direct shipping platform and expanded the integration into Smith headquarters.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:36 AM
NEW YORK—Women in Optometry
has announced the winners of its 2022 Theia Awards of Excellence
. The Awards will be presented toward the end of the Women In Optometry Women’s Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry in San Diego, California. Each year, WO
asks readers and friends to submit the names of women who have been extraordinarily influential in the industry, with the WO
advisory board voting on the year’s winners. This year, more than 250 nominations were submitted.
Friday, September 16, 2022 12:21 AM
LARGO, Fla.—Optical software company Ocuco
, has named Clodagh Nic Canna as chief product officer. Already a crucial part of Ocuco's corporate management team, Nic Canna has been leading the product development department for the past 12 years.
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:33 AM
NEW YORK—In order to continue growing its support for independent ECPs while leveraging the combined resources of the entire group, EssilorLuxottica N.A.
has announced changes to its wholesale organization. Ludovic Ladreyt is named chief commercial officer – U.S. Optical.
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:27 AM
CHICAGO—Former RevolutionEHR co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) Jim Schneider has joined RevCycle Partners
as CTO. Schneider will lead the design and build out of a comprehensive RCM (Revenue Cycle Management) portal to support RevCycle Partners’ rapidly growing team.
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:15 AM
HONG KONG—Researchers in Hong Kong have developed an easy-to-use, non-invasive wearable device that may prevent development of glaucoma in mild and pre-glaucoma patients. Current therapeutic approaches to preserve failing vision involve reducing intraocular pressure, but are only available for diagnosed patients and may involve invasive surgery or daily doses of eyedrops that may have side effects. This year's Hong Kong national James Dyson Award
winners attempted to find a new approach to solving this problem.