AAOF Foundation Announces Fellowship and Grant Recipients

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Monday, October 25, 2021 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) in collaboration with the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society announced that Kevin Willeford, OD, MS, PhD, FAAO, has been named as the 2021 recipient of the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Research Fellowship. Dr. Willeford is an associate professor at the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. This fellowship is designed to provide support for early career optometric and vision science faculty research. It will fund Dr. Willeford’s project, “Do non-strabismic individuals use slow fusional vergence to stabilize binocular alignment across gaze positions?”

Randolph Announces Passing of Co-Founder Stanley Zaleski

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Monday, October 25, 2021 12:15 AM RANDOLPH, Mass.—Stanley Zaleski, co-founder of Randolph Engineering, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2021 at the age of 82. Stanley immigrated to the U.S. from Poland at the age of 19. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after graduating,  Zaleski was drafted to service for active duty in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963 and continued to serve in the Army Reserves until 1967.

National Vision Issues First Corporate Responsibility Report, 'A World Worth Seeing'

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:24 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) released its first Corporate Responsibility Report, titled A World Worth Seeing as part of its ongoing efforts to increase transparency in its environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities.

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards—Nominations Close on Nov. 1

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Friday, October 22, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th 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 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, 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.

ABB Optical Group Announces Three Updates to its Specialty Vision Product Consultation Team

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:30 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group (ABB), a leading independent eyecare distributor, announced Wednesday changes within the company’s specialty vision product division, effective immediately.

Eyecare Industry Execs Examine Trends at Sanitas #BusinessOutside Innovation Summit

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:15 AM BOULDER, Colo.—Sharing ideas, challenges and perspectives on future business trends, against the Rocky Mountain backdrop, was the goal of the recently-completed Eyecare Innovation Summit 2021, an invite-only event for senior vision business executives and emerging tech companies, who met earlier this month to discuss and debate changes affecting the eyecare industry. #BusinessOutside was a theme of the Summit, organized by Sanitas Advisors, where attendees shared observations and heard from speakers about consumer trends affecting the industry and with a chance to mix with peers from other companies.

Time Is Running Out—Vote Now for Your Favorite Optical Products and Services as Part of Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year.

Cast Your Votes for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards

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Monday, October 18, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th 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 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, 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.

World Sight Day Festivities Raise Dollars, Commitments to Eye Tests and Advocacy for Raising Awareness for Eyecare Access as UN Diplomats Mark World Sight Day

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Friday, October 15, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—In events and communications that spanned the world, World Sight Day 2021, yesterday, Oct, 14, enabled many eyecare professionals, companies, NGOs and volunteer organizations to contribute to a crescendo of messaging about the importance of preserving sight with annual sight tests and advancing the need to provide access to more than one billion people around the world suffering from preventable vision loss. Yesterday, to mark the day, key United Nations (UN) diplomats joined together with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and Global World Sight Day partner OneSight, for a special sight screening.

Salus University 2021 Alumni and Presidential Medal Awards Announced, Including Medal Winner Reade Fahs of National Vision

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:15 AM ELKINS PARK, Pa.—Salus University has announced the 2021 recipients of the Alumni Association Awards and the Presidential Medal of Honor Awards, with the latter group including National Vision Holdings chief executive officer Reade Fahs. Both groups of awardees were honored during a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia. Award recipients from across the Salus University community were chosen by their peers through a nomination and voting process, according to the university’s announcement of the 2021 honorees.

Women In Optometry Announces 2021 Theia Awards Of Excellence Winners

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—The sixth annual Theia Awards of Excellence will be presented on Nov. 2, 2021, toward the end of the Women In Optometry (WO) Women’s Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts.

SECO Opens Nominations for 2022 Awards

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Monday, October 11, 2021 12:18 AM NEW ORLEANS—SECO International is officially accepting 2022 nominations for its three prestigious awards: Optometrist of the South, Paraoptometric of the South and Young Optometrists of the South, according to an announcement from the organization.

Nominations for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th 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 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, 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.

The Power Practice Names Dr. Bethany Fishbein as New CEO

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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:21 AM TAMPA, Fla.—The Power Practice has named Bethany Fishbein, OD, as its new chief executive officer.

Eyemart Express Strengthens Partnership With Mental Wellness Nonprofit PeaceLove Foundation

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Friday, October 8, 2021 12:15 AM DALLAS—Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Sunday, Oct. 10, Eyemart Express said it has strengthened its partnership with PeaceLove Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is changing how people talk about mental health. The move will expand access to mental wellness resources for Eyemart Express’s employees and customers, according to an announcement this week. The expansion includes the launch of a charitable eyeglasses collection that will expand access to mental wellness resources. With each purchase from the exclusive glasses collection, Eyemart Express will donate 15 percent of sales to PeaceLove to aid its mental health mission.