Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:18 AM
OMAHA, Neb.—Dr. Stanley Malashock, founder of Malbar Vision
and International Contact Lens, passed away Jan. 29, 2021, according to an announcement by the company. Dr. Malashock, who was 94, opened Malashock Optical in 1950 in Omaha, Neb.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:15 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eye-Kraft Optical
, based here, announced that Jason Sharpe will be promoted to president and CEO, effective March 8, 2021.
Monday, March 1, 2021 12:18 AM
. reported that the company has earned a Great Place to Work Certification for 2021. Great Place to Work
is a global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviors.
Monday, March 1, 2021 12:15 AM
has announced new additions to its marketing team, as well as promotions from within. New addition Caitlan Park will now serve as director of marketing, providing the overall strategy and targets for all companies, including MacuHealth's Content, Creative, SEO and Public Relations Departments. Caitlan brings her experience in marketing strategy and execution and will head the marketing campaigns for MacuHealth and other Avantius Group companies to optimize presence and awareness. Frederic Jouhet, founder and president of MacuHealth, said, “Caitlan has worked with several high-profile groups before joining MacuHealth in mid-2020. Upon arriving on the team, Caitlan made an immediate impact and will now spearhead a growing Marketing Team and Strategy.”
Friday, February 26, 2021 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Jobson Medical Information announced that Kristen Dalli will be joining Review of Myopia Management (RMM)
as the managing editor. In her new role, Dalli will be working directly with John Sailer, editor-in-chief.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:27 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Bausch Health Companies Inc.
(NYSE/TSX: BHC) will expand its board of directors with the addition of two designees from the Carl Icahn Group as part of an agreement with the investor's group
, which said earlier this month that it has increased its ownership stake in the health care company to almost 8 percent. In a separate announcement Wednesday, Bausch reported that “despite unprecedented business challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic … Bausch Health finished the year strong and outperformed the high end of [its] latest revenue guidance range.”
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety
(APS), an organization founded in 2018 to advocate for both patient safety and a strong doctor-patient relationship, has named Alison Teitelbaum, MS, MPH, CAE, as its new executive director.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:18 AM
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France—During a meeting of the EssilorLuxottica board of directors on Wednesday, it was decided to propose the nomination of 12 individuals to compose its future board of directors, including Leonardo Del Vecchio, as a non-independent director.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:15 AM
PARIS—The chairwoman of Silmo Paris
, Amélie Morel, and the Silmo executive board were sad to learn of the passing of Bernard Maitenaz. Calling him "the clairvoyant," they noted, "he was an extraordinary figure whose contributions to eye health are acclaimed by the entire profession."They issued a salute yesterday to Maitenaz, the inventor of the Varilux progressive lens that improved the lives of millions of presbyopes globally and redefined an entire industry, as VMAIL reported
earlier this week.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:24 AM
announced that Bernard Maitenaz, the inventor of the Varilux progressive lens that improved the lives of millions of presbyopes globally and redefined an entire industry, has passed away in his home city of Paris, at the age of 94.
Monday, February 22, 2021 12:18 AM
MADISON, Wis.—With more optometrists choosing when, how, and where they practice, a new software platform called ClinicCover
has been launched to connect eyecare professionals with patients served by eyecare businesses, the new company's executives stated.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:27 AM
TAMPA, Fla.—Last month, as VMAIL reported,
Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. announced that it completed a partnership with five vision practices to form Clear Sight Partners, LLC and announced Brian Hauser as chief executive officer. Hauser is building his executive management team and has brought three health care leaders to the group, including Tracy Bittner as vice president of human resources, Chris Brisch as vice president of finance and Shanna Tumbleson as vice president of marketing.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:21 AM
SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision
Specialty EyeCare has named Marie-Christine Blanchard as global lead, irregular cornea.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:18 AM
GETTYSBURG, Pa.—Ralph Garman Kent, Jr., an optical industry veteran whose diverse career spanned nearly five decades, died on Feb. 14, 2021 at Gettysburg Hospital here.