CooperVision Appoints Drs. Arumugam and Hammond to Expanded R&D Roles in Myopia Control and Management

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Friday, May 27, 2022 12:24 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision, a leader in myopia management, has announced expanded roles for two prominent researchers, reinforcing the company’s commitment to combatting myopia, a chronic, progressive disease growing in both prevalence and severity.

CooperVision Appoints Alex Wilkes as President, Americas

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:30 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses, has named Alex Wilkes as president, Americas, effective June 14. Wilkes brings more than a decade of experience in the eyecare industry, having most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of Pearle Vision at Luxottica Retail. At CooperVision, Wilkes will be responsible for the executive leadership and driving the growth of the company’s largest region, determining the strategic direction for the U.S., Canada and Latin America, according to Monday’s announcement.

AOA Foundation Announces Four Inductees for 2022 into the National Optometry Hall of Fame

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Monday, May 23, 2022 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) and Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation have announced that four doctors of optometry have been selected for induction into the prestigious National Optometry Hall of Fame. For 24 years, the National Optometry Hall of Fame has recognized and honored doctors of optometry who have made significant and enduring contributions to the optometric profession, according to the recent announcement. The inductees will be honored during the AOA Awards and National Optometry Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday, June 16, during Optometry’s Meeting in Chicago.

National Vision Launches Pride Collection to Celebrate Self-Expression and Inclusion, With $25,000 Donation to Matthew Shepard Foundation

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Monday, May 23, 2022 12:21 AM DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NVI) (NASDAQ: EYE), has announced the launch of its new Pride Collection, a limited series of gender-neutral eyewear celebrating Pride Month in June and the LGBTQ+ community.

Silhouette Announces Partnership With Musician Rita Ora

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Monday, May 23, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Silhouette Eyewear has announced a partnership with British musician and fashion icon Rita Ora. Ora has been a judge on shows including The X Factor and The Masked Singer UK and has released multiple number one charting singles in the U.K. Ora, who has over 20 million social media followers, kicked off the partnership modeling Silhouette’s Special Edition Futura Dot, which is limited to just 1,964 pairs worldwide.

Visiox Pharma Names Ophthalmic Industry Veteran Ryan S. Bleeks as CEO

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:30 AM TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—Visiox Pharma, LLC., a privately funded biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of ophthalmic therapeutics, has appointed Ryan S. Bleeks as chief executive officer.

Ocuco Appoints Carlo Rossetti as Senior Sales Executive for North America

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Friday, May 20, 2022 12:27 AM VANCOUVER, B.C.—Ocuco has announced the addition of Carlo Rossetti to its expanding North American team. He brings over 20 years of experience within the tech industry, including several years operating within the optical sector, to his new role at Ocuco.

DrChrono Receives 2022 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Work on Health Platform That Powered a COVID-19 Vaccination Project

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:18 AM SUNNYVALE, Calif.—DrChrono Inc., a platform for electronic health records and medical practices, has been selected as the winner of the “EHR Innovation” award in the sixth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program. DrChrono worked with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), an emergency relief non-profit organization co-founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, Curogram, a leading HIPAA-compliant patient communications tool and messaging platform, and the state of Georgia to operate mobile and fixed COVID-19 vaccine sites, with a goal to deliver vaccines to underserved patients throughout all 18 health districts in Georgia, according to the company’s recent announcement.

Euclid Vision Names Dr. Zohra Fadli as Global Head of R&D and Clinical Affairs

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:15 AM STERLING, Va.—Euclid Vision Corp., a global leader in advanced orthokeratology and proactive myopia management initiatives, has appointed Zohra Fadli, PhD, as vice president of research and development & clinical affairs. Dr. Fadli brings decades of experience in medical device technology and vision care to her new role at Euclid, including an extensive history in delivering breakthrough ophthalmic contact lenses.

Modo and Eco Win iF Design Awards

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Modo Eyewear and Eco Eyewear have taken home 2022 iF Design Awards, one for Modo’s R1000 + Titanium with Snap Hinge and one for Eco’s Biobased Optical Collection. Founded in 1953, the iF Design Awards are judged by a panel of 132 high profile design experts from over 20 countries with the goal of finding and awarding "submissions with the greatest innovative power." The Eco Biobased Optical Collection includes a magnetic sun clip with the magnet integrated into the bio-based material and then hidden from view using gradient coloring a continuation of the temple. The frames are crafted using a bio-based material derived from sustainable non-GMO castor seed oil.

Bollé Brands Appoints Three Leadership Positions to Accelerate North American Growth

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Friday, May 13, 2022 12:18 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Bollé Brands Group, which distributes Bollé, Serengeti and Bollé Safety, added to its portfolio in 2019 with the acquisition of Spy Optics, as reported by VMAIL. The Group is now appointing three key industry executives to leadership roles within the organization to strengthen its foothold in the North American market.

Upneeq Wins Shape Magazine’s Best Professional-Treatment Product Award

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:18 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—RVL Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: RVLP) announced that its FDA approved ptosis drug Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution), 0.1% was selected as the winner of “Best Professional Treatment Product” in the “Shape Healthy Beauty Awards.”

AAOF Announces Recipients of the 2022 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grants

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Monday, May 9, 2022 12:15 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) announced the 2022 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grant recipients. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated skillful knowledge of the contact lens field.

Charmant's Japanese Eyewear Brand Minamoto Wins iF Design Award 2022

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Friday, May 6, 2022 12:18 AM MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.—Charmant Group has won the prestigious iF Design Award 2022 in the Product category for its Minamoto eyewear collection. The Minamoto brand was launched at Silmo Paris in 2021, according to an announcement from the company.

CooperVision Seeks Proposals for 2022 Science and Technology Awards

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Friday, May 6, 2022 12:15 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.—To promote continuous advancement in contact lens research and development, CooperVision is now accepting submissions for its 2022 Science and Technology Awards program.