NEW YORK—The continued challenges of life and business this year did not prevent Vision Monday's readers from sending in hundreds of nominations for consideration in the 19th year of VM's "Most Influential Women in Optical" special report. Today, Vision Monday is announcing its 2021 roster of 49 women of accomplishment, who were selected by VM’s editors from those submissions. All are leaders who are contributing their many talents to the optical business and vision care field in many ways. They join hundreds of women in prior years who have been recognized for their work and contributions.

This year's diverse group consists of executives, sales and marketing professionals, eyecare professionals, administrators, researchers and teachers, reflecting the wide reach of women in our industry. The women are saluted in five categories: Executive Suite, Rising Stars, Innovators, Mentors and, a category we launched in 2020 which we call Above & Beyond, honoring women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities. 

Join us in celebrating their individual and collective accomplishments. To read this year’s full report #HerStory2021, please click here.
Also posted with the feature is a compendium of 19 Years of Honors and an Alphabetical Listing of prior years’ honorees.