Thursday, March 23, 2023 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2023 announced the winners of the inaugural NOW Awards on Saturday, March 18 at the Javits Center in New York City. The awards honored brands that embodied the latest trends and innovation in eyewear. More than 100 companies and 180 brands participated in the competition, submitting products to eight different categories. All Vision Expo East exhibitors were invited to enter one frame (optical or sunglass) or lens product per company they felt best represented one of the themes for this year’s show.
Thursday, March 9, 2023 12:24 AM
ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation
has announced its 2023 scholarship recipients, including the student winners of the Larry J. Alexander Scholarship for Education, Dr. Seymour Galina Scholarship, and the Bernard Maitenaz Scholarship.
Thursday, March 9, 2023 12:21 AM
DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision, Inc.
announced the winners of its 8th annual scholarship program, which recognizes the best and brightest optometry students based on essay or video submissions.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 12:18 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Funded by members and supporters of The Vision Council, the Opening Your Eyes Scholarship
is a 501(c)(3) charity designed to provide financial assistance and career opportunities to minority high school seniors throughout the U.S. who have an interest in pursuing a career in the optical industry.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Fourth-year optometry student Aubry Tackett is the recipient of the Dr. Frank D. Fontana Memorial Scholarship. Tackett attends Northeastern State University, Oklahoma, College of Optometry.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:21 AM
MILAN—On the second day of Mido
, February 5, 2023, organizers celebrated a number of frame companies and optical shops at the show’s annual awards ceremony. The ceremony took place in the Fashion District square, honoring optical centers, the most sustainable booth and, new this year, the companies most actively engaged in sustainability.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 2023 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award
event, honoring Megan Molony, senior vice president, chief merchandising and managed care officer, of National Vision Inc.
The award presentation event will take place on March 16, 2023, at 583 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., in conjunction with Vision Expo East
. As VMAIL reported
, the Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual, corporation and/or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life. Individual tickets may be purchased for $350 per person directly at https://preventblindness.org/events/2023-person-of-vision/
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:21 AM
NEW YORK—SUNY College of Optometry
announced that its professor and vice president and dean for academy affairs David Troilo, PhD, was awarded a $2.34 million grant from the National Eye Institute
for his research examining the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling eye growth and the development of myopia.
Monday, January 9, 2023 12:27 AM
DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association
(OWA) today announces its 2023 award honorees. Karen Roberts, head of global customer enablement for Carl Zeiss Vision International
, will receive the Pleiades Award, recognizing her exceptional dedication and support in advancing the leadership role of women in the optical industry. Beverly Bianes, OD, partner/owner of Pack & Bianes Vision Care Optometry
, is the Pyxis Award honoree, acknowledging her service and commitment to growing the OWA and promoting it throughout the optical industry. Talia Bruno, senior director of key accounts for De Rigo Rem
, will receive the Emerging Leader Award, given to rising stars within the optical industry who display exemplary leadership qualities.
Thursday, December 29, 2022 12:18 AM
OTTAWA, Ontario—On November 8, Transitions Optical Canada
hosted the second edition of its Transitions The Studio, an educational event that saw over 80 industry professionals gather at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier located here.
Tuesday, December 27, 2022 12:15 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—EyeBuyDirect
is honoring Colleen Young
, a silver and bronze Paralympic medalist, for her achievements as an athlete, role model, and champion for eye health with the second annual Eyebuydirect Eye Care Award.
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 12:15 AM
captured a Silver Award in the 2022 NY Product Design Awards
competition for its Travel Contact Lens Case. The event, which in recent years has become recognized as one of the leading international design competitions, received over 800 entries from 24 countries. "It's a tremendous honor and validation of our product design to receive a Silver Award in the prestigious New York Product Design Awards," said Oplee founder Ryan Bennett.