New 'Golden Opportunity Award' Honoring the Legacy of the Late Dr. David Golden, Offers Unprecedented Opportunity for Optometrists

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Monday, February 26, 2024 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—Optometry Cares – the AOA Foundation, in collaboration with PERC Alliance, a leading provider of financial and business solutions for optometrists, is announcing the launch of the Golden Opportunity Award, a groundbreaking initiative designed to honor the legacy of the late Dr. David Golden while providing substantial support to emerging optometric professionals. The prestigious award seeks to empower three deserving optometrists with a $50,000 scholarship each to facilitate the realization of their aspirations to establish their first independent practice.

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Honor L'Amy America's Stephen Rappoport and PSK Supermarket's Noah Katz at 2024 Night for Sight Gala on May 9

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Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:24 AM COLUMBIA, Md.—To raise awareness and fund research leading to treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), a driving force in the global development of treatments and cures for blinding diseases, will present its prestigious Visionary Award to Stephen Rappoport, CEO of L'Amy America and Noah Katz, president and CEO of PSK Supermarkets, at its annual gala, Night for Sight. Taking place on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. ET at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, Night for Sight will celebrate beacons of the fashion, food and finance industries as well as the blindness community.

Transitions Optical Announces Winners of 2024 Transitions Innovation Awards

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—On Tuesday evening at Transitions Academy 2024, Transitions Optical named the winners for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards program, which recognizes both individuals and organizations who have shown the highest levels of commitment to innovating their businesses over the past year. Drew Smith, senior director, North America Key Accounts, Transitions Optical, said, “The commitment and remarkable achievements from the 2024 Transitions Innovation Award winners have not only earned them well-deserved recognition, but have also helped elevate the industry. We are privileged to have them as award winners and champions of our brand, and we congratulate them on their outstanding success.”

Mido Recognizes Design and Sustainability at 2024 Awards Ceremony

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024 12:21 AM MILAN—Mido presented three major awards at its 2024 edition: the BeStore Award, the Stand Up For Green Award and the CSE – Certified Sustainable Eyewear Award. All three were presented at the OTTICLUB with Mido president Giovanni Vitaloni and radio host Petra Loreggian. The awards ceremony opened with the presentation of the BeStore Award for Design to Anaïs Murith’s LENETA - Concept Store Optique, a Swiss optical center, for its combination of beauty, retro appeal, contemporary aesthetics and responsible selling.

NOW Awards Take Center Stage at Vision Expo East 2024, Submission Deadline Extended to Feb. 9

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Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, are excited to share NOW by Vision Expo and the accompanying NOW Awards will return to spotlight industry trends with a curated collection of frames from exhibiting designers and brands. Due to overwhelming interest, the deadline to submit products for consideration in NOW by Vision Expo has been extended to February 9, 2024. The latest edition will debut at Vision Expo East 2024, scheduled to take place from March 14-17 at the Javits Center in New York City. In celebration of nearly four decades of Vision Expo in New York, NOW by Vision Expo is set to amplify its impact, showcasing a diverse range of eyewear designs reflecting the latest industry trends in colors, materials, and styles.

Sergio Cereda Eyewear Design Award to Launch at Mido 2024

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Thursday, January 25, 2024 12:21 AM NEW YORK and MILAN—A new eyewear design award will be announced formally at the upcoming Mido exhibition in Milan on Feb. 3 at a special press event at Rho-Pero.

Tickets and Sponsorships Available for the 2024 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award Gala During Vision Expo East, Honoring Ed Buffington, GPN Technologies

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:24 AM CHICAGO—Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 2024 Person of Vision Award, honoring Ed Buffington, president and CEO of GPN Technologies. Prevent Blindness will also be giving special recognition to 20/20 Magazine in celebration of its 50th Anniversary of publication during the event. The Person of Vision Award gala will be held on March 14, 2024, at 583 Park Avenue, New York City, in conjunction with Vision Expo East. 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.

Transitions Optical Unveils Finalists for 2023 Transitions Innovation Awards

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Friday, January 19, 2024 12:24 AM PINELLAS PARK, Fla.—Transitions Optical has named the finalists for its annual Transitions Innovation Awards program, which honors individuals and organizations who have shown commitment to innovating their business over the past year. Drew Smith, senior director, North America channels, Transitions Optical, said, “The caliber of this year’s finalists underscores the remarkable strides being made across our industry. Their dedication to excellence aligns seamlessly with our core values of quality, education, service and innovation, and we eagerly anticipate honoring their achievements at Transitions Academy in February.”

Optical Women’s Association Announces 2024 Award Honorees

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024 12:24 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced their 2024 OWA award honorees, who will be honored at the OWA’s annual champagne breakfast on Thursday, March 14, 2024, during Vision Expo East. Rebecca Giefer, CEO of Modo Eyewear, will receive the Pleiades Award. Trudi Charest, president of Total Focus Consulting and co-founder of Marketing4ECPs, will be the Pyxis Award honoree. Reagan Colpitts, senior business development manager at Safilo, will receive the Emerging Leader Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented this year to founding OWA member Marge Axelrad, senior vice president and editorial director for Vision Monday/VMAIL, part of the Jobson Optical Group.

Weave Named a 2023 Top Workplace USA

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Thursday, December 28, 2023 12:15 AM LEHI, Utah—Weave, a leading all-in-one experience platform for small and medium-sized health care practices, has earned designation as a 2023 Top Workplaces USA and 2023 Top Workplaces Utah.

Contact Lens Institute Names Culture Award Honorees

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023 12:15 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twelve U.S. eyecare professionals and practices have been named Contact Lens Institute Culture Award winners, recognizing their impact on fostering contact lens cultures that enhance patient experiences and business success.

Deep Optics Wins Dezeen Design Award for 32°N Sunglasses

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Monday, December 18, 2023 12:18 AM TEL AVIV, Israel—32°N sunglasses by Deep Optics has been named a winner in the 6th annual Dezeen Awards in the Product Design (consumer design and wearables) category for the year 2023.

Southern College of Optometry Announces Fall Scholarship and Award Recipients

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Monday, December 18, 2023 12:15 AM MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Southern College of Optometry (SCO) recently announced a number of second, third, and fourth-year students as the recipients of several scholarships and awards.

Optometry Giving Sight Earns Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:18 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) has announced that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.