VSP Vision Names First-Ever Winner of VSP Premier Program Student Business Challenge

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Friday, July 1, 2022 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision named optometry student Makayla Warden from Kentucky College of Optometry as the winner of the first-ever VSP Premier Program Student Business Challenge.

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Award Recipients

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:18 AM ROCKVILLE, Maryland—The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) has announced the recipients of the 2022 Special Recognition Awards.

Silhouette Wins Three Red Dot Design Awards, Including Best of the Best Award

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Silhouette has won three awards at the 2022 Red Dot Design Awards. Three models from the current Silhouette sunglasses collection received awards: the limited Special Edition Futura Dot, the New York Sky collection and the Fisher Island model, which received the Best of the Best Award. Awarded for pioneering design, the Best of the Best Award is the highest honor in the Red Dot Design Awards. Silhouette’s Fisher Island model, which received the award, is a rimless women’s sun style that is light and intricately designed.

Keshia S. Elder, OD, Named Dean of College of Optometry at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Becomes Country’s First Black Female Optometry School Dean

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Monday, June 27, 2022 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—Keshia S. Elder, OD, MS, FAAO, has been named dean of the College of Optometry at the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL), effective Sept.1, 2022. Dr. Elder will be the first Black female in the nation to be dean of a school of optometry. Currently, Dr. Elder is an associate professor at the University of Alabama (UAB) School of Optometry. Elder is the second Black UAB School of Optometry faculty member to rise to the position of dean.

24 Optometry Schools Compete in the Annual AOSA Optometry Student Bowl Powered by EssilorLuxottica at Optometry's Meeting in Chicago

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Friday, June 24, 2022 12:18 AM CHICAGO—The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) Optometry Student Bowl powered by EssilorLuxottica celebrated its 31st annual competition at Optometry’s Meeting on June 17.

High Point University Welcomes MyEyeDr. CEO Sue Downes to its Access to Innovators Program

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Friday, June 17, 2022 12:18 AM HIGH POINT, N.C.—High Point University (HPU) is adding another global leader to its Access to Innovators Program and has welcomed MyEyeDr. CEO and co-founder Sue Downes as HPU’s Health Care Expert in Residence. Downes is also the vice chairwoman of HPU’s Strickland Women’s Leadership Council. “HPU is grateful to have Sue mentoring our students through different programs on campus as a female leader and now as our Health Care Expert in Residence,” said HPU president Dr. Nido Qubein.

Accessories Council Announces 2022 Honorees for the 26th Annual ACE Awards to be Held in NYC on Aug. 1

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:24 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council has announced that  the 26th annual ACE Awards will take place on Monday, Aug. 1. The Accessories Council honors and recognizes global brands and pioneers, positioning them at the forefront of the fashion industry.

Shamir Metaform Named a Winner of 2022 German Innovation Award

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:15 AM BERLIN—Shamir’s new Metaform technology was named a winner of the prestigious 2022 German Innovation Award.

Transitions Optical Announces Winners of the Transitions Innovation Awards During Ceremony at the 25th Transitions Academy

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Monday, June 6, 2022 12:24 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—Transitions Optical Inc. announced the winners of its annual Transitions Innovation Awards during the closing ceremony here at the 25th Transitions Academy meeting. The awards recognize both individuals and companies for their innovative efforts to support Transitions lenses. More than 850 people representing many countries attended the event at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes. “Honoring this incredible group of Transitions Innovation Awards winners and finalists was a perfect way to round off our 25th anniversary celebration of Transitions Academy,” said Drew Smith, director, North America channels, Transitions Optical.

Lumenis OptiLight Wins MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best New Tech Solution for Ophthalmology

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Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:27 AM YOKNE’AM ILLIT, Israel—Lumenis Be. announced that its OptiLight device has received the MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best New Technology Solution for Ophthalmology.” This year, MedTech’s range of health and medical technology categories attracted more than 3,900 nominations from over 15 countries, from which MedTech selected OptiLight. The win follows Lumenis’ MedTech awards for Best Overall Medical Device Company in 2021 and Best New Surgical Technology Solution in 2020. OptiLight is the first and only light treatment that is FDA approved for management of dry eye disease.

Lighthouse Guild Honors NaviLens' CEO Javier Pita Lozano With 2022 Pisart Award for Significant Achievements in Technology

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Lighthouse Guild, a leading not-for-profit vision and health care organization, announced this year’s Pisart Award recipient, Javier Pita Lozano, CEO of NaviLens.

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.

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.

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.