Optical Women’s Association Announces 2022 Award Honorees

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Monday, January 24, 2022 12:27 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the group's 2022 OWA annual award honorees. Erinn Morgan, editor-in-chief and editorial director of Eyecare Business magazine, will receive the Pleiades Award, recognizing her exceptional dedication and support in advancing the leadership role of women in the optical industry. Laura Dorris, executive vice president and general manager of strategic sales for HEA+PECAA, is the Pyxis Award honoree, acknowledging nearly a decade of service and commitment to growing the OWA and promoting it throughout the optical industry.

ABB Optical Group Awards $8,500 in Donations to Three Charities Through 7th Annual ABB Cares Program

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:15 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group (ABB), a leading provider of optical products and business solutions in the eyecare industry, has announced that three non-profit organizations, nominated by eyecare professionals nationwide, will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for outstanding programming and community impact through the 7th Annual ABB Cares Program. Since the program’s inception in 2014, ABB has donated more than $70,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in the U.S. “Many non-profit organizations throughout the country were heavily impacted by the pandemic during the last 18 months,” said Tom Burke, chief executive officer of ABB Optical Group.

2021 Leadership Scholarship Winners Announced by the Optical Women’s Association

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:21 AM DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced the 2021 Leadership Scholarship awardees.

Quigley Eye Specialists Launches ‘Eye on the Arts’ Contest to Celebrate Fine Arts Community in Sarasota

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:18 AM FORT MYERS, Fla.—Quigley Eye Specialists, a multispecialty ophthalmology practice, has launched the “Eye on the Arts” contest to celebrate local artists in the Sarasota, Fla., community.

PlenOptika Named a Finalist for SPIE’s 2022 Prism Awards

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021 12:15 AM NEW YORK—PlenOptika was named a finalist in the 2022 Prism Awards presented by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. The awards honor the best new optics and photonics products on the market. PlenOptika is the developer of QuickSee, a handheld wavefront autorefractor that combines an open view binocular design, wavefront aberrometry, and dynamic measurements to produce clinically accurate autorefraction measurements, in a durable handheld format suitable for use in clinics and in the field.

AAOF and VSP Global Announce 2021 Practice Excellence Scholarship Recipients

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Friday, December 17, 2021 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—As part of its commitment to support the next generation of optometry, VSP Global, in partnership with American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), announced the recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarship. The Practice Excellence Scholarship is a long-standing and prestigious scholarship that represents the very best in what optometry has to offer in patient care and practice management. Nearly $164,000 was awarded to 50 top-performing fourth-year optometry students in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.

OrCam MyEye Pro Nabs Third Consecutive CES Innovation Award

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:24 AM JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—OrCam Technologies was named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree in both the Accessibility and Health & Wellness categories for the OrCam MyEye Pro.

EyeCarePro Kicks Off Annual Practice Manager of the Year Award Program

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:15 AM NEW YORK—Tis' the season of giving, and what better gift is there than recognition. In the spirit of the season, EyeCarePro is asking eyecare practices to take part in a special program titled Practice Manager of the Year. The company, which specializes in web and marketing services for eye doctors, is urging ECPs to nominate their practice manager for their annual Practice Manager of the Year Award and a chance to win up to a $3,500 bonus.

CooperVision Opens Applications for its 2022 Best Practices Scholarship Program

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:18 AM SAN RAMON, Calif.— As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the education of future eyecare professionals, CooperVision is now accepting applications for its 2022 Best Practices Student Scholarship Program.

Neurolens Wins Inaugural KMK Optometry Vision Innovation Award

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:15 AM COPPELL, Texas—Coming on the heels of being voted as one of the industry’s Ultimate Partners by Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine, and winning Jobson's EyeVote Reader’s Choice Award for best new device launched in 2021, Neurolens has been announced as the winner of the inaugural KMK Optometry Vision Innovation (KOVI) Award. “Neurolens has an ambitious mission shared by every member of our growing team: to transform eyecare one positive patient outcome at a time,” said Pierre Bertrand, chief executive officer of Neurolens.

Show Organizers Open Applications for the Vision Expo Global Talent Search

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Friday, December 3, 2021 12:24 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that applications are now being accepted for the second annual Vision Expo Global Talent Search, supported by the eyewear designers of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (edCFDA).

VM and 20/20 Magazine Announce EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards for 2021

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are pleased to announce the selections in the 13th annual EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards, a special survey aimed at identifying readers’ favorite products and companies of the year. Optical retailers and ECP readers of the two Jobson Medical Information publications were asked to identify their “favorite” products in 20 distinct categories. Selected companies were chosen based on both brand and company choices supplied by readers. This year’s survey spanned a wide range of product brands and product groups.

SUNY Optometry Receives $25,000 Scholarship Contribution from Omni Eye Services

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Friday, November 19, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Students at the SUNY College of Optometry will benefit from a $25,000 scholarship contribution from Omni Eye Services of New York, an affiliate clinical training site of the College. Omni founder/president and Optometric Center of New York (OCNY) board member, Christopher Quinn, OD, FAAO, said he is excited to boost top-notch optometric education and experience by way of a new scholarship to aspiring eye doctors in need. "We are a long time affiliate of the College through our externship program which we have maintained for over 30 years," said Dr. Quinn, who served on the board and is a past-president of the American Optometric Association.