Megan Molony.

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

Molony has been a part of the optical industry for more than 25 years. She has served in various key leadership roles across several different functional areas for some of the largest global optical companies, including both Luxottica and Essilor, as well as National Vision. As National Vision's chief merchandising and managed care officer, Molony has strategic oversight of product, pricing, visual merchandising, and managed care payor relationships/contracts. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University.

All proceeds from the event help support the sight-saving mission of Prevent Blindness. A variety of sponsorship levels are still available. Current sponsors include Gold sponsors EssilorLuxottica and National Vision, Inc.; Silver sponsors CooperVision, Horizon Therapeutics and Regeneron; Bronze sponsors Advancing Eyecare, Allure Eyewear, Jobson Medical Group, Marchon, Marcolin, Modo Eyewear and Vision Service Plan (VSP). Zyloware Eyewear is the Nightcap Reception Sponsor.

Maureen Cavanagh, Safilo, is serving as the 2023 Person of Vision Committee Chairperson. Additional committee members include Deb Bulken, Luxottica Wholesale; Cha-Ling Delgado, Luxottica Wholesale; Erin Durham, National Vision, Inc.; Jessica Engler, Allure Eyewear; Past Person of Vision honoree Marc Ferrara, Jobson Medical Information; Lorie Lippiatt, OD, LLL Holdings, LLC; Deb Rich, Marchon Eyewear; and Jamie Shyer, Zyloware Eyewear.

For more information on the Person of Vision Award committee membership, reservations, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Sue Corbett at or visit