Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:27 AM
NEW YORK—Registration is now open for VM's 2024 Leadership Summit, which will be held in New York on Wednesday, March 13, just ahead of Vision Expo East. The program for the VM Summit is titled, "What's Your AI Acuity? Sharpening a Vision for the Future." Early bird tickets and registration have a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. "The growing use of Artificial Intelligence in both health care and retail portends a seismic shift in how companies are operating," noted Marge Axelrad, SVP editorial director of Vision Monday
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:18 AM
DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association
(OWA) has announced the 2023 Leadership Scholarship awardees. The grants, valued at up to $2,000 each, will be used to provide professional mentoring opportunities to each recipient.
Monday, November 27, 2023 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—Vision Monday
and 20/20 Magazine
are pleased to announce the selections in the 15th 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 22 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies/consumables/tools, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, patient engagement systems, online ordering website, social purpose missions, online and social media marketing services, PPE, telehealth solution, virtual/ omnichannel sales tool, sustainable eyewear materials for frames, sustainable eyewear materials for sunwear, and low vision and assistive technology.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:21 AM
SALT LAKE CITY—Services will be held here next week for Standard Optical's
CEO, Aaron Schubach, 47, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16. Aaron Richard Schubach was the fourth generation in the role of CEO at the optical company, one of the largest retailers and eyecare services providers in the state of Utah and the U.S. Standard Optical was started by his great grandfather in 1911. Schubach joined the company as VP marketing in 1999 and became CEO in 2017, succeeding his father, Stephen Schubach, who himself had followed in his father Richard's footsteps.
Friday, November 17, 2023 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
have announced that registration for Vision Expo East 2024
, the premier event for the eyewear and eyecare industry, is officially open. Scheduled to take place from March 14 to 17 at the Javits Center, Vision Expo East 2024 will mark nearly four decades of showcasing cutting-edge products, fostering education, and bringing together ophthalmic professionals in New York City. This event will not only celebrate the rich history of Vision Expo East in the city that never sleeps, but usher in an exciting new chapter for the industry.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:27 AM
NEWARK N.J.—Jobson Optical Group announced today that after 35 years, senior vice president and editorial director of Vision Monday
, Marge Axelrad, has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2024. Axelrad will continue to play a role for Jobson during this transition period and will remain active in monitoring industry news and key developments in the industry. She will also continue to represent Jobson at key industry meetings and events in the U.S. and internationally and will play a key role in the upcoming Vision Monday Leadership Summit in March prior to Vision Expo East 2024.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 12:18 AM
NEWARK, N.J.—A few years ago, the team at Women In Optometry (WO)
started hearing more and more about side hustles during regular interviews with women ODs. Today, WO
is excited to share its fifth annual WO Gift Guide, a celebration of a unique group of creative women. Find one-of-a-kind gift ideas created and curated by women who are in, connected to or inspired by the industry. WO
has also included women who work in these industries and have a separate passion or side hustle.
Friday, November 3, 2023 12:24 AM
DALLAS—Nominations for the Optical Women’s Association’s annual Pleiades Award are open. Each year, the OWA presents the Pleiades Award
to an individual, male or female, who exemplifies a passion for promoting the leadership role of women in the optical industry.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—SUNY College of Optometry
is inviting all art, history and music lovers to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the debut of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, which originally took place on the site of its midtown campus here. Composer George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1898 and the one-night only special event, to be held Feb. 12, 2024, will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Gershwin’s iconic masterpiece in the SUNY Optometry’s Schwarz Theater.
Monday, August 21, 2023 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—The world watched in disbelief on August 8 as brutal wildfires swiftly destroyed Hawaii's historic Lahaina region in Maui and some surrounding areas, in what is now described as the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over a century. Even as the disaster was unfolding, those in the optometric and vision care community began to try their best to gauge what was happening and pull together whatever resources they could to immediately help those who suffered tremendous loss and ascertain how they could help.
Monday, August 14, 2023 12:15 AM
NEW YORK and PARIS—To celebrate its 55th anniversary and spotlight the Silmo Generation, Silmo Paris
launched a contest in partnership with Jobson for one industry professional to win a trip to Silmo Paris 2023. Last week, Silmo announced Pablo Mercado, optician at Highland Eye Boutique in Woodstock, Georgia as the winner. Mercado will receive one round trip flight, three nights’ accommodation, two special guest passes for Silmo Paris and two invitations to the Silmo d’Or Awards Gala.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:15 AM
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group
has announced, in light of the devastating humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, that they have organized a fundraiser with the international organization, Caritas
to raise critical funds that will help with health care, food, and shelter for those fighting for freedom and basic human rights. ABB intends to donate thousands of dollars and will be matching, dollar for dollar, all employee donations and is also looking to match a portion of industry donations. ABB Optical has an office close to the Ukraine border in Slovakia, with many of its Slovakian employees seeing firsthand the impact of this crisis.
Friday, February 11, 2022 8:30 AM
LOS ANGELES (I wish)—So, here we are in sunny SoCal, taking in the Super Bowl scene, enjoying the celebrity vibe and overwhelmed with the good fortune that has left us holding two 50-yard-line tickets for the big game this weekend. Oops, that’s my Metaverse avatar. We’re really back on the East Coast, wishing for warmer weather and getting ready to watch the Bengals and Rams (a 6:30 p.m. Sunday kickoff Eastern time) on the flat screen with good friends Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth. That last part at least is true, since Collinsworth (a former Bengal great, by the way) and Michaels will be announcing the game on NBC. Read on for some exclusive predictions from some key players in the eyecare sector.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:18 AM
EMERYVILLE, Calif.—NovaBay Pharmaceuticals
(NYSE American: NBY), a pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products for the eyecare and skin care markets, said it has made a commitment to donate 2.5 million KN95 protective masks to schools, youth groups and other charitable organizations.