NEW YORK—The Optometric Center of New York, the affiliated foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry, has announced that Jerry Warner, president, North America for CooperVision and Michael Daley, CEO of The Vision Council, will serve as the corporate co-chairs at its 13th Annual “Eyes on New York” gala on April 15 at The Plaza in New York City.

As previously reported by VMail the OCNY “Eyes On New York” gala will honor Brent Saunders, CEO and president of Allergan (NYSE: AGN) and the employees of Walman, represented by Martin Bassett, CEO, at the event this year.

The OCNY is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. “We’re very proud and honored to have such a great lineup for this year’s gala,” said Ann Warwick, executive director and secretary of the OCNY and vice president for institutional advancement at SUNY Optometry. “Our honorees and corporate co-chairs are giants of our industry and we’re fortunate that they will be with us to help celebrate this great milestone for our organization.”

Warner was appointed president of CooperVision, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and related products and services, in 2015. He previously served as the company’s senior vice president of global marketing. Prior to joining CooperVision, Warner spent 17 years at Bausch + Lomb.

Daley began his optometric career as an instructor with Ferris State University in 1975. Then, after serving 34 years with Essilor, he retired in 2008 as the president and COO of the organization's Lens Division. In addition to his work with The Vision Council, an organization that represents manufacturers and suppliers in the optical industry, Daley just completed his Board term with Optometry Cares – the American Optometric Association Foundation and currently holds a seat on the Illinois College of Optometry’s Board of Trustees.

Further details about tickets, tables and journal ads for the SUNY OCNY gala are posted here.