Press ReleasesEssilor Names Senior Vice President Kevin Naidoo will lead efforts to reach 2.5 billion people living with uncorrected poor vision. Published 7 months agoon November 1, 2018By INVISION Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) CHARENTON-LE-PONT, FRANCE – Essilor announces that Kovin Naidoo has been appointed senior vice president of inclusive business, philanthropy and social impact. In this newly created position, Naidoo will lead the group’s efforts to reach the 2.5 billion people living with uncorrected poor vision through inclusive business and philanthropy.Most recently serving as associate professor of optometry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), former CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute and former Africa chair of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Naidoo is internationally celebrated as a public health leader. This year Naidoo has been recognized by American Academy of Optometry with the Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal Award for his outstanding contributions to the enhancement and development of relationships between optometry and other professions.Essilor’s chief mission officer, Jayanth Bhuvaraghan, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Kovin to the team. A longstanding friend of Essilor, Kovin has dedicated his professional life to delivering eye care to people in need. As one of the leading minds working in solving the uncorrected refractive error problem around the world, his unique and diverse experience will add further strength to our inclusive business and philanthropic efforts around the world as we strive towards our ambition of eradicating poor vision by 2050.”Naidoo said of his appointment: “All my life I have been driven by the passion to make a positive impact on the world’s vision. I have supported Essilor’s initiatives to reach those living with uncorrected poor vision for a long time both as a collaborator and independent adviser. Joining Essilor, an organization that shares my commitment to the cause and personal values, gives me the opportunity to take my actions to a new scale and I look forward to working with such a dedicated team.”Uncorrected poor vision is the world’s most widespread disability and affects 2.5 billion people, 90 percent of whom live in developing countries. Every year $272 billion is wasted in the global economy due to lost productivity as a result of uncorrected poor vision. This impact is felt acutely in rural areas, where awareness and access to vision care is often poor. Advertisement Related Topics:Essilor click to Comment(Comment)Up NextABB Optical Group Donates $14K to CharitiesDon't MissRev360 Names President and COO Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOSPONSORED BY WALMAN OPTICALPeople Want to Buy Premium ProductsWalman Optical Presents—Industry Myths Busted! It’s up to every ECP to explain that “premium” doesn’t mean expensive—it means “customized to your needs.”You may like Essilor and Luxottica Iron Out Leadership Struggles EssilorLuxottica Begins CEO Search Essilor Unit Wins Online Eyewear Battle in CanadaPromoted Headlines Safilo’s “American Eyes” Video Celebrates Elasta and Emozioni starringECPs Peter Tacia and Heidi DancerSafilo Hoya: The Right Lenses for Sun ProtectionHoya Nano Vista—The Quintessential Line for KidsAlternative and Plan B EyewearPress ReleasesPrevent Blindness Issues Call for Nominations for ’19 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award The deadline for submission is July 10, 2019. Published 1 day agoon May 20, 2019By INVISION Staff Bonnie Strickland(PRESS RELEASE) CHICAGO – The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH) has issued the call for nominations for the fifth annual Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. The award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of individuals to improve public health approaches for children’s vision and eye health at the state or national level. The deadline for submission is July 10, 2019.The award was established by the NCCVEH Advisory Committee to commemorate Bonnie Strickland and her groundbreaking work to establish a comprehensive system for children’s vision in the United States. Strickland served as Director of the Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau prior to her retirement in 2014. An all-volunteer committee for the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award review all nominations and select the award winner.Nominees for the award may include individuals or a group comprised of diverse stakeholders, including family/caregiver and community leaders, who are implementing changes to improve children’s vision in the United States. Nominees should demonstrate an impact in one or more areas of a public health system supporting children’s vision including:Key Stakeholder Engagement or Collaboration, including representation from families and diverse racial/ethnic/geographic and socio-economic levels target populationsTraining and EducationPublic AwarenessProvision of Resources and/or ServicesSurveillance and AccountabilityReduction of Health DisparitiesInfrastructure Development-Local, State, or National LevelMaking the connection between vision and overall health, early childhood development and learningThe award will be presented at the NCCVEH annual meeting, Sept. 14, 2019, in Baltimore, MD. The award consists of a commemorative plaque, recognition and opportunity to present at the Annual Meeting, and roundtrip transportation for one to Baltimore, MD, along with one night of lodging. The award recipient will be featured on the website for the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health with an overview of their program.Past recipients of the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award include the Vision in Preschoolers (VIP) Study Group, Richard Bunner, retired from the Ohio Department of Health, Sean P. Donahue, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Vanderbilt University, the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) at Princeton Vision Clinic, and the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s (PPOC).“Prevent Blindness is an organization founded on saving sight in children, and the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award provides us with the opportunity to recognize the tremendous efforts of those dedicated to protecting vision and keeping eyes healthy for our kids,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness.For more information or to submit a nomination for the 2019 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award, please visit here, or contact Donna Fishman at (800) 331-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue ReadingPress ReleasesCPP Announces 2 Conferences in July It will teach optometrists how to reduce costs and risks of moving, remodeling, buying or selling their practice. Published 1 day agoon May 20, 2019By INVISION Staff (PRESS RELEASE) ONEONTA, NY – Cleinman Performance Partners, an optometric business development consulting organization, has announced two conferences in July to help optometrists reduce the costs and risks of moving, remodeling, buying or selling their practice.The first is the National Eyecare Facilities Conference being held on Thursday, July 18, in Anaheim, CA. It is designed to help answer the many questions arising from private practitioners who are embarking on a remodel or a ground-up facility build. Speakers will cover a range of topics such as site selection, project planning, financing, marketing and contractor relations, as well as interior/exterior design. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A with a panel of experts to close out the conference.The second is the National Practice Transitions Conference being held on Friday, July 19, in Anaheim, CA. It will take participants from start to finish on how to transition ownership of their practice. Topics covered will include gaining control over your business, preparing for retirement, tax planning, risk management, team and patient communications and exit by merger. Participants will enjoy presentations by several leading experts regarding the practice transitions process.“We know there are many obstacles and hurdles a private practice owner must face from building or remodeling to buying or selling their practices. These are very important decisions that all private optometry practices are challenged with. We have the history and knowledge to provide the professional help and guidance they need,” said CPP founder and President Alan Cleinman. “We are committed to bringing valuable content, connections and next steps to help practice owners with these types of complex undertakings.”For more information regarding these conferences, visit www.cleinman.com/conferences or call Mandie Wells at (607) 267-2901. Continue ReadingPress ReleasesABB Optical and Paragon Vision Sciences Announce Optometry Student Challenge It will award travel grants of $1,500 each to three third- or fourth-year students to attend the 2020 GSLS. Published 2 days agoon May 19, 2019By INVISION Staff (PRESS RELEASE) CORAL SPRINGS, FL – ABB Optical Group, in partnership with Paragon Vision Sciences, announces it is accepting abstract submissions for the fifth annual Optometry Student Challenge.The Optometry Student Challenge will award travel grants of $1,500 each to three third- or fourth-year students to attend the 2020 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), held Jan. 22-25, 2020, in Las Vegas and present a scientific poster on a topic related to contact lenses. Last year, more than 90 optometry students submitted contact lens related abstracts focused on study projects or student-based case histories. INVISION PodcastPodcast: What the Heck is Marketing? And What Should ECPs Focus on to Attract New Clients? INVISION PodcastPodcast: More Ways to Motivate Your Own Eyecare Business Team INVISION PodcastPodcast: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? “Every year we have an incredible response from students who amaze us with their outstanding submissions and we certainly expect the same for this year’s challenge,” said Andy Jackson, director of specialty contact lenses for ABB Optical Group. “The passion, dedication and commitment to their chosen profession are evident in each student’s submission, and we look forward to seeing what the 2019 challenge brings.”Optometry Student Challenge Program RulesThird and fourth-year students who are interested in participating must register by August 9, 2019. Registered students must then submit an abstract on their proposed poster topic by October 11, 2019.Abstracts must focus on study projects or student-based case histories related to contact lenses. Topics can include, but are not limited to, contact lens applications for presbyopia, keratoconus, corneal topography, post penetrating keratoplasty or related irregular corneal surface, myopia control, lens care/solutions, and orthokeratology.Abstracts will be judged in two categories: case study report and research. Five finalists will be selected and notified by Oct. 25, 2019.The finalists will then be required to convert their abstracts into scientific posters for further judging. The posters must be submitted in digital, PDF format to ABB Optical Group no later than November 15, 2019.Results of this competition will be communicated with the winners and runners-up by November 27, 2019.The lead authors of the top three posters will be awarded travel grants of $1,500 each to attend the symposium and present their posters. Additionally, two runner-ups will receive honorable mention prizes of $250 each.“The optical industry of tomorrow is in the hands of the bright, intelligent optometry students of today,” said Paragon Vision Sciences President Rich Jeffries. “We’re proud to once again partner with ABB Optical Group to bring the Optometry Student Challenge as a way to encourage and support the next generation of optometrists.”For more information on the Optometry Student Challenge, including full contest rules and guidelines, visit ABBOptical.com/OptometryStudentChallenge. Continue ReadingAdvertisementLatestTrendingVideos Line Time22 mins ago“Do You See the Naked Lady?” Sanity Files25 mins agoDr. Ryan Corte Knows How to Hustle Columns31 mins agoThe Best Call to Actions to Convert Visitors to Patients Danielle Richardson46 mins agoFeel Like Your Wellness Routine Could Be Missing Something? 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