Press ReleasesEssilor Recognizes #DifferenceMakers with Mission Trip to Southeast Asia They were chosen for their commitment to improving lives by improving sight. Published 3 months agoon February 24, 2019By INVISION Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS – Essilor has announced the names of the four eyecare professionals and three Essilor employees who will participate in a mission trip to Southeast Asia in March, the capstone of its #DifferenceMakers campaign. The #DifferenceMakers campaign, launched on World Sight Day, has recognized those eyecare professionals and employees who embody the company’s mission of improving lives by improving sight across industry print, online and social media platforms.“The response to the #DifferenceMakers campaign has been overwhelming and inspiring,” said Dr. Millicent Knight, senior vice president customer development. “Our industry peers nominated 32 deserving eyecare professionals who are making a difference in their communities and around the world. And our own employees have engaged in a big way, with more than 1,100 participating in the initiative. Those employees logged more than 1,400 volunteer hours and donated more than $22,000 to vision charities in two short months.”A panel of judges narrowed the 32 eyecare professional nominations down to three winners based on their passion for making a difference and the impact their actions have had in the lives of others. The eyecare professionals who were chosen are:Dr. Sergul Erzurum, Youngstown, OHDr. Hannah Cho, Irvine, CADr. Will Tantum & Aislynn Hall, Blount County, TNOf the 1,100 Essilor employees participating in the campaign, 28 of them earned gold level status, earning them entry into a drawing to participate in the mission trip. The three employees whose names were drawn were:Darlene Ford, Piney Flats, TNKim Gromko, Greensboro, NCSamara Monte, Northvale, NJA profile of each of these deserving #DifferenceMakers can be found in the Stories of Good section of EssilorUSA.com/DifferenceMakers.“At Essilor, we’ve set an ambitious goal to eradicate poor vision by the year 2050,” said Knight. “If we work together as an industry, it can be done, and it’s the efforts of #DifferenceMakers like these that will get us there.” Advertisement Related Topics:EssilorLatest News Top click to Comment(Comment)Up NextGIGI Barcelona Lands in the USDon't MissAtlantis Scleral Deep Savings Spare Lens Program Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOSPONSORED BY HOYAHoya: The Right Lenses for Sun ProtectionEye safety has never been more important--or fashionable. Check out Hoya's Serenity photochromic and Coppertone(R) polarized lens collections, just in time for summer!You may like Optometry College Graduates Its First OD/MBA Student CPP Announces 2 Conferences in July 8-Location Eyecare Practice Closes Its DoorsPromoted 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 ReadingAdvertisement LatestTrendingVideos Line Time10 mins ago“Do You See the Naked Lady?” Sanity Files13 mins agoDr. Ryan Corte Knows How to Hustle Columns19 mins agoThe Best Call to Actions to Convert Visitors to Patients Danielle Richardson34 mins agoFeel Like Your Wellness Routine Could Be Missing Something? 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