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2015

Vision Source National Recognition

Vision Source Ranks Second in Vision Monday’s 2014 Top 50 List

Vision Source has achieved the second highest ranking in Vision Monday’s exclusive listing of the Top 50 U.S Optical Retailers, published on May 18, 2015. The Vision Monday annual report highlights the industry’s leading organizations. Vision Source appeared for the second year in a row on this list with a collective $2.21 billion in  members’ revenues spanning more than 3,000 locations in the 2014 calendar year. Luxottica Retail placed number one at $2.31 billion and Wal-Mart Stores placed third on the list. Vision Source’s continued participation in this year’s survey further recognizes and celebrates the collective success of the independent optometrists who comprise its membership. For the full story, go to http://bit.ly/1EYnqqy

Awards and Honors

Michael Siegel, OD, of Mount Olive in Budd Lake, NJ, was named favorite kids’ doctor by readers of N.J. Family magazine for the second year in a row.

Several members received awards from the Michigan Optometric Association (MOA) at its recent Winter Seminar:

  • Roger Seelye, OD, of Owosso, was honored with the Distinguished Service award.
  • J. Gregory Ford, OD, of Grand Rapids, was named the MAO’s Optometrist of the Year
  • Shea Ferree Carney, OD, of Livonia, as Young Optometrist of the Year.

Several Vision Source® members received recognition as the Most Influential Women in Optical, published on July 20, 2015 in Vision Monday:

  • Donna J. Mikulecky, of Kingwood, TX, supports 160 Vision Source® Administrators, was awarded within the Executive Suite.
  • Tonya Reynoldson, OD, of Waverly, TN, was awarded within the Executive Suite for her work with River Valley Eye Clinic.  
  • Courtney Dryer, OD, of Charlotte, NC, who is also on the executive team for NewGradOptometry.com, was recognized as a Rising Star.
  • Jennifer DaQuano, of Charlotte, NC, serves as the optical manager for Vision Source® STudio 20/20, was recognized as a Mentor.  

Brian Eveland, OD, a Vision Source® practitioner with four practices in Missouri, was one of 10 doctors selected to join Operation TLC, a weeklong trip to the Dominican Republic in January, during which the team performed eye exams and provided eyeglasses to more than 2,500 people.

Joseph Phillips, OD, of Oklahoma City, OK, was named 2015 Optometrist of the Year by the Oklahoma Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA). Randi Day, OD, in Clinton, was honored as OOPA Young Optometrist of the Year. The OOPA recognized Gregory Clay, OD, FAAO, of Durant, as the recipient of its Distinguished Service award.

Shanna Fleming May, OD, of Troy, Alabama, and Marisa Perez, OD, FAAO, of Broomfield, Colorado, explain how they manage their time as they are featured on the cover of the March 2015 issue of Women in Optometry® magazine.

Carl Spear, OD, FAAO; April Jasper, OD, FAAO; and Katie Gilbert-Spear, OD, MPH, are presenting “Navigating the Path to a Practice of Distinction” program to multiple locations across the country.

William Holmans, OD, and Cory Lindenmans, OD, of Winfield Kansas, welcome students from the Winfield High School to shadow office members as part of the school’s health career program. Furthermore, their practice, Winfield Family Optometry, was named as the Winfield High School Health Care Employee site of the month in January.

John Novak, OD, of Avon, Ohio, spent two weeks in February in Honduras and El Salvador, working with local charity organizations there. Dr. Novak is working with an eye care group to arrange for a prosthetic eye for the child.