The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life.
The 2021 Person of Vision Award event was rescheduled to be held at this year’s Vision Expo West after cancellation of Vision Expo East in New York. All proceeds from the 2021 event will go to support the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness.
Marc Ferrara was chosen as the 2021 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recipient due to his extensive work and decades-long dedication to the vision industry.
Mr. Ferrara has volunteered in several capacities for Prevent Blindness, including serving on various fundraising event committees such as the annual Prevent Blindness Swing Fore Sight golf outings and for past Person of Vision Award dinners.
CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, the leading volunteer eye health and safety organization of the US., dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight will honor Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information with the 2021 Person of Vision Award on Sept. 23, in conjunction with Vision Expo West.
The Person of Vision event will be held at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT. The program and award presentation will begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. PT.
The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life. All proceeds from the event will go to support the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness.
EssilorLuxottica and VSP Global are serving as Gold sponsors of the 2021 Person of Vision Award event. Silver sponsors are CooperVision, Jobson, and Regeneron.
Bronze sponsors include Bausch + Lomb, Horizon Therapeutics and MyEyeDr. Additional sponsors include ClearVision, Europa Eyewear, Gateway PN, Healthy Eyes Advantage, L’Amy America, McGee Group, National Vision Inc., New York Eye, Ocuco, Optical Women’s Association, Reed Exhibitions, Safilo, Santinelli International, Shamir Lens, Silhouette Optical, Ltd., TCMG/Unicor, Tura, The Vision Council, and Zyloware Eyewear.
The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Committee is co-chaired by Marge Axelrad, senior vice president, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group, and Jim McGrann, chairman and CEO of Healthy Eyes Advantage.
Committee members include Morgan Diaz, Athena Health; Mark Ginsberg, Mark Ginsberg Consulting LLP; Jim Henne, Jobson Review Group; Millicent Knight, OD, Essilor USA; Raanan Naftalovich, Shamir; Nancy Ness, Jobson Medical Information; Christina Perraud, MyEyeDr.; Howard Purcell, New England College of Optometry; Gerard Santinelli, Santinelli International; Joe Savarese, Jobson Interactive; Scott Shapiro, Europa Eyewear; and Michelle Skinner, VSP Global.
“Vision Expo West in Las Vegas is the perfect place to celebrate our 2021 Person of Vision Award recipient Marc Ferrara, and we are looking forward to this exciting night,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We invite everyone to come join us to honor Mr. Ferrara and his decades-long commitment to the vision industry, as well as help raise much-needed funds to support our mission.”
For more information including Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award Event sponsorship opportunities and reservations, please contact Sue Corbett at (312) 363-6014 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://preventblindness.org/events/person-of-vision-2021/.