Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization, presented the 2021 Person of Vision Award to Marc Ferrara, CEO of Information Services, Jobson Medical Information, on the evening of Sept. 23, in conjunction with Vision Expo West. The event was held at the TAO Nightclub at The Venetian, raising funds for the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness.
The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award, presented annually, recognizes an individual or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life. Mr. Ferrara was selected as the 2021 honoree in appreciation of his continued dedication and commitment to the vision industry and vision health services.
Gold sponsors of the 2021 Person of Vision Award event were EssilorLuxottica and VSP Global. Silver sponsors included CooperVision, Jobson, Novartis and Regeneron. Bronze sponsors were 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.
Marge Axelrad, senior vice president, editorial director at Vision Monday/Jobson Optical Group, and Jim McGrann, chairman and CEO of Healthy Eyes Advantage | PECCA, co-chaired the 2021 Person of Vision Committee. Committee members included Morgan Diaz, Athena Health; Mark Ginsberg, Mark Ginsberg Consulting LLP; Jim Henne, Jobson Review Group; Millicent Knight, 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.
“Congratulations to Marc Ferrara, our 2021 Person of Vision honoree. We thank him for his service to the vision community and his volunteer work for our organization,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We also thank our generous sponsors, tireless committee members and all of those who attended last night’s fantastic event in support of Mr. Ferrara and our programs!”
For more information on the 2021 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award event, please contact Sue Corbett at (312) 363-6014 or [email protected] or visit https://preventblindness.org/events/person-of-vision-2021/.