CHICAGO— Avoid Blindness , the nation’s leading eye health and safety nonprofit organization, announced today that the 2023 Person of Vision Award will be presented to Megan Molony, senior vice president, chief merchandising and managed care officer, of National Vision Inc. The award presentation event will take place on March 16, 2023, at 583 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y., in conjunction with Vision Expo East . All proceeds from the occasion help fund the vision and eye health programs of Prevent Blindness.
The Avoid Blindness Individual of Vision Award recognizes an individual, corporation and/or business whose inspired outlook champions healthy eyesight and its importance for a healthy life. Molony was chosen as the recipient of the Person of Eyesight Award for years of dedicated commitment to healthy vision, access in order to affordable eyecare, and industry mentorship.
Molony has been a part of the optical business for more than 25 years. She has served in various key leadership roles across several different functional areas for some associated with the largest global optical companies, including both Luxottica and Essilor, as well as Nationwide Vision. As National Vision’s chief promoting and handled care official, Molony offers strategic oversight of product, pricing, visual merchandising, and managed care payor relationships/contracts. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University.
In addition to her role at National Vision, Molony has been very active in supporting the overall market. She is currently a board member of the particular Optical Women’s Association , and the Nationwide Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP). She gets also served to develop the vision industry’s future leaders by serving as a mentor for The Vision Council’s Emerging Optical Leaders program, and is the past board member for the global nonprofit, OneSight from the EssilorLuxottica Foundation.
National Vision is the second biggest optical retail company in the U. S. by sales, with a lot more than 1, 300 stores in 44 states plus Puerto Rico. With a mission associated with helping people by making quality eyecare and eyewear more affordable plus accessible, the company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Eyesight Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Optical inside select Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, as well as several e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eyecare needs.
“We are thrilled to honor Megan Molony not only for her work to help the particular public see clearly, but also for her commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in the eyesight industry, ” said Jeff Todd, chief executive and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “We invite everyone to come celebrate with us at our 2023 Person of Vision event in order to honor Ms. Molony plus help raise funds to support our sight-saving mission. ”
“It is certainly an recognize to be in the company of the many great visionaries that have received this award within the past, ” said Molony. “I am incredibly lucky to be able to spend a career in an industry with so many visionaries, caregivers and thought frontrunners doing amazing work in order to truly improve and change lives. Many thanks to Prevent Blindness for that generous recognition. ”
For a lot more information, which includes sponsorship opportunities, Person associated with Vision Honor committee membership, and reservations, contact Sue Corbett in (312) 363-6014 or [email protected] org or visit https://preventblindness.org/personofvision .