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Vision Monday 2012 - Optical's Most Influential Women


Check out this year's Vision Monday Most Influential Women in Optical list.

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Vision Monday 2012 - Optical XXcellence

Executive Suite

Women who hold positions such as President, VP, CEO, CFO, CIO, or COO.

Bj Avery
Texas Optometric Association

Joan Blackwood
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Teresa Carter
International Eyecare Center, Inc.

Gail Elias
Henry Ford OptimEyes

Stephanie Haenes
Art of Optiks

Marjorie Knotts, OD
Knotts Optometry

Mary Anne C. Murphy, OD
Optometry Giving Sight

Margaret M. Nekic

Georgette Pascale
Pascale Communications LLC.

Holly Rush
Luxottica USA

Robin Scheer Ettinger
Safilo Group

Rising Stars

Women who are up-and-comers in their careers and companies.

Heather Campbell
QSpex Technologies, Inc.

Patience (Hansen) Cook
Transitions Optical

Tifani DeMaria
Luxottica Retail

Candace Hunter
Luxe Laboratory

Patricia Machado
Augen Optics

Karen March, OD
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital

Priti Patel, OD
FirstSight Vision Services, Inc./ National Vision Inc.

Daphne Reznik
Vision Source

Kimberly Schuy
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Heather Smith

Rachael Anne Wruble, OD, FAAO
Summit Eye Associates


Women who are team builders and developers of talent.

Denise M. Capretta, COMT, LDO, ABOC
VSP Optics Group

Jill Gerrick
The Walman Optical Company

Vinita Allee Henry, OD
University of Missouri, St. Louis College of Optometry

Deb Klug
New York Eye

Millicent L. Knight, OD
North Shore Eye Center, Inc.

Patricia Kuhl, LDO, HFOAA
Opticians Association of Ohio

Mary Anne O'Toole
Classic Optical Laboratories

Kara Pasner, OD, MS
CUNY New York College of Technology

Carol L. Schartner
Transitions Optical

Cindy Swain
Zyloware Corporation

Christie Walker
LabTalk Magazine


Women who have initiated new products, programs, or ideas marking success.

Maria Barnwell
Essilor of America

Sheila Haile
ClearVision Optical

Lisa Lorenz
Carl Zeiss Vision

Cynthia Shapiro
Europa International

Janet Unger
Marchon Eyewear

Verna Victoria
Vision Essentials by Kaiser Permanente

INFOGRAPHIC: The XXcellence Factor

Source: Vision Monday

INFOGRAPHIC: The XXcellence Factor