President Purcell named a Game Changer by Eyecare Business Magazine

NECO President and CEO Howard Purcell is among Eyecare Business magazine’s 2020 #EBGameChanger awardees in vision care, honoring men and women who are having a pronounced and positive impact on the optical and vision care industry.

EB magazine’s groundbreaking November/December 2020 issue presents the third annual #EBGameChanger awards to 11 optometrists, opticians, and optical retailers who helped beat back the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects with support and tools for peers and staff, plus those who broke down barriers for the industry, ushering in positive change.

The 2020 #EBGameChangers Awardees are:

Dibby (Olivia) Bartlett, optician, president of Opticians Association of America

Edward Beiner, Edward Beiner Eyewear, based in Florida

Jennifer Centeno, optician and owner of Opticianista_LA, based in Los Angeles

Darryl Glover, O.D., MyEyeDr. in Raleigh-Durham, NC, and cofounder of Black Eyecare Perspective

Bimal Patel, O.D., owner of Focus Refined Eye Care in Houston, TX

Nishan Pressley, O.D., of Florida Eye Clinic in Orlando, FL, and founder of EyesOnMe

Howard Purcell, O.D., FAAO, president and CEO of the New England College of Optometry in Boston

Adam Ramsey, O.D., owner of Socialite Vision in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and cofounder of Black Eyecare Perspective

Sana Somji, O.D, and Alireza Somji, O.D., owners of Horizon Eye Care & Optical in Sugar Land, TX

Eric White, O.D., owner of Complete Family Vision Care Optometry in San Diego

The #EBGameChanger awardees for 2020 were nominated and confirmed by the EB editorial team and the EB Editorial Advisory Board of experts.

Photo of Howard Purcell and cover by Jurgen Reisch for Eyecare Business. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the EB team made an innovative pivot from the standard in-person photo shoot. The 2020 awardees were photographed virtually by top Los Angeles photographer Jurgen Reisch, who worked with the EB team + the award winners utilizing the CLOS photo app to access the awardees’ iPhones to set up the shots and press the shutter remotely.