Posted: Fullerton, CA, September 25, 2012
Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), has been honored by the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO), with its distinguished V-Award for Corporate Service. AMO was recognized at SCCO's Shared Visions Gala and V-Awards on September 20 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA, for its dedication to improving the quality of vision and life.
AMO's Divisional Vice President, Commercial Operations, Americas Jeff Castillo, M.B.A., accepted the V-Award from SCCO President Kevin L. Alexander, O.D., Ph.D., and SCCO Chairman, Board of Trustees Gene D. Calkins, O.D., J.D., before the 300 Gala attendees.
For seven years, AMO has provided invaluable financial support of the College's Shared Visions Art Exhibit that showcases the works of blind and partially-sighted artists.
The art exhibit started as a way to bring interest and color to the blank walls of the renovated Eye Care Center at SCCO. A patient with partial sight, who earned his living as a fashion photographer, suggested an art exhibit that would showcase the works of blind and partially-sighted artists. As talks continued to bring this idea to fruition, it became clear that whatever evolved would have an educational component at its core. The result – art and patient care education came together as the Shared Visions Art Exhibit.