In partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision, Black EyeCare Perspective will be holding its second annual Signing Day to celebrate the achievements of future optometrists joining the class of 2026.
Founded by Adam Ramsey, OD, and Darryl Glover, OD, Black EyeCare Perspective was designed to cultivate and foster life-long relationships between African Americans and the eyecare industry, according to a news release.
The organziation has also chartered the Black EyeCare Perspective Pre-Optoemtry Club (BEPPOC)—which, since August 2020, has grown to over 105 members.
This year's Signing Day will feature Keleah Smith, senior manager of Sales Leadership Development + Inside Sales at Johnson & Johnson Vision, as the keynote speaker.
Black EyeCare Perspective's Jacobi Cleaver, OD, FAAO, director of Program Management, and past BEPPOC President Lauren Price will co-host the event.
Last year's inaugural Signing Day celebrated the acceptance of 34 students into the class of 2025. Johnson & Johnson Vision's Charissa Lee, OD, MBA, FAAO, head of North America Professional Affairs, gave the keynote speech.
Black EyeCare Perspective awarded $23,500 in matriculation grants to 19 recipients through Diversity Perspective, Inc, its charitable arm, and Scholarship America.
To register for this year's Signing Day event, click here