BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20220716T000000Z DTEND:20220716T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong><span style="color: #c21313\;">FREE</strong>\n\n<a href ="\;txobjid=20102 85e-1676-4533-87b3-155221580950">IN PERSON RSVP</a>      <a href="http ://\;txobjid=896bb85d-00 82-4bed-9c5c-b8ace6e90f13">VIRTUAL RSVP</a>\n\nJoin Roy Wesley for a conve rsation around Invisible Vision\, which tells the story of his father\, Dr . Newton K. Wesley\, who was an American contact lens pioneer. He will be in conversation around Dr. Newton K. Wesley’s impact on Roy’s own life as well as the field of optometry.\n\n<em>This program is supported by th e Asian American Optometric Society.</em>\n\n<em><strong>We are thankful f or the generosity of our members and audiences whose support allows us to continue to provide free and accessible programming.</strong> Please use the “additional donation” option when reserving tickets to donate what you can or become a member today by visiting <a href="https://www.janm.o rg/membership"></a></em>\n\n<em>\n</em>\n\nABOUT THE BO OK:\nAs recently as 1940\, contact lenses did not exist for Americans. Inv isible Vision is the hidden story of the man who brought them into existen ce\, trained doctors and opticians to fit them\, and developed the country 's largest contact lens manufacturing company that started the industry. D espite these accomplishments\, few people know his name or background. The surprising and inspiring life of Dr. Newton K. Wesley-born to Japanese im migrant parents who arrived at the turn of the 19th century\, and eventual ly rising to create the US contact lens market-is a story of survival and flourishing against the odds.\n\nDr. Wesley gives hope to those starting l ife and businesses from nothing as someone who earned success in the face of loss: he was a US Citizen who lost everything in WWII\, even his wife a nd two children who were incarcerated in Japanese American war camps\, whi le he remained free to start a new life and career. His tale is one of per severance with a big payoff. DTSTAMP:20231003T231558Z SUMMARY:Author Discussion—Invisible Vision with Roy Wesley URL:/en/events/2022/07/16/author-discussioninvisible-vision-with-roy-wesley / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR