Volume 38 Number 5 2012
prospectus Some Important Things For You to Know By Thomas J. Landry, OD, President
INSIDE THIS ISSUE Letter from the President........................1 Register today for CE-NY...................2 Legal & Legislative Corner..................2 A Letter to the NYS Health Benefits Exchange..............................................3 Classified Ads.........................................9 High-Tech Classroom Tips...................... 7 SUNY Names New Associate Dean....8 New Dept. Chair at SUNY..................8 CVC at The Great NYS Fair................9 2012 NYSOA PAC Supporters...........1 6 2011 CVC Contributors.......................1 8 Photos from Optometry’s Meeting......2 0 Photos from Student Bowl...................2 2 Welcome New Members......................2 4 NYSOA Business Partners...................2 4 Contact Information.............................2 4
Prospectus (ISSN 1055-7407) is published by the New York State Optometric Association, Inc., 119 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12210. Postage paid at Albany, New York. Yearly subscriptions $25.00, single copies $5.50. The views and opinions expressed are those of the signed author and in no way should be construed to reflect the opinions or position of the editorial staff of Prospectus, or the New York State Optometric Association, its officers, local affiliate societies, or administrative staff. All submissions are subject to editorial change with regard to clarity or length. Final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of any submission lies with the editor.
The people who work and volunteer for the American Optometric Association and the New York Optometric Association spend countless hours working to better and protect your Thomas Landry, OD profession. There are issues that need to be addressed daily and agendas that need to be kept up to date to allow you to go about the business of practicing Optometry. The things that organized Optometry does for you allow you to keep busy at your practice without having to worry about the events that will change our profession. The officers and staff are constantly asked what it is that the average member “gets” for their dues. I thought I would remind you of a few things you should be aware of that could affect your profession in the future. EHR Reimbursement The time left to file for your reimbursement for implementing Electronic Health Records in your office is running out. Optometrists have already received significant reimbursements from the government for using EHR systems. If you are using an EHR system in your office and have not filed for your payment, please contact the Albany office to find out how to do this. Optometric Involvement in Health Care Reform Aside from the inclusion of EHR reimbursement, the AOA has been very involved in Washington to make sure our profession is included in any major health care
reforms. The inclusion of eye care, including comprehensive eye exams for children, in health care plans has been fought for by our AOA staff in Washington. The work that the folks representing us in our nation’s capital do is worth every bit of your dues that goes to support them. The NYSOA has had an active voice in Albany during the planning of the state’s health care exchanges. Believe it or not, New York is one of the lead states for the implementation of the ACA. The inclusion of a children’s comprehensive eye exam as part of the benefit is a major victory for our profession. NYSOA’s legislative/legal team has done a great job keeping the officers informed of the planning and negotiations. Your trustees will continue to keep you informed of the changes as they occur. The Establishment of the Career Development Center at SUNY College of Optometry This program at the college will help students and practicing optometrists by helping them plan their practice, find/seek associates and help the students to understand what it is they should expect or look for after they graduate. The CDC has the support of Industry as well as organized optometry. The NYSOA has contributed financially to the CDC and has representatives on its Board. The NYSOA will continue to support the College and the students there in any way that we feel benefits the future of our organization. If this is the first you have heard of the CDC, please contact the college to see how you might help support our future.
Volume 38 Number 5 2012
OD in Profile, A New Column for Prospectus Many of us attend our local society meetings each month and sit next to colleagues that we've come to know personally and professionally over the years. Yet, in a different society a few (hundred) miles away, another one of our colleagues attends a similar meeting but we know nothing about him or her.
In this issue, we'd like you to meet two of the Executive Officers: Tom Landry, OD, the current NYSOA president and Susan Fisher, OD, PresidentElect. Dr. Landry is part of a group OD/MD practice in Corning and Dr. Fisher is in an OD private practice on Long Island.
In an effort to "meet" the other members of the NYSOA family, we've added a new feature column.... OD in Profile. Each issue of Prospectus will take us around the state to learn a little about our colleagues, to become reacquainted with those that we haven't seen in awhile, or to simply help us recognize a friendly face at a CE-NY meeting or Vision Expo.
We look forward to meeting each of you in an upcoming Prospectus...if you're interested in being featured, or know someone else that might be, please contact Jessica Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local society president.
Donation Made to the NYSOA Student Society careers in the hope that Scott Richter, OD, it will inspire them Ida Chung, OD and to become politically Andrea Thau, OD, faculty members at involved in AOA SUNY College of and NYSOA. The Optometry and longdonors believe that time members of AOA/ active involvement as NYSOA, have donated students will result in their honorarium life-long members and from their recent supporters of AOA and joint publication to their state optometric fund SUNY students association. An investment now in our through the NYSOA future colleagues is an student association L to R: Scott Richter, OD; SUNY student and NYSOA Student Society to attend the AOA investment in the future President, Anthony Zarella; Andrea Thau, OD, AOA Trustee; Dr. Ida of our associations Congressional meeting Chung, NYSOA Secretary/Treasurer. and profession. The in Washington, D.C. donation was presented to NYSOA Student Society The contribution is made to encourage and support President, Anthony Zarella on October 3, 2012. studentsâ€™ involvement early in their optometric
prospectus Optometry Student Corner By Anthony Zarella, NYSOA Student Society President
In the spirit of the election season, I wanted to outline my thoughts on a balanced budget. As a third-year student at SUNY College of Optometry, the budget I am most concerned with is not a fiscal one, but is instead one of time. Our academic calendar generally exceeds 20 credit hours per week. Many of us take on extracurricular time commitments through our ongoing participation in student organizations, professional organizations, work-study opportunities, master’s degree programs and occasionally in part–time employment opportunities. This is merely a partial list of the various time constraints that can be imposed on a student while in optometry school. As you may have noticed, the list does not include personal relationships, familial obligations or social endeavors. These may prove to be some of the most valuable uses of your most limited resource – time. Four years is an incredible amount of time, yet a lack of time is a common perception for most graduate-level students. I often share this perception and I understand the stress related to it. What is interesting to me, however, is that I seldom hear the same from students who have chosen to undertake significant time commitments in addition to their degree program. In my experience, student organization leaders, dual program students and students with part-time jobs are less likely to say things that reflect a high level of stress or a lack of time. Are they academic anomalies with superhuman intellectual abilities? Maybe. More realistically, though, these students possess the same natural abilities as everyone else. The only apparent difference might be their approach to time management. As a student with several extracurricular time commitments, I have come to realize that I cannot focus on everything at the same time. This approach would certainly lead to excessive stress. For me, the solution is simple. I budget my time between the various commitments that I have made. I make time for each commitment on a regular basis and this enables me to make steady progress in each area, including academics. The key with academics is efficiency. I don’t like to sit in the library for hours on end and I certainly won’t get
more out of a marathon cram session than an equivalent amount of time spent over several days. I can maintain more attention in small bursts of activity, and I think that is a trait common to many of us. Covering material quickly will increase the likelihood of encountering a topic you enjoy. In this sense, being efficient might also increase your interest level. Increased efficiency while studying may also increase the synergy of information. A problem I continue to have is that I spend an inordinate amount of time on details, often losing the forest for the trees. I also tend to focus on the material I am already somewhat comfortable with, while ignoring or putting off the information that I don’t readily understand. In terms of patient care and the National Boards, it is necessary for you to understand the details, yet it might be more important to get the big picture first. Begin your studying with a larger perspective and then develop a more precise understanding of the material, possibly in another study session and at a later date. In order to have reached our current level of achievement, we have all demonstrated significant passion, intelligence and commitment. More importantly, we all have the ability to budget our time. Occasionally we are required to choose our professional commitments over our personal commitments, but occasionally the reverse is true. Do not beat yourself up when you take a night off. There is no reason to stress over this decision. If you Google it, or preferably “PubMed it,” I am sure there is a relevant meta-analysis supporting the notion that time off is time well spent. Just try to remember that it is also necessary to make time for the academics as well. The integration of the different “hats” you might wear in a given day is essential for the maintenance of what is colloquially referred to as “the student-life balance”. This might prove to be a challenge for some students, and I include myself in that category. It is very easy to feel that our numerous deadlines, a rigorous class schedule, clinic hours and social events can be pulling you in a hundred different directions. But this is a challenge that you can handle.
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Volume 38 Number 5 2012
OD in Profile Tom Landry, OD NYSOA President
Q: Tell us about yourself.
A: I grew up in the Capital District in Troy. I went to Syracuse University for undergrad and graduated from PCO in 1987. At PCO I served as Thomas Landry, OD class president all four years. Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I enjoy hanging out with my family. I golf whenever I can. We are also very involved in our community. I have served many offices in our local Lion's Club. My wife and I are involved in our church and our daughter's school. My daughter is a dancer so we attend many recitals and performances. I also have several tropical fish tanks in our home. Q: Tell us something about yourself that many people wouldn't know.
A: My "mid life crisis” involved getting a guitar a few years ago. This evolved into several guitars and I now play with a group that plays country rock, folk and gospel. We play out once or twice a month and practice weekly. I play guitar, mandolin and banjo. Hopefully, I can learn violin next.
Q: Why do you love practicing optometry?
A: I always wanted a job where I can talk with people and help people and make a difference in the community. Optometry allows all of these things. My career has opened many doors for my family and me. Q: If you didn't become an optometrist, what other profession would you have chosen?
A: Believe it or not, the backup plan was high school biology teacher. Q: Favorite food and drink.
A: Any seafood. A good Finger Lakes Riesling or Dunkin Donuts coffee. Q: Do you have a mentor or a famous person you admire?
A: Dr. Tom Lewis from Salus University has always been someone I admired since I was a student. He devotes so much time to the profession. He is one of the leaders of our profession and devotes many hours volunteering for the betterment of the profession. But once you know him, you realize he is a very humble and nice person. A true role model.
Q: What's your favorite quote?
A: “It's amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.” ~ President Truman
Dr. Landry and his wife, Judy Jeffers, OD at his 2012 inauguration in Corning, NY.
Dr. Landry chats with Michele Lagana, OD, NYSOA Trustee during the 2012 House of Delegates Meeting in Cooperstown, NY.
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NYSOA Election 2013 In 2013, NYSOA will mark its second year under the new governance structure and another round of elections. Initial elections were held in 2012, and trustees will now serve staggered three-year terms, with two Trustee terms expiring each year. The initial election of Regional Trustees assigned one, two or three-year terms to the Trustee positions to stagger the expiration date of these positions. A current roster of Trustees and their term lengths are below. One positions in both the Metropolitan and Hudson-Mohawk regions will expire in 2013. It is also possibly that a sitting trustee from any region, regardless of their length of term may choose to run for statewide elected office, thereby opening up an additional trustee opportunity.
OSCONY, SUNYCO, Nassau and Suffolk Societies
Cate Scandiffio, OD (three-year term up ends 2015) Ray Pirozzolo, OD (two-year term ends 2014) Fran Reinstein, OD (one-year term ends 2013)
Finger Lakes-Niagara Region
WRP, Hudson Valley, Eastern, Mohawk Valley, Northern and South Central Societies
Michele Lagana, OD (three-year term ends 2015) Jeffrey Calhoun, OD (two-year term ends 2014)
Central, Rochester, Western, Southern Tier and Southwestern Societies
Dawn Chivers, OD (three-year term ends 2015) Brian Powell, OD (one-year term ends 2013)
Regional Trustees are responsible for serving as liaisons between the Board of Trustees and the local societies they represent by attending meetings and maintaining close communications with these societies and their leadership. Regional Trustees serve as voting members of the Board of Trustees and take on other duties as deemed appropriate by the Board and President. Trustees will also attend all Board Meetings of the NYSOA. Are you interested in running for NYSOA Trustee? Email your statement of intent and CV/resume to email@example.com by December 15, 2012. Additionally, the statewide offices of NYSOA Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President Elect will be up for election, with Ida Chung, OD running for NYSOA Vice President and Chris Colburn, OD running for President Elect (Susan Fisher, OD will automatically assume the presidency). These officer elections will take place at the Annual House of Delegates Meeting in 2013. Nominations may be submitted to the nominating committee via email. Interested? Send your statement of intent and CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2012.
President Tom Landry, OD
President Elect Susan Fisher, OD
Vice President Christopher Colburn, OD
Secretary/Treasurer Ida Chung, OD
Immediate Past President Denise Whittam, OD
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OD in Profile
Susan Fisher, OD NYSOA President-Elect
Q: Tell us about yourself.
A: I graduated from SUNY Optometry in 1982 and I just celebrated my 30th reunion at this year’s Envision Conference. In 1988 I opened a home office, seeing mostly friends and relatives. It has grown over the years, providing primary care, contacts, vision therapy and low vision services. Last year Dr. Gail Correale and I joined our Susan Fisher, OD practices and we moved into a large suite in a professional office building. Although some of my patients miss the cozy atmosphere of my home office, the move has allowed me to expand my services and add new technology. In addition to my private practice, I have been providing eyecare at the United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County for the past sixteen years. As the sole eyecare professional at this clinic I enjoy the opportunity to help patients with a wide variety of physical challenges. Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A:I enjoy going to the beach and taking long walks on the boardwalk. Q: Tell us something about yourself that many people wouldn’t know.
A: I like to dance and I take weekly Israeli dancing and Zumba classes. Q: What’s your favorite vacation spot?
A: David and I enjoy vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard. Q: Why do you love practicing optometry?
A: The aspect of my career that I enjoy the most has been my work in pediatric low vision. It is gratifying to see the children grow over the years. Many of the visually impaired children who I examined as
toddlers are now going off to college … and beyond. I also get great satisfaction from helping people through vision therapy. Many of our patients have been sufferingfor years with headaches, diplopia and other visual disorders. Optometry has been a wonderful career for me. I have told students who are entering the field, “There is nothing better than helping people to see.” Dr. Fisher and her husband, David Tobias in Lake Placid (l) and at the 2012 NYSOA House of Delegates Meeting in Cooperstown,NY.
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Halloween Hazards: Think Twice Before Transforming Your Eyes
The New York State Optometric Association warns consumers: over-the-counter decorative contact lenses are illegal and may cause serious eye infections and possibly permanent vision loss This press release was sent to the media prior to halloween, but we wanted to share this important information with our members.
Halloween is a fun holiday, but playing dress up can be serious business. Consumers spend hours making sure costumes are accessorized just right; however, transforming their eyes by changing their color or appearance with non-corrective, decorative contact lenses to look like a cat, werewolf or vampire can be a dangerous choice. The New York State Optometric Association (NYSOA) is warning consumers about the risks of wearing decorative contact lenses sold illegally, without a prescription from an eye doctor. According to the AOA’s 2012 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, 18 percent of Americans wear these non-corrective, decorative or colored contact lenses. Of those, 28 percent report illegally purchasing the lenses without a prescription and from a source other than an eye doctor, a great concern to doctors of optometry. “There is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ contact lens,” said Dr. [Name], [Title]. “When consumers purchase lenses illegally, without a prescription or without consultation from an eye doctor, they put themselves at risk for serious infections, allergic reactions or even significant damage to the eye’s ability to function, with the potential for irreversible sight loss.” A proper medical eye and vision examination ensures that the individual is a viable candidate for contact lens wear, that the lenses are properly fitted and that the patient is able to safely care for their lenses. Since 2005, federal law requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate decorative lenses as medical devices, similar to prescription contact lenses. However, decorative lenses continue to be illegally marketed and distributed directly to consumers
through a variety of sources, including flea markets, the Internet, beauty salons and convenience stores. Consumers also report purchasing them at retail outlets, where they are sold as fashion accessories. “Decorative contact lenses carry the same risks as corrective contact lenses,” said Dr. [Name]. “Because of this, it is important for consumers to obtain a prescription and familiarize themselves with the information available from an eye doctor to reduce the risk of infection. The NYSOA offers the following recommendations for all contact lens wearers: • Wear contact lenses only if they are fitted and prescribed by an optometrist. • Do not purchase contact lenses from gas stations, video stores or any other vendor not authorized by law to dispense contact lenses. • Never swim while wearing contact lenses. There is a risk of eye infection when contact lenses come into contact with bacteria, viruses and fungus in swimming pool water. • Make sure contact lenses are properly cleaned and disinfected as instructed by your eye-care professional. • Make sure you wash your hands before handling and cleaning your contact lenses. • Never swap or share contact lenses with anyone. • Never sleep while wearing contact lenses unless they are extended-wear lenses specifically designed for that purpose. For more information about the risks associated with decorative contact lenses, or to find additional resources pertaining to contact lens hygiene and compliance, please visit www.nysoa.org/index. php?page_id=245.
11 Barrier to Vision Rehabilitation Removed Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation permitting Occupational Therapists to develop and implement a treatment plan prescribed by Optometrists. The change results in efficient treatment of patients with permanent vision loss and eliminates unnecessary visits to providers that may be not familiar with vision and eye health. Optometrists diagnose and treat patients with vision threatening diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
Whelan, MS, OTR/L, IMC, President of the New York State Occupational Therapy Association (NYSOTA). Members of NYSOTA and NYSOA are hopeful that their collaboration will result in greater awareness of rehabilitative services available to people with vision loss. If you or a loved one has decreased visual abilities, contact your optometrist or occupational therapist to identify optometrists in your area that can provide access to vision rehabilitative services.
Traumatic and vascular brain injuries frequently result in visual complications managed by optometrist as well. Unfortunately these conditions can result in permanently decreased vision that often impacts daily living activities and independence. Optometrists specialize in maximizing the vision of patients with vision loss from these conditions. Technological advances have provided optometrists with many options to improve functional vision for patients. Occupational Therapists specialize in adaptive techniques to enhance patient’s ability to function normally in their environment and remain independent. “Seamless co-management of patients by Optometrists and Occupational Therapists provides for efficient treatment of patients with permanent vision loss” said Christohper Colburn. OD. “The result is greater independence and improved quality of life for individuals affected by permanent vision abnormalities.” “Too often patients with permanent vision loss are under the impression that there is nothing that can be done to improve their ability to function on a daily basis”, said Melissa
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13 Thank you to the following optometrists who have supported NYSOA PAC in 2012!* Gina M. Cardone, OD Elias S. Abboud, OD Eric R. Carson, OD Matthew C. Allen, OD Stephen Chambers, OD Kathy L. Allen-Aquilante, OD Thomas Chao, OD Robert J. Ancona, OD David B. Chau, OD Julia J. Appel, OD Vicki L. Chenarides, OD Lori E. Arbital, OD Lillian F. Chin, OD Samuel Arbital, OD Paul M. China, OD Judith Archibold, OD Dale Ching, OD Jacqueline Armani, OD Dawn Chivers, OD Brent D. Arnold, OD Ida Chung, OD Robert B. Austin, OD David N. Ciccone, OD Henry A. Azrikan, OD Alan Cohen, OD Jerry L. Baker, OD Allen H. Cohen, OD Stephen M. Baker, OD Ezra M. Cohen, OD Alice W. Bade, OD Roy B. Cohen, OD Alan M. Bagun, OD Jennifer J. Colavito, OD Francesco J. Barbarossa, OD Christopher J. Colburn, OD Sherry J. Bass, OD Daniel F. Colino, OD Justin Bazan, OD Joseph D. Conigliaro, OD Robert E. Behan, OD Vanessa Conenna, OD Viktorya Belenkova, OD Jeffrey S. Cooper, OD Michael J. Benyo, OD Edward V. Cordes, OD Edward Berger, OD Gail E. Correale, OD Brian K. Berliner, OD Paul R. Cosenza, OD Jonah B. Berman, OD John J. Costello, OD Andrea S. Bernstein, OD Mario J. Craig, OD Ira J. Bernstein, OD Shoshana B. Craig, OD Paul R. Bernstein, OD Alexander R. Crinzi, OD Monica Bhasin, OD Ernest E. Czapla, OD Andrew Bienstock, OD Errol S. Daniels, OD Joseph C. Biondolillo, OD Allan E. Davis, OD Teresa Blackstone, OD Asghar Dedhar, OD Stuart H. Blankman, OD Gregory Disanto, OD Brian E. Bleiler, OD Jack L. Devore, OD Casimir K. Bobowski, OD David J. Dexter, OD Carolee R. Boyd, OD Kenneth R. Dickerson, OD Pamela J. Brown, OD Anne Dodgen-Averitt, OD Anne Brunenavs, OD Ann M. Downey, OD Daniel Brunenavs, OD David P. Dozack, OD Theodore J. Calabrese Jr., OD Mitchell W. Dul, OD Jeffrey Calhoun, OD Paul R. Edelman, OD Laura A. Cantie, OD *
Contributions through November 1, 2012
Jack Eisner, OD Tybee Eleff, OD Rita Ellent, OD Burt S. Eschen, OD Barry J. Farkas, OD Daniel T. Farkas, OD Doron Feder, OD Harvey O. Feldman, OD Brian Fengel, OD Jennifer Ferri, OD Michael Ferri, OD Despina S. Fikaris, OD Murray Fingeret, OD Susan S. Fisher, OD Jennifer P. Flynn, OD Kirk C. Flynn, OD Anastasios Fokas, OD Lawrence Forur, OD Robert S. Fox, OD Peter Freitag, OD Howard S. Fried, OD Jack Fried, OD Stuart A. Friedman, OD Richard A. Frio, OD Gregory Gaglioti, OD Joseph P. Gambacorta, OD
Steven J. Ganz, OD Jerome M. Garber, OD Angela E. Gardner, OD Dana L. Getz, OD Valerie A. Giangrande, OD David M. Girardi, OD Steven Givner, OD Gwenda R. Gnadt, OD Ronald S. Goldstein, OD Traci M. Goldstein, OD Brad C. Gollinger, OD Steven I. Goodman, OD Vincent B. Graniero, OD Robert S. Greenbaum, OD Mark L. Greenberg, OD Israel Greenwald, OD Anne Griffin, OD Shari L. Gustin, OD Scott F. Hage, OD Demetra Hamakiotes, OD Bruce R. Hankin, OD Gary L. Hanley, OD Joseph Hargrave, OD Paul E. Harvey, OD Neil Henninger, OD Elizabeth Hetrick, OD
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Thank you to the following optometrists who have supported NYSOA PAC in 2012!* Mitchell I. Horowitz, OD Gary A. Holtzberg, OD Nadine M. Jamal, OD Judy M. Jeffers, OD Arthur D. Jung, OD Barri J. Jones, OD Thomas M. Kaminska, OD Allen I. Kaplan, OD Sanford J. Katims, OD Richard S. Kavner, OD Yoon K. Kim, OD Daniel Kirchheimer, OD Daniel P. Kirkpatrick, OD Barry T. Kissack, OD Ivan M. Klayman, OD Roy A. Kline, OD Donald B. Knapp, OD
Leslie R. Kolker, OD Martin Kornblatt, OD Ralph Kornblatt, OD Martin A. Kusnetz, OD Ketan Kutlerywala, OD Jerome M. Kramer, OD Jeffrey Kraushaar, OD Stuart L. Krieger, OD David M. Krumholz, OD Michael S. Krzyzak, OD Richard B. Krzyzak, OD Michele A. Lagana, OD Lori Marie Landrio, OD Michael V. Landy, OD Thomas J. Landry, OD William J. Lapple, OD Eric W. Lau, OD
Alan S. Lax, OD William J. Leahey, OD Kathy Lee, OD Robert J. Lehrer, OD Lawrence Z. Levy, OD David L. Leibstein, OD Patti L. Leonard, OD Michael B. Levinson, OD Betty Liao, OD Rocco F. Loccisano, OD Laurence Lonky, OD Martin S. Losito, OD Stella S. Lou Lee, OD Mary Ellen Loughrey, OD Lawrence Lupo, OD Todd H. Lustig, OD Richard Madonna, OD Marilyn Mann, OD Sergio Marano, OD Gary F. Marrone, OD Marie Marrone, OD Katherine Mastrota, OD Gerald Mattison, OD J. Kent Maurer, OD John J. Maurillo, OD Mark R. Maxon, OD Robert McCormick, OD Michael McGovern, OD Ronald Meeker, OD Bradley Meltzer, OD Hal R. Mendel, OD Maria Michalski, OD Richard Milan, OD Bari Miller, OD Dean M. Miller, OD Lawrence Miller, OD Arlene Minkoff, OD Marc Mishan, OD Anthony Modesto, OD Henry W. Mole, OD Anthony Mondo, OD Al M. Morier, OD Scott I. Morrison, OD James O. Morse, OD Harvey Moscot, OD Rena Moy-Chang, OD Joseph J. Mueller, OD David Naparstek, OD
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Anne M. Downey, OD David P. Dozack, OD Mitchell W. Dul, OD Paul R. Edelman, OD Jack Eisner, OD Tybee Eleff, OD Rita Ellent, OD Marina Epelman Meyerowitz, OD Burt S. Eschen, OD Barry J. Farkas, OD Daniel T. Farkas, OD Doron Feder, OD Harvey O. Feldman, OD Brian Fengel, OD Jennifer Ferri, OD Michael Ferri, OD Despina S. Fikaris, OD Susan S. Fisher, OD Jennifer P. Flynn, OD Kirk C. Flynn, OD Howard S. Fried, OD Jack Fried, OD Stuart A. Friedman, OD Richard A. Frio, OD Anastasios Fokas, OD Robert S. Fox, OD Gregory Gaglioti, OD Steven J. Ganz, OD Angela E. Gardner, OD Ilana Gelfond, OD Dana L. Getz, OD Valerie A. Giangrande, OD Steven Givner, OD Ronald S. Goldstein, OD Traci M. Goldstein, OD Gwenda R. Gnadt, OD Vincent B. Graniero, OD Mark L. Greenberg, OD Israel Greenwald, OD Scott F. Hage, OD Demetra Hamakiotes, OD Gary L. Hanley, OD Bruce R. Hankin, OD Paul E. Harvey, OD Neil Henninger, OD Elizabeth Hetrick, OD Mitchell I. Horowitz, OD Nadine M. Jamal, OD
Judy M. Jeffers, OD Barri J. Jones, OD Arthur D. Jung, OD Thomas M. Kaminska, OD Allen I. Kaplan, OD Howard J. Kass, OD Sanford J. Katims, OD Richard S. Kavner, OD Yoon K. Kim, OD Daniel Kirchheimer, OD
Barry T. Kissack, OD Ivan M. Klayman, OD Linda M. Kleinhenz, OD Roy A. Kline, OD Martin Kornblatt, OD Ralph Kornblatt, OD Jerome M. Kramer, OD Jeffrey Kraushaar, OD David M. Krumholz, OD Richard B. Krzyzak, OD Martin A. Kusnetz, OD Ketan Kutlerywala, OD Michele A. Lagana, OD Lori Marie Landrio, OD Thomas J. Landry, OD William J. Lapple, OD Eric W. Lau, OD Alan S. Lax, OD William J. Leahey, OD Kathy Lee, OD Robert J. Lehrer, OD David L. Leibstein, OD Patti L. Leonard, OD Lawrence Z. Levy, OD Betty Liao, OD Laurence Lonky, OD Martin S. Losito, OD Todd H. Lustig, OD Marilyn Mann, OD
Sergio Marano, OD Marie A. Marrone, OD Katherine M. Mastrota, OD J. Kent Maurer, OD John J. Maurillo, OD Mark R. Maxon, OD Bradley R. Meltzer, OD Maria A. Michalski, OD Bari Miller, OD Dean M. Miller, OD Lawrence D. Miller, OD Arlene Minkoff, OD Anthony Modesto, OD Scott I. Morrison, OD James O. Morse, OD Rena Moy-Chang, OD David L. Naparstek, OD Leroy D. Nelson, OD Charles H. Neu, OD Christine L. Ng-Yow, OD Vaishali Nigam, OD Ann M. Nolan, OD Deanna M. Nus, OD Maureen O’Dwyer, OD Mary E. O’Hara, OD Nnanenye Nwanem Okochi, OD Kristin E. Orabone, OD Eric Orava, OD David S. Orenstein, OD Eleonora Orloff, OD Catherine A. Pace-Watson, OD Gina M. Parsloe, OD John Richard Paskowski, OD Ralph Paternoster, OD Brian D. Peralta, OD Todd Pereira, OD Alec J. Perlson, OD Vernon A. Peryea, OD Benjamin P. Peters, OD Frank J. Pirozzolo, OD Raymond Pirozzolo, OD John P. Plow, OD Sebastian A. Polizzi, OD Sophie Poselle, OD Ronald .H Poulin, OD Brian Powell, OD Carolyn Powell-Rivers, OD Elizabeth H. Pradhan, OD Ira M. Price, OD
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Richard S. Price, OD John Ray, OD Fran L. Reinstein, OD Susan A. Resnick, OD Sheldon S. Retkinski, OD Roseanne M. Ricciardi, OD Debbie C. Roodner, OD Deborah S. Rose, OD Bruce P. Rosenthal, OD Kevin D. Rosin, OD Joseph A. Ross, OD Jeffrey M. Roth, OD Neil Rubin, OD John Rundquist, OD Daniella Rutner, OD Andrew J. Sacco, OD Denise D. Saunders, OD David E. Sausner, OD Leonard J. Savedoff, OD Catherine Scandiffio, OD Terry R. Scheid, OD Nancy Joy Schiffman, OD Alan B. Schlussel, OD Janet R. Schmukler, OD Elliot Schwartz, OD Steven H. Schwartz, OD Matthew E. Sendker, OD Mary Rita Sheehy, OD Melanie B. Sheinheit, OD Jerome Sherman, OD Christopher Shiomos, OD James Sickler, OD Margaret M. Siegrist, OD Marc M. Silverman, OD Robert P. Silverstein, OD Shelly L. Skjolaas, OD Jennifer Small, OD Duane R. Snyder, OD Richard M. Soden, OD Michael P. Spellicy, OD Laura C. Sperazza, OD Mark R. Stadlen, OD Joseph M. Stamm, OD James E. Stafford, OD Libby Sukoff, OD
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Jeffrey M. Roth, OD Neil Rubin, OD Steve D. Rubinstein, OD John Rundquist, OD Daniella Rutner, OD Andrew J. Sacco, OD Nicolette Sacco-Brown, OD Denise D. Saunders, OD David E. Sausner, OD Leonard J. Savedoff, OD Catherine Scandiffio, OD Jill Schafer, OD Terry R. Scheid, OD Nancy Joy Schiffman, OD Alan B. Schlussel, OD Timothy J. Schwach, OD Elliot Schwartz, OD Steven H. Schwartz, OD James A. Schultz, OD Terry R. Schultz, OD Matthew E. Sendker, OD Nazanin Shams, OD Mary Rita Sheehy, OD Melanie B. Sheinheit, OD Jerome Sherman, OD Christopher Shiomos, OD James Sickler, OD David A. Siegel, OD Margaret M. Siegrist, OD Marc M. Silverman, OD Robert P. Silverstein, OD Shelly L. Skjolaas, OD Joel F. Sklar, OD Jennifer Small, OD Andrew P. Smith, OD Duane R. Snyder, OD Richard M. Soden, OD Michael P. Spellicy, OD Laura C. Sperazza, OD Mark R. Stadlen, OD James E. Stafford, OD Joseph M. Stamm, OD Libby Sukoff, OD Carissa L. Swanson, OD Wayne Tabachnick, OD Barry M. Tannen, OD
Andrea P. Thau, OD Pamlea E. Theriot, OD Rajiv Trivedi, OD Mary E. Vadas, OD Sonia Valle, OD Justin J. Verrone, OD Ryan Vida, OD David J. Vinci, OD Ralph R. Vogel, OD Kai Wing Wai, OD Lawrence J. Waite, OD William J. Waldron, OD Larry B. Wallace, OD Maureen K. Wallen, OD Michael R. Waterman, OD Thomas P. Webb, OD David L. Weinberger, OD Gary M. Weiner, OD Patricia E. Weisenreder, OD Bernard H. Weitz, OD Jan Weitz, OD Vincent A. Wesolowski, OD Kamaljit S. Westfall, OD Paul J. Westfall, OD Denise M. Whittam, OD Aleksandra Anna Wianecka, OD Jeffrey S. Williams Jr., OD Yvonne M. Williams, OD Craig F. Willoth, OD Reem K. Wlaschin, OD Russell M. Wohl, OD Grace K. Woo, OD Kevin B. Wynne, OD Eva Yan, OD Heidi Ying, OD Lori A. Youngman, OD Shandor Zelenger, OD Allen F. Zuck, OD Joseph Zupnick, OD
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