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May 14, 2021

SUNY OPTOMETRY VISIONARIES 2021: MARIANNA CARMELLA BUTERA

COVD AWARD EXCELLENCE IN VISION TRAINING BILLIE M. LYONS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY   Over the past four years, Marianna Butera fully immersed herself in the experience of being a SUNY Optometry student by making the most of every opportunity. She served as Student Council President and as a tour […]

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May 13, 2021

SUNY OPTOMETRY VISIONARIES 2021:  MELISSA LEVINE

CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE   Long Island-native Melissa Levine combined her training at the College with work at a specialty contact lens practice to help shape her career path in vision health. Her four years of study also included time spent as a research assistant with the Clinical Vision Research Center at SUNY Optometry, […]

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May 13, 2021

SUNY OPTOMETRY VISIONARIES 2021:  ANTHONY BOYD

BETA SIGMA KAPPA AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE COLUMBIA CLASS OF 1936 AWARD FOR ACADEMIC & CLINICAL ACHIEVEMENT OCULAR DISEASE GOOD-LITE PEDIATRIC AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRY   Class of 2021 graduate Anthony Boyd made a lifelong connection to the field of optometry while working as a technician in an optometric practice following College. In […]

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May 13, 2021

SUNY OPTOMETRY VISIONARIES 2021: ELISE HOI


CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE   After finishing undergraduate work, New Jersey-native Elise Hoi wanted to pursue a career in research but realized it didn’t fit her desire for greater human interaction and work-life balance. She found that optometry matched her vision of the future, especially the dedication and passion of the professionals who work […]

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May 13, 2021

SUNY OPTOMETRY VISIONARIES 2021: CHRISTINA CHERNY 


CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE   A native of Germany, Christina Cherny desired to find a profession that would allow her to combine her early childhood goals of becoming both an artist and a doctor. Optometry proved to be the best blend of both worlds. “I have found specialty contact lens care to be very […]

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May 4, 2021

TWEEDY, CEPKO TO RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES FROM SUNY Optometry

47th commencement address to be given by NYS Assemblymember Paulin New York, NY— Marking 50 years of scholarship and service this year, the State University of New York College of Optometry will recognize two distinguished professionals who have made lasting contributions in their respective fields with honorary degrees during the College’s 2021 commencement ceremony on […]

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April 28, 2021

ADMITTED STUDENTS DAY WELCOMES STUDENTS FROM NEW YORK AND ABROAD

SUNY Optometry sees spike in applications for a spot in the College’s 50th New York, NY— Nearly 100 students from regions close to home and worldwide participated in a virtual version of Admitted Students Day at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry held in April, a month that marks the start […]

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April 21, 2021

SIXTH ANNUAL STUDENT INNOVATOR AWARD WINNER SEEKS TO EXPAND THERAPY FOR AMBLYOPIA

New York, NY—SUNY College of Optometry second-year student Natalie Duider was named the 2021 Student Innovator Award winner following the College’s 6th annual competition held virtually on April 16. Her winning concept called “The At-Home Amblyopia Activity Book” offers simple yet accessible MFBF (monocular fixation in a binocular field) vision therapy exercises for children with […]

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