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May 27, 2020

SUNY Optometry Graduate Student Earns Esteemed Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry Foundation

State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry graduate student Reynolds Ablordeppey, OD, has been named the Danne Ventura–Essilor Ezell Fellow by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF).  Established in 1949, Ezell Fellowships are regarded among the highest recognition awarded to vision science graduate students and are offered by the AAOF to encourage […]

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May 26, 2020

SUNY College of Optometry Researcher Aims To Stop Blindness In Its Tracks

Professor Miduturu Srinivas is studying gap junction channels to uncover new therapies for patients with cataracts, retinopathies and glaucoma. New York, NY—At SUNY College of Optometry, education goes hand-in-hand with a commitment to service and research as highlighted by the work of Miduturu Srinivas, PhD, professor at the College. A natural scientist, he has always […]

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May 21, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Nicole Mercho, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) —Soon-to-be-alumna Nicole Mercho’s advice to the next class of SUNY Optometry students is something she clearly took to heart: when opportunity knocks, say yes! And so not surprisingly, she graduates as a class president who has served in a host of other community-focused positions. The recipient of the Dr. […]

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May 21, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: McKenzie Symons, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) —McKenzie Symons grew up in upstate New York thinking she was going to be a professional ballerina until many optometrists in her life convinced her otherwise. While shadowing before optometry school, she observed Dr. Robert Fox, who primarily does vision therapy. At that time, she had no idea of […]

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May 21, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Mariya (Maria) Klyuzner, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) —Born in Russia and raised in Brooklyn, Maria Klyuzner’s interest in optometry began with some eye-focusing issues experienced during her sophomore year of college. Her visit to the optometrist provided more than help for her vision problem, it peaked her passion for the profession. “The doctor was a SUNY […]

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May 21, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: David M. Spengler, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) —People and experiences can shape who we are and what we aspire to be and do in life. For David Spengler, it was helping in his grandfather’s business of making gravestones. “He taught me the value of hard work. He was the hardest working man I’ve known.” And admiring […]

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May 20, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Samuel Louis Stack, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 20, 2020) —The timeless idiom, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” is clearly the case for Samuel Stack whose parents are eye doctors and proud alum of SUNY College of Optometry. In keeping with optometric family tradition, he also plans to marry fellow graduate and award recipient, Laura Karle. […]

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