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May 19, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Constadina Manettas, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 19, 2020) — Ask Constadina Manettas to describe the perfect day, and it would include a visit to the museum: “I’m an enthusiast, it’s the reason why NYC is my favorite city. I would go to at least one museum every weekend when I had time.” Time has been tight as a […]

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May 19, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Abigail Anne Cash, Class of 2020

  NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18, 2020) —A Midwestern native with a passion for horseback riding, Abigail Anne Cash’s goal is to own a ranch someday. But before Abigail can make that dream a reality, she will ride off into the New York City sunset as a doctor of optometry and recipient of the Dr. […]

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May 18, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISION 2020: Sheena Patel, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18, 2020) — As a student at SUNY College of Optometry, Sheena Patel enjoyed working with contact lenses in the clinic, learning about them in class and electives, and bringing classmates together for events and workshops as President of CLEAR (Contact Lens Education and Research). Her interest in advancing this area of […]

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May 18, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Carol Ren Lin, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18, 2020) —The journey to become a doctor for Carol Ren Lin started early.  “My mom would say that when she would take my five-year-old autistic brother and me for playtime at the park, I would always let my brother sit in the stroller going there and back, treating him like […]

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May 18, 2020

SUNY College of Optometry Educator and Researcher Is Appointed New Editor-in-Chief of International Journal

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2020 Organization Contact: Adrienne Stoller, communications@sunyopt.edu, 212-938-5600 The College of Optometrists has appointed Mark Rosenfield MCOptom, PhD, FAAO as the new Editor-in-Chief of its leading international vision science and optometry journal, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (OPO), as David Elliott FCOptom, PhD, FAAO steps down from the role after 11 years. Elliott […]

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May 18, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Alyssa Marie Tursi, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18, 2020) —Long Island native Alyssa Marie Tursi always knew that she wanted to work in the healthcare field. “Originally, I wanted to go into pharmacy, but after working at one in high school, I realized there wasn’t enough patient interaction for me.” With an eye toward the future, she eventually […]

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May 18, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Stefanie Clendaniel, Class of 2020

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18, 2020) — Stefanie Clendaniel did not grow up wanting to work in the eye care industry. As someone with a deep passion for learning, she actually wanted to be a teacher. She has apparently held onto that love; the Class of 2020 graduate is the winner of the Beta Sigma Kappa […]

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May 15, 2020

SUNY Optometry VISIONARIES 2020: Hannah Rachel Medwin, Class of 2020 

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 15, 2020) —As an experienced performer and teacher of musical theater, Executive Student Council President Hannah Medwin credits time on stage for the ability to relate easily to her instructors, peers, and patients in optometric practice. “The energy, confidence, and charisma I learned from being involved in the theater community have […]

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