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SUNY Optometry Researchers Contribute to Special International Myopia Institute Edition of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

NEW YORK — SUNY Optometry’s Dr. David Troilo and Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Perez have contributed to a special International Myopia Institute white paper edition of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. The effort brings together more than 85 key researchers from all corners of the world to generate consensus across the different…
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SUNY Optometry’s Christian Crespo Receives 2019 Student Innovator Award

NEW YORK, February 11, 2019 — SUNY Optometry third-year student Christian Crespo received the 2019 Student Innovator Award following the College’s fourth annual competition on February 8. Mr. Crespo presented a 3D printed retinoscope design to help address refractive error blindness around the world. He believes access to more affordable…
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SUNY Optometry NextGen: Erin Lutley, Class of 2020

“I am learning a lot so that I can be a well-informed advocate for my fellow classmates.” Many optometrists come to the field because of positive memories of a childhood spent at the eye doctor. But Erin Lutley had just one eye exam under her belt when she entered SUNY…
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Eyes on New York Awards to Honor Regeneron for Innovation

NEW YORK – Regeneron, a leading biotechnology company, will receive the 2019 Eyes on Innovation Award during the 16th annual Eyes on New York Awards Celebration at Cipriani 42 in New York City on Friday, March 22. The gala is the signature event of the Optometric Center of New York (OCNY), the…
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Troilo, Benavente-Pérez: Gene Changes Driving Myopia Reveal New Focus for Drug Development

Myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) develop through different molecular pathways, according to a study published October 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by SUNY Optometry’s Dr. David Troilo and Dr. Alexandra Benavente-Pérez and collaborators at Columbia University. The finding provides a new understanding of eye growth and the development…
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SUNY Optometry Alumnus Dr. David Tai: College Ambassador and Selfie King

SUNY Optometry alumnus Dr. David Tai ‘18 moved to New York City from China as one of the first students in a joint eight-year program with one of the College’s international affiliates. “It’s a five-year bachelor’s degree at Wenzhou Medical University followed by three years of the SUNY Optometry OD…
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SUNY Optometry Hosts COORD Visiting Scholar Dr. Jianfeng Wu

This semester, SUNY Optometry welcomed Dr. Jianfeng Wu, an ophthalmologist from Shandong, China and the latest participant in the China Optometry and Ophthalmology Resource Development (COORD) Visiting Scholars Program. The international collaboration is an effort to address China’s urgent need for optometrists and access to eye care and the recent…
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