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April 18, 2008

Eyes on New York Gala

Julian Gangolli, Dr. David Heath and Richard Elias pose
before the awards ceremony in the Rainbow Room


Two prominent ophthalmic industry leaders were honored at the annual Eyes on New York Gala, April 11, during Vision Expo East. Sponsored by the Optometric Center of New York, the foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry, the gala, held in the famous Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, paid tribute to Richard Elias, President of Transitions Optical and Julian Gangolli, Corporate Vice President and President of North America Pharmaceuticals for Allergan.

More than 300 people attended the annual fundraiser which supports vision care for the homebound elderly and indigent, as well as scholarships and vision science research.

R. Michael Daley, President of Essilor of America and Ed Greene, President of the Vision Council of America served as Corporate Co-chairs.

" This annual event brings together industry executives, our foundation Trustees and friends of the College in a wonderful evening that supports important patient care and vision research projects," said Richard Feinbloom, OCNY President.