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December 7, 2011

SUNY Optometry received Technology Grant from Essilor and the American Optometric Foundation

The SUNY College of Optometry recently received a $20,000 Technology Grant from Essilor and the American Optometric Foundation. The grant awarded to SUNY is one of three given this year to institutions for projects intended to elevate the standards and visibility of ophthalmic dispensing.

According to Ms. Nancy Kirsch, Director of Ophthalmic Dispensing at the College, this grant will support a special project to promote the use of safety eyewear and sports vision for athletes of all ages.

“We are very grateful for  Essilor's generous grant. The new Sports Vision Center at the College will offer a comprehensive program for patient education, student training and expert ophthalmic dispensing in this specialty area of sports vision,” said Ms. Kirsch.