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February 28, 2013

SUNY Professor Receives Support for Major Research Project

Alexandra Benavente-Perez, MCOptom, PhD is conducting a $1.6 million five-year research project, supported by funding from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (JJVCI) to do experimental research on contact lens designs for myopia control.  Dr. Benavente is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the College and an investigator in the Clinical Vision Research Center

“We are very excited to be collaborating with SUNY on this project” said Dr Noel Brennan, Emerging Technologies Platform Lead for Myopia Control at JJVCI.  “This research group is held in the highest esteem and we look forward to seeing this research contribute to our history of groundbreaking new products”. 

SUNY's Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, David Troilo, who will oversee and consult on the project, adds, “SUNY Optometry is pleased to be partnering with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care on this important project.  We are happy to be a part of JJVCI's concerted efforts to reduce myopia and control its progression around the world.”