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February 4, 2021

SUNY Optometry Appoints First Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Dr. Joy Harewood to help advance representation in optometric training and practice New York, NY, February 4, 2021—The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry is pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Harewood, OD, FAAO, as the College’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DDEIB) and associate clinical professor. The fulfillment […]

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February 2, 2021

Pivotal vision study sheds positive light on the benefits of reading outdoors

New York, NY —Recent research over the past year has illuminated the benefits of natural light to eye health and development, particularly for curbing myopia or nearsightedness in children and young adults. Now a new study from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry reveals how natural bright light can stimulate the visual […]

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January 26, 2021

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Eye Disease

New York, NY — January 27, 2021 According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, thyroid eye disease (TED) affects an estimated 1 in every 6,250 women and 1 in 34,482 men. Left undiagnosed and untreated, it is a condition that can contribute to vision loss. What is the cause of TED, and how is it […]

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January 11, 2021

How to Safeguard Against a Silent Sight Stealer

New York, NY—January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sneaky “thief of sight” which impacts nearly 3 million people in the United States—and many may not even know it. “In most cases, patients with glaucoma do not have symptoms until very late in the disease,” says Jennifer […]

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