Scholarly Activities: January 2016

January 19, 2016

Here’s a look at some of the recent activities of our faculty and administration:

BenaventePerezAlexandraDr. Alexandra Benavente was  an invited speaker at the Spanish National College of Optometrists to present and discuss ‘Recent Advances in the field of Myopia Research’. Click here to view an interview with Dr. Benavente’s about her talk (in Spanish):

StewartBloomfieldDr. Stewart Bloomfield received a new grant funded by the National Eye Institute of NIH to study the role gap junctions in the progressive cell death of retinal neurons in glaucoma.



D’angelo ML; Tannen B.  “The Optometric Care of Vision Problems After Concussion: A Clinical Guide” Optometry & Visual Performance Volume 3, Issue 6, 2015, December.

Kathryn Richdale; Dawn Y. Lam; Heidi Wagner; Aaron B. Zimmerman; Beth T. Kinoshita; Robin Chalmers; Luigina Sorbara; Loretta Szczotka-Flynn; Usha Govindarajulu; G. Lynn Mitchell.  “Case-Control Pilot Study of Soft Contact Lens Wearers With Corneal Infiltrative Events and Healthy Controls” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science January 2016, Vol.57, 47-55. doi:10.1167/iovs.15-18512

In the News

AOA Focus: President Heath was interviewed (and photographed with several students) for “Preparing the Doctors of Tomorrow” in the January/February 2016 issue

Vision Monday: CooperVision’s Warner and The Vision Council’s Daley Named Corporate Co-Chairs for OCNY April 15 Gala