U.C. Berkeley School Of Optometry Accepts $25,000 Grant From HOYA Vision Care

The grant would assist in the renovation of the physical plant and educational equipment at the school’s teaching laboratory

(L-R) Christina S. Wilmer, OD FAAO, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Susie Aliphon, Regional Sales Manager, HOYA Vision Care John G. Flanagan, OD PhD FAAO, Dean School of Optometry

(L-R) Christina S. Wilmer, OD FAAO, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Susie Aliphon, Regional Sales Manager, HOYA Vision Care John G. Flanagan, OD PhD FAAO, Dean School of Optometry

Hoya Vision Care presented a $25,000 grant to go towards the renovation of the physical plant and educational equipment at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry teaching laboratory. Students will have a more contemporary environment to learn and practice their knowledge and skills in the clinical area of ophthalmic optics.

“The field of optometry, especially independent practice optometry, is going to be very exciting. It is HOYA’s desire to make a meaningful contribution to the success of our future peers,” said Barney Dougher, President of HOYA Vision Care, North America.

Mike Elton, Director of Professional Services, and Joan Craig, Area Representative, presented the check for the grant to Dean Flanagan on November 19th who noted, “Having the appropriate space and equipment is an important component that complements outstanding instruction. We are looking forward to working with HOYA more in the future.”

HOYA consistently empowers independent practices through science, technology, and innovation. Practice development groups across the country, SECO, the American Optometric Association, nearly every state, many local associations as well as many schools of optometry are supported by HOYA because of their belief in the care provided by independent practices.

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