New Jersey Chapter

Summer Seminar 2017

Thank you for all that attended the Summer Seminar 2017 on August 9th at the Jumping Brook Country Club. We had 2 outstanding speakers who provided 6 hours of oral lecture. 

Tracy Offerdahl is a Pharmacist working at Salus University. She presented on "Systemic Management in Optometric Patients" and "Systemic Agents in the Treatment of Metabolic Disease: New Twists on an Old Problem." Sejal Bhavsar, MD is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist working at Hackensack University Medical Center. She presented on "Bugs and Drugs: Infectious Diseases and their Ocular Manifestations."

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Fall Dinner Event

Our Fall Dinner event will take place on November 8th at the Jumping Brook Country Club. Erin Kenny, OD is the Chief of the Low Vision Center at Salus University. She will be presenting on "The Past, Present and Future Retinal Implants and Vision Rehabilitation."

Registration is currently open and available at:

2017 NJAO Travel Grant Recipients

We would also like to congratulate the recipients of the NJAO travel grant: Alan Tsai, Mark Hakim and Kristen Stuart. They will be presenting their poster at the NJAO chapter dinner meeting on November 8, 2017 at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, NJ. 

2nd NJAO Meeting of 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2nd New Jersey Academy of Optometry meeting of 2017 last month! 

In case you missed it, watch this video of Anu Laul, OD, FAAO, sharing his case of a patient experiencing long-term ocular nerve pain despite healing of the corneal surface after a cleaning device exploded on his face and eyes.


Annual Golf Seminar

Thank you to all who attended our 15th Annual Golf Seminar at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC! There were over 90 registrants and it was very well received by all attendees.

The tentative date for next year's golf seminar is April 28, 2018. 6 hours of oral CE credits will be offered at this event. More details will be available in the coming weeks. 

Officer List 2016-2017

President: Candice Tolud OD, FAAO
Vice President: Mayur Bhavsar OD, FAAO
Treasurer: Dennis Lyons OD, FAAO
Secretary: Rosine Alianakian OD, FAAO



The 2017 NJAO membership fee is $65 and we hope that you will continue to support our mission in enhancing optometric education. All chapter members will enjoy the benefits of:

• 3 complimentary Continuing Education lectures with gourmet buffet dinners! These education conferences, which will provide a total of 6 hours of free CE, will be held on:

  • March 22, 2017
  • May 17, 2017
  • November 8, 2017

• Discounted registration fee for our annual summer seminar on August 9, 2017, which offers up to additional 6 hours of oral CE credits. 

Please send the attached document with your membership dues and updated contact information to:
Rosine Alianakian, OD, FAAO
14 Saddlebrook Road
Millstone, Twp., NJ 08535

Please make your 2017 membership dues of $65 payable by check to: NJ Academy of Optometry