New Jersey Chapter

16th Annual NJAO Spring Educational Golf Conference

The 16th Annual NJAO Spring Educational Conference will be held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on April 25 through April 29, 2018! This conference will provide 16 CE credit hours delivered by Drs. Barry Eiden and Steven Ferrucci, as well as premium golf courses and luxurious accommodations for your family. Please contact Dr. Dennis Lyons at 732-920-0110 for more information. 

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Fall Dinner Event

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Fall Dinner event at the Jumping Brook Country Club on November 8, 2017. This was the first year the travel grant recipients were invited to present their respective projects. It was a great success. Erin Kenny, the Chief of Low Vision at Salus University, presented a lecture on Retinal Implants.

Watch the presentations now: 
Mark Hakim, OD
Kristen Stuart, OD
Alan Tsai, OD
Erin Kenny, OD

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Erin Kenny
NJ Chapter 2017 Fall Dinner 2Recipients
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First Row Pictures
Travel grant recipients receive their award checks; The NJ Academy presented a $10,000 donation to Salus University; Dr. Kenny presenting her lecture.
Second Row Pictures
Travel grant recipients Mark Hakim, Kristen Stuart and Alan Tsai presenting their lectures.

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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2nd NJAO Meeting of 2017

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

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.


Officer List 2017-2018

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



The 2018 NJAO membership fee is $65 and we hope that you will continue to support our mission in enhancing optometric education. Please see the attachment for further registration information.

Please make your 2018 membership dues of $65 payable by check to: NJ Academy of Optometry