New Jersey Chapter

2018 Recap

In 2018, the NJ Chapter was proud to donate $10,000 in academic scholarships to both Salus University and SUNY College of Optometry. In addition, it provided 4 travel grants for residents to attend Academy 2018 San Antonio. 

Future Events

17th Annual Educational Conference

The NJ Chapter would like to invite all ODs to it's 17th Annual Educational Conference on April 3-7, 2019 at KIngston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. Jerome Sherman, OD, FAAO, and James Fanelli, OD, FAAO, will present 16 hours of COPE-approved CE. For additional information, please contact Dennis Lyons t
Chapter Educational Meetings - all meetings are held at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, NJ

Spring CE Dinner
March 13, 2019
Lecturer: Vipul Lahkanai, ND
Topic: TBD, 2 hours of CE provided

Summer CE Dinner
May 8, 2019
Lecturer and Topic: TBD, 2 hours of CE provided

All Day Summer Seminar
August 7, 2019
8am - 4pm 
Lecturers and Topics: TBD, 6 hours of CE provided

End of Year - Fall CE Dinner
November 6, 2019
Lecturer and Topics: TBD, 2 hours of CE provided

Past Events

Summer Seminar 2018

The Chapter held our Annual Summer Seminar event on Wednesday, August 8 at the Jumping Brook Country Club. The seminar featured the "Dr. Lombardi Farewell Tour" of Salus University-PCO. Dr. Lombardi is retiring after nearly 50 years of service to PCO/Salus. Dr. Lombardi was joined by Drs. Malloy, Messner, and Pelino. Immediately following the lecture program there will be a cocktail reception honoring Dr.Lombardi. In addition, there will also be a large exhibit area with special promotions offered by the exhibitors, including latest technology/product updates and a number of valuable prices! Download the brochure. 

Officer List 2018-2019

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



The 2019 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 2019 membership dues of $65 payable by check to: NJ Academy of Optometry