New Jersey Chapter

Future Events

Chapter Educational Meetings – we will hold 2 hour continuing education meetings in March, May and November 2021.  Meetings will be in virtual format until it is safe to meet in person.


Past Events

The Fall CE seminar was presented in live virtual format by Alissa Coyne, OD, FAAO and Andrew Meagher, OD, FAAO and entitled “Glaucoma Case Series: Know your Pharm.”  The NJAO donated $10,000 to scholarship funds for PCO at Salus University.

Our Summer Seminar was held in live virtual format on August 16, 2020.  We thank Lakshmi Nadiminti, DO, MPH for presenting courses on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraines, and Drs. Andrew Gurwood and Marc Myers for presenting courses on oral medications and posterior segment cases. We look forward to another successful seminar in 2021.

Dr. Daniel Epshtein presented Peri-operative Care of Common Ocular Surgeries on June 10, 2020 in our first live virtual CE meeting.

The Spring CE dinner was with Maria Richman, OD, FAAO on March 11, 2020.

Donated VOLK Lenses to SUNY and Salus

The NJ Chapter donated ten Volk, 20D personalized, engraved lenses to students from New Jersey who attend SUNY College of Optometry and Salus University. We are proud to support our future colleagues in their education. 
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NJAO Officers 2019-2020

Officer List 2020-2021

President: Michael Chocky, OD, FAAO
Vice President/Immediate Past President: Candice Tolud, OD, FAAO
Treasurer: Dennis Lyons, OD, FAAO
Secretary: Rosine Alianakian, OD, FAAO

Board Members: 
Mayur Bhavsar, OD, FAAO
Lenard Strulowitz, OD, FAAO
Anthony Fiorilli, OD, FAAO
Kenneth Manning, OD, FAAO



The 2021 NJAO membership fee will be waived in an effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to continuing to provide quality continuing education in a virtual format until it is safe to meet in person again.

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