New Jersey Chapter

NJAO Student Travel Fellowship Grant

Each year the New Jersey Chapter of the Academy of Optometry provides 5 travels grants in the amount $750 to students or residents attending the national American Academy of Optometry meeting. This year's application due date is September 15th.

Future Events

Chapter Educational Meetings - all meetings are held at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, NJ

Continuing Education lectures with gourmet buffet dinners, which will be held at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, NJ from 7pm-9pm on the following dates:

March 11, 2020
May 13, 2020
November 18, 2020

**Dinners are complimentary for NJAO Chapter Members who have paid their 2020 chapter dues and are $55 (early bird)/ $65 (non-early bird) for non-members.

All day Annual Summer Seminar providing 6 CE credits is scheduled on Wednesday August 5, 2020 at Jumping Brook Country Club.

Past Events

The 17th annual educational conference took place on April 3-7, 2019. Despite the rain, the event was well received by the attendees. 

The Spring CE dinner was with Vipul Lakhani, MD< on March 13, 2019. The lecture was titled, "2020 by 20/20: How to Make Your Patient Your Friend and Influence Surgeons."

The May CE took place on May 8, 2019. Patricia Modica, OD, FAAO, presented on "The Many Faces of MS." The NJAO donated $10,000 to the SUNY College of Optometry. 
NJ Modica Lecture
NJ Chapter Award
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. 
volk 1 NJ
volk 2 NJ
NJAO Officers 2019-2020

Officer List 2019-2020

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 2020 NJAO membership fee is $75 and we hope that you will continue to support our mission in enhancing optometric education. Please make your 2020 membership dues of $75 payable by check to: NJ Academy of Optometry.

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