New Jersey Chapter

Future Events

We are pleased to announce that the NJAO is offering a live virtual continuing education webinar.

May 19, 2021 from 7 - 9 PM EDT - Two continuing education credits (COPE pending for oral pharmaceuticals)

Title: Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

Presenters: Amy Steinway, OD, FAAO, and Sarah D. Zuckerman, OD, FAAO

Amy Steinway, OD, FAAO is currently an assistant clinical professor at the SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Steinway is responsible for the clinical supervision of third and fourth-year students in primary care and vision therapy. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from SUNY Optometry in 2015. She completed her residency in Primary Eye Care at SUNY Optometry in 2016. Dr. Steinway is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Zuckerman is an assistant clinical professor responsible for the supervision of third- and fourth-year students in primary care. She is also a supervisor in the contact lens clinic. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY Optometry in 2015 and completed her residency in Family Practice and Ocular Disease at East New York Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Dr. Zuckerman is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

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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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