month, SUNY Erie Community College student Sahjay Lewis took first place in the
Vision Care Technology College Bowl, held on May 4 at the college’s North
as part of the Vision Care Technology Department’s Scholarship Day, Lewis
(picture attached, posing with ECC instructor Jack Braun) earned the
competition’s top prize, and will represent ECC from October 6 to 8 at the
National College Bowl Competition at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena
Vista, Florida. Lewis—a Rochester native who began the Vision Care Technology
Program in 2015 and will start at SUNY’s The College at Brockport this fall to
pursue a career as an optometrist—will be competing among College Bowl
finalists from National Federation of Opticianry Schools.
Bowl will take part during OptiCon 2017, an opticianry education-based
conference hosted by the American Board of Opticianry & National Contact
Lens Examiners. The ABO-NCLE is the largest and most prestigious opticians’
certification organization in the world, recognizing individuals whose
opticianry skills and knowledge meet predetermined standards of excellence.
More than 96,000 certifications have been awarded since 1976, and more than
40,000 certifications are currently in force.
Vision Care Technology Program offers classroom, clinical and laboratory
training, utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation in preparation for careers
in the vision care field. Classroom lectures, clinics and laboratories involve
skills training in such focuses as lensometry, biomicroscopy, and retinal
imaging. Through the two-year program, students are prepped to participate in
credentialing exams administered by the American Board of Opticianry, the
National Contact Lens Examiners and state licensure exams through the Office of
Professions, New York State Education Department; and enter careers in such
locations as private optometric and ophthalmological practices, national vision
centers, and health maintenance organizations.
more information on the program, please contact Department Chair/Professor John
Godert at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (716) 851-1570.
1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while
contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the
state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and
accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment.
Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and
students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and
partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu
or call (716) 851-1ECC.