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Fiona Cruickshank MCOptom and Dr Leon Davies PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, SFHEA
The condition occurs when the lens--the eye's focusing mechanism--starts to lose its elasticity, and it affects everyone over age 40 according to Bruce Rosenthal, OD, FAAO, vice-president/chief of the Low Vision Service at Lighthouse International, and adjunct professor at Mount Sinai hospital.
While the Vision Care Section has crafted many APHA policies over the past three decades, "we have not always been successful in translating those policies into action," said Vision Care Section Chair Renee Mika, OD, FAAO, an associate professor at Michigan College of Optometry.
A contact lens is a medical device and all contact lenses, even purely cosmetic ones, should be prescribed and properly fit by a licensed eye care professional, explains Sheila Hickson-Curran, BSc (Hons), MCOptom, FAAO, Director of Medical Affairs, VISTAKONA Division Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Maino, OD, FAAO (1-2) (1) Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Kansas City, MO; (2) Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Dr Paul Gifford PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), MCOptom, FIACLE, FBCLA, FAAO
Among those who are now serving new terms are Lynn Abrahamson, MPH, RN, chair of the Committee on Affiliates; Ella Greene-Moton, chair of the Action Board; Debbie Hettler, OD, MPH, FAAO, returning chair of the Education Board; John Santelli, MD, MPH, chair of the Science Board; Kristy Siegel, MPH, CHES, chair of the Student Assembly; and Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, chair of the Intersectional Council; each of whom will also serve as ex officio members of APHA's Executive Board.
Kate Gifford BAppSc (Optom)Hons, GCOT, FBCLA, FCCLSA, FIACLE, FAAO
Silverman, OD, FAAO, a longtime APHA member who helped secure donations to help optometry students join the Association, died in July at age 81.