December 20, 2015 |
Arcadia University and Salus University said Friday that they have entered into a strategic alliance to share educational, clinical, and administrative resources. Students at Arcadia would be able to study advanced health technologies offered by Salus, while Salus students, faculty, and alumni could take part in Arcadia's programs abroad, the two Montgomery County schools said in a news release. The universities already share an optometry program. Students complete three years of pre-optometry science studies at Arcadia, in Glenside, followed by four years at Salus, based in Elkins Park.
June 11, 2014 |
J. Marvin Bloom, 81, of Blue Bell, an optometrist in Center City for 40 years, died Saturday, May 24, of cancer at his home. Before retiring in 2000, Dr. Bloom practiced optometry and fitted patients with contact lenses from an office at 12th and Market Streets. He was much beloved by his many patients, his family said. "We are hearing from hundreds of people who knew him. It is unbelievable," said his wife, Dene Samitz Bloom. Born in Chester, Dr. Bloom graduated from Chester High School in 1950 and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry with a doctor of optometry degree in 1955.
January 10, 2014 |
Bernard Kushner, 96, of Bala Cynwyd, an optometrist who served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Optometrical Examiners, died Sunday, Jan. 5, of cardiovascular failure at his home. A leader in his medical profession since graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1940, Dr. Kushner was appointed in 1961 to the state examining board for a four-year term. He was reappointed by Govs. William W. Scranton, Raymond P. Shafer, Milton J. Shapp, and Richard L. Thornburgh, and served as chairman of the board for many years.
December 30, 2013 |
Mike Mittelman, the new president of Salus University, believes strongly in the importance of a sound body for a sound mind. During his three decades in the Navy, he ran a dozen marathons and participated in several Olympic-distance triathlons. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, the institution that evolved into Salus, he is frustrated that so few people are familiar with Salus, what it offers, and the exciting work it is doing not only to improve vision but also to enhance health care in a wide variety of realms.
December 26, 2013 |
Dr. Herman R. Raines, 89, of Wynnewood, a decorated World War II veteran who served as a combat medic in several historic battles before returning home to pursue a career in optometry, died Sunday, Dec. 22, at Lankenau Hospital after a brief illness. Dr. Raines rose to the rank of first lieutenant and assistant battalion aid surgeon in the U.S. Army and fought in many European conflicts, including in Normandy, France, and Rhineland, Germany. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the European, North African and Middle Eastern Medals with three battle stars, and the Bronze Star for remaining in position and saving lives while under intense fire, his family said.
December 8, 2012 |
Richard D. Bay, 67, publisher and president of Jobson Medical Information in Newtown Square, died Sunday, Dec. 2, of metastatic parotid cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Bay started out working in the mail room at Chilton Publishing Co. fresh from John Bartram High School in 1962. "We all came from West Philadelphia, and this was a big deal working at Chilton," said his wife, the former Jeanne Kirk. "His job was stacking and delivering the mail. " Over the years, Mr. Bay learned a succession of jobs - assistant production manager, writer, associate editor, managing editor, business manager and publisher of Chilton magazines such as Motor Age, Hardware Age, and Food Engineering.
December 9, 2011 |
Jerry Davidoff, 58, of West Chester, an optometrist, died of lung cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Chester County Hospital. Dr. Davidoff joined his father Sydney's optometry practice in Broomall in 1981 and took over the practice when his father retired. Ten years ago, he opened a second office in West Chester. In tributes sent to his family, Dr. Davidoff's patients commented on his sense of humor, his caring, and how comfortable he made them feel. He often provided optometric care for those who had no insurance, his family said.
June 19, 2003
Public education is real failure High school English teacher Olga Polites wrote an indictment of the high school proficiency test ("Test for proficiency must check its own," May 28). Her column really indicts American public education and her own work. One of the proficiency test's essays deals with religion. Polites cried foul. Does she realize that religion, for better or for worse, was a foundation of Western civilization? Perhaps the state expects its schools to produce educated citizens.
May 29, 2003 |
Open and vigorous debate is to be expected on new legislation. How else can legislators - and the public - be informed about the issues at hand? However, it's not unknown for debate to go off the rails and lose any pretense of educating and informing in favor of pure invective. That's what happened in New Jersey with the Optometric Scope of Practice Act, a measure that was intended to expand the level of practice provided by New Jersey optometrists. In their zeal to defeat the bill, opponents slandered the entire medical discipline of optometry, leaving the public with the impression that optometry can be placed somewhere between aromatherapy and mesmerism.
May 13, 2003
Regarding Monica Yant Kinney's column, I would like to clarify my position as to legislation I sponsored to improve the education and certification system for optometrists. ("Bill retreat: More than meets the eye," April 22.) This measure was crafted to enable optometrists to use a wider array of sight-correction technologies in their practices. I have withdrawn the bill for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it triggered a new wave of unproductive contention between the state's ophthalmologists and optometrists.