to staff the booth. If you can give us a couple of hours, that would be great. Please contact Andy Cullen at 516-234- 4040. Remember, Vision Expo is one way of showing the optical industry who OANY is and what we have to offer. It is very important that OANY has a strong presence there. Welcome to 2018! Happy New Year to all! Our December meeting was sponsored by Sight MD. They also provided the CE credit for the month. Dr. Brad Kligman taught us about keratoconus from early detection to treatment to proper care. This was the first sponsorship for Sight MD and Dr. Kligman; OANY is hoping for a long-lasting affiliation with them. Once again, it’s time to start thinking about Vision Expo. This year Vision Expo East will be held from March 15-18 at the Javits Center in New York City. We are looking for volunteers As briefly discussed at our December meeting, we recently scheduled a meeting with NYSSO to explore the possibility of finding some common ground between the two organizations. Due to scheduling issues NYSSO had to cancel the meeting twice but informing us of their intention of re- scheduling the meeting soon. We look forward to hearing from them shortly and will keep the membership informed on any meetings that take place. We had planned on having Thania Fernandez attend our (Message on page 5) President’s Message Join us at our upcoming meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Milleridge Inn, Jericho, NY Sponsor: To be announced Speaker: Barry Santini Presentation: The Power and Politics of PD, Revised 2018 CE Credit 1 Ophthalmic Dispensing Credit Continuing Education Speakers Dr. Joseph Bacotti Eric Meyers Robert Russo Barry Santini Mark Cohen and many others January 2018 Volume XIII Issue III The Opticians Alliance of New York meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Schedule, sponsors and speakers are subject to change Meeting Highlights 2018 Schedule • January 18, 2018 To Be Announced • February 15, 2018 To Be Announced • March 22, 2018 (change in date) To Be Announced • April 19, 2018 To Be Announced