Area’s Leading Eye Doctors Set To Attend SightMD’s 16th Semi-Annual ‘Dr. Frank Verdone Memorial Symposium For Optometrists’

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In an ongoing tribute to honor the life and medical career of Long Island optometrist, Dr. Frank S. Verdone – who last year lost his battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – the leading eye surgeons of SightMD today announced their 16th Semi-Annual ‘Dr. Frank Verdone Memorial Symposium for Optometrists,’ according to Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD.

In an ongoing tribute to honor the life and medical career of Long Island optometrist, Dr. Frank S. Verdone – who last year lost his battle against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – the leading eye surgeons of SightMD today announced their 16th Semi-Annual ‘Dr. Frank Verdone Memorial Symposium for Optometrists,’ according to Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of SightMD.

This year’s 16th semi-annual continuing education event for optometrists will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, NY, where optometrists from across the region will receive six Continuing Education credits approved for both New York and Florida doctors. Dr. Martin pointed out that the goal for these symposiums is to ensure that the optometric community has access to the latest trends in eye care and that the continuity of care between ophthalmology and optometry remains seamless.

As SightMD prepares to host their 16th semi-annual event, Dr. Martin reiterated the goal of these optometric educational symposiums is help educate and inform their optometric partners on the latest breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of many of today’s most common vision-threatening conditions. “Our educational efforts over the years have proven that the more closely we can co-manage patient care with our optometric colleagues, the more beneficial it is to our patients,” he said. “By providing a seamless quality of care to patients who are referred from our optometric partners, we’re raising the overall level of patient care and helping ensure that patients enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision.”

Dr. Martin added that the focus at SightMD is to work closely with optometrists to ensure that proper credentialing and educational requirements are met in a timely and professional manner. “All of us at SightMD are passionate about these educational opportunities and enjoy catching up with our primary eye care colleagues every six months to share recent advances and breakthroughs in our respective fields.”

This year’s event is once again being held at the Huntington Hilton, 598 NY-110, Melville, NY on Sunday, June 3, 2018, where an experienced faculty will lecture on a wide variety of topics, including: Talking About Floaters, Macular Pucker and a Little Bit of Uveitis; Optimizing Co-Management; A Series of Unfortunate Corneal Events, Infectious, Hereditary, and Iatrogenic; Pathology and Unusual Lesions of the Anterior Segment; Vision Correction, Cataract Surgery and LASIK What is Trending; Benign and Malignant Eyelid Lesions.

A total of 6 credit hours of continuing education – approved in both New York & Florida – will be presented. Faculty for this year’s event includes John Mauro, DO, Edward Marcus, MD, Walter Whitley, OD, Brad Kligman, MD, Michael Savetsky, MD, Shetal Shah, MD, Alanna Nattis, DO, David Immanuel, MD, PhD, Paul Sforza, MD, Jeffrey Martin, MD, Richard Nattis, MD, Jordan Garelick, MD, Samuel Baharestani, MD and Lawrence Buono, MD

“Dr. Mauro will open this year’s symposium with an interesting lecture entitled, ‘Talking About Floaters, Macular Pucker and a Little Bit of Uveitis,’” said Dr. Martin. His co-instructor is Dr. Marcus. At 9 a.m., visiting optometrist, Dr. Walter Whitley will lecture on how to optimize the co-management process with optometric leaders.

After a brief morning break with medical vendors, Dr. Kligman will present on ‘A Series of Unfortunate Corneal Events: Infectious, Hereditary and Iatrogenic.’ His co-instructors will be Dr. Savetsky and Dr. Shah. At 11:15, Dr. Nattis will lecture on ‘Pathology and Unusual Lesions of the Anterior Segment.’ Her co-instructors will be Dr. Immanuel and Dr. Sforza.

During the scheduled lunch break from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., attending doctors will have an opportunity to engage with medical vendors, attending ophthalmologists and faculty members. Following the 45-minute lunch break, Dr. Martin will lead off the afternoon lectures with an interesting lecture entitled, ‘Vision Correction….Cataract Surgery & LASIK…What is Trending?” His co-instructors for the afternoon session will be Dr. Nattis and Dr. Garelick.

Following a short break from 2:00 – 2:15, Dr. Baharestani presents a popular cosmetic lecture entitled, “Benign and Malignant Eyelid Lesions.” Dr. Buono will be his co-instructor.

Dr. Martin indicated how proud he and his SightMD colleagues are of the continued growth of their optometric educational symposiums. “As the attendance and participation in our symposiums continues to grow, it serves as quiet reinforcement that our efforts toward advancing the educational pursuits and building meaningful relationships with our optometric colleagues have not gone unnoticed,” he said. “We remain fully committed to providing our optometric partners a professional and convenient way to earn their Continuing Education credits each year.”

With 23 practice locations across the greater Long Island area - and now expanding into the city - the growing SightMD team of physicians and specially trained staff are dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of patient care.SightMD is New York’s fastest growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients the convenience of 23 locations from the east end of Long Island to Manhattan and access to over 50 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists. It was originally formed with the merger between North Shore Eye Care and Long Island Eye Surgical Care.

The doctors and staff of SightMD represent Long Island’s most established, full-service comprehensive eye care provider. SightMD is the official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets. Many of their physicians have been voted ‘TOP DOCTORS’ in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly and SightMD has earned ‘Best of Long Island’ honors for the past few years.

SightMD maintains offices in Amityville, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Deer Park, Garden City, Hampton Bays, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Holbrook, Huntington, Little Neck, Manhattan, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Rockville Center, Sayville, Smithtown, Southampton, Southold, and West Islip. They specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, ocular plastic surgery, retinal care, and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 1-855-295-4144.

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