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), eye surgeons of SightMD have announced their 16th Semi-Annual ‘Dr. Frank Verdone Memorial Symposium for Optometrists,’ according to Jeffrey Martin, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer of
This year’s event for optometrists will be held on Sunday, at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, where optometrists from across the region will receive six Continuing Education credits approved for both New York and Florida doctors. 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.
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.
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.”