Chestnut Hill Office Opens on Fridays
On Friday, January 10th, The Eye Institute’s Chestnut Hill office located at 7630 Germantown Avenue expanded its hours to include Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Eye Institute moved into the Chestnut Hill community in September 2012 in an effort to expand its services to the surrounding neighborhoods. “To meet the increasing needs of the Chestnut Hill community, we are pleased to add another day to our schedule,” Dr. Susan Oleszewski, Salus University’s Chief of Staff, said. “In addition to a full complement of practicing optometrists, our offices provide real-life training for Salus University students who are pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree.”
The Eye Institute of Salus University opened in 1978 to provide the highest quality of vision care to patients through the collaboration and expertise of optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, ophthalmic technicians and optometric interns. The Eye Institute at Chestnut Hill features the latest in ophthalmic technology, including the newest diagnostic tools and courses of treatment. Please visit for the new hours.
Dr. Michael H. Mittelman, Salus president, Ms. Lynne Corboy, director of development, Dr. Susan C. Oleszewski, chief of staff and Dr. Thomas L. Lewis, immediate past president are pictured with representatives from GS Architects and James J. Clearkin, Inc., who designed and built The “New” Eye Institute.
The Eye Institute's Re-dedication
Salus University hosted a donor recognition reception on Sunday evening, January 26th at The Eye Institute (TEI), 1200 W. Godfrey Ave. The evening was an opportunity for the University to show its appreciation for donors of the “Setting Our Sights” capital campaign that raised money for the $11 million renovation at TEI. Attendees were able to tour the facility and hear remarks from current Salus University president, Dr.Michael H. Mittelman, who welcomed the guests to the University’s flagship clinical facility; immediate past president, Dr. Thomas L. Lewis, whose tenure included the campaign and renovation; Dr. Susan Oleszewski, who was TEI’s executive director before and during the renovations, and Board of Trustees chair, Ms. Jo Surpin, who spoke of how The Eye Institute symbolizes the vitality and changes at Salus and how the University continues to respect our past while moving forward. The evening saw many former students/classmates and faculty reconnect, emphasizing once again the strength of the Salus community. To see more photos
“Looking Out for Kids:” Norristown
For the second school year, a team from The Eye Institute has been providing care through in-school exams in the Norristown Area School District.
After a successful school-based pilot program last spring in the Norristown Area School District, The Eye Institute was determined to expand its children’s vision care initiative and provide vision care services for uninsured and under insured children in Norristown once again.
In November, a second in-school eye clinic was set up in Marshall Street Elementary School, 1525 W. Marshall Street, to provide comprehensive exams to both Marshall and Stewart Middle School students. The current program is an offspring of The Eye Institute’s “Looking Out for Kids” initiative, which continues to expand its reach for children in need of vision care services. “We want the best for our students and especially want them to achieve and do well in school,” Cheryl Brumbaugh, Stewart Middle School nurse, said. “By having their vision problems corrected, this ensures a good start for them.” To read the complete article
Three Years and Counting...
This month, The Eye Institute (TEI) at Falls Center, located at the Falls Center Complex, 3300 Henry Avenue, celebrates its third anniversary of providing the East Falls community with state of the art eye care. Under the guidance of Dr. De Gaulle I. Chigbu, (pictured right), lead optometrist of the Falls Center location and assistant professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry of Salus University, the Falls Center location offers patients comprehensive quality vision care combined with personalized attention. Dr. Susan Oleszewski, Salus' chief of staff, and Dr. DeGaulle Chigbu during the Falls Center open house in 2011.
Grab a Pair and Show You Care
285 MILLION people worldwide are visually impaired or blind and 80% don’t have to be.
On the second Thursday of October each year, World Sight Day raises global awareness about blindness and visual impairments. Coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, the focus this year was Universal Eye Health and access to comprehensive eye exams.
The Eye Institute and the Salus University community supported this endeavor in a variety of ways. For the second consecutive year, The Eye Institute’s doctors and interns took part in the World Sight Day Challenge – a major fund-raising campaign to support Optometry Giving Sight. This project aids in improving the quality of life for people who are needlessly visually impaired because they simply don’t have access to an eye exam or eyeglasses.
Through T-shirt sales and other creative fund-raising endeavors, the students raised over $2,000.
Staff, doctors, residents and students of Salus University also joined the TOMS #BeShady campaign. Many wore their shades inside The Eye Institute’s exam rooms and optical center and in Salus University classrooms - a gesture of support to help more people see worldwide.
For more information, visit givingsight.org.