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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

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Three Years and Counting...

In February, The Eye Institute (TEI) at Falls Center, located at the Falls Center Complex, 3300 Henry Avenue, celebrated 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.

Conicelli and Toyota Make Joint Contribution to Salus University’s Vision Care Program

Conicelli and Toyota made a $5,000 joint donation to The Eye Institute of Salus University’s “Looking Out for Kids” vision care initiative in the Norristown Area School District. Conicelli’s $2,500 contribution was met with a matching gift from Toyota. The Conicelli management team presented a $5,000 check to Salus University’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Susan Oleszewski, and Salus University President, Dr. Michael Mittelman on Wednesday, March 19th. From left-right: Conicelli’s General Manager, Dominic Conicelli, Jr., Conicelli’s Internet Director of Sales, Lori Hammond, Salus University’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Susan Oleszewski, Conicelli’s Human Resources Manager, Donna Conicelli, and Salus University President, Dr. Michael Mittelman. The donation will help provide vision care services and eyeglasses to uninsured and under insured public school children in the Norristown community.

For more information about the “Looking Out for Kids” vision care initiative, visit www.TEIvision.com/LOFK or email lookingoutforkids@salus.edu.

John M. Gaal, Former Walter Reed Chief Operating Officer, Named Vice President for Clinical Operations at Salus University

John M Gaal, Vice President of Clinical Operations

John M. Gaal, FACHE, formerly of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, has been appointed to the newly-created position of vice president of clinical operations at Salus University. In his new position, Mr. Gaal will be responsible for the clinical operations of The Eye Institute, the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, the Pennsylvania Ear Institute and other clinical services developed and operated by the University.

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  • Eyeglasses making a big difference for young students - By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: February 09, 2014 - Link to the article
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