Vision Care Fundraiser was a Success
On Friday, November 15th, more than 300 people came out to support the Seventh Annual Looking Out for Kids' charity fundraiser and silent auction at the Hafter Center. This year’s guest co-hosts were Brian Westbrook, Comcast Sportsnet Eagles analyst and legendary Eagles running back, and Dr. Janet Samuels, superintendent of the Norristown Area Schools. To see photos from the event check out TEI's Facebook page
The event and silent auction were a great success and the money raised will support The Eye Institute’s program to provide eyecare and eyeglasses for under-insured and uninsured area children. To make a contribution to this program>
Thanks to all our sponsors.
Gold Sponsors: Fox Rothschild LLP Silver Sponsors: Commercial Flooring Systems | EB O'Reilly | Essilor | NarxiWear | Tel-Comp Solutions | Walmart -Vision Centers Bronze Sponsors: Alden Optical | America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses | Armstrong, Doyle and Carroll, Inc. | Brass Lock & Key Corp. | Crown Holdings, Inc. | Grant Thornton | Merrill Lynch | Office Furniture Plus | Sharp’s Landscaping
All contributions are tax deductible.
Pictured above are photos of The Eye Institute through the years
from its opening in 1978 through 2013.
35 Years of Excellence in Eye Care
The Eye Institute (TEI) of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University has been a valuable vision care resource to the community for nearly 35 years. Construction of The Eye Institute’s original building began in 1976 and was completed in late 1977. Several months later, in April of 1978, TEI was formally introduced to the public with a “grand opening” celebration. This opening represented more than four years of planning and work.
At the time of its opening in 1978, TEI’s facilities were state-of-the-art. However, with the passage of time it was clear the building was in need of a “face-lift.”
In 2012, an $11 million renovation of The Eye Institute was completed, representing a commitment to its mission and the community it serves. The excellent quality of care patients experience is now enhanced by a beautifully designed modern clinical space.
This year, TEI celebrates its 35th birthday. The Eye Institute’s talented doctors and staff continue to provide the highest quality vision care to its patients through the collaboration and expertise of optometric physicians, ophthalmologists, opticians, ophthalmic technicians and optometric interns.
Celebrate this monumental anniversary by checking TEI’s Facebook page “Wayback Wednesday” posts each week.
Dr. Melissa Vitek and Dr. Christopher Daroy at
The Eye Institute's Chestnut Hill Office.
A Joint Approach
The Eye Institute at Chestnut Hill and the Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Family Practice provide a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare.
Patients walking through the glass doors of The Eye Institute’s newest office in Chestnut Hill, 7630 Germantown Avenue, on Tuesday mornings through June experienced more than just exceptional eye care. They also saw a joint partnership in the education of future eye and healthcare providers. The Eye Institute’s move into the Chestnut Hill community in September from Mt. Airy served as the perfect opportunity to renew a partnership with the Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Family Practice.
Second year medical residents from the Family Practice, 8815 Germantown Avenue, have been working alongside The Eye Institute at Chestnut Hill’s doctors and optometric interns. A total of five medical residents rotated through the Chestnut Hill practice. “This initiative has allowed both professions to gain further respect for each profession’s contribution to patient care,” Dr. Linda Casser, dean of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, said.
The Eye Institute is “Looking Out for Kids”
For the first time, The Eye Institute provided care to children in a Norristown area school during the last two months of the academic year.
The Eye Institute (TEI) stepped up in a very big way to provide vision care and eyeglasses to uninsured children in the Norristown Area School District. In late April, TEI set up a school-based eye clinic in Joseph K. Gotwals Elementary School, 1 East Oak Street. Gotwals Elementary was chosen for this special project because of the amount of uninsured children in need of vision services identified through the school nurse.
Once a week for seven weeks, an Eye Institute doctor examined children inside the school. “Good vision is an essential component of learning and academic success,” Dr. Susan Oleszewski, vice president for Patient Care Services at TEI, said. To read the complete article