Two Vision Care Technology Grads Take NYS Society of Optician Awards
Two City Tech Vision Care Technology Program graduates, Lisha Lambert-Rivero and Barry Santini, were honored at the May 5, 2013, New York State Society of Opticians Annual Convention Gala held in Verona, New York. They are pictured here with Department of Vision Care Technology Chair Robert Russo.
Lisha, a 2010 graduate of the program, was one of four recipients to receive the New York State Four Under Forty Award. The Luxottica-NYSSO Four Under Forty Award was established last year as an annual recognition of four young New York State ophthalmic dispensing professionals who uphold the highest ideals of the profession, give back to the profession and their communities, and who truly represent the future of the profession.
Barry, a 1975 graduate of the program, received the NYSSO Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of contributions and dedication to the advancement of the ideals of NYSSO and its continuing development. He is owner of Long Island Opticians in Seaford, Long Island, and a consummate professional who is always promoting the industry.