The Next Generation of Female Leaders

Opportunities Abound for Graduates

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NEW YORK—As the opportunities for eyecare and eyewear increase in the U.S., the roles of women graduating from the nation’s professional schools of opticianry and optometry will also expand.

The students chosen to represent their schools in Vision Monday’s “Class of 2009” Special Report have indeed set the bar very high—for professionalism, community involvement and the number of honors received. Their success in school is a precursor of what lies ahead for many of them as they embark on their professional careers in the optical industry.

Many of these women are entering a field where potential co-workers all share the same passion for eyecare, health and wellness. They are and will continue to be motivated to discover new treatments and technologies while still maintaining the highest level of expertise in their respective fields.

This marks the 4th edition of this special section, underwritten by a grant from the Luxotica Group.

Class of 2009 Student Profiles compiled and written by Amelia Rossi