IRIS The Visual Group establishes scholarship for Seneca Opticianry students
Toronto, May 3, 2012 – IRIS The Visual Group is investing in the next generation of opticians with a commitment of $10,000 to establish an annual scholarship for Seneca students in the Opticianry Diploma program.
“We are so pleased that IRIS The Visual Group has invested in the future of eye care with this donation,” said Linda Wren, co-ordindator of the full-time Opticianry Diploma program. “Each year, for the next five years, two graduating Seneca Opticianry students will benefit from their commitment to the education of future opticians.”
The scholarship will be given to one full-time and one part-time student graduating from the Opticianry Diploma program for the next five years. Recipients will be selected by faculty and administrators based on high academic standing.
“IRIS is proud to recognize the achievements of these young graduates,” said Dr. Daryan Angle, vice president of professional relations, IRIS. “They represent the future leaders of the eye care industry in Canada and we’re excited to support them as they embark on their new career.”
IRIS The Visual Group is Canada’s largest premium eye care provider with over 173 primary eye care locations and 2 refractive surgery centres. The IRIS network includes over 500 opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists integrating their professional services for the purpose of helping Canadians experience better vision. For more information on IRIS visit www.iris.ca.
About Seneca’s Opticianry program
In the Opticianry program, students acquire the specialized knowledge and skills required to safely and competently dispense subnormal vision devices, contact lenses and eye glasses. They also learn the basic science of sight and optics, and develop practical spectacle fabrication and dispensing skills. Students must also complete a total of 1,000 hours of dispensary, a designated number of which must be completed in the Seneca College Vision Clinic.
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